• Image: Michael Praed, On Shore Sorting Nets
  • Image: Michael Praed, Still Evening, China Clay County
  • Image: Michael Praed, Blue & White Fishing Craft
  • Image: Ken Symonds, Washing Clay (Nanpean)
  • Image: Michael Praed, Boat Silhouettes
  • Image: Michael Praed, White Harbour Light

27 Apr — 20 May 2023

The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery

An exhibition of works by Michael Praed, Ken Symonds and Roger Curtis, which were collected by Neville Hodgson, a keen collector of art and a friend of both Michael Praed and Ken Symonds.

Neville Hodgson lived, worked and raised his family in Penzance. The paintings have been donated to the gallery on his behalf by his family because Newlyn Art Gallery was a place close to his heart. The works will be sold by Lay’s Auctioneers at their Fine Art Sale on 15 – 16 Jun, and the family wish the proceeds of the sale to be used to support the gallery’s work with young people.

If you wish to bid on the works, see or pick up Lay’s Auctioneers’ brochure at the front desk for further information. Lay’s have generously offered to charge 0% commission on the sale, so that all the proceeds of the sale will go towards our work in schools, with families and supporting young people to take part in creative activities.

With thanks to Sally Crockett and her family for their kind donation.

Illustrated price and buying guide


FRI 12 MAY, 16.00 – 18.00
Join us for a glass of wine and a special viewing of the Hodgson Collection. Caroline Lay will be on hand to answer any questions you may have on the bidding process and the Fine Art Sale in June when these works will be sold.
Free entry all welcome.


If you are interested in leaving a legacy and providing for the future of Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and our programmes, you can find more details here, or email Tamsin on [email protected].

Venue: The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery
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Open: TUE - SAT,10.00 - 17.00
Closed: SUN & MON

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