Artists Showcased at Midas Exhibition

Friday 18 November 2016
(L-R) James Green, Steve Hindley, Professor Anne Carlisle and Dr Ginny Button open the Midas Exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery

The work of ten Fine Art graduates has gone on display for the Annual Midas Exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery.

Artists Ella Caie, Finbar Conran, Tanya Cruz Gilmour, Rob Davis, Joe Fenwick Wilson, Nick Griffin, Zoë Pearce, Bharat Rajagopal, Isabel Ramos, and Calum Rees Gildea were selected to exhibit this year, based on the strength of their degree show work. The art on display includes painting, sculpture, video, film and kinetic and sounds installations.

The exhibition also features a solo show by 2015 graduate Linda Straehl, who won last year's competition, sponsored by Midas, to receive materials or studio space worth £1,500 and a year's mentoring from an art tutor based at Falmouth.

Dr Ginny Button, Director of The Falmouth School of Art, said: "The Falmouth School of Art supports the development of distinctive, individual Fine Art practice across a range of media, and I'm delighted to see this so strongly reflected in the Midas Exhibition. We are again grateful to Midas for its continuing commitment to supporting our Fine Art course. Making the transition into the professional world is tough for emerging artists so inspiring opportunities such as this are invaluable."

For more than ten years, Midas Construction, through the Midas Award, with Falmouth University, Newlyn Art Gallery and Anima-Mundi (formerly Millennium, St Ives), has provided recent graduates with funding for materials, mentoring and an exhibition in their first year after university.

The Midas Exhibition is on display at Newlyn Art Gallery until Saturday 7 January 2017.