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Art exhibitions Cornwall

 

Anna Boghiguian

Friday, 8th February 2019 until Monday, 6th May 2019

This is the first retrospective in the UK of artist Anna Boghiguian
This is the first retrospective in the UK of the Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin, Anna Boghiguian (Cairo, 1946). Informed by her interest in philosophy and her continuous travels, Boghiguian's work comments on the human condition through the perspectives of global trade, mass migration, colonialism and war. The exhibition will feature large-scale installations of cut-out paper figures, alongside paintings, collages and books, as well as components of the artist's studio brought to St Ives. While addressing current global concerns, the exhibition resonates with the local context of St Ives as an artists' community, and Cornwall's industrial history in terms of seafaring and trade.
Free entry for Members.
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG

 

GAA: Holistic Science and Wisdom Tradition

Saturday, 16th February 2019 until Saturday, 18th May 2019

Gemma Anderson, Serena Korda, Delfina Muñoz de Toro and Abel Rodriguez.
The work of Abel Rodriguez, an elder from the Nonuya community in Colombia, reflects an ancestral understanding of the indigenous plants and life cycles of the Amazon. For many years, he guided western scientists through the rainforest and has continued to share his intrinsic knowledge in a language of images, describing the intricately intertwined ecosystem of the rainforest around his people’s village.
Rodriguez’s comprehension of the living landscape has parallels with holistic scientific approaches that offer alternative views to mainstream empiricism. Gäa refers to the personification of the Earth in Greek mythology and was a working title for Alexander von Humboldt’s major work which he later named Kosmos. Following his expedition through Colombia and the rainforests of Latin America, he described the earth as a living organism and all forms of life entangled in a fabric of relations. The works in this exhibition explore the traditional ecological knowledge that survives in indigenous cultures having developed through these people’s situated co-existence with particular places over millennia.
Gemma Anderson’s experimental drawings emerge from collaborations with a cell biologist and a philosopher of science. Her practice has been inspired by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, a contemporary of Humboldt, whose phenomenological approach to natural philosophy proposed the practice of science as an art. A series of sound sculptures by Serena Korda draws on wisdom from a European worldview that had not yet been shaped by the scientific revolution and Delfina Muñoz de Toro’s visionary paintings and medicine songs are informed by her experiences living and working within ancestral cultures of the Amazon.
The exhibition, curated by Gina Buenfeld, includes ethnographic textiles from the Shipibo and Huni Kuin peoples, both indigenous to the Amazon rainforest. The embroidered and woven patterns are sacred geometries that represent the energetic form of natural entities in the jungle.
The research and development of this exhibition was supported by the Arts Council England and the British Council. We would like to thank José Roca at FLORA ars+natura and Tropenbos International for their collaboration on this project, without which it would not have been possible to exhibit Abel Rodriguez’s work. The textiles of the Shipibo and Huni Kuin peoples are exhibited with the consent of the leaders and artisans of their communities and we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for sharing their cultures with us.
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The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL

 

Invisible Narratives

Saturday, 23rd March 2019 until Saturday, 15th June 2019

New Conversations about Time and Place
Rebecca Chesney, Lubaina Himid, Magda Stawarska-Beavan.
“A rural ecologist, an urban drifter and a diasporic optimist examine the invisible layers underneath, the lost spaces on the edge and the forgotten places in between.” Lubaina Himid.
The exhibition explores the work of three artists, Magda Stawarska-Beavan, Rebecca Chesney and Lubaina Himid, who consider the poetic investigation of place, space and time, through painting, sound installation and place-based research.
All three artists use their work to uncover the hidden, understand a place as it is experienced by those who know it well, and remember apparently unknown histories.
Each artist has made new work for the show.
Invisible Narratives is curated for us by Lubaina Himid CBE, winner of the 2017 Turner Prize.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ

 

Shelly Tregoning

Saturday, 23rd March 2019 until Saturday, 4th May 2019

Sitting. Sat. Standing. Stood.
In this new body of work, Shelly Tregoning continues her exploration of physicality and the interpretation of human gesture. As a painter and printmaker, the artist creates what she refers to as ‘non-portraits’ – images of the figure in which the identity of the sitter is irrelevant, and our instinctive reading of the human form is everything.
Presented as a series of small canvases and monoprints, this collection responds to conversations surrounding the nature of identity in the 21st century, and seeks to reveal the psychological complexities beneath our conscious presentations of self.
All works are for sale. Please ask for a price list.
In The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ

 

Arjan Van Dal

Saturday, 23rd March 2019 until Saturday, 15th June 2019

‘Thrown functional porcelain in vibrant colours from my north London studio’ Arjan Van Dal.
Arjan Van Dal is fascinated by the vibrant colours of Imperial court porcelain, this, along with his background as an engineer, echoes through his work. The result is vibrantly coloured porcelain, thrown on the wheel, with a simplicity of form.
In The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ

 

First There is a Mountain

Sunday, 14th April 2019

Porthcressa Beach, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly.
A new participatory artwork by Katie Paterson to be choreographed over British Summer Time 2019.
First There is a Mountain is a new artwork by Katie Paterson that connects the public to the world’s diverse mountains ranges.
Touring from 31 Mar – 27 Oct 2019, the project involves the creation of a set of ‘buckets and spades’ in the form of world mountains, from which the public will be invited to build mountains of sand across the UK coastline and play out the world’s natural geography against a series of tidal times.
The artwork will tour to 25 coastal venues around the UK, who will each stage a sand pail building event on their local beach.
Participants will sculpt beaches into thousands of mountains of sand to form micro-geologies. Join us on Porthcressa Beach to build a range of sand pail mountains.
Each pail is a scale model of five of Earth’s mountains: Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Shasta (USA), Mount Fuji (Asia), Stromboli (Europe), and Uluru (Oceania), are nested together. Paterson carefully selected each mountain range via exacting research, using data from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. The sand pails are made from 100% fermented plant starch and are fully bio-compostable. At the end of the tour, they will be composted, reabsorbing back into the natural environment from which they were created.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ

