What Lies Behind
An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition taking plact at the Newlyn Art Gallery in Autumn 2021.
What Lies Behind is a mixed exhibition featuring works from the Arts Council Collection selected by a core group of 10 participants, referred to the project through social prescribing initiatives in local GP practices. In a series of online meetings, the group chose pieces that reflected their personal responses to the pandemic and their hopes and dreams for the future, from more than 8,000 works in the Collection.
What Lies Behind includes textiles, sculpture, installation, photography, prints, paintings, and collage by Chila Burman*, Derrick Greaves, Nerys Johnson, Bryan Kneale, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Abigail Reynolds, Simon Starling, Emma Talbot, and Edward Weston.
The works reflect the breadth of the collection and date from throughout the Arts Council Collection’s 75-year-history. The earliest work, by Edward Weston, dates from 1936 and the most recent is by Abigail Reynold, which was made in 2021.
Photograph by Ian Kingsnorth photography.