Naomi Frears: New Work – paintings and works on paper

7 September - 2 November 2024

Our third, and final, show of the 2024 season will be from Naomi Frears: New Work  – paintings and works on paper.

Naomi Frears is based in the Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, Cornwall. Her practice includes work with film and video, as well as printmaking, painting, and collaborative curatorial projects.

Recent solo shows and film commissions include Men Falling (Artist Moving Image Commission, Exeter Phoenix) and In Other Words, a film commission for RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter), Red River, a film commission in collaboration with poet John Wedgwood Clarke shown at COP 26, Looking for Ray, for Kestle Barton, and Somebody Loves Us All, a film commission and collaboration with poet Ella Frears, Bold Tendencies, Peckham.

Recent group shows include CLUSTER, a collaborative work with SJ Blackmore and Alice Mahoney for Flamm, Bridge the Tamar, Mirror Gallery, Plymouth, and Pebble/Shoe at Kingsgate Project Space, London.

Frears co-curated Thanks For The Apples, at Falmouth Art gallery with Ben Sanderson and recently showed the work of Dean Knight in Shame, that, an exhibition in her studio at Porthmeor.
She made All Going Nowhere Together, a collaboration with DJ Luke Vibert and performance for 40 cars for Groundwork and has shown films and paintings widely in contemporary galleries, museums and institutions across the region.

She undertook a large painting commission for Hospital Rooms at Bethlam Royal Hospital, London and her work appears regularly on the cover of the London Review of Books.
Frears’ work is held in public and private collections including The Government Art Collection and in 2023 she was nominated for the Film London Jarman Award for artists moving image.

Frears teaches art students at Falmouth University and among other projects, she is currently making new work as a guest of Britten Pears Arts in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

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