Nicola Bealing: Death & Circuses

Image Credit: Nicola Bealing 'Carousel with Capital Crimes'. Oil and spray paint on linen, 183 x 183 cm

Kestle Barton, Manaccan, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6HU

01326 231811
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Saturday 09 July 2016 – Sunday 04 September 2016
Opening Hours: 10:30am -5:30pm

‘….things as certain as death and taxes,’ 
Daniel Defoe, The Political History of the Devil 1726

‘Bread and circuses’ (‘…panem et circenses’) 
Juvenal AD100

Nicola Bealing is a leading painter and printmaker in Cornwall who works from the CAST Studios in Helston. Bealing creates figurative and fictitious imagery inspired by fish, animals, insects and humans of all shapes and sizes. Her work is often a dark and perceptive commentary on human nature in both natural habitats and unexpected ones.

This exhibition will feature large-scale paintings made in response to the archives of the Helston Folk Museum. This body of work is a unique opportunity to see Bealing weave her creative compositions from stories of historical, local interest. The exhibition focuses on particular records from the archive related to identity, crime and punishment. The stuff good stories are made of….

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England


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