Cornwall Council Schools Art Collection

19 Sep 2020 - 14 Nov 2020

The Cornwall Schools Art Collection will showcase a selection of artworks originally acquired for use in Cornwall's public schools, featuring locally and internationally renowned artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Terry Frost, Rose Hilton, John Milne and many more. With an interest in enriching the arts in education, the collection covers painting, drawing, collage, print, sculpture, textiles and ceramics, there is an incredibly diverse range of mediums and styles to inspire and ignite curiosity in younger generations growing up in the area. The collection began back in the early 1960's, following an anonymous donation to Cornwall Council in 1961, with a note attached reading "To help primary school funds". Whilst the collection includes many artists from all areas of Cornwall and further afield, there are also some key figures with links to the Falmouth area, giving a peek at an uncovered slice of local art history.

More works from the collection are on display in a partnership exhibition at the Philbrick Gallery at the Royal Cornwall Museum.

Supported by

  • Royal Cornwall Museum
  • Cornwall Museums Partnership
  • Cornwall Council