Duo exhibition by artist Tom Kaniok and Architectural designer Jeannyffer Campos.
‘Wolf Rock and the Runnel Stone’ brings together drawings made by Artist Tom Kaniok in response to the context of Gwennap Head Lookout station, housed inside a specifically made Poplar and Birchwood model of the day markers on the cliff at Gwennap Head by Architectural designer Jeannyffer Campos.
This new body of work depicts imagined worlds influenced by the Wolf Rock lighthouse, situated 8 Nautical miles off Land’s End, made famous by haunting local fishermen through the eerie howl the rock once produced in a gale, and the Runnel stone, a hazardous rock pinnacle 1 mile off the coast of Gwennap Head. The red, black, and white day markers on top of the cliffs provide a visual warning system to ships of the rock’s presence.
Through coloured pencil drawings, Tom Kaniok employs elements of abstraction to approach visualising a place defined only by sound and realism to depict the Coastguard volunteers keeping watch of the seas, capturing the poetics of looking out to sea throughout one lifetime.
This art installation can be found in the visitor centre at the NCI Gwennap Head Lookout station.
Parking can be found at Porthgwarra, then follow the public footpath up to the Lookout station.