North London artists will explore theme of place in Primrose Hill

PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 July 2017

Primroses in Enamel Mug by Annie Waring

Primroses in Enamel Mug by Annie Waring

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To celebrate the second anniversary of opening in Chalcot Road, the gallery is shifting its usual focus away from Cornish artworks with a call out to north London artists

Based in landlocked Primrose Hill, Beside The Wave is a sister art gallery to the original, based in Falmouth.

To celebrate the second anniversary of opening in Chalcot Road, the gallery is shifting its usual focus away from Cornish artworks with a call out to north London artists.

They were invited to submit work for an open group show and encouraged to freely interpret the theme of ‘place’.

Gallery manager, Claire Pearce says: “When we opened in London in May 2015 we were very much focused on representing the contemporary Cornish art scene - which is where we began, in Falmouth 28 years ago, so this show will be a first for the gallery.

“We have previously found our artists in various ways including graduate shows, word of mouth recommendations, and individual introductions.

“Over time our shows have included a changing mix of emerging talent alongside established names - often rising from one to the other in the process. But we have been so excited by the incredible creativity that surrounds us in North London that we wanted to welcome the wealth of talent that we have in the area. We thought the best way to do this was to completely change our focus and open the flood gates.”

Pearce, who grew up on Cornwall’s Roseland peninsula, said that the theme of place underpinned “everything that we do at the gallery” where artworks are usually rooted in Corwall’s rich coastal landscape, countryside, towns and interiors.

“We really want to celebrate our surroundings in Primrose Hill in completely new ways to our original Cornish roots. The theme of place can be interpreted in any way and we’ll do our best to include as much work as possible - which will hopefully include ceramics and sculpture.”

Entries closed on Sunday with gallery managers sifting through entries ahead of the Private view on July 20 at 6pm. Artists already chosen to exhibit include Annie Waring, Helen de Sybel’s view of Regent’s Canal and Brittany Fabello’s London Vine House. The exhibition will then run until September 13.

For more information see beside-the-wave.co.uk

41, Chalcot Road, Primrose Hill or contact 0207 722 4161.

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