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Newlyn Society of Artists Showcase 2023

NSA takeover Tremenheere Gallery, Saturday October 14th to Sunday November 5th.

The Showcase is one of the Newlyn Society of Artists’ twice-yearly exhibitions at Tremenheere. Drawn from NSA’s membership of almost 100 professional artists, this exhibition aims to present a slice of lively and thought provoking art created in Cornwall in the 2020s. There is no house style in the NSA. The visitor can expect to see high-quality work across a range of media reflecting the wide diversity of practices and interests within the membership where the nature and challenges of contemporary life find an artistic voice.

On Saturday October 21st a group of participating artists will be at the gallery from 1.45pm to talk to visitors about the ideas and processes involved in their practice. The Artists Talks will be followed at 3.00pm by a presentation by Dr Virginia Button with ‘Some thoughts on the Artist’s Society in a Rural Community’. This will offer a critical perspective on the function of a Society such the NSA for the contemporary artist, their work and the Society’s relationship with the community in which it is located.

Newlyn Society of Artists Established in the late 19th century by an influential group of Landscape and Social Realist painters, the NSA exists today as a group of almost 100 contemporary artists who live in West Cornwall or have a close connection to it. They work across a range of disciplines from painting and sculpture to performance and the moving image. The NSA is run by an annually elected committee and continues to seek new opportunities and welcome new membership applications. In 2017, the NSA began an exciting new partnership with Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, whose new, contemporary gallery space is now their new home, and the venue for twice yearly NSA exhibitions.

Ginny Button is an art historian, writer, curator and academic, with expertise in modern and contemporary British Art.  Formerly a curator at London’s Tate Gallery and Tate Britain, she curated the Turner Prize for much of the 1990s before moving to Cornwall in 2001, where she worked at Falmouth University, initially as Course Leader MA Curatorial Practice, then as Head of Art and Director of Falmouth School of Art.  

The exhibition will open with an opening party on Saturday 14th October at 2-4pm, everyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to attend the artists talks and presentation on the 21st October, please book on Eventbrite here. Tickets are FREE.

Tremenheere Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm, closed Sundays and Mondays, FREE entry.

Find more information about the NSA here.