‘Passing Through’ opens on Friday 2 August at Joanna Field Gallery at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven; a new exhibition showcasing paintings by Pembrokeshire artist Charlotte Cortazzi, accompanied by poems by Sue Kullai, and sculptures by Robert Jakes and Pauline Le Britton.


This idea for this exhibition ‘Passing Through’ came about while Charlotte and Sue were walking the Camino from Porto to Santiago last autumn. The artwork and poems are a contemplation of life’s journey explored in different ways and using different materials. 


Charlotte’s vibrant landscapes explore the idea of pathways and the sense of wonder in the natural world. 


Charlotte on her exhibition said: “I like the idea that a painting expresses my feelings for a place that is a glimpse of a moment in time as the landscape and world around us is always changing. The paintings are also a contemplation of the nature of life’s journey, we are just ‘passing through.’”



Robert Jakes’s sculptures and ‘chainsaw whittlings’ are metaphors for humanity’s place in the world and play with scale to reflect our small part in the big scheme of things.


Pauline Le Britton’s work explores objects that have become powerful charms through the passage of time, love and loss. She tries to express the intangible processes that we experience in life that we cannot hold on to.


Sue Kullai’s poems are all inspired by travel and the yearning to travel. The Germans have a word ‘Fernweh’ which translates as ‘an ache for the distance’.


Together with the paintings by Charlotte, this is a unique exhibition well worth exploring and spending the time to discover the links between the artists' work.


‘Passing Through’ runs from Friday 2 to Saturday 31 August and can be viewed at all times when the theatre and adjoining café is open. Conveniently situated right next to Café Torch, it’s free to look around at all times when the theatre and adjoining café is open. Café Torch and the Joanna Field Gallery are on the lower ground floor of the Torch Theatre and both fully accessible.


For more information visit or call the Box Office on 01646 695267.