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Melanie Stidolph

We Are Floating in Space


Thank you to curators Bettina Wenzel and Blair Todd for inviting me into the exhibition We Are Floating in Space at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange – 11 Feb to 3 June.

I’ll be showing my book Endless Reproduction, images from the Last Summer photo series and will be making a new video work The next dawn, the next spring during the run of the show.

A group show of artists who have made work in Cornwall and Devon, using ideas of the coast or the materials of the shoreline. The exhibition spans across both venues, featuring over twenty artists. The exhibition looks beyond the tradition of seascapes to showcase artists who use the coast to address themes within their contemporary art practice. In particular, it’s the space between the tides; the area that is in constant flux between being land and being sea, the overlap, the layering, a constant state of fluidity. It is this otherworldly place that artists have used to express ideas and themes within their work, whether its grieving, gender identity, the queer body, childlessness not by choice, looking for one’s tribe, and is illustrative of environmental concerns.

The twenty plus artists in the main exhibition include Delphi Baker, Simon Bayliss, Livvy Eden, Naomi Frears, Bryony Gillard, Christopher P Green, Anna Harris, Kitty Hillier, Fleur & Alastair Mackie, Rhys Morgan, Teän Roberts, Ro Robertson, Tanoa Sasraku, SHARP, Melanie Stidolph, Tom Stockley, Mary Trapp, Eleanor Turnbull, Huhtamaki Wab.