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Andrew Lambirth has selected 14 artists for his Critics Choice

exhibition at The Wills Lane Gallery in St. Ives

11th July-5th September 2010

Victoria Achache, Adrian Berg, Marcia Blakenham, Tyrel

Broadbent, Stephen Chambers, Roland Collins, Nigel Ellis, Jason

Gathorne-Hardy, Maggi Hambling, John Hubbard, David

Inshaw, Tory Lawrence, Colin Self, Jo Welsh

Lambirth provocatively claims "St Ives is famous for its art, but

it's high time there was some new blood in the galleries of

Cornwall. I have chosen 14 artists mostly from the south and east

of England to shake up the rock pools. From painting to print-

making and ceramics, this critic's choice offers variety and

excellence in a concentrated form, easy to take."

Despite Lambirth’s stance he seems to have taken St. Ives to heart

and selected work which will feel at home. Waves by Maggi

Hambling, etchings by Colin Self including Crab, plaice and

prawns” and “Flag by the Sea”, drawings of black headed gulls by

Jason Gathorne-Hardy, gouaches and oils of Cornish landscapes

by Nigel Ellis, Tory Lawrence and Roland Collins, and ceramic

fish by Marcia Blakenham. Other work which is less obviously

connected includes David Inshaw’s paintings of dreamlike

landscapes and etchings of cricket matches, John Hubbard’s

watercolour colour-play studies of trees, Stephen Chambers

sensuous colour pattern screenprints, Jo Welsh’s boxes, Victoria

Achaches colour gouaches - which Lambirth describes as being of

Mediterranean intensity - and the quirky ceramic tiles of Tyrel

Broadbent which reference imagery from the past as well as

satirising the present.

A delight for the eye don’t miss this exhibition.

Andrew Lambirth is currently the art critic for The Spectator and

from 1990 to 2002 was contributing editor of the Royal Academy

of Arts Magazine. He has written many monographs on artists

such as Stephen Chambers. His book on David Inshaw will be

published this year.

For further information and images please contact

Petronilla Silver + 44 (0)1736 795 723

The Wills Lane Gallery aims to offer a professional service to art

buyers, especially those who wish to start or add to a collection.

Since its rebirth nearly 3 years ago the gallery has exhibited a

wide range of work in different media, by living artists at

different stages in their careers.

Gallery opening times: Wednesday-Saturday 10.30 am - 5.30 pm


11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Monday & Tuesday

Closed but open 12th and 13th July, 2010