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This autumn, Tremenheere Gallery presents a landmark exhibition
celebrating 125 years of the Newlyn Society of Artists. The NSA was Founded in 1896 and is one of the longest- surviving art organisations anywhere. It currently has close to ninety members, and includes artists working across all disciplines from painting and printmaking and sculpture to film, all of whom either live in West Cornwall or have close links with the area.

Please follow the link to continue with the Press release NSA125 Past, present, future

 

Read more:

Artist’s Connections: Each Exhibitor was asked to write a short paragraph explaining their inspiration for the artwork shown, specifically how it connected with the history of the NSA.

 

Inventive Century – Drift Magazine. Words by Mercedes Smith

NSA 125 Feature for Drift Magazine | October 2021 Issue 15

16 October to 7 November 2021  Tremenheere Gallery,
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Penzance, TR20 8YL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please join us for a public panel discussion to mark the 125th anniversary of the Newlyn Society of Artists, 1896-2021.

If you cannot attend the event in person you might want to join the panel discussion online via the live stream link.

Please find the link for the event on the home page slider. It will be activated Sunday 24th October at 2pm. Thank you.

ART – where next?

Chaired by: Professor Penny Florence, interdisciplinary artist and writer.

Panel: Lisa Wright, artist and curator of NSA125.

Dr RyyA Bread, curatorial director, Kestle Barton.

Blair Todd, deputy director, Newlyn Art Gallery.

Sunday 24 Oct, 2 – 3.30pm

Tremenheere Gallery

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Penzance, TR20 8YL.

 

NSA125_Discussion

 

Inventive Century

Newlyn Society of Artists consider their prestigious past, and promising future, in their 125th anniversary show

Words by Mercedes Smith. 

This autumn, Newlyn Society of Artists, one of the longest-standing and most respected groups of professional artists in the UK, celebrates 125 years since its founding in 1896. To mark the occasion…

Follow the link to read the full article https://www.drift-cornwall.co.uk/post/inventive-century

(NSA 125 Feature for Drift Magazine | October 2021 Issue 15)
Stinking Rich
Stinking Rich by Andrew Swan
7 Sept – 9 Oct 2021
Daisy Laing Gallery

Stinking Rich is a nine month project researching and analysing extreme individual wealth. It focusses on seven of the richest people in the UK and worldwide, exploring how they created their wealth and the impact this activity has had on society and the environment.

The resulting exhibition consists of a series of seven etched and sprayed panels created out of recycled printing plates.

An exciting group show by six artists with strong connections to Newlyn – Yolande Armstrong, Dan Pyne, Anita Reynolds, Jo Gorman, Gordon Ellis-Brown and Mike Thorpe.

For many, merely existing in the Age of the Anthropocene creates an acute sensitivity to our actions and interactions with each other and the world around us. This exhibition explores some of the joys and the frictions of co-existence. In a world where we are increasingly understanding to be systems upon systems of inter-dependent networks, everything which happens cannot fail to leave its mark on everything. This exhibition traces some of these marks and asks questions about their significance.

Mark in Time at Jupiter Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall., 20th to 25th September. Opening event Monday 20th September 6.30-9.00pm

You can read the press release and see examples of work on show here

NSA member Kate Walters is currently taking part in the exhibition Bathing Nervous Limbs at Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh. The starting point for this group show, which includes the work of more than 20 contemporary artists, many of them recent graduates, is the Balneum, an illustrated manuscript from the early 15th century about the therapeutic benefits of different bodies of water. In a review of the show, Susan Mansfield writes:

The show is a mixture of new work made in response to ideas in the Balneum and existing work on relevant themes……Kate Walters’ mystical evocation of baptism is one of the best works here.

Magician with Gentle Hands holds Girl for Baptism, Oil on linen, Kate Walters

 

The exhibition runs until 29th August at the Arusha Gallery, 13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG and is part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.

Three artists living and working in St Ives are showing a selection of their work in a group exhibition in St Ives this July. The show runs from 17th July to 30th July at the Crypt Gallery, Mariners Church, Norway Square, St Ives, TR26 1LU. Opening hours 10.30am – 5.00pm daily.

Heather McAlpine is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and a member of the St Ives Society of Artists. Working from her studio nearby in Whites Old Workshops (studio 2), her current body of work reflects her love of wild swimming and the colours of the St Ives coastline.

Heather McAlpine

Mike Newton is a committee member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and currently works in Studio 4a in White’s Porthmeor Studios on Porthmeor Road, St Ives. He will be showing recent works from his ongoing series of paintings, mixing abstraction with figuration, narrating the myths in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

2019 Boreas abducting Oreithyia 140×120 Mike Newton

Lynette Pierce is a member and director of the St. Ives Society of Artists and an associate member of the Penwith Gallery, and works from her Penwith studio no. 5 Back Road East, St Ives. Lynette’s colourful abstract paintings are inspired by the natural textures of her coastal surroundings.

Lynette Pierce

NSA Member Susan Kinley is exhibiting work in the exhibition Time-Lapse at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro until 1st August. This is the first exhibition by the Design Nation South West group, with work including ceramic installations, tapestry, metal and jewellery. Opening hours are 10am – 4pm, closed Sunday & Monday. There is a £5 admission charge for the museum, but there is also a drawing show on at the moment.

In her work for Time-Lapse, Susan is showing a series of shaped glass wall panels made before and during the pandemic. They include fragmented imagery from photographs taken at intervals from a Bronze Age site at Tregeseal, West Cornwall, over many months. This wild landscape is constantly changing and also timeless, where stones and boundaries have survived for millennia. The kilnfired glass pieces encapsulate both a suspension of time and a continuum; before, during and beyond an unprecedented period of change and turbulence.

‘Mark This Moment’  

A joint exhibition of abstract works by contemporary painters Laura Menzies & Stephanie Sandercock  

The Crypt, Mariners Church, Norway Square, St Ives. TR26 1NA

Sat June 26th– Fri July 2nd /  Open 10 – 5pm daily.

‘Mark this Moment’ is a joint exhibition by contemporary painters Laura Menzies and Stephanie Sandercock that showcases recent work, documenting the artists’ individual experiences of this unique time.   Demonstrating a powerful approach to process and the materiality of paint, this exhibition aims to provide a contemplative and uplifting space where viewers can lose themselves in the rich layers of texture, colour and marks that unite these works. Both artists will be at the gallery during the duration of the exhibition to greet visitors and share more about their paintings and processes.

Laura combines oil, cold wax, collage and spray paint to create abstract paintings that are lyrical in style. Her work has an organic and imperfect feel and often contains harmonious pallets and soft shapes, inspired by living stones thrown from the coastline. www.lauramenzies.co.uk

Stephanie creates unique effects with ground limestone and marble plaster. Large-scale acrylic works on aluminium and rusted steel add a strong physical presence to the show, while delicate natural mica crystals catch the light like quartz in the Cornish coastal rock. www.stephaniesandercock.com

Looking Forward

‘After a year of being locked-down, shut-down and closed in, this show is a chance to reflect on past experiences, or look to the future and expand our horizons… Art can give us a way to explore our own souls – there has been a powerful energy in the NSA during these times of change and we’d like to invite people to come and share this. In the beautiful space of Tremenheere Gallery, you will undoubtedly find ‘Looking Forward’ thoughtful, serious, joyful, sometimes playful… and up-lifting’, Yolande Armstrong, Chair of the NSA.

Read more Looking Forward Press release

Read more List of exhibitors Looking Forward 2021

Sat 19 June – Sun 11 July 2021
Tremenheere Gallery

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8YL

The exhibition is subject to government guidelines