Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Cornwall – ‘What Lies Behind’
October 2021 – January 2022: four of Nerys’s paintings from the Arts Council Collection are included in the exhibition, selected by a group of 10 participants, referred to the project through 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. Alongside the loans from the Collection are pieces made by the group, who worked with artists, many of whom are represented in the Collection.
The exhibition is part of the National Partners Programme, which includes Newlyn Art Gallery. The Programme was launched (2016) to mark the 70th anniversary of the Arts Council Collection, by creating a network of regional galleries which would curate exhibitions drawn from the Collection.