Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Shelter Inspired Art

Here at Hus, we are supporting Shelterbox this year and we are pleased to promote the work of artist, Lindsey Morgan-Lundie who is using her work to highlight the plight of Syrian refugees through her art installation.

Lindsey Morgan Lundie painting a picture
Lindsey Morgan-Lundie

While on a mentoring course at Newlyn School of Art with nine other contemporary Cornish Artists, printmaker, Lindsey Morgan-Lundie was struck by a picture of a refugee child standing outside a tent in Syria. ‘I was exploring the idea of portraiture, when I came across a haunting image of a girl’s face’ she explained.  Lindsey was moved to find out more about refugees and set off on a journey of exploration that led to an art installation at the PZ Gallery in Penzance between 7-11 June 2014.  

Lindsey discovered a love of printing during her Fine Art degree in Falmouth in 2007.  Since graduating she has exhibited her prints on many occasions and is currently the resident printmaker at Cornwall College in Camborne, where she teaches students various printing techniques.  She was thrilled to be selected to go on the first mentoring course at Newlyn, where she works alongside an eclectic mix of other local artists.  It was here that she started to consider the themes of shelter, relationship and community.

The final show will feature end of year work from all of the artists being mentored at Newlyn, and will include paintings, films and installations.  Lindsey’s own installation will feature multiple small tents, made using wax. Each one unique and fragile, exploring our inherent need for communication and relationship.

‘When disasters happen, communities often pull together,’ Lindsey said ‘Its been interesting to explore how we crave relationship and don’t like the feeling of isolation’.  Each tiny wax tent, will be individually printed with an varied mix of near Eastern patterns, original drawings and pictures of nature.  ‘I love the quality and fragility of wax and the fact  that it allows me to create layers of meaning within the work’ Lindsey explained.

Entry to the PZ Gallery is free and events during the exhibition are being planned, so keep an eye on the Newlyn School of Art website for more details.

Showroom PZ Gallery Poster advertising end of year show from Newlyn Art School

Newlyn School of Art Mentoring Course Final Show
PZ Gallery
7 Coinage Street
TR18 4AY

More information from 

Open Saturday 7th June 11am
Private View June 7th 6-9pm

Open Sunday to Wednesday 11-6pm each day

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