Racing in Falmouth Harbour © AndrewTozer
Gweek Boat Building © Sarah Wimperis
A new art exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, opening on September 10, will explore three things which are fundamental to Cornwall’s identity – its coast, its boats and its skies.
The exhibition, entitled All at Sea, is being staged in association with leading contemporary art gallery Beside The Wave and will include important new collections by Andrew Tozer, Amanda Hoskin, Sarah Wimperis, Miles Heseltine, Al Lindsay and Robert Jones. Each of these artists has a deep and distinctive affinity with the sea and its relationship with Cornwall’s exceptional landscape has been a profound influence on their work.
Ingrid Heseltine from Beside the Wave says: “Of course, in Cornwall you are never far from the coast. Cornwall’s spirit – its culture, heritage, economy and way of life – is intertwined with its coast, its boats and its skies.
From azure seas and white sands that rival those of the Indian Ocean, to the turbulent and destructive storms that Cornwall shrugs from its granite shoulders, this exhibition is the response of six leading artists to that which is fundamental to Cornwall’s identity: the sea.”
All at Sea at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth, runs from September 10 2012 to February 6 2013. For more information on opening times and admission prices visit www.nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388. All paintings will be available to view on the Beside the Wave gallery website from September 7, at www.beside-the-wave.co.uk.