Presenting work by Jack Carberry-Todd and Emily Cranny, who have chosen to exhibit together “because we feel that together our body of work is a celebration of contemporary landscape painting. Both artists’ work are very different but resonate in scale and colour. Neither artist’s paintings show much literal connection to representational landscape painting however — because of where each practice has derived from, the paintings are still very much grounded in the landscape genre; the paintings would not be considered pure abstraction by either artist. We hope that this exhibition will provide a fresh insight in to what landscape painting can be.”
My work is the study of how the landscape appears to one and affects ones scenes, how it connects to one in so many ways other than just sight. I am currently attempting to convey my reaction to landscape in as broader sense as possible. Embracing everything around me, then feeding these conscious, ignited senses into my paintings. The paintings themselves are mostly dealing with the quiet that is found in nature, however, they are laced with inescapable phenomenon’s such as manmade lights dancing eloquently like ballerinas on the flat black stage of the sea. Thus there is a juxsta-position of the man-made and the natural within our world and within my work; which is more beautiful or can neither succeed without its opposite. The majority of my works are large oil paintings, which deal with the fragility of the landscape and the equally vulnerable state of human body. My paintings show this through a formal skeleton of paint, which is then either built upon or kept very reductive.
My work has begun to revolve around the specific processes that I undertake to determine the compositions of each one. They evolve from translations of collaged drawings, which themselves began as translations, of landscape, found images and my surroundings. The found images are of places, things or people that are of no consequence to me, removing any notion of self from the art I create. This process becomes the narrative which runs through the work. These drawings then take the form of oil paintings. By painting on a large scale, I move the paint freely across the surface. This freedom given to the paint allows for contrasting areas of detail within the same painting.
An evening of projected artwork spliced with film and poetry.
Watch, listen, discuss and drink!
BUT WE NEED YOUR ART! Send one digital image to firstname.lastname@example.org before 10th March and see your image projected for 1 minute to a receptive audience.
Adam Hay has a particular interest in using photography to document the landscape. This series of work, made around local woodland during autumn represents an alternative take on the world around us.
Drawing inspiration from 19th Century Impressionist painters such as Monet, the images are intended to give an ‘impression’ of the landscape, focusing on colour and light.
Adam’s images are not manipulated, but are made using creative camera techniques that are unique and thought provoking.
Shining a spotlight on the talent and diversity among the visually impaired community in Cornwall.
A multi–sensory exhibition, featuring photographs and 3D images by Tom Pullen and art created by the visually impaired. You can find art all around Cornwall: exhibitions and galleries are filled with the unveiled treasures of Cornwall’s finest. It is not every day, however, that an art exhibition engages people with a sensory experience that highlights an issue widely unrecognised in the County. Every year, 1,300 people are diagnosed with sight loss in Cornwall. Cornwall Blind Association (CBA) is the only local charity that exists to improve the lives of visually impaired people in Cornwall, something it has been doing since it was set up over 157 years ago to support miners who were losing their sight due to mining accidents.
When CBA had the opportunity to work with talented student photographer, Tom Pullen, from Falmouth University, who wanted to capture the visually impaired community and present it as a means of ‘giving back to the community’, they decided to turn the initial project into an art exhibition, collaborating with Arts for Health and offering clients an opportunity to participate in a six-week workshop. The title, ‘Because I cannot see’, came from a poem written by Reuben Daniel, a client who has greatly benefited from the support of CBA. His poem and portrait also feature in the exhibition.
Both Spring and Steele galleries will host the exhibition, which will be held between 25th and 31st of March at The Poly in Falmouth. Admission is free. If you would like to find out more about the exhibition and Cornwall Blind Association, email email@example.com or, alternatively, phone on 01872 261110.
We’re building a new archive and local studies centre for Cornwall. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cornwall Council, the new centre will be on the old brewery site at Redruth.
The new building will contain public reading rooms, a reference library, a café, exhibition areas, a learning space for school, community and public events and activities, work areas, meeting rooms and specialist store rooms for books, photographs, newspapers, maps and documents. It will greatly improve the storage conditions of the collections; public access to them, the events and activities we can host and the services we can provide.
The building will bring together the collections of Cornwall Record Office, the Cornish Studies Library and Cornwall and Scilly Historic Environment Record. Together they form the biggest collection of information for studying Cornwall’s people, places, history and culture. The collections contain documents, books, records, maps, photographs and databases, and date from 1150 to the present day.
Your views count and there is an opportunity for you to have a say in what you would like to see available in the building. We will also be setting up focus groups to help us think more about particular themes and how we improve our services and access for various audiences.
Information, research and access, is of course, what the new building is all about.
At the roadshows you will be able discuss these with the project team.
(Those unable to manage the stairs can access the Gallery via a stair lift at the rear of the building).
Throughout her life JANE SPENCER (1943-2007) created many stunning paintings, prints and ceramics. This retrospective attests to her unparalleled energy and fearless creativity. Her command of colour and her love of texture characterise all her work. In her paintings she worked mainly with acrylics on canvas, but frequently employed paper, card, and other media to achieve characteristic textures. In her ceramics and her print-making, she achieved exciting textures and colour by mixing media and using original techniques.
JANE’S images are abstract rather than figurative, but convey a huge range of moods. Harmony, peace, fulfilment, and mystery, can all be experienced by studying her work. Her pieces range from the very large, intended for institutions, particularly hospitals, to the small and domestic.
Examples of JANE SPENCER’S work and the range of her creativity can be found on her dedicated website, www.janespencer.gallery.
This is Barbara Taylor’s fifth exhibition but the first with a commercial slant. Barbara was trained in textile design at Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology and started her career designing children’s clothes. She returned to the University of Leicester in the 1990’s to gain an MA in Victorian Studies. Her major dissertation on 19thC Women artists influenced her change away from figurative and towards an abstract style. Barbara’s work at present is based on patterns and spaces drawn from the diverse landscapes of the South West.
Most of the works exhibited are available in varying sized signed prints and different styles of card. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Al Cazu lives here in Falmouth and most of the work being shown in this exhibition he has created during the past ten years while residing in the town. This collection consists of more than two hundred and fifty paintings and drawings. Three sections of the work relates to the Cornish landscape and coastline. These pictures are divided into three individual sets titled: Falmouth Sketches, Cornwall Coast to Coast, and Moorland Magic. Other examples included in the exhibition have derived from Al’s travels and come under the title of: Something on my Mind. These sets of pictures will also be available as books during the exhibition.
“Cornwall has been of great inspiration to me this past decade and many of my pictures have been directly taken from the surrounding landscape, skies, and the wonderful seas the encompass this green and pleasant county. For these creative endeavours I usually paint with watercolours or simply sketch with a pencil. I am pleased to exhibit this work where it was created before dividing it into smaller exhibitions to be shown elsewhere. It is my hope that other people will now get as much pleasure from these pictures as I have done myself while producing them.”