What Is This Place?

22 Apr 2017 – 15 Jul 2017

Event times

Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm

Cost of entry

£2.20 incl Gift Aid donation, FREE for U18s, Supprters and Art Pass holder

Newlyn Art Gallery

Cornwall, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses run from the Greenmarket in Penzance to Newlyn every 20 minutes (no 1 & 6)

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Paintings by eight artists


The paintings by the eight artists in this exhibition share a sense of improvisation. Like the act of drawing, they are a way for the artist to work through ideas and pose questions. Their marks have been made with a speed and spontaneity, executed quickly to capture changing thoughts and situations.

Some of the artists have been drawn to a particular location or subject, repeatedly, to better understand it; tapping away till it reveals itself. For others, there is an underlying questioning of the social and political landscape of the world today.

Memory, and its fluid versions of truth, often acts as a source or starting point, to revisit, to reimagine. From the commonplace to the cosmic,  the eight artists in this exhibition are questioning with paint, What is this place?

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Blair Todd

Exhibiting artists

Danny Fox

Ben Sanderson

Lucy Stein

Gordon Dalton

Samuel Bassett

Freya Douglas-Morris

Romi Behrens

Corinna Spencer


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