Exhibition

7 Crows

1 Mar 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

Regular hours

Monday
10:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:00
Thursday
10:00 – 17:00
Friday
10:00 – 17:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
Sunday
Closed

Free admission

Penwith Gallery

St Ives, United Kingdom

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The 7 bronze crow sculptures currently on display at the Penwith Gallery St Ives are the work of sculptor Tom Leaper.

About

The story of the crows began when small paper origami birds began to appear on the front desk, left by an anonymous artist.  After some investigation the culprit was identified as the 7 Crows Studio (although the artist remains at large).  Tom happened to pop in to the gallery while the staff were discussing the mystery, and decided to take the idea further and enlarge them into bronze with marble plinths to raise money to fund the upgrade of the lighting in the gallery.  The originator of the origami crows happily agreed to the concept, and the work began…

Each crow is around 48cm tall and mounted on an individual plinth of jesmonite marble.  They are being sold for £1800 each, and 100% of the proceeds will go towards the costs of improved lighting for the gallery, and revamp of our sculpture garden.  Anyone who purchases a crow will therefore be part of the legacy of the building and will have their name featured on a plaque in the gallery once the upgrades are complete.

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Exhibiting artists

Tom Leaper

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