Breeze Art and Makers Fair
13th to 15th September 2018
This autumn Breeze Art and Makers Fair will bring an array of over 80 current artists together under the grandiose roof of 18th Century manor, Trereife House, in Penzance, Cornwall, on the 13-15th September.
Set over three days, the eclectic fair is a celebration of unique craft from a specially selected collection of artists from around the South West. And this year the Breeze Fair promises to highlight even more exceptional heritage and modern crafts through a well-considered programme of new and fascinating exhibitions, workshops, engaging talks and demonstrations.
Just announced is the fact that FLOCK, a Spindrift Dance Collective, will be performing their new project which is centred around questions regarding the outdoors and the conservation of our natural habitat. Devised and developed by SpinDrift Dance Collective, ‘Flock’ was born from delving into the origins of the RSBP, with an article that inspired Suzie West, the Artistic Director, about its female founders, Emily Williamson and Co., who gathered women together to protested against the barbarous trade of feathers and plumes to adorn women’s hats in the late Victorian Era.
This new group of movers, dressed in tailored garments, felted feathered accessories and hats will parade, protect, rest and silently protest about the beauty of the landscape they are dancing in and those living in the local community.
In addition, on the 13th September, Flock will run art workshops to make costumes and props for the performance inspired by nature. Excerpts will be then be performed from 'Flock'. On the 15th Septembertwo Flock performances will take place at 11am and 2pm and a there will be a special workshop for families and children, turning them into 'Wild Investigators' by taking part in one of our performance installations.
Trereife House provides a calming and relaxing location for Cornwall’s leading art and makers fair, which adds to the viewing pleasure of the works around the grounds and within the 18th Century property. Visitors will be able to explore the work of over 100 selected artists and makers and also be inspired by exhibitions from invited leading South West art galleries and associations.
Breeze Fair coincides with the release of Anya Rice and Katherine Sorrell’s new book ‘Make: Cornwall’ which profiles and celebrates 25 modern craftspeople in the South West. Author Katherine will curate a new exhibition named ‘Make: Cornwall’ which will showcase a trendsetting selection of contemporary craftspeople from the county.
Claire Buckley will also curate a new exhibition ‘Textile Treasure’ a hunt encouraging visitors in and around the sumptuous Trereife House to appreciate and admire textiles crafted over the years.
The Breeze education area will be thriving with 13 exhibitors showcasing ‘Living Craft’, from pottery to steel fabrication offering visitors an insight into the creation construction and practice of these modern skills. Outside in the park of the manor house the front door will open out onto the Parterre and formal gardens where visitors will be able to wander through the summer blooms and walled gardens and view artists sculpture and picnic on the lawns.
Visitors can relax and soak up the Breeze Art and Makers Fair whilst pondering on any potential purchases over a Cornish artisan gin or Prosecco and snacking on local food from handpicked suppliers such as Secret Spot Hospitality Horsebox, Kernowforno Pizzas, Cecil on Ice, Archie Browns and more.
Breeze Art and Makers Fair supporting Director Samme Charlesworth with Curator Miranda Leonard are both enthusiastic about British Contemporary Craft and Cornwall’s vibrant designers, artists, crafters and sculptures as well bringing the most discerning set of quality makers to the fore.
Samme says “We are thrilled to invite the artists, exhibitors and galleries back to the beautiful Trereife House this September and now to also welcome the compelling FLOCK team who will spin their stories, performances and workshops throughout the Fair.”
Samme continues, “This year we have created an event that highlights the cultural importance of art and craft, and showcasing the skills, practice and knowledge that is needed to create such wonderful heritage crafts. Every year we endeavour to build upon previous shows’ successes and create both a visually exciting and deeply educational event for visitors and exhibitors. We have a whole new fascinating programme of workshops and talks that attendees can drop into on the day, all against the charming backdrop of the house, grounds and gardens of Trereife.”
Breeze Art and Makers Fair will bring together artists at the forefront of their craft. All artists display exceptional quality, innovation, and dedication to their craft. Tickets can be booked in advance at https://breezefair.org/get-tickets/
Full all details please see: https://breezefair.org/
Issued by Excess Energy Communications on behalf of Breeze Art and Makers Fair. For images or more information, please contact Claire Durkin or Else Welde Claire@Excess-energy.co.uk / Else@Excess-energy.co.uk or phone 01637 852130. Thanks.