This exhibition is a culmination of an eight month long project including twenty artists. It is inspired by the surrealist game ‘Exquisite Corpse’ and the parlour game ‘Consequences’ and has culminated in an exhibition opening on 5th September with an ‘unveiling’ event on 4th September from 6pm – 8pm (all are welcome) at The Engine Room, Exchange Gallery, Penzance.
Guthrie, who was recipient of the British Women Artist Prize in 2013 said, ‘It quickly became apparent that the ‘game’ was providing a snapshot of what it is to be an artist at this time. Issues of etiquette, authorship and collective ownership of creative outcomes all came to the fore as artists had no guarantee that their work would survive or…
A couple of shots of the final installation set-up for the MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice show back in September, which was given the Sandra Blow award.
Immediately following the MA, with the help of a professional development bursary from Visual Arts South West, I was able to undertake a 1-day Introduction to MAX for Artists course at the London College of Communication, which I hope will enable me to develop this area of work further.
This week and next we are installing the MA Show at Lamorva House, Falmouth University.
It’s proving very productive having time in the space to develop and extend the possibilities of the work; allowing for new potential for ways of presenting the material I have gathered from the Helston Gunsmiths site.
I took some photos to document initial try-outs of part of the installation today, to help me with finalising the layout.
There were many other artists whose work engaged with themes and processes that resonated with me; the trip was incredibly useful for my practice at this stage in my development. I will be posting some more about the Biennale on this blog over the next few months.
My primary focus was on contemporary approaches to video installation, so my highlights included Jesper Just’s ‘Intercourses’ (Danish Pavilion), Richard Mosse’s collateral show for Ireland, Ryan Trecartin’s installations in the Encyclopaedic Palace at The Arsenale and ‘The Workshop’ by Gilad Ratman in the Israeli Pavilion.
We are gearing up for our final show at Falmouth. MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice students will be showing their work in Lamorva House, Wood Lane Crescent, Falmouth TR11 4QS.
Also in Lamorva House will be the work of MA Curatorial practice students. Across the road on the Wood Lane campus, MA Art & Environment will be in the ‘goldfish bowl’ (Sculpture studios) and Garden studios, whilst MA Illustration will be in the BA Fine Art 1st year studios.
Private View: 6-9pm Tuesday 3rd September (all welcome)
Open to the public: 10am-5pm Wednesday 4th-Saturday 7th September
A couple of stills from my recent shoot at Helston Gunsmiths; the first stages of development of my final MA project.
The MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice show will be held at Lamorva House, Wood Lane, Falmouth University.
Private View on Tuesday 3rd September, then open daily Wednesday 4th – Saturday 7th September.
March 2013 saw a month-long programme of research, development and collaboration by the artist members of CMR Gallery in Redruth. I found it an invaluable time to spend working out ideas for installation pieces, ahead of the interim show for the MA Fine Art course. I explored projection of some of the video pieces I’ve made from the night shoot in Godolphin Woods, incorporating other materials including debris netting to diffuse, obscure and enhance the images.
The emphasis is on research: offering the entire CMR membership space to develop, test and discuss work with other members and consider how the location & architecture – physical and organisational – of this independent, artist led, membership organism might best support their practices. Conversation during this month will help inform future programming.
– CMR website
The Unconference that was held at the end of the month saw us developing plans for the future that could include these kinds of events held regularly.
The Old Coffin Store, 7 Walsingham Place, Truro TR1 2RP
“Into a limbo large and broad, since called the paradise of fools, to few unknown” – John Milton, Paradise Lost
This event is a celebration of visual arts culture taking place in Cornwall – a coming together to celebrate achievement through painting, sculpture, film, performance, sound, collaborative art projects, screenings and talks, it will showcase the diverse practice of 100’s of artists over a series of events, including:
A CURATED EXHIBITION: A limited selection of liminal artworks selected as a personal response to the space and circumstances.’FIAT LUX LATIN – LET THERE BE LIGHT’ (A TAAP PROJECT)’: Members of TaAp invite 10 other artists to collaborate on a room of 20 portraits – 10 of famous individuals that have attempted to take their lives and 10 that have done so. A poignant voyage into what paint can bring to life.
‘ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL’, a LETH project that provides a holistic look at making in the South West, presenting the results of an open invitation to practitioners to be included in a large installation. A show within a show, which aims to build a collective document.
I have contributed a small piece to the section of the show described above – All For One and One For All – featuring photographs from a recent shoot at Godolphin House. Each artist made a double-sided piece 11cm wide by 35cm high, in any medium they liked. These pieces were suspended together to form an installation in the space that describes the variety of work being made by the visual art community.
Limbo is an event conceived, instigated and supported by Joseph Clarke, Samuel Bassett, Jesse Leroy Smith and Neil Scott.