For 10 years, the Kestle Barton has resided proudly amongst the hidden realm of Manaccan on the Lizard Peninsula. A converted farm building surrounded by wildflower meadows and gardens, the Lizard’s unparalleled natural beauty harmonises perfectly with Kestle Barton’s captivating array of artwork.
An ancient farmstead beside Helford River, the gallery space of Kestle Barton opened in 2010 and see’s four unique exhibitions from international creatives alongside a number of events take place from April to October.
From April, Kestle Barton will be welcoming acclaimed Czech photographer, Marketa Luskacova, who specialises in capturing social scenes of every day life. Her intimate array of works that will be hanging in Kestle Barton showcase photographs taken of the coast of North East England during the 1970s and 80s. Tender, heart warming and an enchanting display of every day life of excited day-trippers, By the Sea: Photographs from the North East 1976 – 1980, is Marketa’s view of life at the British seaside.
Born in Prague and growing up in a landlocked country, Luskacova was 17 when she saw the sea for the very first time from a train window en route to Bulgaria. In 1975, she moved to the UK. Since then, her works have been exhibited and published across the world, including the V&A in London as well as other major cities worldwide, resulting in critical acclaim.
Proudly welcoming this globally renowned photographer, Kestle Barton will holding this solo exhibition until June. In light of recent circumstances, do make sure to keep up to date and check out Kestle Barton’s website before making a visit. Alternatively you can get in touch with them via email or by phone.
This exhibition is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.