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Lemon Street Gallery specialises in commissioning and curating fine art for private collectors, corporate clients and interior designers.

All our projects benefit from the company’s 25-year individual and independent approach. We have many artists working for us in a multitude of media and have established long relationships with many of them whilst continuing to add new talent from the UK and abroad. We work closely with the client who might be an individual buying or commissioning a work for their home or a design professional such as an architect or designer who is sourcing work on behalf of their client. We will be happy to come to your home to guide you on a painting, sculpture or installation.…

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Posted June 16, 2022

An art collector's guide to the new world of NFTs and digital art

What Are NFTs?

NFT stands for “non-fungible token”, a relatively new technology at the heart of the rapidly expanding art world. Think of it as a digital certificate of authenticity and ownership that can be applied to anything from a digital image to a poem to a real-world asset, like a painting. Like with a painting, NFTs can be bought, sold and collected.

What does non-fungible mean?

“Non-fungible” means that the item described is unique and cannot be replicated. In an art context, a print is fungible as it can be replicated and traded like-for-like. The…

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We are delighted to invite you to the open day of Withiel 2021 on Sunday 4th July 2021 from 1-4pm.

A gentle stroll through the six-acre plot offers an eclectic journey of sculptural and spiritual delight. There’s something around every corner – along the paths and borders, on the formal lawns, and even among the fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs of the kitchen garden. This is our most successful year to date as this romantic and healing garden set within an ancient landscape has been enjoyed by an increasing number of our most discerning collectors.

Artists include: Dominic Welch, Louise Plant, Andréa Geile, Jason Wason, Guy Stevens, Jason Mulligan, Helen Sinclair, Tim Shaw, Rosie Musgrave, Felice Hodges, Joseph Hillier,…

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Posted December 24, 2020

This year we decided not to send cards. We have done this instead. For all of us who are together apart. This is for you.


Jason “He’s Not My Husband” Smith
Marcello “Lethal” Jones
Louise “Always Looking For A Builder” Jones

By Ho Ho Ho Productions, 2020

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Posted October 13, 2020

[UPDATED ON 13th OCTOBER 2020]: We had hoped to reopen in Truro by now but works are taking longer than we had anticipated. Refurbishments continue at the gallery and we look forward to welcoming you all back very soon. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us via email as we are still working away behind the scenes with all our consultancy work.

After the longest hiatus since we opened 21 years ago, I wanted to let you know what has been going on behind the scenes at Lemon Street Gallery since we closed our doors for lockdown and let you know what we have been doing to enable a safe, grand re-opening.

As we speak, refurbishments to the gallery are underway in preparation for your return and, to improve your at-home gallery tour experience, we are also redesigning the website using new technology to include a members’ virtual viewing room. We fully understand that many of our collectors will still prefer to…

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Posted July 16, 2020

One of Britain’s most distinctive abstract painters known for his unbroken allegiance to spray-painting died on Monday 13 July, aged 91.

From the beginning of his career, he championed the technique of spray-painting, a working method with few notable adherents, and established this way of working as a legitimate and versatile mode of expression in a fine art context.

Barrie Cook was a man of great integrity and creative energy, dedicated to his work and whose abundant love for his wife, Mary, was ever-present.

Mary also passed away Wednesday 15 July. As many of you will know, Barrie and Mary Cook will be greatly missed by everyone at Lemon Street Gallery.

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Posted November 29, 2019

We are delighted to announce that one of the pieces from Jason Wason's latest exhibition at LSG, A View From The Edge, has been has been acquired by the V&A for their permanent collection.

The piece in question, Metallic Gold and Red Vessel, can be seen amongst other works from the exhibition here, along with a specially commissioned film.

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Posted November 27, 2019

Lemon Street Gallery proudly presents Günter ‘Baby’ Sommer & Raymond MacDonald Duo.

“This is an encounter of generations, legendary German percussionist and free-jazz pioneer Sommer meets virtuoso Scottish saxophonist MacDonald…free jazz in all its glory…loose, intense, effervescent, celebratory and with ‘joie de vivre’…”

Günter ‘Baby’ Sommer & Raymond MacDonald performances are characterised as charismatic, energetic, free-wheeling, joyous, wondrous and spontaneous music-making that can electrify a room with subtle textures, fiery passion and glorious rhythms. They have toured and performed to critical acclaim at festivals and jazz clubs in Portugal, Germany, Italy and the UK.

Günter ‘Baby’ Sommer is a hallowed name in European improvised music and is regarded as one of the…

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Lemon Street Gallery welcomes in winter with a fabulous eclectic array of works in a variety of mediums from our gallery artists, old and new, alongside our customary selection of contemporary jewellery, including the introduction of Kastur Jewels.

All ethically sourced and made, Kastur Jewels even runs a humanitarian initiative programme which is at the heart of the brand. Founder, Rajvi Vora has worked directly with International humanitarian development programmes for over 8 years across the globe from the Horn of Africa to Afghanistan, meaning Rajvi personally manages the humanitarian initiatives so that she can research and oversee its direct impact.

The primary inspiration is Historical Royal India dating back to the 11th century. Indeed some of our highly skilled artisan’s ancestors were craftsmen for the Royal households; the Maharajah and Maharanis (Kings and Queens) of the time.…

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Director of LSG, Louise Jones, and stone sculptor, Rosie Musgrave, recently took Naomi Kennedy of BBC Radio Cornwall on a tour of this year's resplendent exhibition at Withiel as part of 'Grow Kernow', their month-long celebration of Cornwall's gardens and all things open spaces.

The full interview can be heard on BBC iPlayer until Tuesday 9 October.

