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Newlyn Art Gallery

Penzance, United Kingdom
Official website: Newlyn Art Gallery

Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, was the venue for Perceptions, 13 February - 12 March 1988. The exhibition, organised by Rachael Hansen and Elizabeth Knowles, consisted of: Paintings and sculpture by Tam Joseph, Photoworks by Raghubir Singh, and works by the children of St. Gluvias Primary School, Ponsanooth with the sculptor Brian Buckley.

From the accompanying brochure: “This exhibition presents three contrasting ways of seeing life - and of making that vision manifest in works of art: paintings about the Black communities in London, photographs of Asians in Bradford, and children’s images of home in a Cornish village. Seeing means a sensory and intellectual perception and it is also the method by which we receive what an artist expresses. This exhibition provides things to see and ideas about viewpoints other than our own, yet all three parts are rooted in a vision of one particular community, one particular way of life, with a common feeling for people, their home environment and the way they live. It also presents three very different kinds of art and thus many layers of meaning about art as an expressive but perpetually questioning medium.”

The exhibition came with a folded brochure, featuring colour images, texts on the three components, plus details of supporting events.


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