Events – 2014
The Big Draw in October.
As one of the venues for the October Big Draw where drawing events are held all over the UK, Geevor is running art workshops from 20th October to 24th Octber 2014.
Sally Booth , the well known visual artist will be in attendance . Her exhibition "Edges and Extremes" which was shown at the Tate Modern recently will be on display in the Hardrock Gallery.
Marc will be playing at the opening event of Edges and Extremes.
Chimney Stacks and Red Rocks, Geevor, by Sally Booth
GEEVOR HARD ROCK MUSEUM AND GALLERY PRESENTS NEW ART AND POETRY EXHIBITION –
Edges and Extremes: Shetland & Cornwall
People, place, industry
By Sally Booth and Evlynn Sharp
17TH OCTOBER 2014 -20TH FEBRUARY 2015
LAUNCH EVENT: FRIDAY 17TH OCTOBER 7-9PM
Edges and Extremes is a collaborative arts project by English visual artist Sally Booth and Scottish poet Evlynn Sharp. Geevor Tin Mine Museum is pleased to host this exhibition of original artworks and poetry inspired by the artists’ residencies in Scalloway and West Penwith, at the very edges of the British Isles.
Sally's drawings made while sitting amongst the rusty machinery at Geevor or speedily capturing scallop processors in Scalloway are paired with Evlynn's poetry inspired by the personal and sometimes hidden stories of men and women's lives from each location.
Following the success of exhibitions at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and Tate Modern in London, it is fitting this work returns to Geevor – the special place that inspired so much of the work.
This exhibition includes a handling collection, plus two books of artworks, poetry with CD recordings of poems, music and slide shows reflecting the remarkable landscapes and people of Shetland and Cornwall.
LAUNCH EVENT AND PRIVATE VIEW by invitation,
Friday, 17th October, 7pm-9pm. This launch event is free and will include a talk by the artists, live poetry, and music performances by local melodeon player, Marc Cragg, and members of the Pendeen Silver Band. RSVP to email@example.com
Scallop Workers 1 (extract) by Evlynn Sharp
(For Kevin, Andrea, Frank, Ludmilla)
Two men's knives into shells
Click clack...each other case -
Click clack...flung into floor-sack,
And each scallop skimmed over
For the trim two women complete...
Processing Scallops, by Sally Booth
Dates of exhibition: 17th October 2014-20th February 2015 (Sundays to Fridays; closed Saturdays)
Opening times: 9am-5pm (last admission one hour prior to closing)
Location: Hard Rock Museum and Gallery, Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7EW
A 25 minute film of the Edges and Extremes project is available to view at the venue or scroll down on the website link:
Davie's Haddock, 2012, by Sally Booth
Additional information: acknowledgements
This project exploring remote landscapes is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland. The artists are also grateful for support from Tate, Scottish Parliament, Shape, BBC Radio Shetland, BBC Radio Cornwall, Artlink Central, Geevor Tin Mine Museum, Juliet Gomperts Trust, Loganair, Shetland Arts, Earnscliffe – Making Access Work, Zinc White, Steve Mannix, Pen to Paper (Brighton), K and K Stationers (London), Grenfells Cottage, Skinner’s Brewery, Woking Print (Surrey), Margaret Scollay, Marc Cragg, Pendeen Silver Band, Stephanie Webber.
The artists particularly wish to acknowledge the kind contribution of the Scalloway and Pendeen communities, the staff at Geevor Tin Mine Museum, all of whom give their support in so many ways.
For further information, contact:
Mobile: 07921 809688
Mobile : 07759 042816
Geevor Tin Mine: Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7EW
Tel: 01736 788662
Nick Thomas, Curator
Clint Hosking, Learning Team Manager
New at Geevor .....
The newly reinstated works hooter.