Roaming is a Community Interest Company
Roaming's official goal is "to carry on creative activities that benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) people who find themselves in some way disadvantaged, excluded or vulnerable." Our values are really our common ground: confidentiality, integrity, fairness, respect for the values and culture of others, the withholding of judgement, inclusivity, flexibility, and equity in relationships.
Roaming Penzance is one of the company's projects
Exhibition at Red Wing Gallery 16 - 29 November!
Our second exhibition at Red Wing Gallery -- now in its newly refurbished quarters -- opened on 16 November. We are showing a series of paintings by individual Roamers on the shared theme of 'Migration, as well as new videos about individuals' work. In one area of the exhibition space, we'll be working on a triptych, a response to our many visits to local parks and woodlands, drawing on an archive of photographs and drawings made on our various adventures.
Please come and look any time after the 16th. We'd be especially pleased if you could join us for the closing event on Wednesday, 29 November, 6-8. The videos will be screened at 7 that evening.
An invitation is available here.
Roaming in St. Petroc's Touring Exhibition
An exhibition of 40 works on paper, half created at Roaming Penzance, half created by people attending the Kernomads art group at St. Petroc's Resource Centre in Truro, opened at Truro Cathedral on the evening of 11 October. The exhibition marks the launch of St Petroc's campaign to end street homelessness in Cornwall, and the exhibition catalogue includes details of the campaign as well as images of some of the work included in the exhibition. Click here for more details.
In many respects, Roaming is a research project. We are finding what happens when one particular group, under particular conditions, tries be fair and open with one another. Roaming raises many questions, both broad questions about what art is and does, and more immediate ones about exhibitions, reproduction rights, monetary values, sales, and storage.