19 Jan 2023


Volume 16 Issue 1: January 23

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Dear Members of the Arts Society West Cornwall,

Welcome to our first newsletter for 2023. We wish you all a Healthy & Happy New Year.

The first lecture of this season takes us into the exploding world of Cornelia Parker OBE RA. Parker is one of Britain's best-loved and most acclaimed contemporary artists. Using transformation, playfulness and storytelling, she engages with important issues of our time, be it violence, ecology or human rights, messages to blast us into this year.

Next month our February lecture continues our theme for this year’s programme, focusing on ‘human creativity’ when we present the first ‘modern’ painter’, Tiziano Vecelli ~ Titian.

At this February lecture, we thought it might be fun to have a tabletop book sale. If you are anything like me, you now have a pile of books lying about without shelf space that need a new home. We plan to sell your donated books for £2-£10 depending on size in the Refectory after the lecture. Please do root around, have a clear out and bring along what you can. The raised funds will continue to support TAS Young Arts events as part of our community support programme with art-led opportunities for local youth.

Lastly, on 26th January there is a TASWC Membership visit to the Tate St Ives. We have a few places left, so if you fancy a specialist-led tour of Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life, Tate St Ives Exhibition & after lunch, a tour of the Sculpture Museum, you can book online today.

I look forward to welcoming our new members and our loyal members back on Thursday.

All the best
Samme & TASWC Committee

Samme Charlesworth
Chair, The Arts Society West Cornwall

The Distance (A Kiss With Strings Attached) 2003 Cornelia Parker OBE RA

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY (full details see below)

Thursday 26 January ~ Tate St Ives - Barbara Hepworth - a guided tour
Further details and tickets can be found HERE

Autumn 2023 ~ Cambridge

More details to follow

Spring ~ A visit to The Merchants House, Launceston

More details to follow

Tuesday 27 June ~ ‘The Legend of King Arthur: A Pre- Raphaelite Love Story’ at Falmouth Art Gallery.
More details to follow

Tuesday 4 July ~ Membership Summer Party at Pengersick Castle
More details to follow

January Lecture
Rosalind Whyte | The Explosive World of Cornelia Parker

Contemporary sculptor, installation artist, Cornelia Parker is known for creating the dramatic effect of an explosion frozen in time. Her ‘cartoon deaths’ often result in work of extraordinary beauty.

Buy Guest Tickets Here

Raffle Prize £2 per ticket/ £5 per strip

Cornelia Parker by Andrea Schlieker

Made in close collaboration with the artist, and incorporating perspectives from a wide range of contributors, this book explores these relationships in an absorbing survey that encompasses all aspects of Parker’s career from the late 1970s to the new work being made today.

Titian, self-portrait 1560


9 February | Douglas Skeggs
Titian – ‘The First Modern Artist’

Tough, astute, and ambitious, Titian is often seen as the first 'modern' painter. Using a brilliant new style of painting, he cast his influence over every painterly painter of the next four centuries.



This was a huge success and a fitting end to a most successful year.

courtesy of Ann Rainford ,TASWC Member

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The Arts Society on a local level: -

Admission to top quality and diverse monthly lectures by Accredited Lecturers, specialists in their field
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Opportunities to take part in specially tailored tours within the UK and overseas
Access to hands-on and in-depth study days
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