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Gareth Edwards RWA


Gareth Edwards (b.1960) is an award winning contemporary land and seascape painter, an Academician of the Royal Academy West of England and member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. A graduate of University of London and a post graduate of Goldsmiths College of Art, London, Gareth now lives and works in St. Ives, Cornwall.

Gareth's work presents us with destinations of intrigue and wonder. Destinations that yield unconscious details of the journey that has been undertaken to reach them. His richly adorned canvases create a sensory and almost transcendental reaction to the subject and surface of his works. Both subject and surface pull us in, create questions and cross boundaries. They ask us about our own understanding of the here and now, what we see to be real and what is perceived from experience and memory.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2020 'Fallen from Heaven', Jill George Gallery, London
2018 'Shifting Brilliances', Jill George Gallery, London
2017 'Silent Frontier', Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
2016 'Terra Lumina', Jill George Gallery, London
2015 'Oceanography', Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
2014 'Stupid Beauty', Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
2013 Natural Capital, Millennium, St. Ives
2011 'Ars Poetica: The Sea The Sea', Millennium Gallery, St. Ives
2010 'Man of Flowers', Hart Gallery, London
2009 'Exchange of Ideas', Exchange Gallery, Penzance
2008 The Rivers Dark Urge:, Falmouth Festival, Falmouth Art Gallery
2007 'Pretty Things', Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
2006 The Rivers Dark Urge, Falmouth Festival
2004 'Wind Light Sea Spray', National Maritime Museum, Cornwall
2003 Sculptural Ceramics, London Street Gallery, Truro
2002 'Emotional Weather', Hart Gallery, London
2001 'White Light 2000', Hart Gallery
2000 'Running with Butterflies', Hart South West, Cornwall
1991 'Coast', Hart Gallery London
1998 'The Trouble with Relationships', Original Gallery, London
1995 'Virtually Fat Free', Bird and Davies Gallery, London
1991 Dean Pior Gallery, Devon

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 'Summer Show', Jill George Gallery, London
2020 'New Landscapes', Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall
2019 British Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London
2019 Art Seattle, Seattle, Washington, US
2018 British Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London
2018 Tremenheere Gallery, Newlyn School Show, Gulval, Cornwall
2017 Art Toronto 2017, Toronto, Canada
2017 'Land, Sea and Sky', Jill George Gallery, London
2016 'Autumn Delights', Jill George Gallery, London
2015 'NSA', Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
2015 'Perceptions of Light', Circle Gallery, Cornwall
2014 Power of the Sea, RWA, Bristol
2014 'Wilder Shores of Love', with Michael Porter, Hilton Fine Art, Bath
2013 RWA 100 Years On, RWA, Bristol
2013 Art Toronto 2013, Toronto, Canada
2012 New Light on Newlyn, Plymouth City Art Gallery
2012 RWA Autumn Open, RWA, Bristol
2011 Uncharted Landscape, NSA at St Ives Society, Cornwall
2010 Mixed Winter Exhibition, Millennium, St. Ives
2009 'Double Vision: A Collaboration', Exchange Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
2009 Cornish Perspective, NSA RWA Bristol
2008 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
2008 Hilton Young: Edwards, Wade, Fluck, Penzance, Cornwall
2008 Amsterdam Art Fair
2007 Coast, Dundas Gallery Edinburgh Open Studios South West
2006 Hart Gallery, Nottingham, Summer Show
2006 Spring Show, Campden Gallery, Gloucestershire
2005 Twelve, Dundas Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 Miami Art Fair with Lemon Street Gallery, Florida, USA
2004 'River', Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
2004 Critics Choice: John Russell Taylor, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
2003 EUROP'ART, Geneva
2003 Royal West Academy, Bristol
2003 Winter Show, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
2002 Seascapes and Landscapes, Laing Painting, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Noel, Gallerie Place Neuve, Vers, France
2001 'Salon de Mars', Geneva Art Fair, Switzerland
2001 Inaugural Group Show, Gallery Place Neuve, Aix, France

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