The Poly

24 Church St, Falmouth : 01326 319461
The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

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Exhibitions // Coming up // Here and Now
18 November

Here and Now

Max Whitbread-Abrutat The creative work questions the power, structure and beauty of the Cornish landscape, looking at the nature of its sweeping energy and ravaged appearances. Cornish artists such as Peter Lanyon, Margo Maeckelberghe and the more contemporary artists, Jeremy Gardiner, and Carolyn Genders, have encouraged her to explore ways of capturing the climate of the Cornish coastline where sudden changes of weather, temperature and light can drastically alter an interpretation. Much of her work explores a starting point that entices the viewer to consider the texture of landscape, light, colour and mood of the surrounding environment. "As an artist, I want the viewer to question where they are within the landscape and what they might be experiencing."

Liz Dickinson Originally from Northumberland and moved to Cornwall in 1995. Heavily influenced by the Cornish tradition of mid-20th century modernism such as Lanyon, Roger Hilton, William Scott and Paul Feiler along with 50’s design motifs. This is all inspired by the light and colour of Cornwall through all the seasons depicting landscapes and still life with elements of realism and abstraction intertwined.

Jo Cottam Current work continues to reflect the local environment and the colours of the ever-changing land, sea and sky. In both her ceramic pieces and paintings, she layers colour and textures with a focus on creating tactile depth and illusion. ‘Sometimes detail emerges from the layers as work progresses, sometimes it is a mere hint of something which the viewer translates for themselves.’

Sue Loydell  Work is inspired by the seasonal changes to the landscape and seascapes of Cornwall.  Using the layering process of mono-print drawings, paint and collage, Loydell creates atmospheric works evoking the textures and light experienced walking near the coast. Living near the creeks and inlets of the Carrick Roads has a subconscious influence on her work, resulting in pieces with mark-making at their core and using line to add the dynamics of the constantly changing weather patterns



CANCELLED: Shanty Concert: All Shipshape and Bristol Fashion

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Pottery Throwing Course

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