Bernard Irwin Exhibition

If I were a blackbird I’d whistle and sing

Paintings by Bernard Irwin

18/10/19 – 27/11-19

Open Saturdays 10am – 3pm and Wednesdays 5pm – 8pm

Bold colour, striking abstraction and a commanding presence typify the paintings of Bernard Irwin. They invite us into an abstract world convincingly evoked through colour and line. Much of their power lies in the finely balanced relationship between the spaces of the often very brightly lit flat colours, which lend an artificial feel to foregrounded shapes, and the endless spaces they occupy – fluid, airy spaces created with multiple washed layers of paint. These unexpected images surprise and delight, they are lyrical, quirky, sometimes humorous, with influences that range across the poetry of Rilke and William Carlos Williams, music [especially piano], gardens and Greek myth.


- Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen -

I wish to say a massive thank you for the help and support we were given. Everyone looked after us splendidly and without a doubt a good time was had by all. The facilities were excellent and the evening a great success, please take a deal of the credit for that outcome.

David Roberts - RC Truro Boscawen
- Singing Teachers Workshop -

Thank you so much for your hospitality in providing such excellent facilities for the AOTOS Access Day. We were very happy with the arrangements. The caretakers and catering staff were so approachable and willing to help.

Annabella Waite MBE - AOTOS
- Mayor Making -

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you. Everything went smoothly and we were very appreciative of you accommodating some of the last minute requests. You were on hand for the entire evening and many people commented on how wonderful the setting and food was.

Rachel Dartnell - Truro City Council
- Cornwall Business Fair -

CCC were delighted with the SBA Sport’s Centre for its Business Fair 2018 and received really positive feedback from attendees. Truro School’s team were very efficient and the space was transformed into a professional business fair.

Laura Barnes - Cornwall Chamber of Commerce