Showing for the first time in St Ives, Liz and Dominic Hewitt’s exhibition — Rusted, Weathered, and Worn — is the result of many years walking the coastal paths and beaches of Cornwall, recording their observations using mixed media, print, textile art, and photography.
Within this exhibition, Liz is documenting the marks left on the landscape by the tin mining industry on the coastal landscape of Cornwall, with rust-stained cloths and papers which have been patched, pieced, and quilted, plus mixed
media collages, prints, and hand-made books.
The cloth and paper used has been stained with rust collected from walks along the Coastal paths and beaches, leaving an impression of past times.
Dominic is fascinated by the remains of industry that he finds discarded in the landscape, in particular rusty objects. In his photographs, he enhances the colours to reveal their underlying beauty, and their texture and form offers an
alternative view to the casual observer.
His new work follows the loss of the mining and fishing industry in Cornwall and beyond.
Rusted, Weathered, and Worn runs in the St Ives Society of Artists’ Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, from May 17-22.