Newlyn Society of Artists

The Newlyn Society of Artists (NSA) is bringing together two distinctive art forms in this show. Katrina Naomi, a distinguished poet (winner of numerous awards and Chair of the Society of Authors’ Poetry & Spoken Word Group) has collaborated with the NSA in the selection and curation process of creating the exhibition. She has also been commissioned to write and present a poem in response to the work.

Julia Giles, Chair of the NSA, said ‘We asked Katrina to suggest the theme of the show and I hope that visitors will enjoy our responses to a poet's challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing what the perspective of a poet will bring to the process of putting the show together’.

Commenting on her involvement, Katrina Naomi said, ‘I always really enjoy what NSA does… so to be invited to write in response to the spring NSA show is very exciting. Line breaking vitally distinguishes poetry from prose. It leads to disruption and surprise. These feel like good issues for visual artists to be responding to…’

Five artists will be talking about their work at the gallery on Saturday April 6th, 2.00 till 3.30 and Katrina will present the specially commissioned poem on Sunday April 14th 2.20 till 3.00, followed by a short talk. Please book on Eventbrite. Entry to the gallery and tickets are free.

The Hypatia Trust Women in Word Festival June 9th 2023
Really pleased to see my short film ‘Ark’ screened in the film-poetry event at the Hypatia Trust as part of the ‘Women in Word Festival'!

Bath Arts Fringe Festival 22nd May to 7th June 2020

'Outside the Form' Selected from international submissions and curated by Anthoniy Val, was to be one of a range of visual arts exhibitions, performances and events at #FaB20. Due to Covid 19, it is postponed till next year, but will be shown on-line from 6pm 22nd May to 7th June only .
Click HERE to preview the exhibition on line.
Click HERE to see Cast Membrane in more detail...

Newlyn & Penzance International Film Festival Penzance, April 2020

My video Ark was a selected finalist in the film-poetry section at the Acorn Theatre, Penzance (Festival postponed due to Covid 19)

Selected Exhibition Heseltine Gallery, Truro School 14th Feb - March 27th

Alongside 11 artists from the Truro School collection this exhibition presents the work of artists selected from an open call, including my latest shadow series 'Echo' . Runs till end of March and the gallery is open on Wednesdays 5-8pm and Saturdays & Sundays 10 – 3pm.

Film Festival Dorset November 2019

Two videos selected for the show-reel at the Harvest Film Festival, Lower Hewood Farm, Dorset. Click here to see 'Bruised Ground' and here to see 'On the Wall'.

Exhibition The Upper Gallery, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance. October 12th to 27th 2019

'Elemental' A group show by Newlyn Society of Artists members Anne Wallace, Julia Giles, Paula Whitbread Roberts and Una d’Aragona. These four artists present a range of responses to elemental forces and the natural world; deep, rich colours, visceral, sensual surfaces and organic motifs, through to delicate lines made by incorporating the elements themselves into the mark making process. For all four artists, the work shown in Elemental brings to the present long held memories and experiences, and their personal approaches to processing them. I showed some Rain Drawings, Shadow Figures and Wind Drawings including the video Silver Birch SSW 19mph

Art Fair The Breeze Art & Makers Fair, Trereife House, Penzance, Cornwall, September 2019

Representing the Newlyn Society of Artists at Breeze with three other members of the NSA; Angie Munro, Catherine Harvey Jefferson and Sandra Boreham, on Stand 15 in the Big Tent! 13th - 15th Sept.

Group exhibition The Ideas Store, Canary Wharf, London June 2019

A group show of work by artists participating in the CWND residency July 2018, curated by Andrea Coltman. Ideas Store, Canary Wharf, London, June 2019.

Film Festival Penzance, Cornwall April 2019

Newlyn Film Fest logo
Another April has been selected for the Newlyn International Film Festival at the Acorn Theatre, Penzance, Cornwall on April 5th to April 7th, 2019

International Poetry-Film Competition Cork. October 2018

Another April was one of 30 shortlisted poetry-films (from 18 countries) for the 6th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film competition at the IndieCork Film festival. The shortlist was chosen from 193 entries from 33 countries, including all six continents. The festival was screened at the Dali cinema, Carey's Lane, Cork city.

