Connecting international artists with Cornwall
In Your Hands is a group exhibition connecting international artists with people in Cornwall in collaborations to realise or fabricate their artwork. The artists will be putting the making into others’ hands, inviting the unexpected possibilities from collaborations. Putting trust into others.
Arinda Daphine, a poet and dancer, and civil rights lawyer, in Kampala, Uganda, is devising a new multi-discipline performance-for-camera with Shallal Dance Theatre, who have been celebrating diversity, ability and community in Cornwall for 25 years. Daphine is supported by BLACK* Artists on the Move.
Lenka Clayton + Phillip Andrew Lewis, both based in Pittsburgh, USA, is commissioning the oldest net-maker in the UK, Henry Cowls, still working from a factory in Helston, to make a single net that incorporates every variation of mesh that they produce. One impossible net that theoretically could catch everything, and nothing.
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, a Canadian artist based in Paris, will send a personal letter each week during the exhibition to a local florist, who will respond with a floral arrangement presented in the gallery – an intimate conversation developing over the summer.
Klaas Rommelaere, a textile artist based in Antwerp, is creating Home; the fabric walls of a room suspended in the gallery, furnished with cross stitched objects, ornaments and patterns. Over 60 people across Cornwall and the UK are stitching the pieces, including members of our Tea, Cake & Art group, and others who took part in our recent Extraordinary Postcards exhibition.
Kate Rich, artist and trader currently based in Tasmania, presents Feral Business, a redefinition of enterprise as ‘any productive activity that could bring us sustenance‘. For In Your Hands, she will link Newlyn Art Gallery to a number of international endeavours by artists to establish alternative economies.