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.
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