14 May - 3 July 2016
Opening 14 May 2pm – 5pm with Artist Talk at 3pm
Naomi Frears works in the Porthmeor Studios in St Ives. Drawing, painting and printmaking are at the core of her practice as well as work with moving image and sound. She has shown extensively in galleries and museums across Cornwall including Art Now Cornwall at Tate St Ives and also exhibits in London. Her work appears regularly on the cover of The London Review of Books and she is involved with gallery education at Newlyn Art gallery and The Exchange as well as at Tate St Ives.
In 2011 Frears spent six weeks living and working at Kestle Barton as part of the fledgling residency programme. She fell for Kestle Barton as well as the green and mysterious Frenchman’s Creek, the Helford River and the Lizard. The work she made during her stay has been central to her practice ever since.
After her first work with moving image Still Here formed the focus of her solo exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery last year, Frears has made a new work specifically for this show at Kestle Barton. Filmed over several weeks through her studio window on Porthmeor Beach in St Ives, this work observes, arranges, frames, and choreographs different types of human activity and behaviour. Works on paper stimulated by source material gathered in preparation for this exhibition will be shown alongside the new film.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England