17th May – 1st August 2021
A record of what happened when time stopped when Covid took hold and of how artists responded and then emerged into the public domain after a period of containment and introspection. Using the exhibition as a springboard, these artists have explored the benefits of creating art as a way of coping with living through a pandemic.
Design Nation Cornwall and Devon Cluster
at the Royal Cornwall Museum,
Reviews of the exhibition:
‘Highly recommend you head to RCM and spend some time amongst this provocative work.’
‘I surprised myself at how emotional I felt! All your responses hit the proverbial nerve of understanding. I had the place to myself and revelled in my first experience of going back into Truro; being able to take in this wonderful exhibition.’
‘I spent a fabulous half hour taking in this show, Time-Lapse, at the Royal Cornwall Museum – Truro. On now until end August. Go see it and you can also remind yourself of what an amazing museum we have in Truro.’
This time of reflection has given rise to work in response to issues observed locally but which are of International concern:
- Plastic which washes up on our beaches, particularly the vast quantities of commercial fishing gear.
- The importance of native woodland and concerns about habitat destruction.
- The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.
- Reduced, repetitive lifestyles and the need for social interaction.
Design-Nation is the leading portfolio for craft, design and product in the UK. It supports authentic, exceptional craftsmanship and design ability nationwide.
Formed in June 2020, the Cornwall and Devon Cluster is part of a new initiative by Design-Nation to foster links between its members within regions. We are makers of jewellery, ceramics, glass, sculptural silver, wearable art, film and textiles. Throughout 2020, despite restrictions on sales opportunities and exhibitions, we continued to work, united under the Covid-19 umbrella, responding to the restrictions which have been imposed on all our lives. We have used our making to explore our shared experience of lockdown, boost mood and develop resilience.
Bridget Macklin Ceramics: https://bridgetmacklin.com/
Alison Brown Ceramics: https://alisonsheltonbrown.art/
Sue Kinley: https://www.susankinley.co.uk/
Lucy Spink Jewellery: https://www.lucyspinkjewellery.co.uk/
Abigail Brown: https://www.abigailbrown.co.uk/
Maria Andrews: https://malajewellerydesign.co.uk
Fiona Sperryn Textiles: https://fionajsperryn.com/
Lynne Speake: https://www.lynnespeake.com
Maxine Greer https://www.maxinegreer.com/
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