We've been having a busy time recently with visits from people wanting to work with us on research projects, exhibitions, or to seek our advice about setting up similar projects. We have also been thinking and talking about the future and in particular creating an archive of all the work that has been made over the 5 years of Roaming PZ and the 18 months of Breadline Art group beforehand.
This was a gentler week with more time to photograph the work being made.
We had a really great Open Day . Current and previous group members were there, two came for the first time in seven years! We dug out of our archive the work they had made all that time ago and reminisced about how the group was in those early days. We also had visits from people representing other local community groups as well as the Penzance Mayor Dick Cliffe, city councillor Penny Young, Edward Bolitho, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall and Derek Thomas MP. It was very encouraging for us all and we are grateful to those who came along. We very much value all our supporters both near and far for their continued support.
So far during October we've had a birthday, been included in an exhibition at Truro Cathedral, organised by St.Petroc's Society, to launch their campaign to 'End Street Homelessness in Cornwall' and we are preparing for an exhibition of our own that will take place at Redwing Gallery, Penzance, between 16th and 29th November.
Janet McEwan joined us again to make a film with Stephen about his painting process and the way it relates to his interest in music. During the day he played his saxophone for us and also completed a painting he's been working on for a whole year. We celebrated the inclusion of 2 of our group's contributions to the latest St.Petroc's Annual Report and ate a deliciously colourful lunch that Lucy made for us. We also decided on titles of our work, which will be in the exhibition due to open at Truro Cathedral on October 11th organised by St.Petroc's and Jayne Howard.
After such a busy few weeks it was a pleasant change to have a quiet, gentle day and lots of help with the washing up!
It's been such a great year of visits to Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens and we are most grateful to Drs Neill and Jane Armstrong for allowing us this pleasure. We have made some interesting work over the months and plan to exhibit these alongside our 'Migration' paintings and four videos in our second exhibition at Redwing Gallery 16th - 29th November (opening event 16th November 5.30pm until 7.30pm). Please save the date!
This page is a record of Roaming's activities, usually week by week, with the most recent first.