Amanda Wallwork’s exhibition ‘Lost Ways’ opened on Saturday evening becoming the inaugural one-person show in Belgrave Gallery 2.
To mark the occasion, Amanda Wallwork spoke briefly to an audience of more than 30 people about her formative years as an artist and in more depth about the body of work being shown in this exhibition. All of the paintings relate to the ancient track way known as The Tinners Way, West Penwith, Cornwall. Wallwork’s description of her source/reference materials and the process through which the paintings evolve added a greater depth to the understanding of her work.
Paul Bonnington, National Trust Archaeologist for West Penwith, followed the artist’s talk with an entertaining and enlightening presentation that provided a fascinating insight into the historic, social and geological aspects of this ancient route.
The combination of an artist’s intuitive response and a more scientific, factual interpretation brought a much deeper appreciation of the subject.
The exhibition continues in Belgrave Gallery 2 to 27 July, and can be viewed on our website here.
Belgrave Gallery plans to hold future events that broaden visitor’s experience and in September Michael Bird and Felicity Mara will be collaborating with a text/picture/sound event.