The secret worth a thousand
1st December - 9th february 2013
Based in Cornwall for the last fifteen years, this is Kate Walters’ first major solo show in a public gallery. The Secret Worth A Thousand presents paintings and drawings that explore the connections between the human and animal worlds. Deer, horses and female figures are depicted with a raw but intimate intensity in a series of paintings and drawings created especially for this exhibition.
In the lower gallery there will be projected photographs, detailing the wonder of nature in Walters’s small garden, which represents a return to a medium she worked with many years ago. The exhibition title refers to what the German writer and artist Goethe believed we could gain from entering into a conversation with nature.
This is the first in a new programme, Platform, devised by the gallery and the NSA to create opportunities for artists to develop their practice and profile at an important stage of their career.
A critical essay about Walters’ work by Professor Penny Florence has been commissioned and will be published to coincide with the show.
The Juliet Gomperts Trust has generously supported the production and presentation of works in the show.
Read Kate's blog of how she is preparing for the show www.katewalters.co.uk/blog
Members’ Event: Newlyn Art Gallery, Friday 7th December, 6.30pm.
Gallery Members are invited to join Kate Walters for a glass of wine and walk through her exhibition before it opens to the public. Free to Gallery Members.
Drawing Closer to Nature with Kate Walters: The Studio Cafe, Newlyn Art Gallery, every Wednesday, 16th January - 13th February, 6-8pm.
A rare opportunity to work with the exhibiting artist, exploring aspects of human relationships with nature through drawing. Various techniques and media will be employed to encourage fluidity, spontaneity and sensitivity to the themes. Individual and personal responses encouraged. £12 per session, booking essential.
Panel Discussion: Newlyn Art Gallery, Saturday 26th January,10.30am-1pm.
Join exhibiting artist Kate Walters in a discussion of her work and themes with senior educator and arts practitioner, Penny Florence, whose current research interests are e-poetry, translation and collaborative studio and theoretical practices, and journalist Laura Gascoigne, whose articles regularly appear in The Spectator and Apollo Magazine.
Free, places limited, booking essential.
To book call 01736 363715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org