MARK HEARLD's collages & slipware, ALEX MALCOLMSON's carved seabirds, with ceramics & jewellery, expressing the wonders of nature
Contemporary artist-designer MARK HEARLD has now gained international recognition for his innovative work and shows here his collages, paper-cuts and slipware with ALEX MALCOLMSON’s carved wood seabirds, fish and maritime dioramas, alongside ROBINA JACK’s narrative pictorial ceramics are both humorous & poignant. Illustrator/printmaker ANGELA HARDING shows descriptive wildlife linocuts and TERRY SHONE – another much sought-after artist – models animals and birds in their natural habitats and presents them in the style of C19th Staffordshire flatbacks, with a modern twist. Welsh potter KAREN WILLIAMS brings her training in Japanese calligraphy into her sgraffito designed bird imagery on domestic ceramics. All this, spread through two large gallery rooms, is backed by lustrous gold and silver jewellery by CHARMIAN HARRIS in figurative designs, combined with unusual stones; and with the much-loved, distinctive necklaces, bangles, brooches and earrings of Cornwall’s GUY ROYLE. In another cabinet are the luminous seaglass jewels by GINA COWEN. Glowing blues, aqua, greens and even reds and yellow seaglass are formed into earrings, rings and dramatic long necklaces. In the gardens surrounding the gallery on the wild Atlantic cost of West Penwith are sculpture in stone by REECE INGRAM and slate tables, inlaid with mosaic as well as Bird sculptures by HELEN NOCK.
Two farm walks on 22nd September & 25th October are part of this exhibition ~ illustrating how neighbouring farmers Lisa and Piers Guy have been exploring the call of the wild on their small sustainable farm at Keigwin, encouraging wildlife by working with nature and creating a mosaic of habitats, whilst producing wholesome organic food. Contact Gilly for details.
All work in the exhibition is for sale and part of the proceeds will go to the charity SHELTERBOX, as well as any donations kindly given at the gallery.