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Press Release | Jessica Copper RWA at Tremenheere Gallery | April 2018


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Jessica Cooper RWA

It Doesn't Take Much to Make Me Happy

Tremenheere Gallery, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance

29 March to 29 April 2018



Jessica Cooper | Textile work | photo credit Steve Tanner

This spring, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens present an exhibition of drawing, painting and textiles by Jessica Cooper RWA.

Inspired in childhood by her father's passion for plants, Jessica Cooper makes work which explores the vitality of natural forms - their shape, line, colour, and endless potential for seasonal change. In this exhibition, her work responds to the spectacular collection of subtropical plants at the sculpture gardens, which originate from all around the world. Together, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens founder Neil Armstrong and artist Jessica devised an exhibition concept that would bring together strands of this story of international exchange, in which a multitude of beautiful plant species from distant lands are grown in West Cornwall, where they thrive, and in turn inspire artists to make and exhibit new work in the garden's unique setting.

Central to this exhibition are a limited edition of wool rugs, handmade to Jessica's designs using dyes from South American plants, by a specialist weaver Neil befriended on a botanical research trip to rural Mexico. The exhibition also includes a series of new paintings and framed drawings, alongside the sketches which inspired this collaborative collection of handmade rugs. Jessica Cooper will be resident at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens throughout April, creating new work for a future exhibition.

See Jessica Cooper at Tremenheere Gallery from 29 March to 29 April 2018, at Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, nr Gulval, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 | www. for further information.




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 Textile work by Jessica Cooper RWA 


Editors Notes


Jessica Cooper RWA

Jessica Cooper has lived and worked in Cornwall's West Penwith for most of her life. She studied at Falmouth College of Art, and at Goldsmith's, University of London, and is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists, Penwith Society of Artists, and is an elected RWA. She exhibits regionally and nationally on a regular basis, including exhibitions at The Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery, the RWA and Tate St. Ives.


Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is located in a beautiful, sheltered valley on the West Cornwall coast. With dramatic vistas, woods and a stream, it is the perfect setting for large scale exotic and sub-tropical planting and provides the backdrop to a unique collection of contemplative but inspiring artworks by internationally renowned artists. A new oak-frame art gallery opened in the gardens in January 2017 with an inaugural exhibition entitledRose Hilton and Friends - 50 years of Art in Cornwall.


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