In less than one week, in collaboration with the National Trust, our art & photography exhibition that began as just a concept inspired by the enigmatic illustrated art of Derek Nobbs (and a book about pirates) returns to North Cornwall for a second and final time.
With help & backing from Finisterre, Harbour Brewing Co & Fear Design, The Cruel and Curious Sea exhibitions celebrate the myth, murk and mystery of the Atlantic coastline and tidal waters, and those who interact with it on a regular basis. It’s a tribute to the rarely regarded sea state that is more common than not, but less often found on the teeming, sun-bleached seaside postcards so common amongst our shoreline shops.
Photographers, illustrators, multimedia creatives, sculptors and ‘assemblage artists’ all feature, with their very own subjective takes upon the theme, which is probably best described here: hickorynines.com/cruelandcurious – there you’ll also find a list of (almost) all of the artists exhibiting.
It’s a little bigger than last year, and this year sees the addition of a Rum & Ale bar, rations of fresh seafood chowder and coffee from Bean Surfing (the rum espresso is my preferred pick-me-up!)
To keep up with all the latest teaser shots from those exhibiting, get onto instagram and search the hashtag #cruelandcurious – alternatively, you can join the Facebook event page, here: facebook.com/cruelandcurious. And below is a little playlist to compliment the event, put together with the help of a few of the exhibitors. Hope you can make it along.
The Cruel & Curious Sea II
North Cornwall, EX23 9JW
26th & 27th September | 5:30pm – 9:30pm