Heseltine Gallery

A beautiful exhibition and working space located in the heart of Truro School

The Heseltine Gallery is a beautiful exhibition and working space located in the heart of the Truro School grounds above the original 18th century Chapel. Offering a light and airy space, the Heseltine Gallery provides a uniquely inspirational space from which students can learn and experience original works of art first-hand.

The Heseltine Gallery was built in 2011 and was named after the previous Head of Art, David Heseltine, who was instrumental in building up the schools own art collection. The Gallery attracts a wide-range of local and national artists and often exhibits their work alongside the Truro School Art Collection, which focuses on post-war artistic activity in the county, and showcases the work produced by three main centres of excellence – St Ives, Newlyn and Falmouth. The collection contains work by ex students and established artists alike.

“I selected pieces for their educational, rather than commercial value,” said David Heseltine, who was head of art from 1976 to 2005, and who continues to curate and add to the collection.

“The works are exhibited in the school corridors and offer pupils an alternative way of seeing things. If they don’t encounter good art, they’ll never know how to recognise it. Just like the County Council School Art Collection which has been put together for the benefit of state schools, the Truro School collection is an invaluable teaching aid.”

The gallery itself is a beautiful open, light and airy space above the chapel perfect for shows of paintings, mixed media or sculpture. The gallery is also available for hire for functions, wedding receptions, book launches, private views or meetings. You can have a fully catered function for up to 120 in the gallery and the studio contains an AV system with screen and projector.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

The Heseltine Gallery is open for public viewings on Saturday 10:00 – 15:00 and Wednesday 17:00 – 20:00

If you have any queries regarding the Heseltine Gallery please email: heseltinegallery@truroschool.com

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Ashley Hanson

Journeys through the real and the imagination…

22nd March – 22nd May 2019

COLOURSCAPES

The Spring exhibition at The Heseltine Gallery, Truro, showcases the glorious colour of one of Cornwall’s leading painters, Ashley Hanson. His sensuous, enigmatic, canvases, painterly responses to place and the novel, blur the borders between fact and fiction, abstraction and figuration. A selection of paintings from his Cornish, ‘City of Glass’ and ’20 Books=20 Paintings’ series, will hang alongside works from many of the artists who inspired him – Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost – from the Truro School Collection.

A former architecture student who switched to Fine Art after being enraptured by a Peter Lanyon exhibition in 1978, Ashley Hanson is a prizewinning artist with an extensive national exhibition record including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, National Open Art, and The Discerning Eye. Recent exhibitions include Wells Art Contemporary and ‘Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England’ in New York.

Private View Friday  22nd March 5pm – 8pm
The Heseltine Gallery is open for public viewings on Saturday 10:00 – 15:00 and Wednesday 17:00 – 20:00

 

Translation

4 – 15th March 2019

The Whale Song Scroll

Nine bands and solo artists from record labels Bella UnionTransgressive, and Lost Map Records, amongst others, passed an imaginary musical baton, each set of artists creating a track that only responded to the track that had gone before.

The initial band Landshapes brought the project to conclusion when they also made the tenth and final response.

The Whale Song Scroll used the abstraction of dance and physical movement to translate the sounds into gesture, then gesture into a purely visual medium.

Over a year in planning and making, the scroll is an artefact 10m in length, and uses traditional materials such as ink, gesso, and gold leaf to capture the essential dynamism of each track.

4 – 15th March 2019
The Heseltine Gallery is open for public viewings on Saturday 10:00 – 15:00 and Wednesday 17:00 – 20:00

Exhibition policy

The Heseltine Gallery is a beautiful exhibition and working space located in the heart of the Truro School grounds above the original 18th century Chapel.

The Gallery usually offers a minimum of two curated exhibitions per year alongside a programme of student exhibitions and creative community events. We work with selected themes for which we invite artists, students and members of the creative community to respond.

Artists, Designers, Makers are invited to apply in writing via email; providing good quality digital imagery of recent work.  Exhibition work is considered and selected by The Heseltine Arts Guild Committee, a formation of experienced professionals all of whom have strong interests and expertise with in the Arts. We look for artists whose work encompasses ideas and work across a wide variety of disciplines, interests and media. We are interested in exhibiting work that enhances education in the arts and that is accessible for all age groups.

We will respond to expressions of interest and are happy for artists to arrange to view the space before applying.  Artists will be invited to deliver a workshop or talk on their work during the exhibition of their work.

If you have any queries regarding the Heseltine Gallery please contact Vicky on email: heseltinegallery@truroschool.com

Contact us to hire the Heseltine Gallery

Please contact Sarah Knowles, Events Manager on 01872 246059 or by email: events@truroschool.com if you are interested in exhibiting or hiring the gallery.