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Press Release | NORTH CORNWALL TEXTURES | Whitewater Gallery | April 2018

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North Cornwall Textures

30 March to 4 May

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Paula Downing, Fissure | Nick Wapshott, Untitled

Whitewater Gallery launch their 2018 exhibition schedule this Easter with an exhibition of ceramics and photography inspired by the rich textures of Cornwall's dramatic north coast.

Ceramicist Paula Downing's strikingly beautiful slab-built works make reference to the mining and geological heritage of the Cornish landscape. Combining the striking shapes of rock formations with both matt and metallic surfaces, works in this collection explore the way rocks move and split, making spectacular gaps and fissures, and contrasting shafts of light with dark, dramatic shadows.

Photographer Nick Wapshott is known for his creative engagement with the unique culture and beauty of the Cornish coast. The subtly muted, limited-edition photographs in this new collection include a series of texturally focused landscape works, inspired by Polzeath and the surrounding area, as well as a series of abstract, texturally inspired images.

The exhibition opens on 30 March and runs through to the 4 May.

For further information|

Whitewater Gallery, 1A The Parade, Polzeath, PL27 6SR.


For further press information and additional high resolution images contact Mercedes Smith at

Fine Art Communications / Tel 07825 270235 /


Print Ready 300dpi images for press use:

PAULA DOWNING Fissure, ceramic

NICK WAPSHOTT Untitled | Photograph

Editors Notes

Whitewater Gallery

Situated in the stunning coastal village of Polzeath. Whitewater Gallery specialises in painting, print, sculpture, ceramics and craft by Cornwall's leading contemporary artists, with an annual programme of exhibitions.

Whitewater Gallery, 1A The Parade, Polzeath, Cornwall PL27 6SR.

Tel: 01208 869301 ||