10th to 12th August 2021
The trees are singing/Treelines
A collaboration with composer Fintan O'Hare.
Sax quartet and painting come together at Cornwall's Rosewood Festival of music and visual art. Fintan O'Hare's sax quartet 'Treelines' will be performed alongside the painting that inspired it, Bernard's 'The Trees are Singing'. The painting will be on show in The Yew Tree Gallery for the three days of the festival.
Tickets available and more info from: http://rosewood2021.eventbrite.co.uk
3rd to 30th July 2021
Bernard Irwin - paintings
Simon Gaiger - sculpture
Very pleased to be showing at Circle Contemporary this July. The paintings are showing with the sculptures of Simon Gaiger.
Circle Contemporary, Hawksfield, Atlantic Highway (A39), Wadebridge
Cornwall, PL27 7LR, UK
22 July to 8 August 2020
LET'S BUILD A BOAT AND SAIL AWAY
PAINTINGS BY BERNARD IRWIN
Upper Gallery, Tremenheere Sculpture Garden
22 July to 8 August 2020
Open Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm
'LET'S BUILD A BOAT AND SAIL AWAY' Acrylic on canvas, 36cm.h x 42cm.w.
I'm very pleased to be showing paintings in the beautiful Upper Gallery including this and other paintings made during the lockdown
18th October to 27th November 2019
I’m busy getting ready for my solo show, not long to go now! I’m very pleased to be exhibiting large scale paintings alongside smaller works in the fabulous exhibition space of the Heseltine Gallery at Truro School. It would be great to see you and your friends at the preview on Friday the 18th October between 6pm and 8pm. All welcome, drinks and nibbles.
Heseltine Gallery, Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro, TR1 1TH
13th October to 13th December 2018 'KOBER'
Kober is the Cornish word for copper and this exhibition promises to explore aspects of the metal including print and sculpture. The suite of ten copper plate etchings commissioned from myself and Jesse Leroy Smith by the Cornish and West Devon Mining Heritage Sites get another outing here. We're particularly pleased that a young audience will get the opportunity explore the prints as the Heseltine Gallery is located at Truro School and benefits their art education.
28th May to 4 June 2017 Cornwall Open Studios
This is an opportunity to visit me in my studio, see finished pieces as well as work in the making. Many pieces will be available to purchase and I will be on hand to talk about ideas and process. I also have a number of ceramic pieces available to purchase from my studio collection.
The studio will be open to visitors between 11am & 4pm on the 28th & 29th May & the 1st, 3rd & 4th June 2017.
1st March 2017
I'm very pleased to announce that Arts Council England and FEAST have awarded grants to myself and Jesse Leroy Smith to spend time in our own studios making paintings influenced by the things we saw and experienced during our year working in the mining landscapes on the Picturing the Mines commission. The paintings will be shown in July 2017 at venues across the region alongside the Picturing the Mines artworks and four huge hand printed books from our 2014 project 'Travelogue Kernow'.
'Picturing the Mines'
Dates & Venues
|5th July||Launceston Town Hall, Westgate St, PL15 7AR|
|6th July||Tavistock Town Hall, Bedford Square, PL19 0AE|
|10th July||Wadebridge Town Hall, The Platt PL27 7AQ|
|11-12th July||CAST , 3 Penrose Road, Helston, TR13 8TP|
|24th July||Liskerrett Centre -Varley Lane, Liskeard, PL14 4AP|
|25-26th July||PZ Gallery, 7 Coinagehall Street, Penzance, TR18 4AY|
30th January 2017
Falmouth Art Gallery has purchased the Picturing the Mines suite of ten etchings for their collection. They were made on copper plates in collaboration with Jesse Leroy Smith at John Howard's Penryn studio and first shown in 2016 at Falmouth Art Gallery as part of their printmaking exhibition 'Press Gang'. Commissioned by the Cornwall & West Devon Mining World Heritage Site they were the outcome of ten studio events led by myself & Jesse that took place across the region in 2016 and a year of research & journeying through the mining landscapes. Falmouth have a superb collection of historical and contemporary artists prints so we are extremely pleased that our suite has been added to the collection.