We are excited to announce we now have a new selection of ceramics by Catherine Lucktaylor and Mary-Rose Young in the gallery.
Catherine creates hand built ceramics in her studio at Bejowans Farm near St Buryan, West Cornwall. She uses time honoured techniques such as coiling, pinching and slabbing to create stunning statement pieces. These exquisitely crafted, one of a kind, pinched and coiled bowls and vessels which embody the wild beauty of the Cornish landscape are made using hand rolled coils of clay. The surface of the pots are burnished to a silky sheen with the use of a smooth pebble before being bisque fired to 1000 degrees centigrade.
A selection of vibrant crackle glazes and slip resist techniques along with Catherine’s signature turquoise glaze are applied to the pots. They are then fired in an outside Raku Kiln, which Catherine made herself, to around 950 degrees centigrade. Pieces are removed from the kiln with tongs whilst glowing red hot smoked in sawdust before being cleaned to reveal the unpredictable beauty of Raku glazed ceramics.
Working from home, Mary-Rose Young began selling pottery pieces from a barrow at the Dockside Arts Centre, in Bristol, from about 1985. Her earliest designs included the humorous ‘frantic chicken’ and a rose motif which seemed appropriate next to her name. The roses began to grow in a three-dimensional form on the rims of vases and on the handles of mugs, and she called the look ‘Rose Encrusted’.
In 1986 production moved to a small pottery in the village of Parkend. Early recognition of her work at this time came in the form of a magazine article for South West Arts, an interview with Jan Leeming for TV, and acceptance by the Crafts Council for her application to exhibit at the Chelsea Crafts Fair.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any information on these new ceramics.
Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film which brings the paintings and subjects of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. It follows the last few days of the Dutch Master’s passionate and ill-fated life to his mysterious death in July 1890.
As the only English oil-painter among a 125-strong global team of artists, working in Poland and Greece on this extraordinary animated film, Helford-based Sarah Wimperis became immersed in the themes, style and world of Van Gogh.
On Monday 20 November The Poly, in association with Beside the Wave gallery, will be hosting a special Cornish premiere for Loving Vincent – with a chance to meet the artist over a glass of wine beforehand at Beside the Wave Falmouth. Sarah will then be on stage at The Poly, after the screening, to answer all audience questions.
This special Loving Vincent evening starts from 5.30pm – 7pm at Beside the Wave Falmouth on Monday 20 November; the film itself begins at 7.30pm along the road at The Poly with a Q & A session with Sarah Wimperis immediately afterwards.
Sarah will also be taking questions following the second screening of the film on Tuesday 21 November at 7.30pm.
We are thrilled to announce we now have a selection of 10 limited edition prints and a original painting by the highly acclaimed artist Jamie Medlin in the gallery and online.
Now Based in Cornwall, Jamie’s time painting is split between his two favourite subjects – seascapes and yachting. There has been continued success with his yacht paintings at Christies in London where he auctions in their Maritime sales; and along with this, regularly exhibits with his London gallery – Rountree Tryon. This exposure has led to a worldwide following and commissions from some of the biggest marine collectors in the world, with a host of publications featuring Jamie’s work. All of his limited edition prints are from original oil paintings on canvas.
“More recently I have returned to painting the scenes and views within our wonderful county. The simple aim is to do justice to the beauty which has inspired people forever and continues to bring people back to visit, (who are not lucky enough to live here), year after year. I’m fascinated by the nuances of light, from minute to minute; affected by the time of day, weather conditions, seasons and tides. All these factors combine to create an infinite possibility of effects and scenes, all of which can be pleasing to the viewer. Cornwall’s beauty is unquestionably stunning, if I can replicate it, my job is almost done.” – Jamie Medlin
We are delighted to be hosting our first collection for highly acclaimed and collected artist Adrian Hemming in our Falmouth gallery.’In search Of Snow’ is open from 13th October – 1st November 2017. This collection consists of twelve paintings of the mountains of Abruzzo, Italy, where Adrian studied the energetic landscape.
Adrian Hemming was born in Leicester in 1945. Following an engineering apprenticeship he travelled widely in Europe and developed an appreciation of landscape and a love of art. On returning to England, Adrian was accepted onto the Foundation Course at Lincoln College of Art. His B.A. was completed at Brighton Polytechnic (1973) and his M.A. at Goldsmiths College, London University (1982).
Adrian has twice been short-listed for the Artist in Residence at the National Gallery, London. He has lectured and exhibited widely in England, Scotland, America and South Africa. His work can be found in many private and public collections as well as being on public view in Terminal One, Heathrow Airport, as a result of a major commission by BAA.
Alongside this collection we have a mixed collection by some of our gallery artists as well as a new collection of Richard Tuff gouache paintings and pen and ink drawings up in the gallery. All of these new works can be seen on our website.
The first fully painted feature length animation ‘Loving Vincent’ is set to be released in under a week (October 13th 2017) and we can’t wait to see gallery artist Sarah Wimperis’s scene she painted for the film (see images above). The Film documents the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh with the films animation in the style of his famous works of art. Amazingly the film is constructed of 65,000 oil paintings. Sarah spent five painstaking months working on the film in Gdansk at the beginning of 2017 and was the only British artist involved in the making of the film.
To coincide with the release of the film Sarah is having a solo exhibition ‘Light and Heat’ in our London gallery which starts on the 12th October 2017, where we will also be hosting a private view with Sarah in attendance. The works that will be featured in this exhibition are inspired by her experience working on ‘Loving Vincent’. To produce these new paintings Sarah spent her summer immersing herself in the colours and light of the South of France, where Van Gogh once lived and worked.