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Beryl Cook at Home
24th June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 9th September, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Beryl Cook at Home is a celebration of the life and work of a talented Plymouth artist. Co-created by the family of Beryl herself, the exhibition will showcase a range of fascinating items including her first ever painting. For a fantastic insight into the life of Beryl, take a guided walk around Plymouth where you will stop off at some of her favourite places of inspiration!
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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.
Council House, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 2AA (this is the building to the left of the Civic Centre, opposite the Crown Court)
Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays