We highlight some of the great artists linked with this region including Sandra Blow and Sir Terry Frost whilst also featuring some emerging talents who have taken inspiration from the rugged coastline and beautiful beaches.
Sandra Blow RA (1925-2006) was one of the leading lights of the abstract art movement of the 1950s. Sandra spent a large amount of her time in Cornwall and played a major part in reinvigorating the Cornish art scene of the mid 1990’s. Her uncompromising approach pushed printmaking techniques to new boundaries using hessian, film and cloth; the prints are almost sculptural. Sir Terry Frost RA (1915-2003) was a giant of British abstract Art. Frost attended the St. Ives School of Art before studying at the Camberwell School of Art. Working with Barbara Hepworth and taking up various solo shows and teaching positions propelled him into the spotlight. Frost's work reflects his gratitude and joie de vivre at having survived wartime incarceration; it is full of colour, light and the pleasure of existence 'a sense of delight in front of nature'.
Alongside will feature Richard Tuff’s screen prints, which capture the colour and light of Cornwall’s busy harbours and towns. Glyn Macey’s mixed media paintings use an array of mark making techniques, which capture the underlying essence of the landscape. Rostra Gallery also introduces Bath artist Alex Nash who will be exhibiting her screen prints inspired by her trips to Cornwall, capturing the coastline in subtle tones and shapes that evoke a sense of nostalgia.
Celebrate your Cornish Connection and join us on Friday 10th July for a cider and a homemade pasty!