27 Jul 2019 – 24 Aug 2019

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10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

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Penwith Gallery

St Ives
England, United Kingdom


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  • St Ives Bus Station
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Echoes is the fourth joint exhibition by Falmouth artists Sue Davis, Jane Smith and Lesley Harry.


We are solitary workers in the different disciplines of ceramic, print, mixed media and paint but engage in an on going conversation about our working practice and focus. It is the fragile and changing nature of the Cornish landscape that intrigues and the legacy of abstraction that inspires.

Over the past 4 years the role of our annual exhibition has grown in importance to us. We have learnt to trust that a conversation will develop across the very different bodies of work, to embrace the creative opportunities a shared exhibition provides, and to delight in recognising elements of past endeavours and even false starts. More than an opportunity to showcase new work, it is an invaluable triangulation experience as we ‘pause’, reflect on past and future work, and open ourselves to new possibilities.

The title “Echoes” was chosen as we had started to advance previous statements, pushing our ideas a little further into new work; scaling up, deconstructing, exploring negative and positive space, and the possibilities of new materials.

Now the work has come together we relish the hot palette of arcs, twists, coils, and curves anchored by tranquil and Zen-like ceramics. We hope we have succeeded in setting up a creative dialogue between the pieces, and in doing so revealed something new and different about our art and selves - a springboard for on-going collaboration.

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Jane Smith

Lesley Harry

Sue Davis


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