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Press Release | Frances Gynn RWA at Velarde Gallery | 11th Nov - 6 Jan

                                                                                                     Press Release  11 | 09 | 23

Frances Gynn RWA | Disappearing Marks

with the accompanying group exhibition ‘Into the Light of Things'

11th November 2023 to 6th January 2024

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Frances Gynn RWA |Emperor PenguinsPublic Erasure series

This winter, Velarde Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Devon based artist Frances Gynn RWA. Frances' work is informed by environmental issues and humanity's engagement with nature. Through drawings and paintings her practice reflects growing concerns over the effects of plastics in the ecosystem, and in particular deforestation and its influence on habitat loss and the decline of many precious species. Frances graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the University of Exeter in 2000. She has collaborated in numerous exhibitions and site-specific events and has beenshortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. Shea member of the Royal West of England Academy.

Accompanying this solo show is the group exhibitionInto the Light of Things, comprised of works that explore themes of human interaction with nature. Artists includeceramicistPaul Wearing, whose work is inspired by our interconnectedness with nature's seasons,Susanna Bauer,who creates extraordinary found leaf and crochet sculpture,Shannon Clegg,whose pressed flower forms embrace the principles of biophilic design,andsculptorJilly Sutton RSS, who takes inspiration from the ancient woodlands on the banks of the River Dart in Devon. 

Also on show are ceramics byJoseph Dupré, calligraphy bySusie Leiper,sculptural willow by‚ÄčSue Kirkand handcrafted furnitureAndrew Dominic.

SeeFrances Gynn RWA | Disappearing Marksand ‘Into the Light of Things' from 10th November to 6th January 2023 at Velarde,86 Fore St, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 1PP. For further information




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Editors Notes


Velarde is a contemporary Fine Art and Craft gallery in the heart of Kingsbridge, South Devon. The building includes a 1,400 square foot exhibition space, a sculpture garden, and two boutique apartments.Velarde aims to bring the very best in British and International contemporary art to Devon, giving collectors the opportunity to connect with emerging new talent, as well as established artists and makers. With a focus on quality, diversity of practice and creative innovation, Velarde's year-round programme of exhibitions will bring exceptional painting, sculpture, photography and contemporary craft to the heart of the Southwest.

Velarde, 86 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PP.

For further press information, interviews or additional images contact Mercedes Smith at Fine Art Communications | Tel 07825 270235 |

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