Cornwall LivingIssue #118

Cornish art, reviewed

Celebrating the release of the DRIFT Art Review.

We are delighted to announce the recent release of the 2022 Art Review, from our sister publication DRIFT. A celebration of not just the arts, but of the conversations they inspire and the arguments they provoke, the review takes delight in shouting loud about those featured within. It takes readers on an odyssey of exploration, considering in editorial form the stories, techniques, inspirations and aspirations of the artists involved, alongside profile pieces on influential galleries, collectors and curators.

Mercedes Smith, in her foreword for the title, says: “…the more we talk about art, the greater its force becomes, which makes this first DRIFT Art Review so important. Cornwall has so many talented artists, so many exceptional galleries, but so few publications to champion them, and the bridge between Cornwall and the city-centric focus of national art magazines is yet to be built.” The DRIFT Art Review hopes to become a cornerstone for such a structure.

Featuring just two artists from each discipline, chosen by an anonymous panel, with a foreword from Mercedes – regular DRIFT Contributor and accomplished Arts Writer – this limited-edition book is a celebration of, and a platform for, the artists for whom Cornwall provides constant inspiration. Intriguingly current and timelessly readable, DRIFT Art Review is at once a valuable tool for collectors, a coveted addition to coffee tables for the year ahead, and a collectible for those who value the enduring appeal of the arts. It is the ultimate companion for anybody keen to immerse themselves in the creative theatre of Cornwall.


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