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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Painting Party on the Quay - this Saturday 10am - 5pm


This Saturday there will be at least three historic luggers berthed inside the Old Harbour in Newly, recreating a scene reminiscent of the last few hundred years of fishing in the area.  It was scenes like this, and the workers involved in the fishing community that were to draw in a number of trail-blazing and innovative artists that were eventually to become known as the Newlyn School...

Old Harbour Newlyn by Harold Harvey

Harold Harvey's painting has luggers with their sails dropped...


while John Carrick's work has two luggers with their sails hoisted


another shows the harbour around 1887 when you can see the South Pier is under construction...


more recently local artist and ex-St Ives harbourmaster, Eric Ward captured the last lugger's Painting Day on the Pier with the Barnabas, Happy Return and Ripple  against the quay...


when some artists arrived very early...


 in the day to capture the scene...


like the sadly now departed, Bernard Evans...


before the crews go on with the job of painting the hull above...


 and anti-fouling below the waterline.  Everybody and anybody is welcome to come along from 10am but a special invite is there for all those with a brush, pencil, pen, crayon, pastel or anything else that will make a mark to come and capture the scene!