25th May – 2nd June 2024 Creative Kernow

Nicky Gilmour

Information

Sculptor/researcher/grower; objects from grown and land-based materials: paper making, plant fibre, soil, chalk, charcoal, sand, timber.

Exploring what humans make and how these accumulations of materials behave in their environments is what drives the work. Investigations have attempted to use an inclusive view, that humans are part of the live exchanges of the wider community of plants and animals and are not separate from them.

Sculpting has merged with growing, and sourcing materials from the land to investigate how much land, energy, time, and other inputs it takes to produce and maintain these forms. By default, this investigation examines the nature of materials’ permanence in the landscape, which brings to the fore their seasonal availability and growing environments. Observing each product’s duration; from a few, fleeting days of vase-life for sweet peas in Spring, to the potential for centuries of use for wooden objects has changed my perspective on making sculpture.

The economics of this research have been tested at local markets where products are sold using the business name ‘Vega Rosa’. The current cash crops for the small holding where I work are flower, timber and willow-based products, and skills sharing through workshops on making sustainably.

In the flower processing shed at the field visitors are invited to see the most recent developments using papermaking and bookbinding to capture seeds and information about growing, seasons and site. Seasonal produce and work from the small holding will also be available for sale.



Opening Times
11am - 5pm

Opening Days
Sat 25th May
Sun 26th May
Mon 27th May
Tue 28th May
Wed 29th May


Directions
From the A39 at Camelford take the B3266 towards Bodmin. After just under 3 miles take the left turn signposted for Fentonadle / St.Breward. Vega Rosa is the second field gate on the left.
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Accessibility
The venue has on site parking
The venue has toilet facilities
The venue is accessible to people with mobility difficulties
The venue is family friendly
The venue is open all year round by appointment


Accessibility Information
There is ramp access to the shed. Currently there is no wheelchair access to toilet facilities.