NSA member Mike Newton is taking part in a special exhibition at the St Ives School of Painting. The Living and the Dead is a collaboration between painter Mike Newton, poet Mike Stevens and sound artist Christian Guerrini, all living and working in St Ives. The exhibition features Mike Newton’s portraits of six Romantic poets and Mike Steven’s poetry based on redacted words from the same poets together with further portraits and original poems by Newton and Stevens . The private view on Friday 30th December 6.30 – 9pm will include a reading of the poems by Mike Stevens with sounds by Christian Guerrini and a Q&A session giving the background to the genesis of the project. Limited seating  and drinks are provided. The show runs from 27th December to 2nd January at the Borlase Smart Room, St Ives School of Painting, Back Road West, St Ives.

NSA member Daniel Turner will be exhibiting his work at the Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery  in a show entitled The Paint Club.

On show will be a series of small, individually framed, oil on panel paintings made over the last two years, part of an ongoing series The Paint Club. The themes within the works include peril, loss, devotion, and salvation.

“​I like the notion that all painters essentially operate under the same conditions and that painting is somehow a different thing Art wise. I think once you realise painters paint the way they do because they can’t do it any other way, have spent years working towards this realisation, then Painting and the trappings of The Painter become interesting subjects in their own right.”

Daniel Turner is a contemporary British artist working in Cornwall whose work examines the rituals of the painter, the act of painting and the nature and functions of the painting and the studio.

The exhibition runs from 5th November 2022 to 7th January 2023 at the  NEWLYN ART GALLERY, New Road, Newlyn, TR18 5PZ

Hils Tranter is featured artist in October 2022 at The Gurnard’s Head, St Ives, TR26 3DE
EVENT: Meet the Artist
Saturday, 29 October 2022, 10.30–11.30
Meet October Artist of the Month, Hils Tranter, over tea and cake in the snug at The Gurnard’s Head.
ALL WELCOME – FREE OF CHARGE.
Hils Tranter lives and works in a quiet rural haven in west Penwith, surrounded by space and skies. Her artwork is rooted in observation – responses to internal and external weather and landscape – following what draws her attention. Journalling and mindful mark-making is at the core of her practice, often linked with themes of music, movement, rhythms and dance. Play, experimentation and daydreaming are essential to getting in the zone where magic can happen. Hils says:
“There’s usually an experience or a moment I’m trying to express or capture, though sometimes it feels like clutching at smoke.”
Instagram:
@hilstranterart
@gurnardshead

 

Saturday 8 October to Sunday 30 October 2022
11am-4pm (closed Mondays)

Tremenheere Gallery
Gulval, Penzance TR20 8YL

Opening event: Saturday 8 October 2-4pm

“The map is not the territory” is a phrase coined by the Polish-American philosopher and engineer Alfred Korzybski. He used it to convey the fact that people often confuse models of reality with reality itself.

As visual artists, our work is a continuous modelling/depicting/mapping of the various realities which we perceive and within which we live. This theme offers the chance for NSA members to make explicit some of the issues which we face as artists, as well as to explore some of the potent questions around identity and community, boundary and belonging in our world today.

This is a rich theme for NSA members and we hope that this will produce an exciting and nuanced exhibition. 

Newlyn Society of Artists is one of the longest-surviving and most prestigious groups of professional artists in the UK. The NSA currently has close to ninety members, including artists working across all disciplines from painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and film. At least twelve have been Royal Academicians. All members are either living in or strongly connected to Cornwall’s extraordinarily active and vibrant contemporary art scene. 

Click on the link to view the list of artists and their work, including the title, medium and price.

Ken Turner has lived and worked in St Ives since the nineties, and has been a constant

and passionate contributor to the West Penwith Arts ‘scene’, with his memorable live

performances, and provocative paintings. Between Friday 14th Oct and Wed 26th, at the

PZ Gallery in Penzance, Ken will show a selection of his paintings and drawings from the

1960’s to the present.  You are warmly invited to the Private View on Friday Oct 14th 5pm

to celebrate his life and work, where he will give a brief talk about the importance of artists’

studio practice  as a philosophical tool.

On Saturday 22nd October at 5pm there will be a  performance at the gallery, where Ken will

collaborate with dancer Stephanie Richards in response to his paintings.

 Ken will be in conversation with visual anthropologist Professor Amanda Ravetz on Monday 24th October

 

NSA member Ashley Hanson is showing his Porthleven series of paintings as part of the Porthleven Arts Festival on 27th September. There will be a talk and presentation of the 60 paintings in the series on Tuesday 27th September from 4-5pm at the Breageside Netloft. On Wednesday 28th September there will be a preview of the Freedom in Painting in Porthleven exhibtion from 5.30 – 7pm at The Old Lifeboat House and the exhibition itself will be open for 1 day only on Thursday 29th September from 10-5pm. on Friday 30th September there will be Open Studio and exhibition of 20 of the Porthleven series paintings at the same venue.

 

 

The NSA has recently begun a very exciting partnership with the St Clare Medical Centre in Penzance. We have worked with the partners and their Site Manager, Richard Allan, to develop their beautiful new medical centre. Almost thirty NSA artists have submitted work to hang in the building, in public and staff areas and meeting rooms for one year.
 
We put the work up last weekend and will hold an event to celebrate the partnership and give people a chance to look round, in November. We are absolutely thrilled to see our work there in such a fabulous space – and it has transformed the whole atmosphere of the building. The NSA would like to thank both Richard and the partners for giving us a chance to give back to our community in this way.

The St Ives September Festival will be showing As I Was Going to St Ives – a new documentary film about three visual artists who work with text and who have connections to St Ives – NSA member Vivian Pedley, together with artists Rex Dixon and Adrian Frost. Showing at the Penwith Gallery in St Ives, with an accompanying exhibition, the film will premiere on the 13th September with a 5.30 opening and bar. It will then continue showing during the St Ives September Festival from 14 – 24 September 2022. A short trailer for the film can be seen here

NSA member Stuart Ross has an exhibition of recent work opening at the Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery next month.  The show will run from 6th – 19th August, open daily 11-5pm.

 

A group exhibition of three painters living and working in the historical ‘Downalong’ St Ives – NSA members Mike Newton and Heather McAlpine together with artist Lynnette Pierce. Their studios are a stone’s throw from the Crypt gallery. After their successful three person show last July they have decided to come together again to show a new vibrant body of work. Their diverse painting styles compliment each other and create a colourful and energetic exhibition with good conversation between individual paintings.

 

Heather McAlpine is a committee 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, Porthmeor Rd St Ives, her current body of work reflects her love of wild swimming and the colours of the St Ives coastline.

Mike Newton is vice chair of the Newlyn Society of Artists and currently works in Studio 4a in Whites Old Workshops, Porthmeor Road, St Ives. He will be showing recent works from his ongoing series of paintings, mixing abstraction with figuration, portraying famous poets.

John Keats by Mike Newton

Lynette Pierce is a director and member of the St Ives Society of Artists and an associate member of the Penwith Gallery. She works most days in her Penwith studio no5 Back Road East, St Ives. Her colourful abstract paintings are inspired by nature’s many textures. The Cornish landscape in which she lives is a big influence and can be seen in her recent work.

Exhibition at the Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives  TR26 1NA

Sat 2nd July – Friday 15th July

Open Daily 10.30am -5pm