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A CURATORS DIARY / CHARLOTTE DAVIS FLUX Well, well, well, what a start to 2014. It seems this year is going to be full of adventure, creativity and mayhem! I love it! To kick off January, I had the pleasure to co-curate FLUX at Heseltine Gallery, an exhibition with Newlyn Society of Artists. Joeleen Lynch and I have been working with the NSA for the past 6 months and this exhibition has offered a perfect pause between chapters to focus our research and showcase some of the members’ artwork in Truro. The title, FLUX, inspired by the stage from which the art society have found themselves over the past year, accentuated by the cusp of a new year beginning and is finally illustrated by the artists’ practices reaching a moment of revelation, experimentation and change.

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On the morning of the install, Joeleen and I found ourselves take by the plethora of styles, compositions and sizes presented to us, propped up along the wall. This really was going to be a exciting group show to arrange and explore and was going to be a challenge, however with the support of Miff Crockford, Gareth Edwards and Morwenna Morrison, we were soon under way! We were pretty pleased when we left the gallery that evening. I would like to point out that we had to space and hang the artwork without a RULER! Charlotte Davis, the queen of measuring and calculations managed to hang an exhibition without using a tape measure. Whether I enjoyed this method is another matter.... haha:) The private view was a massive success and I think I can speak on behalf of all of the NSA members who were there, they were all proud to be part of this one month exhibition and were inspired to make things happen in 2014.

A new year in the gallery Now, back to Falmouth Art Gallery. We have had a ram packed January, enjoying the final few weeks of Andrew Lanyon’s The only non-slip dodo mat in the world exhibition, preparing to launch our Cultural Triangle Project for 2014, preparing for the next exhibition and finally hosting a Creative Industries Evening.

Lucky for me, Henrietta Boex (Director), has asked me to curate the next permanent collection display which will be opened on Friday 7th February, alongside Artists of the first Falmouth Art Gallery. My ideas and artwork selections are coming together.... abstraction, form and line... I am in heaven! I will no doubt cover this in a little more detail next month.

Aesthetip february 2014  

Aesthetip is an inspirational magazine for a creative soul. Showcasing the art and design hub we have in Cornwall. Every publication will sh...

Aesthetip february 2014  

Aesthetip is an inspirational magazine for a creative soul. Showcasing the art and design hub we have in Cornwall. Every publication will sh...

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