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The best art exhibitions to see in the South West during 2014

What are the top art shows in the South West in 2014? Take a look at this Culture24 guide to get the inside track on an impressive 2014 in the region.

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Andrew Lanyon's The only non-slip dodo mat in the world at Falmouth Art Gallery

Andrew Lanyon presents The only non-slip dodo mat in the world at the Falmouth Art Gallery, an exploration of imagination and inventiveness across multiple disciplines.

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Archaeologists in Cornwall hope for tomb discoveries among Neolithic stones

The Sustainable Trust, a charity who saved a set of stones built by early man, tell us why their dig at Carwynnen Quoit could reveal an ancient tomb.

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Matisse, Mondrian and the Mayor of New York City: Tate announces 2014 exhibitions

Damien Hirst's 2013 show was the most popular ever solo exhibition for Tate, whose plans for the forthcoming year include a digital display allowing visitors to add their own art.

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Summer Tate St Ives exhibition dodges smoke damage after deep fat fryer fire

Fears that artworks may have been affected by a kitchen fire attended by three ambulances have been allayed at Cornwall's best-known art gallery.

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Punk collage, textiles and iconic installations in Tate St Ives Summer 2013 show

Tate St Ives' eclectic summer show features eight artists including Linder Sterling, Patrick Heron and Allen Ruppensberg.

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The Leach Pottery reveals its east-meets-west ethos in Shigeyoshi Ichino Memorial Exhibition

One of the later Japanese potters to work at the Leach is celebrated with a show celebrating the East-West flow of ideas began by Bernard Leach during the early 20th century.

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Marking the Line: Ceramics and Architecture at Sir John Soane's Museum

Curators say Making the Line, which will take work by four leading ceramicists to a trio of historic venues, is unlike anything ever previously attempted at a museum.

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Archaeological remake of 4,000-year-old boat faces "moment of truth" in Cornwall

An amazing project to reconstruct an ancient boat, carried out using Bronze Age axeheads and prehistoric techniques in Cornwall, could see the vessel launch this week.

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Cornish lord Sir James Tillie found in chair burial after 300 years at Pentillie Castle

Excavators believed they have found Sir James Tillie's body, buried in his best clothes alongside books, wine and his pipe 300 years ago, in a hidden vault.

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William Scott Centenary year begins with a major exhibition at Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives kicks off the 2013 centenary of the birth of painter William Scott with a series of thematic rooms exploring his morphological shifts between genres.

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Museums at Night 2013: Port Eliot at Night's music and monastic splendour in Saltash

Fire, candlelight, a choir performance and an enormous sculpture of an elephant as one of Cornwall's best-loved historic sites celebrates Museums at Night in style.

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Culture24/7: A scintillating Science and Nature selection box to round off your 2012

"Hackable" table-tennis games, Arctic gnomes and a trip to Ecuador in our pick of seven Science and Nature exhibitions to keep an eye on this December.

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Halloween Curator's Choice: A Dark Mirror from the Museum of Witchcraft

A Halloween special Curator's Choice sees Graham King of the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall explain the strange allure of Cecil Williamson’s Dark Mirror.

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Cornish Mining World Heritage: The Count House and coast at Botallack Mine, St Just

Jamie Maddison continues his journey across the Mining Heritage Landscape of Cornwall by following an audio trail that uncovers the story of Botallack Mine, St Just.

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