Beside The Wave
30 years of Beside the Wave Gallery's Art in your homes
2019 is a special year for the Beside The Wave Gallery as it marks our 30th birthday.
So to celebrate, we'd love to see the wonderful artwork that's made its way from our home to yours over the years.
For our popular 'Art at Home' competition, we want to see your paintings on your walls, ceramics on your shelves or the jewellery you love to wear to be in with a chance of winning a £200 gift voucher to spend in the gallery or online.
The artwork must be by a Beside The Wave represented artist and can be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via Instagram by tagging @besidethewave. All entries must be submitted by Monday 11th November and the winners will be announced on Friday 15th November.
Competition T's & C's - The winner will be chosen by the gallery manager and will win £200 to spend at Beside The Wave gallery or online and runners up who will win £30. The vouchers will be valid for one year.
We are celebrating 30 years of Beside the Wave this year and this will be celebrated in style in the summer months with a wide variety of shows and events! Already this year we have had a considered and charismatic show of Richard Tuff paintings and drawings as well as an atmospheric show of Alan Stratford's big seas and sky paintings. Looking forward we will be working with Falmouth school of art tutors as well as displaying collections of works from Ben Warner, Amanda Hoskin and Miles Heseltine and also curating a guest artist Abstract show.
As we look back across thirty years we are celebrating some of most well known and established artists who have been represented by us for a considerable period of time. These artists show how passionate we are about supporting sustainable relationships with makers in a way which pioneers individualism and craftsmanship. As a gallery, we are interested in the practicalities and physicality of artwork, we aim to cultivate a gallery which represents our interests in contemporary impressionism driven by natural landscape.
This new exhibition sees the artist explore a new journey within paint, focusing on Abstract panels. We saw the first paintings created for this collection back in November and loved them.
Benjamin Warner is an artist renowned for his depictions of imposing coastal scenes, remote, inhabited and industrial, and spectacular urban landscapes. Painted at the beginning and end of the day in the half light of dawn and dusk, these works, reminiscent of Whistler, approach abstraction. Until now, however, Warner has remained on the threshold that stands between representation and abstraction; nevertheless, the gift of a number of unfinished panels painted by his art lecturer father (who had himself taken up abstract painting) has provided the springboard from which Warner felt able to explore his own ideas. Despite a number of the panels having little more than a colour ground or a touch of texture, they had a profound impact and gave Warner a starting point for his own creative journey, from figurative works, engrained in place, towards paintings that have been completely abstracted from their figurative roots.
"I hope this new work still has the qualities that I strive for in my representational work of a refined palette, interesting paint surface and a overal timeless quality" - Benjamin Warner
The first fully painted feature length animation 'Loving Vincent' is set to be released on October 13th, we can't wait to see gallery artist Sarah Wimperis's scene she painted for the film. The Film documents the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh with the films animation in the style of his famous works of art. Amazingly the film is constructed of 65,000 oil paintings. Sarah spent five painstaking months working on the film in Gdansk at the beginning of 2017 and was the only British artist involved in the making of the film.
To coincide with the release of the film Sarah is having a solo exhibition 'Light and Heat' in our London gallery which starts on the 12th October 2017, where we will also be hosting a private view with Sarah in attendance. The works that will be featured in this exhibition are inspired by her experience working on 'Loving Vincent'. To produce these new paintings Sarah spent her summer immersing herself in the colours and light of the South of France, where Van Gogh once lived and worked.
Sarah has recently been on BBC Breakfast, ITV westcountry and on international new stages promoting the film, with features in national and local newspapers. She will be involved in the Q and A at the National Gallery in London after the screening of the Loving Vincent premiere on Monday 9th October.
Copy and paste the link here into your browser to see a short clip of Sarah on BBC breakfast talking about Loving Vincent: https://twitter.com/BBCBreakfast/status/914233412826759170/video/1
This week we have seen a couple of lovely features in The Herald online news page and Business Cornwall on Sarah Wimperis's involvement in 'Loving Vincent' a feature-length animation documenting the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh. Sarah has been working with incredible patience and determination in Poland on this collaborative project and is the only british oil painter to take part from a total of 95 contributing artists from around the world.
Sarah reveals in Business Cornwall online that :
Gdansk couldn't be much more different from my home on the Helford - but it's a surprisingly beautiful city and this is an incredible experience I wouldn't have missed for the world. The extraordinary thing is that after four months and 180 paintings my work will make up about fifteen seconds of the film - that's teamwork!
You can find the full articles at the web pages below:
To keep up with news on Sarah's work:
Beside The Wave are very pleased to now offer a home visit service, whereby we will happily bring selected pieces of your choice to your home and hang in your chosen room for you to experience in situ.
This is a strictly no obligation service, though we do ask a cup of tea (or two) in return.
Work can be bought to any location within a 30 mile radius of each gallery.
For further information or to request a visit please contact us on the below details:
Beside The Wave Cornwall: 01326 211132
Beside The Wave London: 0207 7224161
Richard Tuff's longstanding relationship with Beside The Wave has mean't that his solo exhibitions are eagerly anticiptaed.
Beside The Wave London's current Special Collection of Tuff does not dissapoint, his recognisable and well-loved chalky gouache scenes have bought a great livliness and joy during the colder months.
His primarily earthy-toned collection has perfectly captured the wild and blustery Cornish Coast in Winter, with bare trees, cool skies and rough seas.
Beside The Wave
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