Along the Tin Coast

EXHIBITION

17 APRIL 2021

Tremorran and the Angel Gallery

Truthwall, St Just, Penzance, Cornwall

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The storms roll in, day by day, week by week, month by month.

I have set myself a task of traveling along the Tin Coast from Nanjulian in the south-east to St Ives in the north-west at sea level where the Cornish miners were prospecting for tin.

I am recording my journey using a number of sketch books and mixed medias, a camera taking images and short videos and small clay slabs for making textural images.

On my journey along the beaches below the cliffs I have to be aware of the tides and changes in weather as at most times I am in a very vulnerable position.

There are many exits that I can take up the cliffs and they have to be checked and recorded before I start each stage of the journey. I have to accept that I cannot travel the whole of this part of the coastline at sea level because of the structure of the sea cliffs but thats all part of the challenge of the project.

1. At Peace, Nanjulian

2. Fallen Boulders, Nanjulian

3. All Quiet at Nanjulian

4. Land’s End Light

5. Tides Out, Priest’s Cove

6. The Brisons at Priest’s Cove


"On my journey along the beaches below the cliffs I have to be aware of the tides and changes in weather as at most times I am in a very vulnerable position."


7. Porth Ledden Beach

8. The Boulder Field, Porth Ledden

9. The Dry at Levant Mine

10. Mill Zawn

11. Incoming Tide, Polpry Cove

12. The Pressure is Falling, Priest’s Cove


Tin Coast from Nanjulian in the south-east to St Ives in the north-west at sea level.


13. Catching the Spray, Priest’s Cove

14. High Tide at Priest’s Cove

15. Rough Sea, Priest’s Cove

16. Towards Cape Cornwall

17. Stormy Sea, Trewellard Zawn

18. The Cliffs near Trewellard Zawn

19. Stormy Day, Geevor Cliffs

20. Porth Nanvern Beach

21. Rocks and Minerals, Nanjulian Beach

22. The Brisons from Porth Nanvern