founded in 1927 
Lar Cann SWAc CV 
 
 
Studied Fine Art, Plymouth College of Art and Design 1959 - 1965 
 
 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
 
2014 Of Granite, Killas and Lodes, Artmill Gallery, Plymouth 
2008 Beyond the Eye’s Reach, Somerville Gallery, Plymouth 
2007 One Above Zero, Brownston Gallery, Modbury 
2005 From The Maures to Carbilly, Southgate Arch Gallery, Launceston 
2004 Somerville Gallery, Plymouth 
2002 The Infinity of Blue, The Hall Gallery, Sterts Arts Centre, Liskeard 
2000 PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Plymouth 
1999 PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Plymouth 
1998 PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Plymouth 
1997 Coopers & Lybrand, Plymouth 
1997 Three Themes Dower House Gallery, Lostwithiel 
1992 Kreter + Partner, Hamburg 
1989 Landforms, Figureforms Dower House Gallery, Lostwithiel 
1978 Abbey Green Gallery, Bath 
 
GROUP AND MIXED EXHIBITIONS 
 
2016 Brownston Gallery, Modbury 
Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne 
South West Academicians, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton 
2015 Winter Exhibition, Artmill Gallery, Plymouth 
Plymouth Society at Penwith, Penwith Gallery, St Ives 
St Ives Society of Artists, Artmill Gallery, Plymouth 
South West Academy, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter 
South West Academicians, The Castle, Exeter 
2014 Artmill 2, Dartmouth 
Terrain, Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro (four person) 
Plymouth Society of Artists, City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth 
2013-2016 Penwith Society of Arts, St Ives 
2013 Hidden in Plain Sight, City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth 
St Ives Society of Artists, Sterts Arts Centre, Liskeard 
The Lens and the Easel, The Ariel Centre, Totnes 
2012-2013 South West Academy Open, gloss-Art, Exeter 
2012 Plymouth Society of Artists at St Ives, Mariners Gallery, St Ives 
2011-2012 South West Academicians, gloss-Art, Exeter 
2011 Edinburgh Art Fair, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh 
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Windsor 
South West Academy Open, Exeter Castle, Exeter 
St Ives Society of Artists, Artmill Gallery, Plymouth 
Delamore Arts 11, Delamore House, Cornwood 
Plymouth Society of Artists, City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth 
2010 St Ives School, Martin’s Gallery, Cheltenham 
South West Academy Open, Exeter Castle, Exeter 
South West Academicians, Kennaway House, Sidmouth 
2009 Cornwall Revisited Martin’s Gallery, Cheltenham 
South West Academy Open, Exeter Castle, Exeter 
The Lander Gallery, Truro 
South West Academicians, Royal Clarence Hotel, Exeter 
Breaking the Mould, Bath Fine Art, Bath (three-man) 
Artists of St. Ives and the South West, City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth 
2008 South West Academy Open, Exeter College, Exeter 
Plymouth Society of Artists, Sterts Arts Centre, Liskeard 
Plymouth Society of Artists, Artmill Gallery, Plymouth 
Plymouth Society of Artists, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery 
2007 Elgar and the Pastoral Tradition, Sterts Arts Centre, Liskeard 
South West Academy Open, Fishwick Gallery, Exeter 
Belgrave Gallery, St Ives 
The Wharf, Tavistock 
Seven For Spring, Morley Contemporary Art, Tredis 
2006-2016 St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives 
2006 Brownston Gallery, Modbury, Devon 
Full Spectrum, Sherborne House, Sherborne 
South West Academy Open, Cube 3 Gallery, Peninsular Arts, University of Plymouth 
2005 The Little Picture Show, Rainyday Gallery, Penzance 
2004 The Park Gallery, London 
In Search of Ancient Voices, Duke Street Gallery, Newlyn (two-man) 
Abstract Art, Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge 
2003 Spered Kelt Breton, Carhaix Plouger, Brittany 
Spered Kelt Breton, Lorient, Brittany 
Open 2003, Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge 
2002 Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Lorient, Brittany 
2001-2008 Plymouth Society of Artists, Sterts Arts Centre, Liskeard 
2001 Crossings Dick The Dog, Penzance (three-man) 
Exposure - Teacher Artists in Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro 
2000 20th Century British Painting, City Museum & Art Gallery, Plymouth 
Drawing Power, Stuart House Arts & Heritage Centre, Liskeard 
Open 2000, Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge, (awarded 1st prize) 
Penzance Arts Club, Penzance 
1999 Landforms Two, Archie Browns, Penzance (two-man) 
The Sky, The Sea and The Bit In Between, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford 
1998-2001 Penzance Society of Artists, Bakehouse Gallery, Penzance 
1998 Crown Courts, Truro 
1996 Coopers & Lybrand, Plymouth, Devon 
Sixth Annual South-West Figurative Awards, Sterts Arts Centre, Liskeard, (commended) 
1995 Cornwall Association for Art Education, County Hall, Truro, 
1994 Modernism and the St. Ives School, City Museum & Art Gallery Plymouth 
1991 New Street Gallery, Plymouth 
1990-2007 South-West Open, City Museum & Art Gallery, Plymouth 
1989 Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth 
1986-1994 Plymouth Society of Artists, Saltram House, Plymouth 
1986 Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Lorient, Brittany 
1965-1968 Penwith Society of Arts, St. Ives 
1965-1988 Plymouth Society of Artists Annual, City Museum & Art Gallery, Plymouth 
 
WORK IN PUBLIC, CORPORATE AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS 
 
DB Publishing, High Wycombe 
ELF Exeter 
Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery 
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Foundation Trust 
Royal Institution of Cornwall 
University of Sheffield Heritage Collections 
 
Work held in private collections in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Dubai, Germany, France, Holland, Mallorca, Saudi Arabia, UK and the US 
 
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS 
 
Penwith Society of Arts: Committee Member from 2014 
South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts 
St Ives Society of Artists: Chairman 2009-2012, Director 2009-2015 
Plymouth Society of Artists: Executive and Selection Committee from1986, Chairman from 2015