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An interesting year

An interesting year

As the end of the year approaches, it's a natural time to review how our first year panned out. Well, we have to say it wasn't what we expected!  Being forced to close three weeks after opening wasn't an action anyone could have predicted. Completely necessary for the health of the country it hurt in more ways than one. A new business with very little paperwork of income, we didn't qualify for any of the government help and had to rely on our fantastic resident artists for financial support. However, the most frustrating aspect of the lockdown was the change to...

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A different way of seeing

A different way of seeing

In art history, minimalism is a new movement of the post-war period that has its roots firmly bedded in cubism, abstract, non-figurative and non-representational art. It has many levels, from a recognisable sense of a form to a mere glimpse of its essence. In painting, the move from visual recognition towards literal interpretation found favour with sculptors and creators.  Predominantly an American founded art movement which reached its peak in the '60s and '70s, prominent artists associated with minimalism include Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, Carl Andre, Robert Morris, Anne Truitt, and Frank Stella. It's no surprise that as...

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A fascination with the sea

A fascination with the sea

Our move to Cornwall in 1986 and again in 2015 were both partially motivated by the need to be near the sea. It has provided a place of solace and inspiration in both periods of our lives. We are not alone in our adoration of water. Most Cornish artists have captured the sea as sketch or painting at some point in their career. In fact, our current exhibitor Ella Carty decided to dedicate her whole show to the rockpools at St Ives and the Scilly isles. And our next exhibitor Jon White has documented his memories of the sea as a creative response to his recently...

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