REBECCA MCDONALD : UNDER THE WILD STARS
With original drawings by Samuel Winterbourn
7th December to 10th January
This December New Craftsman present a completely original and visually spectacular exhibition by sculptor and installation artist Rebecca McDonald.
'Under the Wild Stars' is a soulful celebration of epic landscapes and even grander skies both familiar and foreign, and the wonderful, elusive creatures that roam within them. Set in the frozen mountains, this show takes us on expedition into the unknown, on a journey through the deep wilderness and back to a place we call home.
A multi-disciplined artist with a background in set design, McDonald uses traditional craft techniques to handfelt each exquisitely rendered creature using British sourced fleece wool. The result is a collection of unique sculptural pieces full of individual character and stories of their own.
This show will be accompanied by a collection of original drawings by Sam Winterbourn.
Please click here to view the exhibition..
As part of this installation Rebecca McDonald will be running a one day workshop on Saturday 7th December. Hosted by St Ives School of Painting in the atmospheric Porthmeor Studios, students will be introduced to the possibilities of sculpting with wool to create their own miniature creatures. For more information and to book click here.
REBECCA MCDONALD : Sculptures
Our 2014 Exhibition Programme
We have a fabulous programme of exhibitions planned for 2014, including painting, studio ceramics, sculpture and handmade jewellery by Cornwall and the UKs leading contemporary artists and craftspeople. Watch this space for news on all the artists and makers you can see at New Craftsman from next spring, and don’t forget to keep up to date with all the goings on here at NC via our monthly
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A Fantastic Five Years
2013 marks five years since gallery Director and Curator Ylenia Haase took ownership of the New Craftsman, and with it the celebrated history of one of St Ives’ most influential galleries. Still one of the most important spaces for contemporary artists in Cornwall, having nurtured the reputations of St Ives School artists such as Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Bryan Winter, Patrick Heron and Peter Lanyon, we continue to showcase original works by emerging Cornish artists.
New Craftsman wish to thank all the fabulous artists that have made our 2013 exhibitions seasons such a success, including:
and many more ....