Obituary: Barrie Cook
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.Find out more
An update from the gallery
Posted June 25, 2020
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 see the real thing so will once again offer you the ability to view particular works at home very soon.
Over at our sculpture garden at Withiel, we’ve been busy hoeing away throughout the spring in the hope that, like the gallery, we can open its doors to you very…Find out more
Jason Wason piece acquired by V&A
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.Find out more
Jazz night at Withiel House
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…Find out more
Our 2018 Winter Exhibition is now open
Posted December 5, 2018
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.…Find out more
Listen to Louise and artist Rosie Musgrave talking about Withiel on BBC Radio Cornwall
Posted September 17, 2018
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)Find out more
Listen to Neil Canning talking about Atmospheres on BBC Radio Cornwall
Posted April 5, 2018
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)Find out more
Jason Wason & Yasuo Terada's Playing with Fire III at Withiel
Posted September 28, 2017
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.…Find out more
New Film for Jason Wason's Inside Out exhibition
Posted November 21, 2016
Withiel continues to blossom
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!
Reflection exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral
Posted August 18, 2016
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…Find out more
Sunday Night Sessions with Simon Latarche Quartet
Posted July 10, 2016
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…….AllAboutJazz.com.
Tickets are £7 each, booking for this event is essential in our intimate Gallery venue. Contact LSG on 01872 275757 or email [email protected]Find out more
The 2016 sculpture exhibition at Withiel opens in May
Posted March 18, 2016
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…Find out more
A short film featuring Neil Canning discussing his new exhibition “Luminosa”
Posted March 18, 2016
“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.Find out more
Lemon Street Gallery to exhibit at London Art Fair 2016
Posted December 13, 2015
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…Find out more
Tate Gallery Membership
Posted December 12, 2015
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…Find out more
Sunday Night Sessions on Saturday 5th December
Posted November 3, 2015
From the outset, it’s clear that Marilyn Crispell and Raymond MacDonald – glistening with delicate melodies, textural intricacies, and soaring, passionate, freewheeling adventures – are two superior musicians at the very height of their powers.
Tickets for the event are £10 each, please contact the Gallery on 01872275757 ASAP as spaces are limited in LSG’s intimate venue.
There’s a palpable sense of real-time exploration and discovery running through many of these pieces.
On the aptly named ‘Conversation’, Crispell’s oblique, ruminative motifs set a meditative tone. MacDonald comments with long, searching breaths, leaving space enough for the two to circle and sound each other’s mood. As they enter an energetic exchange of views, Crispell’s chords become more angular, caustic in their urgency, as MacDonald responds and counters with peppery brays and stabs, mocking flutters and tweets.…Find out more