Cornwall Contemporary 1 Parade Street, Penzance

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Alasdair Lindsay

2 - 28 June 2021

“Waterfront is a new collection of paintings inspired by places where land meets water.
Seeing these places is part of daily life in Cornwall, and a main focus for my painting practice. Seen from the ground and the air, this new work includes river banks, coastal towns and sea pools. During lockdown since travel was limited, I revisited old sketchbooks to rework compositions and ideas, and these were a starting point for many of the paintings here.
I hope you enjoy the show.” 

Alasdair Lindsay was born in Cheshire in 1975. He came to Cornwall in 1996 to study at Falmouth College of Art and has remained ever since.

His paintings are based on places he sees everyday. He sometimes sketches on site, but usually paints from memory and through experimentation, with the subject of his paintings often becoming secondary to the emerging pattern of abstract areas.

Alasdair’s paintings have been garnering increasing acclaim since 2002 when he was commissioned to produce 12 paintings and 312 prints of those paintings for permanent display on the luxury Cunard Line Queen Mary II.

In 2004 he won 2nd prize in the prestigious Hunting Art Prize and was also selected to exhibit in the Hunting Art Prize in 2000, 2004 and 2005. In 2007 his work was exhibited in the Singer Freidlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition at Mall Galleries, London.

In 2012 he produced a number of aerial view paintings of bridges across The Thames in London after chartering a helicopter to provide source material for the project. Cornwall Contemporary staged the subsequent exhibition of the paintings in Shoreditch, London which was an incredibly successful show and Alasdair continues to be inspired by aerial views of Cornwall and cities.

His paintings can be found in private collections around the world and the hardback book ‘Shorelines’ about Alasdair’s life and work was published in 2017, which can be purchased from Cornwall Contemporary here. The exhibition catalogue for ‘Waterfront’ can be ordered here.

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Cornwall Contemporary
1 Parade Street
Queens Square
TR18 4BU

Telephone: 01736 874749

opening times:
Monday - Saturday  10 - 5

Gallery Director:
Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge

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