18 Oct 2016

Inland Art Festival | 2016

Adopting a Father selected for Future Project and will be shown at Inland Art Festival.


28 Mar 2016

AFTER SCHOOL | Group show | 2016

 Trewarveneth Artists Stay After School.

Artists at Trewarveneth Studios, run by the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust who also own Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, are coming together to present a group show. The show named 'After School' , which refers to the building's original incarnation as Trewarveneth Infants School, will see a mix of new and existing work from the artists adorn the walls of the building for three days at the beginning of April.

The six exhibiting artists are Rose Hilton, Richard Cook, Kate Walters, Virginia Bounds,  Ilker Cinarel and Stacey Guthrie. The show will provide a snapshot of what is happening in one of the most prestigious studios in Cornwall and visitors can expect to see a wide range of subject matter and techniques reflected in the wall-based works.

Renowned artist Rose Hilton who was recently made an Honorary Academician for the Royal West Academy is known for work with rich use of colour in a post-impressionistic style. In her career, which has spanned over six decades, Rose has had a solo exhibition at Newlyn Gallery and a solo retrospective at Tate St Ives.

Richard Cook has been exhibiting for over twenty five years and was given a solo show at Tate St Ives in  2001. His paintings engage with the 'abstract broadness of form' in the landscape. He describes the 'mapping in paint' as 'akin to a repeated walk along a known pathway where space, re-invented, becomes a liminal margin of light and colour '

Kate Walters, whose recent group show 'Drawing Down the Feminine' is embarking on a tour of the UK and who has had solo shows at Millennium Gallery and Newlyn Art Gallery, uses dreams and encounters with animals 'in ordinary reality and non-ordinary reality' in order to become a 'gatherer of the archaic' and an 'explorer of what is hidden'. Kate's work was used for the album cover of Marc Almond's album 'The Velvet Trail' in 2015.

Virginia Bounds, who works from Anchor Studio – built by Stanhope Forbes in the 1880's, recently received major funding from the Arts Council to embark on an eighteen month long programme of professional development. The enabled the making of new work created in response to the landscape and evocative plantings of the gardens at Tremenheere Sculpture Park which was shown in  a solo exhibition at the park's gallery.

Ilker Cinarel, who has exhibited internationally, with solos shows in London and Istanbul was the winner of Inland Art Festival 2014 People's Choice Award. He works in many mediums, including painting, drawing, performance, sculpture and film to explore  his inner feelings of growing up in a patriarchal Turkish family. Questioning the politics that surround the family, through the indescribably personal prism of his own childhood tensions where hyper-macho pop culture spilled over into reality.

Stacey Guthrie, winner of the British Women Artists Prize 2013 and selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 is better known for her video and moving image work but has recently added painting to her practice. She will be showing new paintings, exploring the domestic experiences of women. These darkly humorous paintings reflect her surreal videos as she examines the cumulative effect of housework over time.

The exhibition runs from 1st -  3rd April and is open from 10am – 4pm. There is an opening event on 31st March from 6pm – 9pm where visitors can come and meet the artists and have a drink. Trewarveneth Studios is located at the top of Trewarveneth Street in Newlyn. On-street parking is available nearby.

19 Jan 2016

UTOPIA | 2016 | Performance | Drawing, Text, Marker pen |


                      Utopia | 2016 | Performance | Duration: 23 min | Borlase Smart Room | 
                                                          Porthmeor Studios | St Ives 


13 Oct 2015

A Speacial Delivery | 2015 | Installation

A special Delivery | Ilker Cinarel | 2015 | Installation 

Plaster, wooden sculpture box, granite stones, 

A special delivery takes inspiration from Gilgamesh – the Epic poem regarded as the first great work of literature. The Installation represents my own epic beginning that has grown out of being both here and there, in the past, the present and the future. Between Turkey and Cornwall, now standing own two feet.

8 Sep 2015

Walking Into Memory

Artists take over an empty Victorian house in Penzance to create work and hold an exhibition over one weekend in September 2015.
19th and 20th September 2015

Walking into Memory is an artist-led project initiated by Jayne Anita Smith bringing together a diverse range of 24 artists from Cornwall and the wider UK, who will take over an empty Victorian house in Penzance to create art that responds to the traces of history and memory suggested within the fabric of the building.

The house remained largely untouched since the 60’s and 70’s with many original features still intact and therefore generates a uniquely layered dialogue and a sense of times past – a historical space in transition.

It provides the inspiration and opportunity for the participating artists to produce work away from their regular studio practice, a chance for exploration outside the usual gallery context. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, films and installations will be made both in situ and off site and come together to create a unique and transient show.

The title Walking into Memory evokes wider connections involving memory such as trace, vestige, remains, remnant, relic, evocation, recollection, remembrance, home and belonging.

Walking into Memory takes place prior to the house undergoing a substantial architectural renovation and therefore the artistic interventions and interpretations are destined to be absorbed into the memories and history of the house.

Participating artists: Jane Ansell, Sam Bassett, Laurie Steen Bowles, Susanna Bauer, Zelda Chappel, Ilker Cinarel, Faye Dobinson, Paul Fry, Emma Griffin, Stacey Gutherie, Marie-Claire Hamon, Henry Hussey, Donna Mitchell, Morwenna Morrison, Juliette Paull, Caroline Pedler, Christina Romero cross, Anthony Smith, Jayne Anita Smith, Jason Walker, Lucy Willow, Emma saffy Wilson, Lisa Wright, Pippa Young, Rafal Zajko

The house will become an exhibition space open to the public on 19th and 20th September 2015, 9am – 9pm. At 60, Morrab Road, Penzance. TR18 4EP

More information can be found via the website www.walkingintomemory.wordpress.com
You can also follow on twitter @walkin2memory and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Walking-Into-Memory/489472514553849