Dreams and Reality Exhibition

Dreams and Reality Exhibition

Penlee Museum is currently hosting a new exhibition celebrating the lifetime works of intriguing artist John Armstrong.

The exhibition will run from 16 September to 18 November and will be called Dreams and Reality. Featuring over 70 paintings a selection of which will be loaned from National Art Organisations.

John Armstrong lived an extraordinary and colourful life that involved art, design, film and fashion. This is the first major survey of his work since 1975.

Although John was essentially self-taught, he also spent time studying at the St John’s Wood School of Art. He established himself in avant-garde artistic circles after his first exhibition in 1928 including that of Unit One with Ben Nicholson, Paul Nash and others.

Exhibition organiser and Penlee House Director, Louise Connell says: “John Armstrong was at the heart of Twentieth Century British art and design and this exhibition will come as a revelation for many people who may be unaware of his important contribution”.

In 1946 he moved to Lamorna Valley in West Cornwall and became inspired by the beautiful landscape which, led to the selection of one of his paintings ‘Storm’ for the Arts Council Festival of Britain exhibition in 1951.

The Hotel Penzance is a mere 15 minute walk from the Penlee House Museum and provides the ideal base to visit the Dreams and Reality exhibition.

When you return to the Hotel Penzance why not enjoy a leisurely breakfast, a light lunch, delightful afternoon tea or a brasserie dinner with sweeping views across Mounts Bay.

Call 01736 363117 for availability.

Source: https://www.visitcornwall.com/whats-on/exhibitions/west-cornwall/penzance/john-armstrong-dream-and-reality-exhibition