Tremenheere Gallery : Friday 17 September to Saturday 9 October 2021
The word Anthem (ānʹthəm) is defined as a hymn of praise or a rock or popular song felt to sum up the attitudes or feelings associated with a [specific] period or social group. Anthem is also the name of an exhibition presenting the work of four inspiring artists, at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Friday 17 September to Saturday 9 October 2021, 11am-4pm. The opening will take place on Thursday 16 September, 6pm-8pm.Through the diverse media of sculpture, pottery, mixed media and oil paint, Masoud Akhavanjam, Julia Florence, Danny Romeril and Marion Taylor’s practices are drawn together in a lyrical exploration of the zeitgeist of our
Masoud Akhavanjam is an Iranian sculptor working in mirror polished stainless steel and bronze. His finely crafted figurative and abstract sculptures, often portraying current day paradoxes, balance the inherent strength of the materials with the delicacies of the cast form.
Julia Florence is a ceramicist, who trained in Illustration at Falmouth University and drawing at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy, before discovering ceramics. Inspired by the people around her, her love of life drawing and the female form, Julia’s pots, made from locally sourced clay,
are each imbued with a subtle, tactile quality. She lives and works in Cornwall.
Danny Romeril studied Fine Art at Central St Martins College in London. Focusing on musicology, one can almost feel the reverberations from the instruments featured in his paintings. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in his native Jersey, as well as London, Australia,
Germany and Italy. Danny works between London and Brighton.
Marion Taylor’s series “That’s how the light gets in” is inspired by Leonard Cohen’s song, Anthem. Abstract in form, the series concerns the contrasts of light and dark and the resilience of the human spirit. According to Marion, “Cohen’s words went straight to the essence of these emotions.”
For further information about the exhibition or to interview these artists,
Janet Rady, firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)7957 284370 or
Sophie Kazan, email@example.com +44 (0)7949 914513
ABOUT TREMENHEERE In a beautiful, sheltered valley overlooking St Michael’s Mount; the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide the perfect setting for large-scale exotic and sub-tropical planting at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Cornwall. Interwoven with the planting is an evolving programme of contemporary
artwork by internationally renowned artists such as James Turrell, David Nash and Richard Long, who have interacted with the setting to create site-specific permanent work that harmonise with the landscape.