Future-ore resides in the cortex of Redruth and is powered by their profitable history in copper and tin mining. The success is now grounded into a state of absence. A memory awaiting rejuvenation. The streets appear empty as imagery of the past paints a distance between the present. The community is tethered to the past without any direction of the future. Whilst the location is scattered with engine houses and chimney stacks all overgrown with nature, they stand as monuments. This architectural heritage is stamped with high street branding to regenerate the area but transcends into a pit of sameness. These issues point towards a new mineral.
Daniell Bethel and Sonja Johansson present ‘f u t u r e – o r e’ at Back Lane West on Friday 30 June 5 – 9pm and Saturday 1 July 10am – 4pm. A ‘Transitions’ graduate residency supported by Falmouth University. Daniell and Sonja have just completed their final year at Falmouth School of Art, studying BA(Hons) Fine Art.
We’re delighted to announce the names of the artists selected by critic and curator Sacha Craddock from our 2017 BA(Hons) Fine Art degree show, to exhibit at this year’s Falmouth Fine Art London.
Yasmin Alaghband | Bronwen Anwyl | Maxwell Bale | Daniel Bethell | Paula Bolton | Kathleen Broad | Joanna Clarkson | Martin Dodridge | Danielle Georgiou | Alexander Goodyear | Robert Ive | Bethany Kelly | Oscar Lyons | Edward May | Jasmine Mills | Zoe Murphy | Beth Pinner | Kristina Rayner | Michaela Riches | Anthony Sims | Isobel Smith | Lillian Thomson
Falmouth Fine Art London will take place at South Kiosk, SE15, curated by artist Jesse Leroy Smith.
HOW TO SWIM – a series of six contemporary art events in different spaces across Manchester’s Victoria Baths site.
Over the six events artists will react to the site, installing sculptures, paintings and video as well as performing live movement and spoken word pieces, holding workshops and giving talks.
Exhibit B: Treading Water is the second event of the series, and includes work by recent BA(Hons) Fine Art graduates Tanya Cruz and Jess Russell, and Mercedes Kemp, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art.
These events are organised and curated by recent Falmouth Fine Art graduates Polly Maxwell and Lulu Richards aka WHATCHAMACALLIT collective.
The events take place at the historic Victoria Baths in Manchester a listed Edwardian swimming pool and Turkish Baths complex.
14 May 2017 11:00 – 12 Nov 2017 16:00
HOW TO SWIM is an exciting series of six contemporary art events in different spaces across the Victoria Baths site in Manchester, featuring a number of other Falmouth alumni. Over six events, all taking place in conjunction with Victoria Baths Open Days, artists will react to the site, installing sculptures, paintings and video as well as performing live movement and spoken word pieces, holding workshops and giving talks.
‘Trying to Float’, is the first exhibit in the HOW TO SWIM series of exhibitions and artists events at Victoria Baths Open Days in Manchester.
Opens: 14 May 2017 11:00 -16:00
‘Trying to Float’ explores collective and social memory.
Video and sculptural works address collective domestic experience in Ting Waterhouse’s piece, ‘Laundry’.
Polly Maxwell’s ‘Stairs’ is accompanied by interactive spoken word from poet ‘T.S Idiot’.
‘Trying to Float’ takes place alongside the Victoria Baths Open Day and public swimming event. Entry to the building allows people to view the art and view swimming.
Adults £4, (standard prices £3) FREE for under 16s and VB Friends
Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, M13 0FE. Tel: 0161 224 2020
We are pleased to announce this addition to our 2016-17 Guest Speaker programme. In partnership with CAST as part of the Groundwork programme, Falmouth School of Art welcomes artist Sean Lynch on Wednesday 10 May, 5pm.
Irish artist Sean Lynch is interested in loose ends within stories: the footnotes that tend to get lost, and how to mediate their presence. The sculptures, installations, videos and publications generated in this process are speculative and open-ended. He forensically investigates anecdotes and half-truths, uncovering marginalised stories, forming them into alternative arrangements of history to open up new understandings. For example, he represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2015 with Adventure: Capital, a multi-media installation that took viewers on a journey through myth and ideas of minimalism across Ireland and Britain, exploring value from an anthropological view point.
Born in 1978, Lynch lives in Dublin and studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. He has recently held solo exhibitions at The Rose Art Museum, Boston, Modern Art Oxford, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver and Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, amongst others. With Michele Horrigan, he works at Askeaton Contemporary Arts, organising artist residencies and exhibitions in southwest Ireland.
Over the last few years, Lynch has been a regular visitor to Cornwall, preparing a new artwork for Groundwork, an international art programme developed and delivered by CAST in Cornwall, that will culminate next year in a series of high-profile commissions and sited work. (http://c-a-s-t.org.uk/projects/groundwork).
This is a free event but registration is required via Eventbrite.