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Tremenheere Sculpture Park, Penzance, Cornwall


The weather in Cornwall this week has been somewhat glorious (until writing this, where it's raining and the wind is hitting against the window...). Myself and Lorna headed to Penzance to visit somewhere we had both never been before. I first heard about Tremenherre Sculpture park through my friend Sarah who has work in the gallery and artisan shop. Before we went I did a little bit of research to see whose work was on display. Richard Long RA, who is best known for his way of documenting the land through walking displays a work which echoes the shape of the land and view. His work is at the highest point of the garden which invites the viewer to look beyond the line of his work and out to the horizon of the sea. 

Before Lorna and I went to the garden I bound us both a sketchbook to document the day. Lorna's first practice is Photography, where she studied Marine and Natural History Photography at Falmouth University, and she's always getting me to encourage her to work in different ways, so I thought making a sketchbook would be a good starting point. 


Tiny Sketchbook for Lorna, made with old prints and offcuts from the print room. (Photo by Lorna Faulkes)

 
The light at the park was simply beautiful as we walked to the main gate/opening of the park we both got excited by the shadows from the ferns. (can't be tamed)





View from the highest point in the garden, where you can look across the ocean to see St Michael's mount. 



Work by Kishio Suga, untitled. The installation sits within the landscape and acts as a bamboo cage which echoes repressed energy in Modern Japanese society. The work blended into the surroundings when viewed from different angles but due to the nature and scale of the piece it stood out amongst the green plants. There was a stark contrast between the delicate plants which surrounded the work meaning the work has a dominance. 


This work by Richard Marsh, who studied at Falmouth School of Art sits near the start of the garden. A Cornishman, born in Redruth the artist worked in stone and worked as an assistant for Barbra Hepworth. 

One of the viewing points at the top of the garden. Two chairs sit central and the view was enchanting as the light hit the sea. I know we could have sat there for a lot longer....



Me, doing something. 

If you're interested in visiting the gallery, visit here for more information. A huge thank you to Lorna for documenting the trip. 

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