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Petronilla Silver @ Tremenheere Gallery
Current Exhibition Tremenheere Upper Gallery

Stephen Chambers R.A.
Beneath the Golden Tree
New Monotypes and Original Prints 
Until 16 July 
(closed Mondays, and Tuesday 20 June) 
All works are for sale
Free admission to the Gallery

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The Pioneers  2014 Screenprint Ed. 30 65 x 75.5 cm

We are very fortunate to show Stephen Chambers’ work now when his spectacular installation The Court of Redonda - 101 oil on panel portraits of an imaginary court dominated by those who create things - is exhibited in Ca’Dandalo, Venice - as a Collateral Event of the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Gulval, Penzance TR20 8YL

The Tremenheere exhibition will include a new set of eight etchings related to the Venice project: The Occupants

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The Occupants 2017 Etching Ed. 30 from a set of 8 Paper size: 45 x 40 cm
 
Thirteen new monotypes made especially for this exhibition will be shown.
 Images of these monotypes on website soon. And hot off the press Stephen has just made a new lithograph: Ring Tone.

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Stephen Chambers White Horse / Golden Sky  2017 Monotype 45 x 65 cm

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Casanova 2014 A set of 13 etchings Ed. 25 Paper size 36 x 29 cm

More sets of original prints will include the popular My Shitty Sisters 

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My Shitty Sisters a set of 18 etchings Ed. 25  41 x 51 cm

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Stupid Stupid  2015 Etching Ed. 25  Set of 4 33 x 28.5 cm

If you are in Venice don’t miss: Stephen Chambers The Court of Redonda
 13 May – 26 November 2017 at Ca’Dandolo, Venice.
 Accredited as a collateral event of the 57th Venice Biennale 2017.

Petronilla Silver @ Tremenheere Gallery
Current Exhibition Tremenheere Lower Gallery 

Changing Group Exhibition
More Than Meets the Eye 
Until 16 July 
(closed Mondays, and Tuesday 20 June) 
All works are for sale
Free admission to the Gallery

Curated by Petronilla Silver, More than Meets the Eye is a changing exhibition of artwork including Mick Arnold (ceramics), Nicola Bealing (monotypes), Anthony Bryant (wood vessels), Richard Cook (painting and drypoints), Ander Gunn (photographs), Tony Hayward (mixed media), Irene Lees (drawings), Louise McClary (paintings), Sheila Oliner (original prints), Michael Porter (painting and work on paper), Marta Rogoyska (tapestries), Nicola Tassie (ceramic sculpture), Janice Tchalenko (ceramics) and more.

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Janice Tchalenko Vessel 2017 Porcelain Height 40 cm

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Irene Lees A Mother’s Despair (from Boko Haram series)  2017

 

Anthony Bryant Holly Vessel  2017 20 x 26 x 26 cm

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Michael Porter Beside the Path 25-03-17 
Oil and acrylic on canvas (diptych) 110 x 243 cm

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Ander Gunn Teddington 1968
Photograph Ed. 15 51.5 x 60.5 cm

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Tony Hayward Overhanging Branches  2016-7
Mixed media 31 x 45 x 32 cm

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Louise McClary Holding Water 2017
Acrylic on canvas 127.5 x 127.5 cm

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Sheila Oliner Dusk 2009
Aquatint burnished with gold  Ed. 20 17.7 x 17.7 cm

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Mick Arnold Tall Porcelain
Bowl 26 x 22 x 22 cm

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Marta Rogoyska The Territory  2016
Wool on cotton warp 45 x 52 cm

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Richard Cook Holding Close 2007
Oil on canvas 153 x 184 cm

Sara Moorhouse The St. Ives Collection 2014-16

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Sara Moorhouse The St. Ives Collection a group of 32 bowls.
Shown above: 3 bowls from The St. Ives Collection
Largest: height x width 21 x 45 cm / Smallest: height x width 8.5 x 14 cm

View The St. Ives Collection 32 bowls here

On show now is a group of work by Sara Moorhouse, a ceramicist new to the Gallery. She won the 2014 Creative Wales Award from Arts Council Wales and used it to make The St. Ives Collection – a group of 32 bowls with bands of colour inspired by the light and colour particular to St. Ives.

