27th March 2012 9:26 am
New Artist led initiative for Contemporary art in Cornwall launches in Redruth
Press Release – 6 March, 2012
Based in Redruth’s Back Lane West CMR, formally known as Cornwall Media Resource, re-launches at the end of this month as an artist-led initiative with an exhibition If Not Now when featuring work from founding members, Paul Farmer, Duncan Hopkins, Liam Jolly and Darren Ray.
CMR plans to create a community of artists who will exhibit and flourish within this three storey building and aims to interact with other projects both locally and in other areas to encourage and raise the profile of the Cornish arts. CMR aims to be inclusive and cater to both those who are already established as professionals and for those moving towards this objective.
If Not Now When will showcase the CMR vision of showing adventurous work that’s not only responsive to CMR’s physical spaces but also work and curation that’s flexible in its attitude towards mixing and crossing forms. The CMR space is ideal for exhibiting contemporary art in all its diversity, and could include painting, sculpture, installation, performance, participation, social sculpture, text, digital media, photography, film and sound work. Artists, writers, curators and musicians will be encouraged to come discuss and work together, by fielding exhibitions, residencies, social and skill-sharing events and workshops. A significant objective for CMR is to enable the contemporary arts to be accessible to the local Redruth community, both as a drop in centre and for specific events.
CMR seek to build a membership of practitioners who can both give to and take from this project. The current members (those included in this show) all have a wide range of experience, including funding applications, event organisation, PR, exhibition curation and on-going involvement in artist-led projects. They are also working artists, specialising in painting, film, writing, installation, graphic design and research.
If Not Now When opens with a private view on Thursday 29 March at 6-9pm and is open daily from 30 March – 1 April and then again the following weekend 6 – 8 April. There are a series of workshops and talks planned for the week between, for more details visit www.c-m-r.org
CMR is very close to the railway station, served by trains from London Paddington, the Midlands and the North. Redruth is next to the main A30 road and thus has access to the main route in and out of Cornwall as well as routes to the far West, North Cornwall, South East Cornwall and Plymouth.
CMR, The Royal Circus Building, Back Lane West, Redruth, TR15 2BT
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