Walking into memory – Press release
Walking into Memory is an artist-led project initiated by Jayne Anita Smith bringing together a diverse range of 24 artists from Cornwall and the wider UK, who will take over an empty Victorian house in Penzance to create art that responds to the traces of history and memory suggested within the fabric of the building.
The house remained largely untouched since the 60’s and 70’s with many original features still intact and therefore generates a uniquely layered dialogue and a sense of times past – a historical space in transition.
It provides the inspiration and opportunity for the participating artists to produce work away from their regular studio practice, a chance for exploration outside the usual gallery context. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, films and installations will be made both in situ and off site and come together to create a unique and transient show.
The title Walking into Memory evokes wider connections involving memory such as trace, vestige, remains, remnant, relic, evocation, recollection, remembrance, home and belonging.
Walking into Memory takes place prior to the house undergoing a substantial architectural renovation and therefore the artistic interventions and interpretations are destined to be absorbed into the memories and history of the house.
Participating artists: Jane Ansell, Sam Bassett, , Susanna Bauer, Zelda Chappel, Ilker Cinarel, Faye Dobinson, Paul Fry, Emma Griffin, Stacey Gutherie, Marie-Claire Hamon, Henry Hussey, Donna Mitchel, Morwenna Morrison, Juliette Paull, Caroline Pedler, Anthony Smith, Jayne Anita Smith, Laurie Steen, Jason Walker, Lucy Willow, Emma saffy Wilson, Lisa Wright, Pippa Young, Rafal Zajko
The house will become an exhibition space open to the public on 19th and 20th September 2015, 9am – 9pm. At 60, Morrab Road, Penzance. TR18 4EP
More information can be found via the website www.walkingintomemory.wordpress.com
You can also follow on twitter @walkin2memory and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Walking-Into-Memory/489472514553849