She has always been interested in the way colour can alter spatial perception, a phenomenon she first noticed in agricultural landscapes in Wales.

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Sara Moorhouse From The St. Ives Collection height 20 cm

She says “The St. Ives series is quite a departure from my previous works. Not only has the colour palette changed but the use of high gloss bands has determined a new shape. On the outer surface of my previous conical shapes, high shine bands of colour display little reflection. However the outer surface of the curved bowl abundantly reflects light. The reflecting bands against matt bands suggests apparent indentations and a new surface that is alluring due to its ambiguous and glass like appearance.

Mike Tooby writes: “I am excited by the opportunity to see Sara Moorhouse's new work The St. Ives Collection in the context of a show at Petronilla Silver Cape Cornwall. I was on the Creative Wales award panel that supported her plans to spend time working in Penwith. We were confident that it would build her already substantial practice and generate fresh ideas. So it proved. Each time she returned from her working visits to Cornwall her Cardiff studio filled with photographs, notes, studies and test pieces. This period of experiment has now led to the flourishing of her new work.  A new crispness of light and a nuanced sense of form is apparent. The context of looking out over sea and sky could not, of course, be more fitting.”

Mike Tooby is an independent curator and writer based in Cardiff, and is Professor of Art and Design at Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University

He was founding director/curator of Tate St Ives.

Tea Party for Clementina van der Walt
Sunday 23rd October

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Clementina van der Walt CMB espresso cups height 8 cm

Petronilla Silver hosted a Tea Party to celebrate Clementina's original and vibrant ceramics. She spoke about her work and answered questions.

Clementina’s work was exhibited by us at the Wills Lane Gallery for seven years – often in the front window where it attracted a keen following. She lives in Cape Town, but this month is “international master potter in residence” at the Leach Pottery, St. Ives, so this is a rare opportunity to meet her and also see her cups, bowls and jugs in our new Gallery on Cape Cornwall.

She has said my intention is to seek the sacred in the ordinary. Her aesthetic inspiration is drawn from the patterns, colours and textures in the African urban and rural landscapes.

She is included in the collections of South African museums including: South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Johannesburg Art Gallery; Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria; William Humphreys Museum, Kimberley; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth.

This event followed on from the first in the series of discussions: Ceramics Now: What’s Happening? Who Cares? with Mike Tooby Professor of Art and Design, Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University, formerly Director of Tate St. Ives, and the ceramicists Nicola Tassie and Sara Moorhouse.

Maggi Hambling – Touch: Works on Paper
at The British Museum, London
8th September - 29th January 2017

This new exhibition includes over 40 works from the British Museum’s collection, loans from the National Portrait Gallery and Tate, and rarely seen work from private collections and the artist’s studio. Many are on show for the first time.

‘I believe the subject chooses the artist, not vice versa, and that subject must then be in charge during the act of drawing in order for the truth to be found. Eye and hand attempt to discover and produce those precise marks which recreate what the heart feels. The challenge is to touch the subject, with all the desire of a lover.’ Maggi Hambling

The etching Waves XI (Ed. 25) is on view in the exhibition, open until 29th January. The whole series of etchings is on view at Petronilla Silver. Click here to view them

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Maggi Hambling Waves XI 2009 Etching black 25/25 
Image size 30.5 x 47 cm Paper size 50 x 65 cm

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Nicola Tassie jugs and bowls

Nicola Tassie’s Jugs and bowls were a permanent and popular feature of the Wills Lane Gallery exhibits and her recent installations, shown by us at Collect 2015, were a sell out. Her new work continues to experiment with the functional, functionally ambiguous and sculptural.

