The Autumn show at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is Many and Beautiful Things featuring Rineke Dijkstra, Bindle Hyrcan, Melanie Manchot, Santiago Mostyn. The exhibition is concerned with that time in youth when anything is possible, everything is ahead of you, and life is a rush for new experiences. Old age and death are abstract notions, the focus is clearly on the immediate. Of course, there may be inner anguishes, but still there’s an abandon, a thirst - before it inevitably leaves, usually gradually, sometimes suddenly. Many and Beautiful Things is as much about those points when things change, as it is about a mind-set that it won’t.
As part of the exhibition there will be a programme of activity #Fragment24a, a nod to the section of translation of Sapho’s If Not Winter, which reads:
you will remember
for we in our youth
did these things
yes many and beautiful things
#Fragment24a is a platform for emerging artists aged 30 & under & has 3 possible routes of entry:
Opportunity 1: Many & Beautiful Things Billboard. The exhibition will be at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange and at each site there will be a large billboard of still images which capture the essence of what it’s like to be young. We are inviting young artists under the age of 30 to submit images as part of the billboard which will be co-curated by Oliver Udy at Antler Press www.antlerpress.co.uk .
Opportunity 2: Instagram takeover The gallery is looking for four young artists to take over our Instagram account for four weekends during the exhibition posting images which fit within the themes of the show.
Opportunity 3: The Collaborator’s Annual Exhibition falls within the time frame of the show and it seems to make sense that as the collective is made up of artists at that very stage of their lives that we should make it a bit if a satellite show. Therefor this year, for the first time, The Collaborators Annual Exhibition will be themed and the work selected. co-curated by Amos Jacob Producer of The Thrown Gauntlet Festival www.thethrowngauntletfestival.co.uk. The show will open to the public on Saturday 29th of September with a Preview night on Friday 28th at both Newlyn & The Exchange.
Art work can be in any media.
Please note: you are welcome to apply for all 3 opportunities - the closing date for all 3 is: Monday 20th August at 12 Noon. Email email@example.com for a submission form or to find out more.
Lovely pictures xLafrowda - the first and last festival in the land - went down in its usual inimitable style today. Unfortunately, I felt so run down and tired, I swear I slept-walked through some of it. Fortunately, anyone who knows St Just, knows that this place is twinned with your wildest dreams. ...