Residency Canary Wharf, London. July 2018

A group of 17 artists on the CWND residency (Canary Wharf New District), were based for 3 weeks over July and August 2018 at the Wood Wharf construction site in the Canary Wharf financial district in east London. The residency, organised by artist Andrea Coltman, enabled participants to conduct research towards creating new pieces of work about the Canary Wharf district for an exhibition (to be confirmed) in 2019.
Click here to see the film-poem 'Ark' .
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to see more photographs.
Ark[/link] selected finalist in the film-poetry section at the Acorn Theatre, Penzance (Festiival postponed due to Covid 19)

Residency and Symposium Ashford, Kent Nov 2017 to Jan 2018

Kings Wood. December 2017
The group residency ‘Woods to Where Else’, based in in the Forest Studio in Kings Wood near Ashford in Kent, took place during in November and December 2017. It was commissioned by the Stour Valley Creative Partnership. The residency culminated in a symposium at the University of Creative Arts in Canterbury in January 2018.
My presentation included a draft of the video Bruised Ground

Film Festival Dorset October 2017

The Demmon
Another April was awarded third prize at the Harvest Short Film Competition at the Harvest Film Festival 2017, Lower Hewood Farm, Dorset. The ten shortlisted films have since been shown at Hauser & Wirth in Bruton, Somerset (January 2018) and at the Royal Manor Theatre during the b-side festival in Portland, Dorset (Sept 2018)

Residency St. Endellion, Cornwall. June 2016

Cows by the stream at Trentinney
The Endellienta Trust brought together a visual artist, a writer (poet Alyson Hallett) and a musician (composer Ruth Chan) to live and work in this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for a week. It was funded by the Endellienta Trust and the Finzi Trust. Since the residency I have collaborated with Alyson on two film-poems (see Video section ) and continue to work with Ruth on developing the idea of Wind Notation .

Installation & Performance Kestle Barton Rural Centre for Contemporary Art, Manaccan, Cornwall. Varied dates during 2012, 2013 and 2014

The ‘Keskerdh An Kammva Dro’ was made for 'Site-Non-Site', a selected exhibition of 8 artists from the Newlyn Society of Artists. The performance of the Kammva Dro, which included audience participation, was featured in my video 'documentary' The Seasons' Turning . I was invited back to present this installation, performance and video, for community events at Kestle Barton in the two years following.

Exhibitions with the Newlyn Society of Artists (NSA) at the Gallery, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens Gallery, Penzance.
Oct/Nov 2023 NSA Shocase 2023
April 2023 Engage
Oct 2022 Map is not the territiory
June 2021 Looking Forward
Oct 2020 Edge of Dark
Sept 2018 NSA on View'
Sept 2017 NSA Critic’s Choice

Other selected exhibitions with the NSA
Apr/May 2015 ‘NSA 293’ – Penwith Gallery, St Ives Cornwall.
Oct 2014 ‘NSA Critic’s Choice’ - PZ Gallery, Penzance.
Jan 2013 ‘Flux’ - Newlyn Society of Artists (NSA) exhibition – Heseltine Gallery, Truro School.
April 2012 'A Fine Catch' - NSA at Helen Feiler Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall.
Aug 2011 'Uncharted Landscapes' - NSA Exhibition at St Ives Society of Artists' Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall.
July/Aug 2011 'A Cornish Perspective' – NSA exhibition Royal West of England Academy in Bristol.
Dec 08/Jan 09 NSA Christmas Show, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, and The Exchange, Penzance.
Dec 06/Jan 07 NSA Christmas Show, ‘Working Small’, Penzance, Cornwall.
July/Sept 05 NSA New Members’ Show’, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn , Cornwall.
July/Aug 05 ‘ NSA Critic’s Choice’, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro (Critic - Norbert Lynton), Cornwall.

Other selected exhibitions
June/Aug 2017 'Harley Open’ – Harley Gallery, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Sept 2012 'Ars Poetica' - Hilton Fine Art, St Margaret’s Buildings, Bath.
Sept 2011 'Needhams Emerging Art Competition - Finalists' Exhibition' Ovenden Contemporary Arts, Cambridgeshire.
Nov 04 'A Fine Line’, Euroart Gallery, Tottenham, London
Sept 04 ‘Inspirational Trust’, Jersey Galleries, Osterley Park House, Surrey.
June 04 ‘Rural Idyll?’ Dodnash, East Bergholt, Suffolk. Exhibition of work from Group residency; Ten artists’ response to rural life in 21st Century ‘Constable Country’.
June 03 ‘ 'Figure This, Site 03 Exhibition, Stroud Valleys Art Space, Gloucester.