A unique Cornish attraction will receive international attention next week as part of a prestigious event taking place in New York.

A set of four polymer gravure etchings titled Aqua Oscura, printed and published by Paupers Press in conjunction with Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, will be launched at the IFPDA Print Fair in New York from October 23-27.

Billed as “The Largest International Art Fair Celebrating 500 Years of Printmaking”, the etchings will depict images from the Aqua Oscura – a unique installation from world-famous artist James Turrell, which is hosted within the gardens near Penzance.

Tom Heale, gallery manager for Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens said: “We are delighted that these images are now coming to light for everyone. We are extremely proud to host James Turrell’s Aqua Oscura, which is a truly unique sensory experience.

"Seeing prints of the images that his installation creates feature in this prestigious New York event is very exciting and we welcome anyone to experience the Aqua Oscura for themselves here in Cornwall."

Under a canopy of trees, beneath the ground, within a Victorian water settling tank in Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, James installed a sensory art experience like no other, prior to the gardens opening in 2012.

Using just a pinhole aperture, natural light and an angled mirror, he projects an image onto the wall of the subterranean tank that cannot immediately be seen with the naked eye in the complete darkness.

After spending some minutes of sensory deprivation, the viewer’s brain and eyes adjust, allowing them to see the image of the sky and tree canopy above.

Using long-exposure photography, these images from Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens’ Aqua Oscura have now been captured and will be launched as etchings next week in New York, for the world to see.

Requiring invigilation, Turrell’s installation is open to the public on specific days including Saturday, October 26 and Saturday, November 2, (11am-1pm), before the garden closes for winter after November 3.

Tom added: “Cornwall is known across the world for its art and light. James Turrell’s Aqua Oscura brings these two elements together and the result is literally spine-tingling. We hope visitors will come and explore the artwork that we are proud to exhibit throughout our grounds from internationally renowned artists such as David Nash and Richard Long as well as James Turrell."

This is the second installation by James Turrell within Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens’ beautiful sheltered valley, which overlooks St Michael’s Mount; it is also home to Turrell’s Tewlwolow Kernow - an elliptical domed Skyspace chamber designed as a space from which to view the sky.

Having attracted the media and art-lovers from across the globe, next week’s New York event is expected to bring even more world attention to Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens.

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens’ woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide the perfect setting for large-scale exotic and sub-tropical planting, which is interwoven with an evolving programme of contemporary artwork by internationally renowned artists who have interacted with the setting to create site-specific permanent work that harmonise with the landscape.

For more information visit www.tremenheere.co.uk/ or visit them on social media.

Film footage of the Aqua Oscura and etchings can be viewed at www.vimeo.com/364011445/c0bb1e88aa