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Join us for the opening of The Shipping Forecast at the Museum of Cornish Life, Helston - an exhibition of new paintings, drawings, and animation by Tom Kaniok, curated by Tehmina Goskar.

This new body of work reflects on how many of Cornwall's archeological finds get discovered through the artist's daily ritual of walking to Lowland Point, situated two miles from his home on the Lizard peninsula, providing the starting point for discovering a small but wonderful part of the story of the landscape.

Within the many intricacies of this site and its wildlife, Tom depicts the wondrous encounters with remnants of the SS Ocklinge, an Iron ore tanker wrecked at Lowland Point in 1932, playing with alternative narratives while reflecting on our current relationship with the natural world.

Tom will be giving a short artist talk and formally opening the exhibition on 27th May from 4-6pm.

Free, all welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuit refreshments available.

Tom Kaniok (b.1991, Cornwall) is a British visual artist who lives and works on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall, UK. He graduated with an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2018) and a BA in fine art painting from Wimbledon College of Art, London (2013). Tom has received grants from Arts Council England, Feast Cornwall, and the Royal College of Art.
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