Transition is an opportunity for artists to use the gallery space to consider how a series of works is developing or to try out ideas for an installation or interactive project. Each artist is given a weeklong slot in either the lower or upper gallery, with a total of eight projects over the four weeks. Throughout their week the artists re-evaluate their work and respond to visitors’ comments. Each project is in a constant state of flux, without the constraints of a finalised exhibition. Since the first Transition in 2000, more than 150 artists have taken part and benefited from the opportunity it offers. Transition remains unique to Newlyn Art Gallery, and has become a vital part of the programme, gaining national acclaim.
Week One: Tuesday 16th – Saturday 20th February
Lower Gallery: James Thurgood
Frame: Using a selection of 20 found images from printed media, ’Frame’ is a participatory, image-based investigation into how we read and interpret images and visual language.
Upper Gallery: Cate Smith
A dynamic installation exploring the perception of time through movement and change, filming the process and allowing members of the public to view and discuss the project as a performance.
Week Two: Tuesday 23rd – Saturday 27th February
Lower Gallery: Angela Cockayne
A Cornish Expedition: An interdisciplinary and curious journey, which is both a voyage around a studio and the Cornish coastline; weaving narratives and objects, to investigate themes.
Upper Gallery: James Hankey
Welcoming assistance from gallery visitors, James will be experimenting with the placement of hundreds of small mirrors to create, reveal and question the potential of focal points.
Week Three: Tuesday 1st – Saturday 5th March
Lower Gallery: Jo Willoughby
Irreducible Particularity: Testing an experimental and process-based working method, Jo will gather together signifiers and artefacts of everyday life to create an evolving site-specific assemblage.
Upper Gallery: Sam Bassett
Using the space as a studio, Sam will work with visitors through discussion and direction to construct new pieces, using a variety of mediums.
Week Four: Tuesday 8th – Saturday 12th March
Lower Gallery: Bram Thomas Arnold
An English Pilgrimage: A wooden hermitage, constructed from flotsam found along St Michael’s Way, will become a site for poetic and book-bound reflections on a series of walks.
Upper Gallery: Drawing Down the Feminine (led by Kate Walters)
This project will explore and negotiate an understanding of the hidden world of the feminine principle through paintings, drawings, sculpture, film, writing, talks, workshops and music.
Each Friday morning at 11am in The Studio Café, Newlyn Art Gallery (19th & 26th February and 4th & 11th March). Join the week’s artists and curator Blair Todd as they discuss the progress of their residency. Free, no booking required, just turn up.
For more details contact Kathy.Hill@newlynartgallery.co.uk – Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn TR18 5PZ