BA Fine Art Alumna Camilla Laing-Tate installs ‘Wrapt’ piece as part of the Lyme Regis Arts Festival 2016

Camilla Laing-Tate, who completed her BA Fine Art degree at Falmouth in 2015 is continuing to exhibit her work throughout the Country.  Camilla’s latest piece has been installed as part of the Lyme Regis Arts Festival 2016.  ‘Wrapt’ is located at Leper’s Well on the Riverside Walk near the Town Mill and will be there until the end of September 2016.
DSC_0409Camilla has kindly provided us with some words and images about her latest beautiful installation piece.

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“Directly influenced by this site and its origins, the materials reflect the nature and ‘fabric’ of the building that stood here hundreds of years ago. Once a 14th century medieval hospital, all that now remains is the well which was used solely to supply water to the patients, many of whom suffered from leprosy.”

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“Growing and breathing, the trees act as the pillars around which everything is wrapped and suspended, highlighting the important role they play in our everyday lives.”

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“Stitched bedsheets and blue lias stone reference both interior and exterior features of the hospital. Placed in a new context, they morph into one another to form a reinvented structure which crosses the border between the well and the river, forming a link between the two separate water courses.”

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“Connected by primary colours and string and left open to the unpredictable elements, the materials highlight the fragility of our shelters and question our attempts to make them secure.  Unattached and moveable elements heighten this sense of instability and allow for the possibility of change and reconstruction, whereby the old can be transformed into the new.”

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New commission by Gillian Wylde at Arnolfini, Bristol

The ‘Moving Targets’ summer season at Arnolfini, Bristol (29 July – 11 September 2016), celebrates the 40th anniversary of Punk.  ‘Resist Psychic Death’ opens in Gallery 1 at the Arnolfini on Friday 12 August, an expanded exhibition inviting audiences to question and discuss the history and future of punk.

The Day The World Turned Day-Glo, Gillian Wylde, 2016

The Day The World Turned Day-Glo, Gillian Wylde, 2016

 

The exhibition includes a new commission by Falmouth School of Art Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Gillian Wylde. The commission, ‘The Day The World Turned Day-Glo’ includes effervescently discordant video works, collaged with corrupted image and text; it takes over Arnolfini’s foyer and overflows into the Café-Bar and Bookshop.

‘The Day The World Turned Day-Glo’  is open 11am-6pm daily for the duration of the Moving Targets season, entry free, donations welcome.

The Day The World Turned Day-Glo, Gillian Wylde 2016

The Day The World Turned Day-Glo, Gillian Wylde 2016

Gillian Wylde makes performative work for video and installation. Central to her work is a critical engagement with technologies, language and the mediated. Processes of appropriation, petty arrangement and post-production are constants through most of the work like maybe a savage smell or hairy logic. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including; Transmodern Live Art Action Festival, Baltimore; Videotage, Hong Kong; Alytus Biennial, Lithuania; Tao Scene, Norway, Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque and CCA Gallery, Glasgow. Recent work includes: ‘Enflamma Diagra’ a collaboration with Neil Chapman ICA, London, ‘Snakes&Funerals’ a collaboration with James S Williams and Emily Jeremiah for ‘Queer The Space’ CCC, London and ‘Inna-deno pudenda membra’ an essay published in ‘The Interior’ by Eros Press.

The Day The World Turned Day-Glo, Gillian Wylde 2016

The Day The World Turned Day-Glo, Gillian Wylde 2016

The Inland Art Festival open call is now live!

Inland Art Festival

The Inland Art Festival open call is now live!  Seeking applications from artists based in the South West for a key strand in their 2016 programme, up to 20 artists producing contemporary art across a variety of medias will be selected.  The deadline is 5 August and the selection panel includes Blair Todd, Naomi Frears, Jane and Patrick Lowry, Sara Matson and the Inland Team.  There is a fee awarded to all selected artists. This strand of the festival will celebrate and expose the variety of arts practice in the South west.

For more information see their website: http://www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/the-future-project-open-call/760

Artist Opportunity – 7 day residency offered by Falmouth Alumni

A 7-day artist residency is offered at St Just, Cornwall in September 2016. It is being organised by Becki Nevin and Verena van den Berg, both alumni of Falmouth School of Art.

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7-day artistic residency at St Just, West Penwith, Cornwall

10-17 September 2016

In a mixed landscape of moors, derelict mines, ancient stones and coastline we want to bring together 12 diverse artists to share in each other’s practice and create new work. We will also work with local residents, who will join our morning workshops.

