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Connections
Work by Hils Tranter at Daisy Laing Gallery
Mon 15 Nov – Sat 4 Dec 2021PV: Sun 21 Nov 3-6pmOPEN: Mon, Tues, Wed 11am-3pmThurs, Fri & Sat 10.30am- 5pmSun by appointment
Daisy Laing Gallery & Vintage Studio, Old Bakehouse Lane, Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AE

Local artist and NSA member Hils Tranter returns to Daisy Laing Gallery for her first solo exhibition, two years since a successful collaborative show ‘PLAY’ with 14 creative friends.  Connections is about feeling grounded, connecting with something outside yourself, yet inside yourself. Seeing connections with past work or life. Gaining understanding and clarity. This exhibition includes drawing, painting, collage and artists books, using mixed media. 

Hils works in her home studio in a quiet rural haven, surrounded by space and skies – which feeds her instagram and her creativity. Making work can be a battle between every day life and commitments. During fertile patches, she is fuelled by curiosity and playfulness. Mindful mark-making and drawing, often linked with themes of music movement rhythms and dancing. Play, experimentation and daydreaming are essential to getting in the zone where magic can happen. Hils says:

“My art reflects my life and all its peaks and troughs. It can seem disparate as it jumps about from different media and subject, yet there are threads and themes that run throughout. There’s usually a feeling or a moment I’m trying to find or capture, though sometimes it feels like clutching at smoke.”

As part of the EXPERIENCE project, the Cornwall Council team is looking to commission an artist/a consortium of artists to create an arts trail along the Marazion – Penzance Coast Path.

This is an exceptional opportunity to create an artistic landmark in Cornwall. This arts trail will encourage people to connect with Penzance’s cultural and natural assets, providing an opportunity for contemplation, reflection and engagement.

We are open to innovative and bold ideas and particularly welcome proposals that reflect outstanding and socially engaged practice. We expect the artworks to be sustainable in line with the project’s ethos encouraging sustainable tourism as well as cycling/walking along the path.

This is part of the EXPERIENCE project, co-funded by Cornwall Council and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg France (Channel) England programme under the Natural and Cultural Heritage funding category.

How to apply

Applicants will need to submit a CV/artist biography, artistic statement, a detailed proposal, including a 5 min video presenting your proposal to the panel of experts, and a budget breakdown.

Applicants’ submissions will be evaluated by panels of experts including the Director of Newlyn Art Gallery/the Exchange, Director of Tate St Ives, Director of Grays Warf, representatives of Penzance community members and elected members.

Applicants will need to submit their tender via the application platform.

Please review both the quality and commercial assessment criteria for more details, including the submission checklist, as well as the supporting documents to help with your proposal.

Due to UK and EU rules for procurement, all questions need to be raised via your login account on the application platform.

Deadline for applications: 5th March 2021