H Violet ADAMSON
Adamson's exhibition record at Newlyn began as early as 1903, exhibiting Perran after Storm, and took up again with the first opening exhibition after WWI, in the summer of 1921 when she exhibited Moorland Sketch. In the first exhibition to include crafts at NAG (December 1924) she presented a group of Illuminations.
Serving on the NSA Committee, she also exhibited in 1926 and the spring of 1927 (unspecified hung artwork). In 1928 at the Summer Craft show, she like Mary OLDHAM exhibited bookplates and woodcuts, as well as paintings Landewednack and The Shaft on the Cliffs, before being listed as an Artist Subscriber to the Gallery from 1933-37.
In the minutes of the Annual Meeting of the NSA in the spring of 1936, Miss Adamson addressed the Management Committee with a request to provide greater wall space for craftworkers. However, this idea was discussed and unanimously rejected, despite the previous suggestion, at the same meeting, that the Crafts Committee (Ella Louise NAPER, Miss Churchill-Tayler [Assis. Curator] and Reginald Thomas DICK being that group) should endeavour to obtain new craftworkers to present new crafts for exhibition. 'This was not a concern for the painters.'
Book arts, craftworker, painter, woodcutter
works and access
Works include: Perran after storm (1903); Moorland Sketch; Landewednack; Shaft on the Cliffs; Illuminations
NSA up to 1937
Cornishman 7 Jul 1926; 8 Dec 1926 (See Hardie 1995 for cuttings)
Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery;
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn & West Cornwall;
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists;
NAG Exhibition Programme of Pictures & Crafts (July-September 1928)