As part of 2014’s Newlyn Arts Festival, four artists took up residence in the village, creating work in various locations including The Fishermen’s Mission. The work, or documentation of their residency, is exhibited in the Studio Café at Newlyn Art Gallery.
From 27 January 2015 to 7 February 2015, the exhibited artist is Faye Dobinson with “All at Sea”.
Faye spent her residency sketching, talking and finding out about navigation from fishermen at The Mission. She listened to their tales and made small art works, ten of which were sent off in bottles (akin to a ‘message in a bottle’). The work was sent out with the fishermen who threw the art from their boats at a point they believed would give the bottle the best chance of it travelling furthest afield. Faye will present some of her artworks and documentation relating to her residency.
From 10 – 21 February 2015, the exhibited artist is Biljana Lipic with “Fishermen’s Hands”.
During her residency, using photography, Biljana observed and attempted to ‘catch’ the Newlyn fishermen’s individual characters and life stories, as embodied through their hands. She moved about the village to find the fishermen in their working and leisure environments. Her goal was to show in as personal and intimate way as possible, the work and the lives of these men who are also some of our last hunters.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn TR18 5PZ
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Studio Café and shop at Newlyn Art Gallery are open Tue-Sat, 11am – 4pm, free admission, donations welcome.
The galleries are now closed for maintenance work, reopening on Saturday 21st March 2015 with Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014.