Our Mission

Redwing is a Community Interest Company established in 2011 which carries on activities for the benefit of the community.

We exist to showcase the art created by socially excluded people (“outsiders”) to the wider community.

Our aim is to promote positive wellbeing and facilitate social change through the creation of opportunities for access and social inclusion.

Activities are community led and:

  • seek to raise awareness of contemporary outsider art issues
  • embrace diversity and promote inclusivity
  • seek to establish and maintain positive relationships between artists¬†and the general public.
If the organization makes any surplus it is reinvested for the benefit of the community.
Read our latest Social Impact Report:

Meet the team

Peter Fox

Founder

Peter Fox has been described as a “modern primitive” who works with what looks like at first, abstract elements, but are in fact full of reference.
Peter has developed a fertile object language of inherent and add-on meanings, a primal symbology as an antidote to the increasingly technological world. He attempts to breach language barriers in the immediacy of his imagery and with a mixture of sophistication and simplicity.
His work has been compared to the two greats of modern primitivism in Cornwall; Alan Davie and Breon O’Casey.
Contact redwingprimitive@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing a piece by Peter Fox.

Peter Fox was born in Kettering, Northamptonshire. He studied for his BA (Hons) in Fine Art at the Falmouth School of Art from 1979 to 1982. His work is strongly influenced by primitive and non-western art.

He is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and shows his work with them and in venues in Cornwall and London. He has also shown abroad in the USA and Italy.

References

Davies, P (2007) St Ives 1975-2005 Art Colony in Transition;

Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn/ Diary of a Gallery

 

Invitation card (2011) Print!;

Memberships

Newlyn Society of Artists

Penwith Society of Artists

Selected Exhibitions

1988: Assemblage, Provincetown, New England;

1993: Printmakers from Cornwall – Royal Cornwall Museum;

1998: National Print Exhibition – Mall Galleries, London;

2001: La Mare Vineyard, Jersey;

2002: Chiarascuro, Tuscany, Italy;

2003: NSA Critics Choice (Joan Bakewell);

2004: Trees, Falmouth Art Gallery;

2006: Goldfish Contemporary Art, Penzance; Padstow Contemporary Art;

2011: The Exchange, Penzance ‘Print!’ Apr-Jul: Contemporary and historic prints/printmakers;

Salthouse Gallery, St Ives, Aug;

Works & Access

Dartington Hall Trust, Schumacher

College;

Falmouth Art Gallery Collection

Roselyne Williams

Director

Roselyne Williams has been a director of Redwing since its beginnings in 2011.

She gained a BA (Honours) Fine Art (Printmaking) from Falmouth School of Art before working for Cornwall Trust For Nature Conservation and The Steve Ross Foundation for the Arts and as a self-employed artist.

Our Values

Redwing Gallery is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We represent art and artists working outside the mainstream commercial art world.

This can simply be because the artist’s work doesn’t easily fit into the commercial norm or because of learning difficulty, physical or sensory disability, mental health issues, lack of training or social skills or social circumstance.

Redwing has evolved into a community space where people meet for group activities, social support, sharing information and so on.

Redwing serves plant-based food and drink in its vegan cafe in Penzance. We support local suppliers and fair trade.

We work with local supermarkets and Gleaning Network Cornwall to redistribute excess food to those that can use it.

We are a part of the Suspended Coffees movement.

How do you suspend a coffee?

  1. Walk into the Redwing cafe.
  2. Instead of buying just one cup of coffee, you buy two or more.
  3. The barista logs the extra coffee as ‘suspended’, and it can be redeemed at any time by someone who needs it.

Redwing was founded by the artists Peter Fox and Roselyne Williams in Penzance, West Cornwall in 2011.