Drawing a Presence

Wherrytown Skaters With James Hankey
Image: Wherrytown Skaters With James Hankey

10 May — 12 Jul 2014

Newlyn Art Gallery

Drawing a Presence is a snap shot of what it’s like to be a certain age, at a particular time, in a specific place.

Curated by Falmouth-based Elle Sambrook and Henry Osman, this exhibition invites visitors to Newlyn Art Gallery to view Cornwall as seen by a new generation of artists.

The works deal with migration, landscape, folklore and social perceptions. They cover many media – wax sculpture, large-scale drawings, analogue photography and performance poetry – each conveying their own personal response to Cornwall.

In addition to the call-out, skateboarders at Wherrytown have been collaborating with photographer James Hankey while 3 Villages Youth Project has been creating a new piece of work with artist Sam Bassett. There have also been several commissions, including a performance by poet Seth Hampshire and photography by Rosie Kliskey.

Drawing a Presence presents a unique opportunity for visitors to Newlyn Art Gallery to see Cornwall as seen by young artists. The exhibition runs concurrently to an international group exhibition at The Exchange, 3am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night.

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Opening Event
Newlyn Art Gallery
Friday 9th May, 6-7.30pm
Penzance’s very own Little Wonder Café will bring its caravan to the gallery selling Mexican street food from 5.45-7.45pm. Performance by Poet Seth Hampshire at 7pm.
FREE, pay bar available.

Exhibition Tours
First Thursday of each month, 11am, The Exchange.
First Friday of each month, 11am Newlyn.
Join a member of staff for an informal tour and discussion about the exhibition.
No booking required, FREE

Should I Go Or Should I Stay Now?
Newlyn Art Gallery
12th July 11am – 1pm
Drawing a Presence invites you to add your voice to The Exchange’s A Postcard to Penzance debate with a very particular question:
Do young artists have to leave the county to become successful?
Join Elle Sambrook and Henry Osman for a lively and informal discussion with artists and curators at all stages of their careers. FREE

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Venue: Newlyn Art Gallery
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Open: Tuesday–Saturday: 10.00–17.00
Closed: Sunday & Monday

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