Rock Institute, ROCK, PL27 6LQ

21 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017


North Coast Collective is a select group of Cornwall based artists, makers. They are exhibiting at Rock Institute from the 16 – 23 June 2017.

This event is open daily from 10am-6pm and will feature furniture, contemporary jewellery, paintings and reworked lighting.

All are welcome to the preview night with live music from the stunning folk duo Harbottle and Jonas on Saturday 17 June from 6pm onwards.  Also during the week Artists Ness Lannnen and Debbie Trant will be running sketch book workshops at Porthilly Beach finishing with an informal tea and chat at the Institute. These workshops are suitable for everyone from the beginner to the artist wishing to revisit the essentials. For more information and to book a place on a workshop please email  The four painters at this exhibition all evoke diverse narratives of the local land and seascapes.

Nina Brooke splits her time between her studios in Rock and London where she exhibits regularly. Bordering on abstraction her sea swimmers paintings offer the viewer a less explored perspective of the shore. Ness Lannen’s response to her surroundings is captured in her work, she believes that landscape can represent, contain and produce many and varied emotions within us. Isabelle Roberts works intuitively from memory to create abstract paintings, using texture and random marks to draw attention to those often subtle moments where ‘otherness’ can be encountered. The body in movement is also a constant theme in her 2D and 3D work. The constantly changing colours and extraordinary light and movement of the sea and sky inspire Debbie Trant. Her evocative landscapes reflect the beauty she sees around her. The makers featured at Rock employ traditional and contemporary techniques. Using simple but expressive lines, Katy Luxton employs hand techniques and 3D printing to create tactile, playful, wearable jewellery. She takes her inspiration from mathematical models, geometric shapes and the interwoven curves, circles and figures produced by a spirograph. Reworked produce unique, original and eclectic lighting, up-cycled from salvaged materials. Creating a new lease of life for lost treasures and curiosities. Tykki Duw Upholstery combines the finest fabrics with traditional skills and modern techniques to transform once loved objects into beautiful functional pieces.  The exhibition is open daily at Rock Institute, Rock PL27 6LQ. For more information please email studio@nesslannen or see our Facebook page North Coast Collective.  Press release ends For more information or copies of hi-res images to accompany this press release, please contact or