Our Beryl: Beryl Cook at Home

Beryl Cook (1926-2008) is one of Britain’s best-loved artists. Often referred to as ‘Rubens with jokes’ her work is instantly recognisable and is represented in private and public collections around the world. Although shy, Beryl took a great interest in people. From nightlife of all varieties, to the more innocent pursuits of line dancing and sunbathing on the beach, her paintings reveal a diverse spectrum of human activity – and her strong sense of humour. Co-curated by her family, this exhibition is crammed full of insights into Beryl and her outlook on life. From her very first painting, to the items she painted for her home in Plymouth, to the quirky paintings and objects she made for the people she loved. Beryl’s family and friends were the most important thing in her life, and they are all here with their cats, dogs and tortoises for you to see and enjoy. Beryl’s family have produced a special range of bespoke merchandise for this exhibition, all of which will be available to purchase at the Council House. We also have a great range of events on offer throughout the summer inspired by the exhibition – details of which can be found at www. plymhearts. org/whats-on, , ,

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Source: http://www.culture24.org.uk/sw000024?id=EVENT574494

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Art Bite: Sculpture in the Cottonian Collection

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Join Eleanor Barke one of our Young Explainers to learn how the various sculptures in the Cottonian Collection were created, and the role that sculpture can play in observational study. Everyone who...

Lunchtime Talk - From Timber to Turtleshell: The Conservation of Historic Furniture

Permanent exhibition

Join John Hartley, expert Furniture Conservator, as he talks about the techniques and treatments that have been used to conserve some of the key pieces of furniture within our Cottonian Collection as...

Art Bite - Oils in the Cottonian Collection

Permanent exhibition

Find out more about the topics and themes of the oil paintings in the Cottonian Collection as you are guided around the gallery space and introduced to the works by Katy Neuston one of our Young...

Art Bite - The China Connection

Permanent exhibition

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Art Bite: The Atrium Gallery

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Why not join us at 1pm for a 30-minute informal talk/tour around our Atrium Gallery and learn more about our Decorative Art collection? Admission is free but places are limited. Please collect a...

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