Whitewater Contemporary Expands
The ongoing success of Whitewater Contemporary Polzeath has resulted in its expansion into the space previously occupied by its neighbouring gallery. Having generated huge interest in its monthly Featured Artist series over the last two years, owners Nick and Suki Wapshott are adding a host of new names to their coveted list of painters, sculptors, ceramicists and makers. “We’ve had a fantastic response to Whitewater Contemporary so far” says Nick. “We wanted to bring the perfect mix of Cornish and British art to Polzeath, and that has been well received by art lovers here, as well as our seasonal visitors from the UK and abroad. Our Featured Artist series means there is always something new to see at the gallery, and an additional collection of mixed works is always on show.”
The series continues throughout December with an exhibition of work by emerging young talent Max Leuchars.
Whitewater Contemporary, The Parade, Polzeath, PL27 6SR. For further information and to take a virtual tour of current gallery exhibitions see whitewatercontemporary.co.uk
David Gray at the Customs House Gallery
A new collection of work by St Mawes artist David Gray has just arrived at the Customs House Gallery in Porthleven. David’s work evokes a real sense of place and emotion, depicting harbours as moody and misty, or bright and colourful after a bout of rain. This collection is no different.
“I have always had a love of boats,” David explains. “If the tide is in with turquoise water, you get reflections and shadows; if the tide is out, the boats lean over as if they are drunk on the sand. The colours of boats, buoys, fishing nets and fishermen are all a pure joy to paint.” The gallery is open daily in the run-up to Christmas and all work is available to view on the gallery website at www.cornwall-art.co.uk
Circa 21 joins online Christmas fair
Circa 21 is joins the UK’s freshest and finest creative independent shops and makers in the third Just a Card (JAC) online fair, this time with a Christmas theme. It’s free to view until December 23 at justacard.org.
Circa 21 owner Esme Burton has been creating jewellery in her upstairs studio space, inspired by whatever the seasons show through the windows overlooking Mounts Bay. Butterflies are one such natural beauty, and the resulting earrings (pictured) are now part of a limited edition jewellery collection this winter. Remember: Shop Small, Shop Local!
Lithoprints for Local Charities
The Jackson Foundation is releasing a new limited-edition Kurt Jackson print to raise £30,000 for charities in the St Just area. As well as hosting world-class exhibitions by renowned artists, the Jackson Foundation Gallery in St Just also offers affordable and desirable Kurt Jackson related items for the art-lover (perfect as gifts) such as books, jewellery and prints including Four Seasons in One Day (pictured).
The Jackson Foundation will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this beautiful limited-edition print, with the aim of raising £30,000 for the benefit of local groups and various projects including the Nancherrow Centre youth club, as well as helping to fund the provision of a minibus and free art equipment for local schools, and supporting a project that supplies and delivers free hot meals to elderly people in Penwith who find themselves alone on Christmas Day. Tel 01736 787638, email@example.com, www.jacksonfoundationgallery.com Facebook @jacksonfoundation, Twitter/Instagram @jacksonfgallery
Cornwall Crafts Association
The gallery at Trelissick is always busy during the Christmas gifting season, then normal business resumes with the 2023 Exhibition Program, launching with Craftsmanship 2023 from January 28.
Starting each year with a ‘Best of the Best’ of members’ work is something of a tradition for Cornwall Crafts, running since the association’s inception in 1973. That makes 2023 its 50th anniversary and there will be celebrations: watch this space! Pictured: www.cornwallcrafts.co.uk