Rock & Steel celebrates the work of photographer Carinthia West and artist Ken Gill at Tremenheere Gallery, part of Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens.
Focusing on the most famous musicians of the 1970s, Carinthia's vast collection of original photographs includes portraits of David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Carly Simon and Neil Young, among others. Carinthia formed close and long-‐lasting friendships with the remarkable people she worked with and many of the images capture a natural and unguarded moment between photographer and their famous subject.
The exhibition shares the fascinating and unique story behind many of the photographs, including accompanying Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood to the fourth birthday party of Diana Ross’s daughter in Malibu, California. Also included is a photograph of Carly Simon in the same café in Brooklyn, New York that later inspired her to write the song ‘Let the River Run’, winner of the 1989 Oscar for Best Original Song.
This collection of photographs brings together some of the most iconic and famous musicians from a previous era, all under one roof in Cornwall. Carinthia, who now lives in west Cornwall, has recently exhibited in London, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.
Alongside Carinthia’s photographs is a collection of recent sculpture by Penzance-‐based artist Ken Gill. Although this is Ken’s first time exhibiting at Tremenheere Gallery, he has previously sited a permanent artwork, Skhimza, in the gardens at Tremenheere.
The gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-4pm, free entry.