JUPITER GALLERY NEWLYN WAS THE HOME OF ' FAYE DOBINSON X THE JUPITER PROJECT'.
The Jupiter Project was a distinct arm of the relational, collaborative thread within my own art practice. It was a space of possibility, affording creatives the chance to try out ideas in an alternative setting with love and support. My activist heart aims to create community through creativity and to give form to another way of doing things.
The Jupiter Project was born out of Faye Dobinson’s involvement with Jupiter Gallery in Newlyn, Cornwall, UK and also the creative loving activism that has always run through her own art practice.
The gallery was established by Chris and Lynne Dyer in 2019 and opened with a solo show by Faye. Her involvement deepened with dear friend and part owner of the space, Lynne: the two visioned what the gallery could do and the artists it would show and they opened with the group exhibition ‘Nutopia: Rising from Beautiful Ruins’ in October 2021 which featured 37 local, national and international artists.
Sadly the programme of shows that followed was largely disrupted due to COVID and ill health. Faye kept the space going as Creative Director on her own from December ’21.
‘The Jupiter Project’ that she developed was a mixed programme of weekly ‘Jupiter Takeovers ‘and exhibitions and events that she created and curated.
Exciting embodiments of creativity, in all its configurations, found form in the space.
The Takeover's held with Faye’s vision for the space as a container of possibility: sometimes a working studio, sometimes a place to host performances and collaborations, and sometimes a space to exhibit or try out a new body of art work.
The resulting community that has developed is diverse, passionate, positive and engaged, thankful for the provision of a creative project that is doing things another way.