New Tassie jugs and bowls are arriving at the end of this week, including a Set of 3 etched Jugs – watch website for images coming soon. She is currently working on a new body of work which will be shown from the end of May.

Nicola Tassie Web 2015 Porcelain 26 piece shown at Collect 2015. Photo M Stylianou


New – Sara Moorhouse

Also coming soon will be a group of work by a ceramicist new to the Gallery: Sara Moorhouse, who won the 2014 Creative Wales Award from Arts Council Wales, has always been interested in the way colour can alter spatial perception.

She used the award to make The St. Ives Collection – a group of approximately 30 bowls with bands of colour inspired by the light and colour particular to St. Ives. A departure from previous work, her palette has changed and the use of high gloss bands has determined a new shape.

Sara Moorhouse The St. Ives Collection a group of approximately 30 bowls
Largest height x width 21 x 45 cm / Smallest height x width 8.5 x 14 cm


Clementina van der Walt ceramics also arrived

New work by Clementina has arrived from South Africa: 66 pieces of press moulded earthenware, click here for more

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Clementina van der Walt Deco beakers height 10 cm 

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Clementina van der Walt Stacked bowls
large 7.5 x 24.5 x 24.5 cm medium 7 x 7 x 7 cm and small 5 x 5 x 5 cm

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Clementina van der Walt Memphis small jug height 10.5 cm, bowl with gold handles 6 x 12 x 8 cm

Maggi Hambling – Touch: Works on Paper
at The British Museum, London
8th September - 29th January 2017

Drawings and prints from her early student work to the present. She describes drawing as an absorbing and inclusive activity, valuing the participation of the viewer as much as the subject.

The etching Waves XI (Ed. 25) is on view in the B.M. exhibition which runs until 29 January. The whole series is on view at Petronilla Silver. Click here to see our Hambling prints

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Maggi Hambling Waves XI 2009 Etching black 25/25 
Image size 30.5 x 47 cm Paper size 50 x 65 cm


Biography
Maggi Hambling CBE Painter and Sculptor
1960 studied with Lett Haines and Cedric Morris
1964-67 Camberwell School of Art, London
1967-69 Slade School of Art, London

Hambling was the First Artist In Residence at The National Gallery, London and in 1995 she won the Jerwood Prize for Painting (with Patrick Caulfield). Her work is in many university, corporate and museum collections including: Tate Gallery; Imperial War Museum and National Gallery, London. Her Oscar Wilde sculpture was unveiled in central London In 1998 and Scallop for Benjamin Britten was installed on Aldeburgh Beach in 2003.

Ceramics Now: What’s Happening? Who Cares?
Sunday 21st August

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Above left to right:  Nicola Tassie,  Sara Moorhouse,  Mike Tooby
Wall:
Nicola Tassie Sea View 2005 4 part still life set Stoneware with glaze and slip. Pop after Lichtenstein 2005 Set of 3 pierced jars Earthenware with tin glaze Stephen Chambers Stealing things – Bicycle Thief 2015 Oil on linen Table: Sara Moorhouse bowls part of The St. Ives Collection a group of 32 bowls

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A lively informal discussion with Mike Tooby took place on Sunday 21 August. Nicola Tassie and Sara Moorhouse talked about their work in the context of the game-changing ceramics being made and marketed today.

Functional, functionally ambiguous or sculptural? Potter, ceramicist, maker or artist? Fine artists working with clay.  Ceramicists showing in fine art galleries. The Great Pottery Throw Down on TV. Status of ceramics in art education.

Mike Tooby
Mike Tooby is an independent curator and writer based in Cardiff and is Professor of Art & Design at Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University. He was the Founding Director/Curator of Tate St. Ives

Nicola Tassie
Nicola Tassie’s jugs and bowls were a permanent and popular feature of the Wills Lane Gallery exhibits, and her installations, shown by us at Collect 2015, were a sell out. Her new work continues to experiment.

