15 June–26 August 2013

The Kestle Barton Summer exhibition is an opportunity for visitors and those familiar with Tom Cross’ later paintings of the Helford River area to view his earlier paintings of the late 1960s and 1970s. The relationship between abstraction and realism was explored throughout Cross’ lifetime with the emphasis shifting at different periods, but with the two strands continually informing each other.

Tom Cross: Early Paintings features colourful, geometric paintings influenced by contemporary international abstract movements.

7th to 28th May 2012

Our second exhibition of works by artist, writer and teacher Tom Cross. Travel was an important part of Cross’ artistic practice, beginning with a scholarship to the British School in Rome after graduation from the Slade School of Art in 1956. The show includes paintings from Cornwall, Wales, Guernsey, Sweden, Italy, The Middle East, Australia, Mexico and Belize.

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6th to 27th September 2010

Tom Cross was well known as a painter, teacher and writer. He exhibited his work regularly after graduating from The Slade (mid 1950s) as well as holding a number of educational positions culminating in Principal of Falmouth School of Art (1976 – 1987). Following retirement from Falmouth, he continued to write, lecture and paint. One of his most important achievements was the publication of ‘Painting the Warmth of the Sun’ (first published 1984) a book about the St Ives Modernist period that helped prepare the ground for the founding of the Tate Gallery in St Ives (opened 1993). This exhibition brings together for the first time in several years paintings and prints covering the artist’s career from his time at The Slade to the late Helford River paintings. The exhibition coincides with The St Ives September Festival (11 – 25 Sept)

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2nd April 2010 – 26th April 2010

Easter opening: Fri 2nd (11 – 5pm) | Sat 3rd (10 – 6pm) | Sun 4th (11 – 5pm) | Mon 5th (11 – 5pm)
Normal opening: (10 – 6pm)

An exhibition of sculpture, paintings and works on paper by British artists working in the second half of the 20th Century. The exhibition focuses particularly on 1950s, 60s and 70s abstraction. Artists involved include: Robert Adams, Frank Beanland, Denis Bowen, Michael Canney, Maurice Cockrill, Tom Cross, Robyn Denny, Roy Turner Durrant, Bernard Farmer, Terry Frost, William Gear, Paul Huxley, Henry Inlander, William Newcombe, Kenneth Rowntree, John Milne, Edward Rogers, Aubrey Williams, Brian Willsher and others.

27 Feb 2010 – 17 Apr 2010

This exhibition celebrates the strong connection between the rich artistic heritage of Falmouth and the formation of Falmouth Art School (now University College Falmouth).

The exhibition includes major artists such as: Ray Atkins, Trevor Bell, Sandra Blow, Susan Boafo, Laurie Burt, Prunella Clough, Tom Cross, Tom Early, Michael Finn, Sir Terry Frost, Francis Hewlett, Kurt Jackson, Robert Jones, Richard Long, Danny Markey, Lee Miller, Antony Penrose and Sir Roland Penrose.