What Is This Place

Image Credit: Nigh and Day by Freya Douglas-Morris

Newlyn Art Gallery

01736 363715

Saturday 22 April 2017 – Saturday 15 July 2017
10am - 5pm
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat
Admission Fee: £2.20 incl Gift Aid donation


Fri 21 April, 7-9pm
FREE entry, all welcome


Join the exhibiting artists and curator for an informal discussion .
Sat 22 April, 11am
FREE with admission

The paintings in this exhibition share a sense of improvisation. Like the act of drawing, the works are a way for the artist to work through ideas. Their marks have been made with a speed and spontaneity, executed quickly to capture changing thoughts and ideas.Some of the artists have been drawn to a particular location, repeatedly, to better understand it. For others, it’s the social and political landscape of the world today they are questioning. Memory, and its varied versions of truth, often acts as a source or starting point. From the commonplace to the cosmic, the eight artists in this exhibition are questioning with paint, what is this place?

Participating artists and their place of work

  • Samuel Bassett | St Ives, Cornwall
  • Romi Behrens | Rosudgeon, Cornwall
  • Gordon Dalton | Cardiff
  • Freya Douglas-Morris | London
  • Danny Fox | London / Los Angeles
  • Ben Sanderson | Helston, Cornwall
  • Corinna Spencer | Torquay, Devon
  • Lucy Stein | St Just, Cornwall

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