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Artist Preview - "Gossamer Threads" and "Coastal Villages"

Join us for the launch of our July exhi­bi­tions, Gos­samer Threads, Works of Mhairi Tre­harne & Emma Roberts, & Coastal Vil­lages, Works of Philip Eley

Opening Times
17:30 – 20:30
free admission
Join us for our a celebratory preview evening to launch Gossamer Threads, Works of Mhairi Treharne and Emma Roberts, and Coastal Villages, Works of Philip Eley.

Gossamer Threads

Artizan Gallery welcomes Mhairi Treharne and Emma Roberts to exhibit with us for the first time. Gossamer Threads is the culmination of a year of reflective practice and mentoring at the Newlyn School of Art in Cornwall, attended by the two artists. During this time, they have recognised a strong resonance between their work; with each of their practices embedded in a sense of narrative, nostalgia and memory. Previous experience of exhibiting together had demonstrated how relationships between unrelated artworks can amplify their meaning and a viewer’s response to it.

However, they have come to realise that collectively, they have natural resonating themes, from wistful affections for a sense of place, and the universality of shared experiences, to the pursuit of capturing the intangible elements of preciousness. In this exhibition, Gossamer Threads, the pair aim through their collection of paintings, both large and small, and three-dimensional pieces, to connect their common artistic themes and hopefully impart some of the emotion that is imbued in them.

Coastal Villages

Philip Eley is a naive artist living in Paignton, Devon. He works as an emotional health specialist, helping teenagers find emotional balance. At the start of 2021 Philip committed to doing a painting a day for 365 days. Although he has developing his unique style over many years, the discipline of painting every day has transformed his work. Over these months he has found a freedom and vibrancy that he had always looked for. But liveliness is only one side of Philip’s work,’ I am always striving to balance this with a sense of peace and serenity. This balance is key to my work’.

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