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Exhibitions // Coming up // Ben Baker: Off the Page
16 August

Ben Baker: Off the Page

Rather than losing a successful drawing in a sketch book, Ben takes that sketch and bring it into the third dimension. He loves to be able to look around it, it has a front, back, sides, top and bottom.

Ben has lived all over the southwest of England. Being on the coast is his biggest inspiration. He enjoys the sense of nostalgia and the aesthetic that linger in and around the Cornish coastal communities. He draws on a lifetime of living on the southwest coast and his twelve years of experience working as a boat builder in and around his Falmouth home. His subjects vary but focus on creatures of the coast and the sea, alongside his passion for boats and the culture that surrounds them.

He uses several grades of iron wire to transform his fluid single line drawings into a tangible version. He likes to pair these with found and reclaimed timber, often using pieces from the actual vessel.  The wire drawings are destined to either stand still or come to life using cranks, levers and threads of nylon.  The mechanisms themselves add a level of intrigue and play that Ben himself gets so much joy from.


Exhibition open: Tuesday 16th August to Saturday 20th August 2022 FREE ENTRY


Please wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), thinking social distance, and sanitise your hands on arrival. 



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