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Altered Landscape Exhibition Opening

Updated: Apr 26, 2022

Free photography exhibition the Altered Landscape opens daily from Saturday 14 to the 31 August 10-4 pm. No need to book just drop in.

Altered Landscape is a new series of work by Tracey Thorne which traces the footsteps of her father who was a Cornish miner to explore the impact of decades of mining on the land in Cornwall.

The work explores the 'familiar' through a set of found objects that were discovered in 2011 when her father died. It provides opportunity to seek new meaning bridging the gap between memory and reality. These objects led to an exploration and revisiting of mining sites roughly located around two of Cornwall's mining districts; Gwennap mining district and the Camborne and Redruth mining district.

The new work provides scope to explore mining through the context of the artists own life and interest in environmental issues where it looks at the way mining changed the topography of the land, issues relating to water pollution and land use. It actively seeks to disrupt the popular narrative and love affair with mining in the region by inviting people to think about mining from the context of our evolving concerns about our environment. We can learn much from the past and by observing the land.

The exhibition is made up of a set of photographic prints and cyanotypes which are available to view daily via drop in. The gallery is located in the Chi an Bobel Building at Heartlands, in Pool, Cornwall access is free.

See also below a number of events that include artist talk, photo walks and art workshops being run during the exhibition most are free.

  • Altered Landscape - Artist Talk with Tracey Thorne, 14 Aug 2pm, free book here

  • Altered Landscape - Photowalk, 18 Aug 6pm free book here

  • Altered Landscape - Online Artist Talk with Tracey Thorne, 19 Aug 4pm free book here

  • Altered Landscape - Photowalk, 21 Aug 10am free book here

  • Altered Landscape - Cyanotype workshop, 22 Aug 2pm free book here

For more information or any access requests contract the artist Tracey Thorne via email

The project and events programme has received funding support from Arts Council England, Feast which includes Cornwall County Council look out for some other actvties during the exhibition.

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