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Marilyn Middlemiss

Fellowship:  April 1993 – April 1996 Farmhouse

Artform: Painting

Marilyn Middlemiss has been living in Cornwall since 2000 after leaving London. Previous to Cornwall and London Marilyn had lived in Belgium, France and America, having originally grown up in East Yorkshire.

Marilyn is now a partner in an artist led gallery and a practicing artist in Hayle in West Penwith. Recently Marilyn exhibited her work at the Salt Gallery in which the following artist statement was made:

Painting, drawing, installation and sound, with a conceptual origin. The work is minimal and still, the paintings and drawings can be difficult to read and demand time to be spent with them. The sound work relates to the painting practice in that sound is an abstract language as non-representative painting can be. Colour plays an important part in the work and Cornwall inspires with its light and drama. This new work has a strong landscape base, as it is work inspired by the Pool at Hayle


1986 – Fine Arts Credits, St Louis, USA

1987 – Foundation Course, St. Albans

1993 – First class honours degree, Fine Art, university of Hertfordshire

2002 – MA Contemporary Visual Arts, University of College Falmouth, Cornwall


Merck Sharp & Dome Pharmaceuticals

Reading University

Homerton Hospital Art Collection

The Women’s Art Collection, New Hall, Cambridge


1992 – Working visit. The Gerrit Rietveldt Academy, Amsterdam

1993 – Degree show university of Hertfordshire

1994 – Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, London

1995 – Galeria Arte, Zielona Gora, Poland

1997 – ‘Earth up’ – Candid Art Gallery, London

1998 – Diorama Gallery, London

1999 – Stoke Newington Art Gallery

2002 – ‘Kiss it better’ Sound installation, University College Falmouth

2002 – MA show, University of Falmouth, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall ‘Transitions’

2004 – Voices of Dissent, Falmouth Arts Centre

2005 – ‘small is beautiful’ The Salt Gallery’ Cornwall

2006 – The Chelsea Art Fair

The Salt Gallery – solo


1994 – Bristol cancer Centre, collaborative project (images)

1996 – Women’s Poetry, Pyramid Press (image)

2006 – The Salt Gallery – exhibition catalogue media

1994 TBVP3 Regionalna, Poland

2004 – Cornwall today, editor’s choice (September edition)

The Cornishman Newspaper ‘What’s on’