Trustees’ ambition comes to fruition.

Mar 14, 2016

The Brownston Gallery, in the heart of historic Modbury, South Devon, plays host to an exhibition of paintings from members of the South West Academy. In widening the group of partners it has extended and enhanced the public awareness of the work of the Academy and its Academicians, to paraphrase the words of the Chair of Trustees.


Combined show heralds in Spring

Mar 3, 2016

Opening the new season in the Penwith Gallery, St Ives is a joint exhibition of Members and Associates of the Society. The combined exhibits fill both the Main and the New Galleries with a vibrant mix of paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics.


Chief Executive of Devon County Council opens the South West Academy’s latest exhibition

Jan 13, 2016

The Academy has broken new ground with this exhibition: venturing further east than has been the norm over recent years it has enhanced its relationship with the region in presenting a  show in Honiton’s Thelma Hulbert Gallery. Curator and Manager, Angela Blackwell, began by reminding the large numbers at Saturday’s private view of two events to be staged over the period of the exhibition. The first, a tour by Prof. Alan Cotton, FRSA and founder member of SWAc, the second, a workshop from fellow academician Robert Mountjoy.


Painting acquired by the Royal Institution of Cornwall

Nov 12, 2015

Following the exhibition *Terrain* mounted in the Royal Cornwall Museum’s Philbright Gallery over the period September 2014 - February 2015, the Royal Institution of Cornwall has acquired the painting High Down Wavellite - Erythrite and Oxide Red for the museum’s permanent collection.


‘Spot the Artist’ exhibition and sale, St Ives

Oct 6, 2015

The 9th Annual Rotary Club of St Ives ‘Spot the Artist’ exhibition and sale held in the St Ives School of Painting during this year’s September Festival has raised a record £10,400 in one day. The paintings went on show for two days beforehand and were displayed anonymously; they are signed on the reverse but seasoned buyers will know what they are looking for. Some 320 works were donated.