Galleries - July 2015

art Cornwall arts and crafts across the county C2 CORNWALL AND WEST COUNTRY GALLERIES JULY 2015 Given the right weather, Cornwall in July can be the nearest thing to heaven; with a badly behaved jet stream, enthusiasms can be somewhat dampened. This is where the art lover scores – it’s another reason to visit the Cornish galleries which continue to thrive, showing art and crafts that tick virtually every box. An iconic listed building at Sennen Cove – feet almost in the Atlantic Ocean and once housing a huge man powered capstan wheel – is now The Roundhouse and Capstan Gallery , where, in addition to gallery artists this summer, they are showing RA sculptor Philip Wakeman and naive artist Jan Phethean who has also worked as a muralist and architectural designer. Wakeman, who produces ethereal figurative work, somewhat unusually does all his own bronze casting. Possibly one ofCornwall’s most famous fishing villages (stargazy pie and all that), Mousehole is where The Little Picture Gallery are hosting an exhibition by some 50 members ofThe Association ofBritish Naïve Artists with colourful works by artists including Hannah Dosanjh, Pat Bowley and Brian Pollard. Michael Strang paints in oils, not so common these days but then Strang is not an artist to run with any pack. His plein-air seascapes were included in the Tate’s ‘Century ofImages’ exhibition in 1995 and his work is in various prestigious collections. Best known for his seascapes, landscapes, portraits and flowers he is showing at The Summerhouse Gallery in Marazion throughout July. Further afield, in fact in a rural paradise, Kestle Barton shows leading edge art amongst mystically beautiful countryside. ‘Testing Tropes’ until 12 July combines the work ofsix young artists in mixed media to juggle the commonly used motifs of art and see how they might be reinvented in a contemporary setting. This is followed by three dimensional work and installations by Andrea Büttner. In the centre ofhistoric Georgian Truro Lemon Street Gallery combines a mixed summer show ofpaintings and ceramics by new and existing artists with stainless steel interior sculpture by Suzanne Redstone. A visit to their sculpture garden at Withiel, where pieces by Sophie Ryder, Ann Christopher RA, Nicola Hicks and Jilly Sutton can be enjoyed amongst five acres of woodland, orchards and formal gardens – is an absolute must to visit. A community ofartists first and a showroom second, The Portscatho Art Society at The New Gallery celebrates its 30th birthday this year and continue with their ethos ofproviding an environment for artists to develop style and technique as well as show and sell their art. Artists here include Chris and Andrea On the Cover Jilly Sutton ‘Wistful Wood’ at Lemon Street Gallery Page C2 Cornwall round up Page C4 st ives, penzance, & newlyn Page C5 west country, bath & bristol Key: *ad /see display *pr /press release on Image captions opposite Published by Barrington Publications in association with Galleries the UK’s leading arts listing magazine – in print and on line every month twitter: @art_mag