Mining Perceptions, Sally Fawkes & Alex Ho

Mining Perceptions, Sally Fawkes & Alex Ho | 13th June – 30th June

Sally Fawkes

Mining Perceptions is an immersive multi-sensory exhibition by acclaimed glass artist, Sally Fawkes, and award-winning composer, Alex Ho.

Brought together by their fascination with landscape and wilderness, the artists have collaborated to create an inter-disciplinary installation that explores the entwined relationship between humankind and nature. The mesmerizing experience combines video captured by Sally at sea in the Arctic waters of Norway and music composed by Alex in response to its rhythmic movements and interplays. Through experimentation with notions of space and distance and a deep examination into the intersection between visual and sonic art forms, Mining Perceptions offers an adventurous yet meditative journey into the complexity of existence.

Glass artworks and photographic print editions by Sally Fawkes, made in response to her creative research expeditions aboard tall ship Trinovante on the Arctic coastal seas of Norway, accompany the large scale projections and musical scores.

Sally Fawkes graduated with a First Class Honours degree in 3D Design-Glass from Surrey Institute of Art and Design, UK and has received awards from both the Arts Council and Crafts Council of England. She is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and has an extensive international exhibition profile. She also works to commission for private, corporate and public clients and has 15 years of experience creating artworks for marine vessels. Her work is represented in numerous Museum and Public collections including the V&A, London, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, MusVerre, Sars Poteries, France, M.A.V.A., Madrid, Spain, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Alex Ho

A composer from London, Alex Ho (b. 1993) has had compositions performed by the likes of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Psappha Ensemble, Roderick Williams, and the choirs of Christ Church Cathedral and Merton College, Oxford. He studied music at Oxford University, graduating with first-class honours in 2016, before completing a master’s in composition at Cambridge University where he was awarded the Arthur Bliss Prize in Composition for his final portfolio that attained the highest mark across the university.

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We are delighted to announce our upcoming event

PENWITH GALLERY SPRING MEMBERS EXHIBITION at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

Preview - Wednesday 16th May, 6.30pm to 8pm. The exhibition will continue thereafter from the 17th May to the 9th June 2018.

The Penwith Gallery is the home of the Penwith Society of Arts based in St Ives, Cornwall. The society was founded in 1949 by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Bernard Leach, Sven Berlin and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, amongst other.

This association with so many progressive and influential artists has given the Penwith Society a unique place in Bristish Art history.

It now presents a full programme of exhibitions by members and associates of the society, together with featured exhibitions by artists from Cornwall and elsewhere.

17th May – 20th June 2018