CLUSTER – Naomi Frears, Alice Mahoney & SJ Blackmore
21 October, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
CLUSTER, a collaboration between artists Naomi Frears, Alice Mahoney and artist-musician SJ Blackmore, explores the relationship between repetition and change. Combining established and unconventional cyclical markers around the town – from the pulse of the clocktower to the weekly bin lorry – sound, video, and sculpture will interact to shape a new portrait of Redruth through its rhythms.
Practicalities: This site is not wheelchair accessible.
Image: Stuart Blackmore
This project is part-funded by FEAST
About the Artists
Naomi Frears is based in the Porthmeor Studios in St Ives. Her practice includes work with film and video, as well as printmaking, painting, and collaborative curatorial projects.
This year she has made T-shirts, beermats and posters for exhibitions as well as her first bronze (a trophy for the worm-charming championships). Recent solo shows and commissions include Somebody Loves Us All, Bold Tendencies, Peckham and Men Falling and In Other Words, Phoenix Gallery and RAMM Exeter.
Her work appears regularly on the cover of the London Review of Books and is held in public and private collections including The Government Art Collection. She was nominated for the ‘Jarman Award’ this year.
Alice Mahoney is a multidisciplinary artist using sculpture, painting, print, film and sound to explore forms, colour, material, and surface, interrogating the relationships between things, exploring space both architecturally and topographically and the interconnectedness of objects, people and places to create fragmented narratives both real and fictional.
Having come from an art conservation background, Alice is interested in disrupting ideas around correct methodologies and material processes and enjoys using unconventional and experimental materials, re-using waste or by-products, questioning ideas around value and permanence within objects and places.
SJ Blackmore is an artist, musician and producer based in Redruth writing songs and pieces that explore human struggles, through guitar, electronic music, drawing and print.
He recently performed at a Late Tate with Disco Rococo as part of Ad Minoliti’s Biosphere Plush.
He created Cling Clack production studio in the heart of Redruth, where he produces and collaborates with other creatives, organisations and artists helping them achieve their creative vision.
Recently he has run workshops for the Newlyn & the Exchange Art Gallery and for Auction House & CAST, as part of Mark Lecky’s Music & Video lab.
About the Venue
CMR is an artist-led residency, exhibition and project space for established and emerging artists from within Cornwall as well as nationally and internationally and aims to provide resources and space for experimentation, learning and development through residencies, screenings, workshops, talks, exhibitions and social and skill-sharing events. This aims to offer affordable space to test out ideas, network and collaborate with other artists.