Joanne Last British, b. 1962
"I used the time to explore and experiment, often repainting a piece several times and building up layers of history and richness."
This collection of work has emerged from a long period when I have not been able to physically visit the sea or travel far from my home in London. With the absence of deadlines and shows, I used the time to explore and experiment, often repainting a piece several times and building up layers of history and richness. A hidden record marking the time and strange course of the last year.
However, when I stood back to view the work all together, I realised that there was in fact a strong connection and cohesion between them. In spite of their enforced distance, the pull of the imagined tide, the colours or glorious Cornwall, the weathered surfaces and shoreline shapes had all crept in. My subconscious had been saying - 'Wish I was there' rather than 'Wish you were here'.
Although mostly abstract in composition, this new collection is still firmly anchored on the coast and I hope conveys all the wonder and mystery of this beautiful part of the country.
A SPACE TO BREATHEPost-lockdown contemporary paintings and ceramics 3 Jul - 31 Aug 2021St Ives Porthminster Gallery's upcoming exhibition 'A Space to Breathe' opens on Saturday 3rd July, with a breath of fresh air at the launch of artist and "gallery favourite" Nick Bodimeade's new series of post-lockdown paintings. The exhibition will also debut fresh new paintings and ceramics made during those trying times by permanent gallery artists, Joanne Last, Freya Horsley, Barry Stedman and Geoffrey Swindell.
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RELOCATION11 Sep - 24 Oct 2020The opening collection at our new premises at 22 Fore Street is a changing showcase of artworks by some of the many established and emerging British Artists whom we represent,...
RENEWAL28 Mar - 30 Jun 2020After a long winter of being battered by seemingly constant storms and now the Coronavirus-19 lockdown, Porthminster Gallery begins its 2020 season of specially-curated seasonal shows with an online exhibition...
ST IVES SUMMER SHOW: 1218 May - 24 Aug 2019Porthminster Gallery in St Ives hosts its summer exhibition of coastal landscape and sea inspired paintings and ceramics by gallery artists Nick Bodimeade, Jenny Hirst, Freya Horsley, Joanne Last, Martyn Perryman, Sarah Perry, Geoffrey Swindell and Jane Muende.
ST IVES SUMMER SHOW : NINE ARTISTSMIXED SHOW 16 Jun - 1 Sep 2018Our eleventh annual summer exhibition is a richly diverse showcase of expressive and sometimes surprising works by nine artists, all of whom are inspired by St Ives and Cornwall: Painters:...
COAST 10: EIGHT ARTISTS AND THE SEA13 May - 10 Jun 2017We are very excited to announce our tenth coastal-themed exhibition 'COAST 10', celebrating the wonderful Cornish coastline through the eyes of eight of your favourite established painters and ceramicists:
Tide Lines30 Apr - 25 Jun 2016Featuring stunning new collections of paintings and ceramics inspired by Cornwall's spectacular and atmospheric coastlines by six leading artists: Paintings by Angela Charles, Joanne Last, Kathy Ramsay Carr and Masako...