This exhibition runs concurrently
with "Full Sail"


03 Jul 2010 - 04 Sep 2010

This summer exhibition shows work from Cornish collections by leading Royal Academicians past and present.  The highlight will be John Singer Sargent’s portrait of Falmouth’s first Royal Academician, Charles Napier Hemy RA RWS.  

Some of the Royal Academicians to ‘be hung on the line’ will be: John Opie, John William Waterhouse, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Sir John Arnesby Brown, Sir Frank Brangwyn, George Frederick Watts, Henry Scott Tuke, Eileen Cooper, Gary Hume, Ian McKeevor and John Hoyland.  It will also feature work produced by children who may become the Royal Academicians of the future.*

* The Permanent Collection display at this time will be selected by an ‘RA style selection panel’ comprising local special needs groups.

Supported by

  • The Heritage Lottery Fund

Brangwyn, Sir Frank RA RWS RE HRSA PRBA ROI RSW HRMS (1867-1956): Constructing South Pier, Mevagissey, signed and dated 1888, oil on canvas, 51 x 76 cms. Heritage Lottery Fund, the National Art Collections Fund, and the MLA/V & A Purchase Fund.

Hoyland, John RA (born 1934): Flying wild, 2006, printer: Stoneman, Hugh (1947-2005), publisher: Stoneman Graphics, signed and dated 2006, photogravure and carborundum (artist's proof), 75.5 x 57 cms. The Art Fund Hugh Stoneman Archive.