Listen on BBC iPlayer (interview is in two parts beginning at 1:51:30 and then again at 2:51:40)

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Listen again to Neil talking to Mel Osbourne about his latest show at Lemon Street Gallery, Atmospheres, the creative process and even his recent foray into the world of Hollywood films.

The full interview can be heard on BBC iPlayer until Sunday 29 April.

Listen on BBC iPlayer (interview begins at 1:14:50)

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Jason Wason and Yasuo Terada first met in Nagoya in 2000 and an immediate bond was formed. Both were potters, of a similar age, similar attitudes, but producing very different work, from very different backgrounds.

Yasuo invited Jason to go work with him at his studio in Seto, which is Japan’s oldest centre of continuous ceramic history. For 1300 years the chimneys of Seto’s numerous kilns have been alive. Setomono is the Japanese word for pottery, literally “things that come from Seto”. Yasuo Terada is a fourth generation artist potter, working in the Oribe style, and as Jason says, ‘Yasuo is the real deal’.

Between them, they have exhibited and worked together on many occasions showing in galleries in London and Nagoya, and in various collaborations, such as Ceramica International sponsored by Tate Gallery, St.…

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Jason Wason Inside Out Film still

Due to the huge success of our recent Jason Wason exhibition, we have filmed the show for our archive.

Click here to view the Inside Out works, essay and more.

For more work by long term Gallery Artist Jason Wason, please visit his artist page.

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Posted September 15, 2016

A gentle stroll through the six -acre plot offers an eclectic journey of sculptural and spiritual delight. There’s something around every corner - along the paths and borders, on the formal lawns, and even among the fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs of the kitchen garden.

This is our most successful year to date as this romantic and healing garden set within an ancient landscape has been enjoyed by an increasing number of our most discerning members.
Please contact the gallery to make an appointment before the end of September when the garden will close in order to begin preparations for 2017!

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Art exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral

Reflection, is a spectacular exhibition featuring specially made pieces by nine internationally known artists working with glass now open at Salisbury Cathedral.

The exhibition explores the theme of reflection both as a visual response to the Cathedral’s beautiful medieval building and as a stimulus for meditative reflection.

The exhibition is curated by Jacquiline Creswell, the Cathedral’s Visual Arts Advisor, and Rebecca Newnham, a sculptor who works with glass. Other artists featured in this superb exhibition are Galia Amsel, Sabrina Cant, Amy Cushing, Sally Fawkes, Olivia Fink, Richard Jackson, Louis Thompson and Sylvie Vandenhoucke.

Lemon Street Gallery is working in collaboration with gallery artists Sally Fawkes , Richard Jackson and Salisbury Cathedral Exhibitions to bring this exhibition to our members. Exhibitions like Reflection…

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Simon Latarche Sunday Night Sessions at Lemon Street Gallery

This fresh new line-up will be playing some brand new original compositions, a few jazz standards, plus music from the internationally recognised ‘Cornish Preludes’ CDs.

Latarche’s compositions are a near perfect combination of lyricism and improvisation and the ensemble provides finely knit support to Latarche’s considerable talents as a pianist. Karl Ackermann……

Tickets are £7 each, booking for this event is essential in our intimate Gallery venue. Contact LSG on 01872 275757 or email [email protected].

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Terence Coventry piece for Withiel Sculpture Garden

This year’s eagerly anticipated exhibition opens in May. Please contact the gallery to arrange a visit.

Marrying contemporary art with landscape in a unique and spectacular way.

Nestled in an ancient Cornish village, a handful of miles from the Atlantic coast, the Withiel sculpture garden marries contemporary art with landscape in a unique and spectacular way.

Works large and small by a rich mix of respected artists currently occupy the gardens, orchard and woodland of this 17th century estate, where Lemon Street Gallery owner Louise Jones is fulfilling her dream to create a beautiful, organic outdoor exhibition space, open by appointment.

Developed over five years with the guidance…

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Portrait photograph of Neil Canning in his studio

“I still think abstraction is the most exciting thing in terms of painting and it allows the painter to bring something of themselves to the work.” - Neil Canning

The exhibition is an exploration of radiant light: seen in Hong Kong where the air is very humid and the buildings appear as silhouettes, in New York where the views tend to be more gritty and in expansive seascapes and coastal views which capture the sense of space in Cornwall which is so important to the artist.

Read more about Luminosa, Neil Canning’s latest LSG exhibition.

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London Art Fair at Business Design Centre

2016 will be Lemon Street Gallery’s 15th year exhibiting at the London Art Fair, the UK’s premier art fair at the Business Design Centre, Angel, Islington. Meet us at stand G18.

As ever, we will be showcasing an outstanding collection of Modern British and contemporary art, including work by John Bellany, Sandra Blow, Marj Bond,  John Byrne, Neil Canning, Doug Cocker, Alan Davie, Gareth Edwards, John Hoyland, Hamish MacDonald, David Martin and other gallery artists.  In addition we will be exhibiting sculpture and ceramics by Fawkes Jackson, Sophie Marsham, David Roberts and Jason Wason.

Now in its’ 28th year, the London Art Fair launches the art world’s calendar of events each January, offering world class works of art from the early 20th century to the present day.  The Fair attracts buyers…

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Posted December 12, 2015

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In the run-up to Christmas, here at LSG we would like to share a special gift from our friends at Tate St Ives...

Are you in full Christmas mode or just starting your list? Thinking of creative gift ideas at this time of year can be tricky but Tate St Ives have it all wrapped up. A gift membership means you’re treating someone to a year of amazing art experiences, and by adding the St Ives Extra Card also supporting the arts here in St Ives. Benefits include:

Free, unlimited exhibition entry at all four Tate galleries (London, Liverpool and of course St Ives), no need to book in advance or queue Free entry for you and three guests at Tate St Ives…

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