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From William Arnold’s beautiful sequence of cameraless botanical prints to Melanie King’s astronomical cyanotypes that ‘draw from the heavens’; from Andy Hughes iconic Plastic Photo-Totem to Oliver Raymond-Barker’s visceral prints exploring the nature of stone - this show is an exploration into landscape and the material potential of photography. It will be a rare chance to see contemporary photography in Cornwall and is part of an ongoing concern to develop new audiences and opportunities for the photographic arts within the county.

Anchorage Museum, 2013

Gyre: The Plastic Ocean

With stunning visual impact and an astonishing array of ocean trash, internationally recognized artists create works of art for this exhibition from debris collected from beaches around the world. Plastic packaging in a throwaway culture finds its way into our ocean biosphere and then into the hands of artists. Our oceans and beaches are awash in plastic pollution propelled by gyre (rotating ocean currents). The exhibition explores the relationship between humans and the ocean in a contemporary culture of consumption.

For decades artists have created works that address the relationship between community and environment. In the later part of the 20th century, artists gave a voice to the environment. Artists such as Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, Christo and Jeanne-Claude and others became interested in the social value of art.
Alaska SeaLife Center
Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Blue Ocean Institute
Ocean Conservancy
Harker School
Mountain and Sea Productions
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Geographic
Smithsonian Institution
Anchorage Museum Association
Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership
Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation
Leonard and Tannie Hyde
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Endowment for the Arts
North American Marine Environment Protection Association
Ocean Foundation
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Rasmuson Foundation
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Surdna Foundation
Wells Fargo
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation

Casa Cultura Okendo, Donostia, Spain

‘Surf, Civilization and Barbarism’

“The importance of beauty and the enjoyment of a wave, of nature vs. the economy facts and the short term development.

Casa Cultura Okendo, Donostia, Spain, 2015

‘Surf, Civilization and Barbarism’

“The importance of beauty and the enjoyment of a wave, of nature vs. the economy facts and the short term development. The utopian vision of an alternative future vs the contra la razón impuesta de una modernidad irracional.” This lines are part of the Gibus de Soultrait introduction to Surf, Civilization and Barbarism, an art exhibition you can visit until August 22nd in San Sebastian (Okendo Culture House, Avenida Navarra, 7).

A compilation of images, ilustrations, videos, thoughts and objects who will take the visitor through all the world´s continents and key surf spots which have been over developed or that still live in their peacefull solitude. It depends on each of you to set up the boundaries to what is naturally sustainable and what can only bring misfortune to a place.

From Jack McCoy´s personal collection of his first photos in Uluwatu, where a virgin headland is a painful contrast to today´s chaotic development, the juxtaposition of Kai Neville´s excerpt from Dear Suburbia of the Japanese rivermouth perfection to Taishi Hirokawa´s nuclear plants, the man vs nature section which starts with Ron Stoner´s 2 photos of Killer Dana before and after the marina is built, the Superbank´s perfection created by the artificial pumping of sand, Wavegarden´s example of man replicating nature as a recurrent theme in mankind… to the virgin beauty of both Bruno Garrudo´s landscapes and finally Punta de Lobos that can be preserved of radical use of cement….

Hanging on the walls works from artists Taishi Hirokawa, Alan Van Gysen, Andy Huges, Bruno Garrudo, Craig Peterson, Jack McCoy, Iker Basterretxea, Kai Neville, Pablo Ugartetxea, Rodrigo Farias or Patrick Trefz, among 27 participant artists.

Anchorage Museum, 2013

Gyre: The Plastic Ocean

Close up detail of Circularity Series

CDC, Atlanta, USA, 2015

‘Gyre: The Plastic Ocean’

GYRE: The Plastic Ocean sponsored by the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Office of the Director for Communication; the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Office of Noncommunicable Disease, Injury and Environmental Health; and Go Green, Get Healthy, Office of Safety, Security, and Asset Management, CDC.

Maritime Museum, Donostia, Spain, 2011

San Sebastian Surf Film Festival

Making Time

In the autumn of 2014 the historic Penwith gallery in St Ives will host Making Time: New Photographic Constructions, an exhibition of South West based photographic artists. The show will demonstrate the breadth and diversity of the contemporary photographic medium. Each artist’s work is informed by an exploration of contemporary issues such as: the hybridization of analogue and digital, the engagement of science and ecology in the practice of image making and the manifold histories of photography.

The work shown will be photographic in the broadest sense of the word; the artists utilising a full gamut of light based processes to generate their individual visions.Their work shares a rigorous enquiry into the materiality of photography; consolidating historic photographic aesthetics with contemporary concerns to enquire into the future of the medium.


Belgrave St Ives


26th January to 16th February 2013

Andy Hughes & Chris Jordan

Mariners Museum

This exhibition will highlight the work of two photographers, Andy Hughes and Chris Jordan, whose works explore the phenomenon of American consumerism and its environmental impact. Andy Hughes' work focuses on the accumulation of garbage washed up on the shores where he surfs. Chris Jordan's composite photos explore the "pervasiveness of our consumerism."

Belgrave St Ives


Solo Exhbition

Belgrave St Ives, Cornwall


Solo Exhibition

Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

Making Time

In the autumn of 2014 the historic Penwith Gallery in St Ives will host Making Time: New Photographic Constructions, an exhibition of South West based photographic artists. The title, New Photographic Constructions, references the groups intention to develop the photographic medium beyond its conventional boundaries, constructing complex yet subtle works through experimentation. The show demonstrates the diversity of photographic practice in Cornwall today and seeks to build on the avant-garde legacy of the Penwith Society, founded in 1949 under the distinguished leadership of Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Bernard Leach. The five featured artists are Andy Hughes, Oliver Raymond-Barker, William Arnold, Hannah Guy and Nicholas Hughes. Cornwall at large and St Ives in particular has not given photography a significant platform of support, in terms of regularly providing exhibition space and other developmental activity.The exhibition represents a unique opportunity to provide this platform and to act as a catalyst for future photographic development in the area. Coinciding with this show Tate St Ives will present The Modern Lens: International Photography and the Tate collection. The exhibition will look at the exchange of avant-garde photographic practice between Japan, Europe and the America's between 1928 and 1968. The Modern Lens will provide an illuminating historical context for the Penwith exhibition and both shows offer a rare opportunity to see high calibre photographic works in St Ives.


Maritime Museum, Donostia, Spain

Dominant Wave Theory, Exhibition of Photographic Works

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