Lamorna is a small fishing village on the Cornish coast, in the far southwest of England. The expansive skies and landscapes of the area have long been a draw for artists, most famously painters associated with the Newlyn school such as Laura Knight, Alfred Munnings, and Lamorna Birch. It’s relatively unknown even though it is just a mere 13 miles from St Ives a major art colony since the 19th Century, and now the home of a Tate Gallery
This intriguing new documentary is about three less well-known ground-breaking queer artists who at the beginning of the 20th Century set down roots in Lamona village: Marlow Moss, Gluck and Ithell Colquhoun. It tells their story, and the story of the Cornwall where they lived and loved: a place of international modernism, Celtic spiritualism, and the queer avant-garde.
It reveals a significant and crucial period of queer history that so few of us know about.