Sara Moorhouse
Sara Moorhouse – a ceramicist new to the gallery, won the 2014 Creative Wales Award from Arts Council Wales and used it to make The St. Ives Collection 2014-2016  now in the gallery – a group of 32 bowls with bands of colour inspired by the light and colour particular to St. Ives. She has always been interested in the way colour can alter spatial perception. For the opening of the new Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery she exhibited a group of 27 bowls based on the arable landscapes of Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.

New Janice Tchalenko porcelain ceramics 

Tchalenko is known for her domestic ware  – to see more of the new work click here

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Janice Tchalenko Porcelain vessel 2016
19 x 20.5 x 20.5 cm

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Janice Tchalenko Porcelain cup/bowls
tallest height 7 cm smallest height 4.5 cm

New Nicola Tassie ceramics

Nicola Tassie’s jugs and bowls were a permanent and popular feature of the Wills Lane Gallery exhibits, and her installations, shown by us at Collect 2015, were a sell out. Her new work continues to experiment with the functional, functionally ambiguous and sculptural.

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Pop - after Lichtenstein 2005 Set of 3 pierced jars  Earthenware with tin glaze
23 x 25.4 x 8.3 cm Photo: Peter Abrahams

New Tassie work: Nest a Set of 3 porcelain jugs with etched lines has sold already, and we are delighted to have two of the first sets Tassie ever made Pop – after Lichtenstein  2005 (see above photo) and Sea View  2005 see Nicola Tassie under Ceramics. We also have 2 new bowls, and four jugs.

More images coming soon. 

She is currently working on pieces which we hope to
show at the next Collect at the Saatchi Gallery in February 2017.

The Tim Sayer Bequest  Teddington by Ander Gunn

Teddington 6/15 has been bought by the Tim Sayer Bequest for gift to The Hepworth Wakefield.

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Teddington 1968 Black and white photograph  Ed. 15

Since the 50’s Ander Gunn has taken black and white photographs with a pre-digital camera and developed his own prints. See more

New gallery space

See the new gallery space and view the exciting new work in this spectacular location - a designated area of outstanding natural beauty just off the coast path. 

New ceramics from Clementina van der Walt and Janice Tchalenko

New Paintings by Maggi Hambling, Richard Cook, Louise McClary, Nicola Bealing, Stephen Chambers

Maggi Hambling 22 etchings

Stephen Chambers screenprints and lithograph 

Michael Porter Oil and acrylic on photograph

Sarah Drew necklaces

Gary Allson burnt oak bowls and platters
Anthony Bryant large wood bowls 

Janice Tchalenko  Vessels and cups

Mick Arnold porcelain tableware

Marta Rogoyska tapestries

Ander Gunn photographs

For information about former Wills Lane Gallery artists or to contact Petronilla Silver please email: petronilla@petronillasilver.co.uk

A wall in the new exhibition space

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Stephen Chambers Hide Seek 2004  Oil on canvas 76 x 66 cm, Man Smoking 2004 Oil on canvas 76 x 66 cm, Portrait of FK Oil on canvas 40 x 35 cm, Portrait of JD Oil on canvas 40 x 35 cm, (Prelude to) The Exploration of America 2015 Six colour lithograph with chine colle Ed. 25 56 x 70 cm, Nicola Bealing King of the Birds (Aesop) Oil on canvas 137 x 122 cm.

Petronilla Silver ran the Wills Lane Gallery in St. Ives from 2007 until May 2015. She will continue to show fine and applied art by many of the same artists she selected for the Wills Lane Gallery, this time on Cape Cornwall.

Viewing by invitation or appointment

For further information e-mail: petronilla@petronillasilver.co.uk

Work in progress

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Petronilla Silver ran the Wills Lane Gallery in St. Ives from 2007 until May 2015. From 26th October she opened her new gallery, continuing to show fine and applied art by many of the same artists selected for the Wills Lane Gallery, this time on Cape Cornwall.

Viewing will be by invitation from October 26th 2015

For further information e-mail: petronilla@petronillasilver.co.uk