 

Huguette Caland

Saturday, 18th May 2019 until Sunday, 1st September 2019

Lebanese artist Huguette Caland has her first UK museum solo exhibition at Tate St Ives.
Shifting between figuration and abstraction, large, colourful canvasses and detailed drawings from the 1970s and 1980s will explore the delicate balance between the suggestive and the explicit that Caland created in her work.
After moving to Paris from Beirut in 1970, Caland achieved artistic recognition with her exuberant and erotically charged paintings that challenged traditional conventions of beauty and desire. The female physique is a recurrent motif in her work, often painted like landscapes with voids and mountain-like forms.
Born in Lebanon in 1931, Caland studied art at the American University in Beirut and lived in Paris and California for many years, before returning to Beirut in 2013.
Free entry for Members.
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG

 

Narrative: contemporary craft and art fair

Saturday, 25th May 2019 until Sunday, 26th May 2019

New contemporary craft and art fair that tells a story...
At St Austell College on the first weekend of May half term, Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th.
We’re creating a positive, family-friendly, relaxed weekend with festival vibes where people can meet and talk to makers and artists about their stories, processes and inspirations; chill out having a bit of lunch on the lawns and treat themselves to something unique to treasure.
We’ve been blown away by the talented makers and artists who’ve applied to exhibit. We’ll have:
-modern, original jewellery
-beautiful, bright art glass
-practical and artistic ceramics
-accomplished abstract art
-well-known, well-loved print-makers
-contemporary woodwork
-gorgeous textiles
-affordable art prints
-stylish homeware
The college grounds have beautiful sea-views towards Polkerris and Gribbin Head, shady trees and lovely sloping lawns so we’re planning on making the most of them so that everyone can relax outside, (hopefully!) in the sun and children will have fun things to do with:
-outside big toys and table tennis,
-delicious street food vans
-local buskers playing live music
-festival face-painting and hair-wraps
-Miss Elvy’s Skool of the Wild art activities
We’re aiming for the fair to be as plastic-free as possible; the fair has free entry for everyone, there’s loads of free parking and the college is about a 10 minute walk from St Austell mainline station.
Visit our Facebook events page
St Austell College, Tregonissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall, Cornwall PL25 4DJ

 

Narrative: contemporary craft and art fair

Saturday, 25th May 2019 until Sunday, 26th May 2019

New contemporary craft and art fair that tells a story...
At St Austell College on the first weekend of May half term, Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th.
We’re creating a positive, family-friendly, relaxed weekend with festival vibes where people can meet and talk to makers and artists about their stories, processes and inspirations; chill out having a bit of lunch on the lawns and treat themselves to something unique to treasure.
We’ve been blown away by the talented makers and artists who’ve applied to exhibit. We’ll have:
-modern, original jewellery
-beautiful, bright art glass
-practical and artistic ceramics
-accomplished abstract art
-well-known, well-loved print-makers
-contemporary woodwork
-gorgeous textiles
-affordable art prints
-stylish homeware
The college grounds have beautiful sea-views towards Polkerris and Gribbin Head, shady trees and lovely sloping lawns so we’re planning on making the most of them so that everyone can relax outside, (hopefully!) in the sun and children will have fun things to do with:
-outside big toys and table tennis,
-delicious street food vans
-local buskers playing live music
-festival face-painting and hair-wraps
-Miss Elvy’s Skool of the Wild art activities
We’re aiming for the fair to be as plastic-free as possible; the fair has free entry for everyone, there’s loads of free parking and the college is about a 10 minute walk from St Austell mainline station.
Visit our Facebook events page
St Austell College, Tregonissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall, Cornwall PL25 4DJ

 

Cornwall Open Studios 2019

Saturday, 25th May 2019 until Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Open Studios Cornwall is Cornwall’s largest free art event, which opens its doors for a week long art extravaganza to celebrate one of the country’s most creative art scenes. Bringing together artists both up-and-coming and established, the event sees nearly 200 creatives open their studio doors and offers a rare opportunity to explore behind the scenes and meet the makers.
Registration to take part in Open Studios Cornwall 2019 is now closed.
Venues throughout Cornwall.
 

 

 

Otobong Nkanga

Saturday, 12th October 2019 until Friday, 31st January 2020

Explore Otobong Nkanga's new and existing works in the culmination of her upcoming residency
Nigerian-born contemporary artist Otobong Nkanga will install new and existing works at Tate St Ives as the culmination of her upcoming residency at the gallery.
Nkanga's drawings, installations, photographs and sculptures variously examine ideas around land and the value connected to natural resources.Explore Otobong Nkanga's new and existing works in the culmination of her upcoming residency
Nigerian-born contemporary artist Otobong Nkanga will install new and existing works at Tate St Ives as the culmination of her upcoming residency at the gallery.
Nkanga's drawings, installations, photographs and sculptures variously examine ideas around land and the value connected to natural resources.
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG

 

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