Simon Averill – 444 paintings at Anima-Mundi

 

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Falmouth School of Art Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Simon Averill, is exhibiting at Anima-Mundi in St. Ives from 10 June.

Simon has lectured at Falmouth since 1989, and has exhibited his work widely in selected exhibitions in the UK and internationally.

“My paintings are a response to time spent within nature; I’m drawn to the commonplace, the unnoticed. I try to capture the fleeting and the transitory; the effect of light – not only how it appears, but also how it behaves…I am also interested in the psychology of decision making within the creative process and my work investigates the relationship between spontaneity and control. My paintings allow these seemingly disparate ideas to co-exist side by side.”

Next month, Simon with be co-delivering Falmouth School of Art’s Abstract Painting Summer Intensives.

Also showing, on the top floors of the gallery, is artist Youki Hirakawa‘s ‘Secret Fire’.

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Book now – Simon Fujiwara, Visiting Professor of Art

The Falmouth School of Art is delighted to welcome back Simon Fujiwara, to present the third and final lecture of his Visiting Professorship.

Hosted by The Falmouth School of Art at Falmouth University, booking is free, but required: simonfujiwarafal.eventbrite.co.uk 

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Five minutes with… Naomi Frears

Photo: Naomi Frears by Steve Tanner

Photo: Naomi Frears by Steve Tanner

What are your current obsessions?

The music of Steve Reich, photographs of Wolfgang Tillmans, a poem by Nuar Alsadir, a talk by Liliane Lijn, the film Paradise: Love.

What is your first art memory?

Making a small, sticky painting – I must have been 5.

What is your relationship with Cornwall and how does it impact on your practice?

Cornwall is where I want to be almost all of the time. I love to visit cities, but in Cornwall I can think clearly and work, and it’s where a lot of the people that I love are.

Tell me about the last exhibition that stayed with you.

Nicholas Deshayes’ work in Lower Gallery 2 at Tate St. Ives is great and I want one of the tables.

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Naomi Frears is a tutor on the Figure Painting Intensive at the Falmouth School of Art, 6-10 July 2015.

Born in Leicestershire in 1963 Naomi Frears studied at Loughborough then Sunderland making bad sculpture and winning the printmaking prize. After riding her motorcycle across the world, she moved to St Ives in the late 80s to pursue her career as an artist focussing on drawing, printmaking and painting.

One of Cornwall’s leading artists, Frears was selected for Art Now Cornwall at Tate St Ives and recently had a solo exhibition of films, paintings and works on paper at Newlyn Art gallery.

Frears has exhibited widely in galleries and museums and is represented by Beaux Arts Bath and Rabley Contemporary. Her work in education includes giving public talks and leading workshops at Newlyn, The Exchange and Falmouth University as well as being part of the learning team at Tate St Ives.

Ideas around desire and loss; intimacy and distance are dichotomies that are vital to Frears’ work, both in feeding the constant search for meaning that is evident, alongside an incredible confidence and joy. Her enigmatic yet lucid work results from an instinctive interplay of sculptural, drawing, print-making and painterly processes, often depicting figures lost in thought in an internal landscape, or other figurative elements embedded in abstract grounds. In working and constantly re-working to arrive at a final image, it seems for Frears, to be a process of removal as much as things emerging: she reduces her means to only the most acutely necessary. Technically accomplished, her images have the capacity to convey the poignancy of human intimacy, which has both personal and universal resonance. She has recently extended her practice to include making work with moving image. 

Tate Britain’s Dr. Chris Stephens – lecture this Wednesday

Booking is now open for the next Falmouth School of Art lecture, by Tate Britain’s Head of Displays and Lead Curator of Modern British Art, Dr. Chris Stephens.

Book tickets: The Falmouth School of Art Eventbrite.

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Visiting Professor of Art, Simon Fujiwara, returns tonight!

The Falmouth School of Art is delighted to welcome back Visiting Professor of Art Simon Fujiwara, for tonight’s Professorial lecture.

More tickets have just been added for tonight’s event, which starts at 6pm in the main Lecture Theatre, Falmouth Campus.

Fujiwara’s previous lectures at Falmouth have proved very popular with students and staff from across the School, as well as members of the public, and he joins us this year from opening his curated section of the History Is Now exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London.

Whilst in Falmouth, Fujiwara will also work with BA(Hons) Fine Art students.

Tickets are free, but booking essential: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-falmouth-school-of-art-5638618961

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Guido Lanteri-Laura wins the Midas Art Award 2014

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Guido Lanteri Laura has been announced winner of the prestigious Midas Art Award at a private view held at Newlyn Art Gallery on Friday 17 October. The award was presented alongside the exhibition launch, which showcases work by all of the finalists, recent BA(Hons) graduates Guido Lanteri Laura, Laura Adams, Calum Armstrong, Diana Bechmann and Jon Doran. Also opening was Existed, the solo exhibition by last year’s winner, Marc Messenger.

Much of Guido’s work consists of primitively edited films in which physical acts and performances can be represented in a way that create moments of doubt within the mind of the audience. These moments of doubt have the ability to not only send the protagonist into a different world, but simultaneously send the audience there with him.

Guido comments, “I was shortlisted for the Midas Art Award from the degree show, and it’s fantastic to win. Now I’ve won this award, I will look to continue my work and aim to apply for a place at the Royal College of Art in the new year”. He receives a prize worth £1,500, a year’s mentoring from an art tutor based at Falmouth, and the opportunity to stage his own solo exhibition at the Millennium Gallery, St. Ives in the autumn of 2015.

The exhibition is on at Newlyn Art Gallery in Penzance until 15 November. The gallery is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and entry is free, donations welcome. Alongside the finalists’ exhibition, paintings by Caroline Pedler will also be on display in The Picture Room from 18 October to 15 November. All works are for sale.