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2015 Season Starts Soon

We re-open for the new season on Saturday 28 March 2015

See Roger Ackling – Sun Histories (28 March – 17 May)

We launch this year’s exhibition programme with a tribute to the artist Roger Ackling (1947 – 2014). This show sets the tone for a season that offers a wider perspective to the consideration of art in a rural context.

In addition to Roger Ackling – Sun Histories (28 March – 17 May); the early part of the programme will also include work from young emerging artists in Cornwall and London in Testing Tropes (23 May – 12 July). Paul Chaney will return through the month of May to continue his ongoing research into low impact ‘grass roots’ architecture with the design and construction of a temporary pavilion, Encampment Supreme.

The Cornwall Workshops will once again be hosted at Kestle Barton this year, in May and October. Following the debut last year, the Summer Solstice on 21 June will feature the return of Abigail Reynolds’ piece Double Brass, performed by St Keverne Band in the wild flower meadow at noon; with musical composition, Troheaul, written by Gareth Churcher.

Moos/Moss (18 July – 6 September) is an exhibition by German artist Andrea Büttner, on show through the summer holidays to provide thoughtful commentary on the simple beauty of the ‘overlooked’ and the reverent power of woodcuts on paper made on a large scale.

The final show of the season will be a wonderful collection of Bryan Ingham’s etchings of ‘Jollytown’. These depictions of his own home, just down the road from Kestle Barton at Lizard Point, were made over a ten year span of time; Bryan Ingham – Jollytown, Etchings 1968 – 1978 (12 September – 31 October). This show coincides with the launch of a new book about the life and work of Bryan Ingham by Simon Marsh; who has been pivotal in the making of the show. Late in the season Kestle Barton will also be featuring Spontonality – a music improvisation sequence with Matthew Barley, Tim West and guests (10-15 October).

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Roger Ackling: Sun Histories

28 March - 17 May 2015

‘Roger Ackling makes his work out of doors. He draws by focusing the sun’s rays through a magnifying glass and burning lines on the surface of a small piece of wood or card. He works from left to right across the surface of the piece with the sun always at his shoulder. The lines are photographic in its truest sense. Each mark or dot is a small black sun. Each line is a repeat pattern of burnt sun images, scaled down many million times. Images of the sun, that is, minus any object which intervenes between the glass in his hand and the sun one hundred and fifty million kilometres away; when a bird passes overhead, its shadow is captured within the burnt sunspot. An outline blocking out the light may be as small as a bird or as large as a cloud, but its presence registers. Each dot records the history of the sun’s ray on its journey to earth.’

Sylvia Ackling, Weybourne – 1996

Kestle Barton is very pleased to be able to show an exhibition of work by the late Roger Ackling. His direct collaboration with the natural environment offers a thoughtful and sensitive approach to visual representation. The artwork for this exhibition is graciously provided on loan from the vast collection held by Annely Juda Fine Art; with kind support from Sylvia Ackling.

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Coming Up

Encampment Supreme with Paul Chaney

2 May - 30 May 2015

Testing Tropes: Group Show

23 May - 12 July 2015

Double Brass 2015

21 June 2015

Archive

2015 Season Starts Soon

In Memory of Ray Exworth

End of Season Cream Tea Party

Turning Seasons

Hannah Woodman: Garden Drawings

Off-Grid Weekend with Paul Chaney

Lizard Exit Plan

Double Brass with Abigail Reynolds and St Keverne Band

Box A: Accidents

Encampment #1 Workshop with Paul Chaney

Artist talk with Lucy Willow

Lucy Willow: Fallen

Anthony Bryant

At the still point: Anthony Bryant and Kaori Homma

Tallys an Tir – Traditions and Stories of the Land

This Land – Tallys An Tir at Kestle Barton

The Tom Cross Archive

Tom Cross: Early Paintings

Saffy Setohy: Soliloquy

Fixtures and Fittings: Jessica Cooper and Jennie Hancox

Site – Non – Site: NSA at Kestle Barton

Richard Cook: With Closed Eyes

Greenhouse: Matt Durran and Max Jacquard

A Bouquet for Bill: A Collector’s Celebration of William Marshall

Louise McClary: Your Green Voice

Outdoor Sculpture 2012 – Fertile Landscapes

Use and Ornament: Kestle Barton Christmas Show

Ray Exworth: A Shutter Came Down

Sensing Earth – Art and Environment

In Abundance: Kestle Barton’s Flower and Vegetable Show

Juliette Paull: Elemental Truths

Outdoor Sculpture 2011 – Peter Fluck: Mobiles

Frenchman’s Creek: A participatory programme of photography, projections, performance walks, artists’ talks and gallery meals.

Andrew Lanyon: Von Ribbentrop in St. Ives

Mike McInnerney: Routes and Branches

Michael Chaikin: Undulate

Patrick Shanahan: Rupture

Open 28 March - 31 October 2015, Tuesday - Sunday 10:30am - 5pm