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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

‘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

NSA Member Ashley Hanson is showing work in a new exhibition at the Crypt Gallery, St Ives. There will be a large selection of paintings from the ‘Porthleven’, ‘Penzance’ and ‘City of Glass’ series, including recent works on show for the first time. Ashley will also be working on a new ‘Porthleven’ painting during the week in the gallery. The show runs from 29th May to 4th June at the Crypt Gallery, Mariners Church, Norway Square, St Ives, TR26 1LU. Opening hours 11am – 5pm daily.

NSA members Bo Hilton and Jack Paffet are taking part in The Shape of Colour – a group show at the PZ Gallery in Penzance. This show brings together four artists who share common concerns. Allowing the autonomy of painting to shape the final image is an interest that runs throughout the exhibition.

The works are united by their retinal quality. A strong sense of colour, pattern and painterly brush marks can be seen throughout the show. Each piece treads the line between figuration and abstraction, fragments of the natural world and memories become starting points, but never solid in their formation. The paintings become amalgamations of visual references, which incorporate emotional and psychological responses to these observations. The ambiguous nature of the works encourage the viewer to question and decipher the spaces in front of them.

The show runs from 20th – 30th May at the PZ Gallery, 7 Coinagehall St, Penzance TR18 4AY

Some installation shots of NSA member Phil Booth’s current exhibition – Encounters at the Interface – at Tremenheere Gallery. The show runs until 12th June and the gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm. For full details of the exhibition see this earlier post

THE GALLERY, TREMENHEERE SCULPTURE GARDENS, GULVAL, PENZANCE

 

 

A solo exhibition of work by Phil Booth on the upper floor of Tremenheere Gallery. An exhibition of recent work comprising polychromed wall constructions, box works, art medals and works on paper.

 

Underpinning much of the work are critical questions about the many-layered and often dysfunctional relationship between ourselves and the natural world, challenging, for instance, the dualistic notion of an inevitable divide between humankind and nature. In some ways then, it may reflect a critical position, at other times, paradoxically, the work may be celebratory. A consequence of this central approach can be found in the fact that the language of the work explores the space between mathematics and art, geometry and flow, abstraction and figuration, and experience and myth.

Much of the work in this exhibition originates in reactions to encounters with the landscape, usually through drawing. An extensive development process brings together this material and other sources that can be entirely invented, revealing and enlarging new dynamics and discoveries.  Ultimately the meaning of the work lies in its presence, not illusion, expressing a sense of the physical world in a vibrant abstract language without replicating reality, creating a kind of personal geology that alludes to and celebrates the underlying forces of nature rather than merely depicting it.

The exhibition runs 8th May – 12th June 2021. Tremenheere Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm.

THE GALLERY, TREMENHEERE SCULPTURE GARDENS, GULVAL, PENZANCE

 

8TH MAY – 12TH JUNE

THE GALLERY IS OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY 11AM – 4PM

PRIVATE VIEW SUNDAY 23RD MAY 2.30 – 4.30PM

 

Congratulations to NSA member Ken Turner on the publication of his book A Life Being Ken Turner.

The book, with over 100 pages of paintings in colour, describes his life as a painter from 1944 to 2020. Ken summarises it as follows:

The book traces my journey through many approaches to art from early watercolours to the later acrylics. Three London solo exhibitions (1964 -66), taught me to escape from the artworld and I started Action Space to bring art to the community as Social Sculpture. Then to angles, triangles, the abstract, and experiments in performance. The importance of my work today is focussed on dangers to the existence of our planet due to climate change. Also, the corruption of consciousness in terms of art becoming entertainment and stock exchange systems.  

   

Gilgamesh searching for everlasting life

Bomb Blast


The book can be purchased online here

The visitors of the Wells Art Contemporary 2020 virtual exhibition have voted for their favourite artwork, and the results are in… The People’s Choice Award went to Basic Space, an oil on canvas by Somerset-based artist and NSA member Jack Paffett.

The virtual exhibition is now closed but the 2021 call for entries will open in a few weeks – so, keep an eye on ArtOpps and the WAC social media sites InstagramTwitter and Facebook.