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Artists in Working Cornwall
'Tucking a School of Pilchards - The Tuck Boat', Percy Robert Craft, 1897 Penlee House Gallery and Museum
On the southern peninsula of England, Cornwall has a long history with fishing. During the nineteenth century, the tin and copper mining was also also an important part of the county's economy. These jobs were tough, relentless, and labourers rarely got the recognition they deserved.
An exhibition at Two Temple Gallery in London is currently holding an exhibition that finally gives the acknowledgement they are due. Amongst Heroes: Artists in Working Cornwall runs until the 14th April, and is free to all visitors. Not only does it provide insight into the daily lives of the average worker from 1880-1920, but also highlights Cornish artists that have otherwise gone unnoticed outside their hometown.
There are many activities accompanying the exhibition that you can also take part in. These include evening symposiums, Cornish folk songs and theatre, dance, craft & drawing workshops, and numerous family events.