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