The Norman Cornish Centenary

Throughout the centenary year, an interesting range of themed exhibitions is planned in order to commemorate Norman’s life and to celebrate his work.

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Future Exhibitions

Norman Cornish: The Bigger Picture

July 23rd to September 6th 2020

The Norman Cornish estate is delighted to work in partnership with Tennant’s to create a special exhibition following the end of the Norman Cornish centenary year. A selection of original drawings featured in the book, Behind The Scenes: The Norman Cornish Sketchbooks will be exhibited for the first time along with a cross- section of classic Cornish paintings spanning his career. Contributions will also feature from Beamish Museum, Northumbria University PhD research, The Miners Gala Mural and previously unseen sketchbooks.

The exhibition will be launched at a Private View on Wednesday 22nd July with an illustrated lecture, Behind The Scenes: The Norman Cornish Sketchbooks by Mike Thornton, with members of Norman Cornish’s family in attendance.