Our days will begin with optional yoga/body work. After breakfast two different participating artists will share an element of their practice in a workshop format. The rest of the day is open for engaging in a creative process, whatever that means to you. We also offer trips to nearby ancient sites and an iron age mine (chipped out by hand) because we deem the land an equal partner in our making. After the communal dinner, which we cook in turn, there is time to share work, with no obligation to do so. The whole schedule is flexible to be adapted to personal and group needs because we feel freedom is essential to creativity. At the same time, we are looking for people who are self-motivated and keen to engage in dialogues. On the last day we will publicly share work.

The accommodation is basic. We will stay at Numphra Downs, a wild campsite (https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/South_West/Cornwall/St_Just/numphra-downs-farm/) There is a well which provides cold water for drinking and washing, toilets are compost loos. Cooking happens on a wood fire. Electricity is available in the village but not on the site.

The whole experience is based on an economy of sharing (as an alternative model to capitalism). We want to offer it completely free of charge for everyone. This is however still dependent on funding. In case of no funding we will ask every participating artist to pay a basic fee of £12 and another £50 for all meals for the week (joining in the meals is optional and artists who live locally can also opt to join certain meals only).

If you feel like joining we would love to hear from you. Artists of all disciplines are welcome. Please tell us why you are interested in the project (max 300 words) and a link to online art work or a selection of images. Deadline 20th July 2016.

About us:

We are Becki Nevin (www.wonderlustproject.org) and Verena van den Berg (www.verenavuori.com). We both work from sensory experience as a starting point to relate to other people and the world. We explore practices that emerge in relationship (between people, the land, and non- humans).

weshareground@gmail.com

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Falmouth School of Art Intensives 2016 – In Pictures

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Last week we held the Falmouth School of Art Intensives in Abstract Painting and Figure Painting.

These focused five-day courses for artists and practitioners were delivered by specialist tutors Mark Surridge, Simon Averill, Ashley Hold and Jesse Leroy Smith.

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During the week alongside expert one-to-one tuition, studio tutorials, group discussions and individually allocated studio spaces, participants also enjoyed key events including an inspiring guest lecture by artist Naomi Frears, a social dinner for a much needed mid-week break, Cornish cream teas in the sunshine, and to round of the week in style, participants showcased their work together in a group exhibition.

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Immediate feedback from participants has been extremely positive; comments include, “I had such a fantastic week and I was so sad to leave. I met a brilliant group of people, I received the highest level of tuition (which I’m sure will resonate through my work in the future) and I was made to feel incredibly welcome by all the staff.”

The pictures here highlight the incredibly high quality of work produced by participants; we can’t wait to start planning for next year!

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If you are interested in the Falmouth School of Art Intensives 2017, please email us at schoolofart@falmouth.ac.uk or keep an eye on www.falmouth.ac.uk/fsaintensives 

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Falmouth Fine Art London 2016

Critic and curator Sacha Craddock selected from Falmouth’s BA(Hons) Fine Art degree shows 20 artists to exhibit at Falmouth Fine Art London 2016 at Underdog Art Gallery, 1 – 3rd July 2016

Max Aspin Radford | Jamie Battersby | Ed Burkes | Ella Caie | Ed Carter | Finbar Conran | Michael Cox | Rob Davis | Joe Fenwick-Wilson | Kerry Foster | Freya Goodwin | Amy Jefferies | Zoë Pearce | Calum Rees-Gildea | Jess Russell | George Stone | Amelia Tinton | Tabitha Tohill Reid | Matthew Vaughan | Sandi Williams | Mara Zaice

The London show case exhibition, now in its fourth year, was a great success. The gallery was set in a vibrant part of the city, within walking distance of Tate Modern, Borough Market and White Cube in Bermondsey. It drew new audiences through a wide range of passers-by.

The work selected sat in a rather Gothic setting under an old railway arch, with dripping painted grey walls and a range of large sofas and chairs. This didn’t detract from the artwork, but provided a new narrative for the work to respond to. George Stone and Tabitha Tohill Reid’s work sat in a large bathroom area adjacent to the main exhibition room breathing life into an uncomfortable space. The artwork selected had a powerful presence in the space.

Artist Graham Gussin met the selected artists in the gallery space to lead a group critique. This was a valuable experience, enabling our recent graduates to participate in a challenging discussion about their work. The short but focused opportunity that the London showcase provides has been met with enthusiasm by all involved, including the staff team who thoroughly enjoy spending time in settings such as this with our most recent completing cohort of fine artists.