Approved: 16.08.2006

Rupert White

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Approved: 16.08.2006

I am a curator working in the unique context of the county of Cornwall.
Cornwall, in the far South West of England, has long been a centre for the visual arts. As well as a distinctive maritime landscape it therefore also has a distinctive artistic history.
Artwork made and shown in Cornwall do not always translate elsewhere, and, similarly, touring shows from London and further afield

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  • Location: Truro, South West
 
 

Biography

I am a curator working in the unique context of the county of Cornwall. Cornwall, in the far South West of England, has long been a centre for the visual arts. As well as a distinctive maritime landscape it therefore also has a distinctive artistic history. Artwork made and shown in Cornwall do not always translate elsewhere, and, similarly, touring shows from London and further afield often fail to impress for similar reasons. I believe the best art is sensitive to the environment in which it is shown and the audiences who see it. I am against internationalism in visual art and seek to celebrate regional differences. Art made in rural parts of the UK should not aspire to the condition of art made in London or other urban centres but should address issues of interest to people living in rural areas. These are likely to - at some level - feature the landscape, either in the foreground or as a backdrop to other issues.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2006 - Recent work, The Salt Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall 1995 - A Seat of Learning, Cornwall Museum and Galleries, Truro, Cornwall Group exhibitions 2011 - Bridging the Gap, Hatchspace, Deptford, London 2011 - Frenchman's Creek, Kestle Barton Centre for Rural Art, Helford, Cornwall 2010 - Exquisite Trove, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn 2010 - House of Fairy Tales, Millennium, St Ives 2010 - New Living Art, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin 2010 - Nexus, Pheonix Gallery, Exeter 2009 - 4, Millennium, St Ives 2009 - Apocalypse Now, Red Wire, Liverpool 2009 - Supernature, View Gallery, Bristol 2009 - The Cornish Perspective, RWA , Bristol 2009 - The New Landscape, Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro 2008 - Christmas Show, FOLD, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria 2008 - PSYCHO/GEOGRAPHY, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance 2008 - Streetlife, Belgrave Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 2008 - The Drawing Show, The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall 2008 - The Garden Project, Catalyst Arts, Belfast 2007 - Art Now Cornwall? , Goldfish Fine Art, Penzance, Cornwall 2007 - Lineage, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn 2007 - MOVE, Goldfish at Vyner Street, London 2007 - Revolver, PZAG, Penzance, Cornwall 2007 - Second Nature, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall 2007 - Tales of the Unexpected, part of MORE Cornwall, Cornwall 2007 - Unquiet Earth, St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall 2005 - This then this then this, Morvah Schoolhouse, St Ives 2005 - Transition 6, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall 2004 - Mixed show, Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives 2004 - Showdown, Hengrove Art Space, Bristol 2003 - Live Art Platform, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall 1998 - S.T.A.R.T., New Millennium Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 1996 - F.A.T public art project, Venice Biennale, Italy 1994 - Penwith Society, Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 1990 - BP Expo Young Directors, Riverside Studios, London Educational experience - tertiary 1998 - MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London 1985 - MB BS, University College, London 1984 - Art and Art History, British Institute, Florence