Petronilla Silver @ Tremenheere Gallery
Two exhibitions currently showing
curated by Petronilla Silver:
Stephen Chambers R.A.
Beneath the Golden Tree
New Monotypes and Original Prints
Changing Group Exhibition
More Than Meets the Eye
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Gulval, Penzance TR20 8YL
We are delighted to be curating two exhibitions in this stunning new-build gallery which opened three months ago in Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Do come and visit us there.
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens and Gallery
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is set in a 22 acre landscape with exotic and sub tropical plants. The valley is wonderfully sheltered and has spectacular views towards St. Michael’s Mount. Sculpture includes work by James Turrell, David Nash, Peter Randall Page and Tim Shaw.
Gallery open Tuesday-Sunday 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Gardens open Daily 10.00 am – 5.00 pm.
There is an admission charge for the Gardens
Tremenheere Kitchen is open daily
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Very popular with delicious food.
New Hang, New Work on Cape Cornwall
Gary Allson burnt oak bowl and platter
Mick Arnold porcelain tableware
Nicola Bealing paintings
Anthony Bryant green wood vessels
Stephen Chambers paintings and screenprints and lithograph
Sarah Drew Jewellery made from found objects
Ander Gunn photographs
Maggi Hambling paintings and original prints
Tony Hayward mixed media
Louise McClary paintings
Rebecca Oliner drawings
Sheila Oliner original prints and drawings
Clementina van der Walt press moulded earthenware and a group of work The Leach Challengemade during her residency at The Leach Pottery this year
Marta Rogoyska Tapestries
Caroline Schuck Polymer clay jewellery
Nicola Tassie ceramic sculpture and installations including Murmuration and Squall: 2 sets of five porcelain cylinders arranged in a line
Janice Tchalenko new porcelain bowls and vessels
Other work in the Gallery
Irene Lees drawings
Michael Porter mixed media
Sara Moorhouse The St. Ives Collection 2014-16
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.
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.
Ceramics Now: What’s Happening? Who Cares?
Sunday 21st August
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 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’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 – 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 Display from October 26th
3 New Oil paintings on board
Sea at Sunset (1) 2015 27 x 23.3 cm
Sea at Sunset (2) 2015 20 x 26 cm
Night Club 2015 21.5 x 23.5 cm
and a wonderful collection of 22 etchings see images
Showing two new 2015 oil on photograph works
New paintings see images of Nicola Bealing’s work. Bealing often plays with the viewer's expectations as with her series of Infested Carpets with beetles and butterflies she pokes fun at the world. Man is portrayed as slightly absurd often co-existing with a myriad of moths, birds, fish, bubbles, whatever and even his fellow man.
Born in Cornwall where McClary lives and works, and draws inspiration for her canvases.
Just completed wood bowls
Maggi Hambling Sea at Sunset (2) 2015, Oil on board
6.5 x 13 cm