Category 'Events'


Friday 13th October 2017

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Should we shudder at Friday 13th?  Well 2017’s will never be forgotten. Curator-in-chief Melanie was escorting the ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ Lifetime Achievement Award (for having entwined creativity and sustainability as principles inspiring their work) Winner El Anatsui around the exhibition. There were 460 artists exhibiting and she brought him over to me! I have loved […]


Again I’m told to be brave…

I navigated all the hurdles and worries and started to look forward to the event. As more information was released I knew it was going to be a real opportunity of a lifetime. Quite apart from coming back with a nasty cold, it really has taken me a while to come back down to earth. […]


Creativity takes Courage

Imagine my emotions when on 16thFebruary I received an email which said         “ Dear Artist Tessa Jane, You have been invited by our International Selection Committee to participate in the XIth Florence Biennale, which will take place in Florence, at the Fortezza da Basso, from 6 to 15 October 2017.   So the work began and so did the roller coaster ride. I […]


A little peek…

This time next week I will be in Florence and the XIth Florence Biennale will be opening its doors! The following is taken from their Facebook page. Follow the link for the website. eARTh – Creativity & Sustainability 6 – 15 October, 2017 | Fortezza da Basso, Florence The Florence Biennale is the major contemporary […]


Harvesting Time Brentswood Walk

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  Brentswood In 1879, James Dymond Langsford bought six acres of oak coppice known as Brentswood, in a steep wooded valley near St Mellion. He ‘ripped’ the south-facing slopes and planted, then grafted, cherry saplings. A juicy and sweet variety he called ‘Birchenhayes Early’ was the result. Granddaughter Natalie Allen recalled, “The branches met overhead […]