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Press Release | 'EX LIBRIS' exhibition | Newlyn Society of Artists | April 2019


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NSA | Ex Libris

Tremenheere Gallery

30 March to 22 April 2019


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Covenant Breakers | Peter Fox

This Easter at Tremenheere Gallery, the Newlyn Society of Artists present Ex Libris, an exhibition of selected works that each respond to a chosen piece of writing. Contributing artists have been invited to submit artwork inspired by a variety of texts, from Shakespearean sonnets or the writings of Plato, to a much-loved poem or passage from a favourite novel. Similarly, artworks may respond to a simple shopping list, text or tweet, or extend to political writings, from new government legislation to controversial newsprint or a pernicious piece of propaganda. A variety of works including drawings, paintings, sculptures and video installations will be displayed beside the artist's chosen text, giving visitors a fully contextualised account of this, the latest in a regular programme of group exhibitions by West Cornwall's historic NSA.

Comprised of over 80 submissions by artists including Tim Ridley, Noel Betowski, Anne Wallace, Yolande Armstrong, Dan Pyne, Peter Fox, Duncan Walters, Gordon Ellis Brown, Paula Whitbread-Roberts and Fiona Léus Lambert, this fascinating exhibition casts a contemporary gaze on the long-established relationship between fine art and the written word.

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 Lake Isle of Innisfree | Anne Wallace

SeeEx Librisfrom 30 March to 22 April 2019 at Tremenheere Gallery, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Penzance, TR20 8YL. For further information go




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 PETER FOX Covenant Breakers
 ANNE WALLACE Lake Isle of Innisfree


Editors Notes


Newlyn Society of Artists

Established in the late 19th century by an influential group of Landscape and Social Realist painters, the NSA exists today as a group of around 85 contemporary artists working within, or in relation to, West Cornwall, across a range of disciplines from painting and sculpture to performance and the moving image. The NSA is run by an annually elected committee and continues to seek new opportunities and welcome new membership applications. In 2017, the NSA began an exciting new partnership with Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, whose new, contemporary gallery space is now their new home, and the venue for twice yearly NSA exhibitions.


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