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Craft 101

‘Simplicity! What a hard thing to achieve’. May Davis The Mahoney Collection of Crowan Pottery, made by Harry & May Davis, from 1946-1962, reveals a stunning combination of function and beauty. This is real pottery made by genuine potters in a traditional way. Nowadays, it almost seems as though ‘ceramics’ look down from their lofty porcelain towers on the humble, …

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The Penwith Gallery improves to One out of Six

I am intrigued to discover how very much I want to be challenged by Art and not just to see something done well that has already been done and is now being done again. Of the 6 artists in this exhibition, by far the most interesting work is by the sculptor Seamus Moran. His work is complex and intriguing. He …

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Volume 33 no 2 November / December 2018

Features: 6 Bearing witness, not weapons Jill Gibbon interviewed by Daniel Nanavati 11 glenstone penitentiary Nancy Schreiber 15 van gogh in arles Jane Addams Allen, 1986, the marketing of the Metropolitan 20. All consuming beauty Rosanna Hildyard on John Berger and Naomi Wolf 27 white supremacy, benevolent institutions and shinola Rebekah Modrak 35. Dressing for that final journey Pendery Weekes, …

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Why Cornwall Sold Out

Being asked to write an article on such a topic is rather like asking a man if he has stopped beating his wife. Cornwall. We have to go back a little. Perhaps as far as the Vikings with whom we were on friendly terms, often fighting on the same side. Jolly Vikings. To the Romans who didn’t quite get here, …

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Marcel Il Lusoire Frottage

Marcel Il Lusoire Frottage  was born in Eastbourne in 1962 to Huguenot parents. He attended a local school where he suffered much persecution due to his dislike of sport and his already burgeoning interest in the Art World. He left Eastbourne in 1980 and moved to London where he attended the Chelsea School of Art. He did not actually have a …

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Volume 32 no 4 March / April 2018

Dreams Denied,Defied and now Defined – striving for fame by European editor Daniel Nanavati Interview with Jo Clarke about curating in St Ives in the past 20 years, with Derek Guthrie Sol LeWitt Demystified by Toronto editor Miklos Legrady Jane Addams Allen on Georgia O’Keeffe in 1986 Carol Levin’s Battleground Horse by Carol M Dupré Plagiarism in the world of …

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ArtWallop

A beverage that is highly sought after and extremely expensive? A derogatory term for said beverage? Being beaten on the bottom with a canvas? You choose. No, I mean it, you really do choose. In this most eccentric of exhibitions now showing at The New, New Gallery, St Ives, you can, quite literally choose your poison, frisson or particular fetish. …

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New, New Tate St Ives, so good they built it twice.

I have seen the New Tate St Ives in all its glory. And I do really mean glory. From the moment I went through the main door I felt a completely different atmosphere in the gallery. It seemed much more open and warm, colourful and inclusive and, happily, it appears not to have dumbed down – which has often been …

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