Comedy star Vic Reeves to hold first ever art exhibition in Cornwall – Cornwall Live

Comedy star Vic Reeves to hold first ever art exhibition in Cornwall - Cornwall Live
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Jim Moir, the artist otherwise known as comedian, actor and author Vic Reeves, is holding his first ever art exhibition in Cornwall this summer. Art has always remained his first love and his original, eccentric and often mischievous artwork has been exhibited at institutions including the Royal Academy in London.

He presents his exhibition of paintings, The Lord of the Radiant Garden, in June at Cornwall Contemporary, Parade Street, Penzance. Widely celebrated for his irreverent wit, glorious eccentricity and tremendous creativity, Jim attended the Sir John Cass Art School in London at the age of 22 before becoming a household name in British comedy for television work including Vic Reeves Big Night Out, Shooting Stars, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer and House of Fools.

The anarchy and nonconformity for which he is synonymous is evident in his bold, vibrant and often surreal artworks which merge his interest in the natural world – birds are a popular subject of his paintings – with his constantly creative imagination. Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge, director of Cornwall Contemporary, said: “The visual and wider arts scene continues to flourish in Cornwall and Jim’s irreverent wit and creativity is most welcome here.”

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“From the St Ives Modernists to the present day painters, sculptors, writers, musicians and actors who now call Cornwall home, this area has always been a haven for creativity and culture and a place to seek inspiration. Jim’s witty artworks and his exceptional drawing skills are sure of an exuberant audience here in the far south west of the country.”

Sarah told CornwallLive: “We’re all very excited that Jim is having an exhibition with us. I’ve been working on it for three years with him but this is the first slot we were able to make work due to Covid and his filming commitments. He had planned to come down for the opening but filming has reared its head again, but he’s very much hoping to come down while the show is on, so fingers crossed.”

For more details see’s the gallery’s website.

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