The Cornwall and Devon DN Cluster is a new initiative launched in 2020 by Design-Nation (DN), an organisation supporting authentic, exceptional craftsmanship and design ability. Time-lapse, will reflect themes arising through the time of Covid
17 May – 25 July 2021 at The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
Within our cluster we are a group of artists and makers of jewellery, ceramics, glass, sculptural silver, wearable art, film and textiles. Our work is held in private collections and has been exhibited in prestigious galleries, such as the V&A and Saatchi Gallery.
This year, despite restrictions on sales opportunities and exhibitions, we have continued to create work and now wish to explore public responses to our art by staging a major interactive exhibition that will evolve over time.
About The Project
Time-lapse, will reflect themes arising through the time of Covid: sanctuary, isolation, containment, creativity and mental health. Reflecting changing times, we will invite public participation through physical and online conversations, workshops and making sessions.
The Time-lapse exhibition will open at Royal Cornwall Museum: a record of what happened to us when time stopped as Covid took hold.
It is an opportunity for us to present work exploring this theme, emerging once again into the public domain after a period of containment and introspection. Using the exhibition as a springboard we will explore the benefits of creating art as a way of coping with living through a pandemic.
We aim to establish the DN group within Cornwall and Devon’s rich creative community as a leading ‘go to’ place for craft/ art skills and knowledge.
We hope to inspire, generate ideas and a sense of community and set best practice examples.
As Susan Hiller said, ‘Artists have a function. We are part of a conversation. It is our job to represent and mirror back the values of the culture in a way that people haven’t seen before.’
Participating Artists: Lucy Spink, Sue Kinley, from Mylor Parish along with Alison Brown, Bridget Macklin, Lynne Speake, Fiona Sperryn, Maxine Greer, Abigail Brown, Maria Andrews from across Cornwall and Devon.