Redwing Gallery & Asterisk* Bookshop at Trevelyan House 2012

Art by Peter Fox
Art by Peter Fox

The Redwing Gallery is a new Community Interest Company engaged in exhibiting 'outsider art' - for artists who have difficulty finding exhibition space in the established commercial galleries and artist circles of the district. The Redwing, for a six month period, finishing in July 2012, ran a 'pop-up gallery' at Trevelyan House, where artists brought in their work for short-term display in mixed shows alongside the work of painter and printmaker Peter Fox.

Creative workshops were offered to pupils of all ages for aspects of the book arts, by Roselyne Williams who is a maker of books.

Also on display was the 'Dwellings' Bookcase, created by Melissa Hardie together with the artist Roy Callow, to tell the story of a life spent in books - reading, publishing, writing and promoting literacy and education. Book launches and events related to the Penzance Literary Festival 2012 also took place and craft/arts fairs by community groups.

The Asterisk* Bookroom was open to the public for browsing amongst duplicate books from the Hypatia Trust Collections. Profits from the activities will contributed to the Campaign Fund set up to ensure the future of the Elizabeth Treffry Women in Cornwall Collection, a Special Collection of the Trust to remain in perpetuity in Cornwall.