Seven artists present a reunion of their work after one year of individual progression. The collective each occupies a set measurement which signifies the approximate space of a step. Amy Goodwin Heidi Ball, IreneVidal, Lewanna Stewart, Lisa Wrench, Lucy Kerr and Suzy Sharpe use their authorial voice to explore themes of arsenic, monsters, narrative resonances, symbol, solitude, illusion and anthropocentrism.
The title of the exhibition 'A Stride' derives from the idea of a set measurement, or a 'step', and was chosen as a theme for the show for two reasons. Firstly, so that each artist would occupy a space measuring roughly a 'step' or a 'stride' and that the work on show would signify some kind of journey, be it literal, spiritual or metaphorical.
It was wonderful to be reunited once again with some of my old student colleagues almost one year on from graduation and I'm very proud of Amy and Irene in particular for the hard work they put in curating the exhibition. It's not always an easy task to co-ordinate 7 artists! It was also wonderful to catch up with Lewanna who has been sorely missed since she returned to Scotland (we're putting the pressure on for her swift return!) Of course, it was also a little nostalgic for me being back in Falmouth. Although I still live in Cornwall, my time in Falmouth was so precious and wonderful that it is hard not to feel emotional every time I return.
Everyone's work is quite different, but as a whole I thought that the exhibition worked well. I have included links to all the artists' individual websites for more info on each of them and the artists' statements can be read by clicking through the images above.