• Image shows a cast of sandcastle lying on a sandy beach
    Image: A casting by Claye Bowler
  • Image shows I Love You written in the sand on the beach
  • Image shows a wide path with the sea to the right and green grassy area to the left
    Image: Newlyn Beach
  • Image shows a drawn locationmap of Newlyn Art Gallery and the beach
    Image: The location of the event

08 Jun 2023

11:00 — 19:30

Newlyn Art Gallery & Off Site


Join us on the beach outside Newlyn Art Gallery for an all-day event of art and exploration with our Jerwood Newlyn Residency artist Claye Bowler, ending with drinks and an artist talk. 

Claye is a sculptor who makes work exploring themes of memory, collecting, archiving, and the queer body. During his residency, Claye has been delving into the interaction between the body and the natural landscape of the sea and beach. Through digging holes, building castles, immersing the body in sand and sea, stacking rocks, and creating patterns, he has been exploring the relationship between the human form and the environment.

  • 11.00 – 18.00 / Claye will be on the beach giving you the opportunity to see his works in progress, including drawings, tools, castings, and sculptures that aim to preserve these interactions.
  • 18.00 / Meet in the Garden Cafe for pre-talk drinks (pay bar)
  • 18.30 – 19.30 / Back on the beach, Claye will give a talk about his work and residency with the gallery
  • Through to 20.30 / The Garden Cafe will be open

In the event of wet weather, Claye will spend as much time as he can on the beach, but the talk will talk place in The Studio upstairs at Newlyn Art Gallery.

FREE, all welcome.

The gallery will be open until 18.00 if you wish to view the current exhibition in The Picture Room, featuring Elizabeth Loveday, before the talk.


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Jerwood Arts is the leading independent funder dedicated to supporting UK artists, curators and producers to develop and thrive. It enables transformative opportunities for individuals across art forms, supporting imaginative awards, bursaries, fellowships, projects, programmes and commissions. It is committed to supporting artistic freedom of expression and being as inclusive as possible across all its work. It presents new work and brings people from across the arts together through its exhibitions and events at Jerwood Space, London, as well as across the UK and online.

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