‘f u t u r e – o r e’ Private View on Friday 30 June

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.

 

 

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Falmouth School of Art Student Awards

To mark the public opening of their degree shows, and the culmination of three years of study, Falmouth School of Art’s Falmouth Campus students gathered last Friday evening to celebrate with friends and tutors, before welcoming friends and family to their exhibitions.

Awards, residencies and bursaries were announced, and we’re happy to share snapshots from the evening with you…

 

The full list of award, bursary and residency recipients…

The Midas Award 2016 | The Midas selection panel have chosen work by ten graduating Fine Art students for an exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery in November, accompanying the 2015 winner’s solo show: Ella Caie, Tanya Cruz, Finbar Conran, Robert Davis, Joe Fenwick-Wilson, Nicholas Griffin, Zoe Pearce, Bharat Rajagopal, Isabel Ramos, Calum Rees-Gildea

The Peter Root and Mary Thompson Award | Lulu Richards Cottell | An annual award to support a graduating student in their professional development on leaving university. The award is sponsored by the Peter Root and Mary Thompson Charitable Trust, in memory of alumni Peter and Mary who tragically died in an accident in 2013

The Spike Island Residency | Robert Davis | A residency provided by and at Spike Island in Bristol

The Wilhemina Barns-Graham Travel to Italy Award | Ed Burkes | An award generously supported by the Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham Trust, open to students in their final year of BA(Hons) Fine Art. 

Transition Residencies | Part of the Fine Art Transitions Project which seeks to support graduating students as they enter the professional world. Both Back Lane West and Porthmeor are significant venues within Cornwall and the residencies provide the students with a special opportunity to extend their work beyond the course:

The Transition Back Lane West Residency | Ed Rowe, Isabel Ramos

The Transition Porthmeor Residency | Lulu Richards Cottell, Rob Davis, Demelza James, Polly Maxwell

The John Howard Print Studio Bursary | Scarlet Standen | Generously provided by celebrated local print maker John Howard, the bursary is awarded to a student of BA(Hons) Drawing, and provides 60 hours of taught access at the John Howard Studio in Penryn.

The Paper Rose Award | Seekan Hui (winner), Ellen Bennett (commended) | Award presented by Mark Jessett from G.F.Smith Paper.

THE FALMOUTH SCHOOL OF ART SPECIAL AWARDS

The Falmouth School of Art supports awards in Outstanding Achievement, Outstanding Studentship and Outstanding Dissertation in each of our degree courses:

Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drawing | Minna Gawler-Wright

BA(Hons) Drawing Award for Outstanding Studentship | Jonathan Koetsier

BA(Hons) Drawing Award for Outstanding Dissertation | Sophie Bowen

Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art | Finbar Conran

BA(Hons) Fine Art Award for Outstanding Studentship | Anthony Kenny

BA(Hons) Fine Art Award for Outstanding Dissertation | Tanya Cruz

Award for Outstanding Achievement in Illustration | Sara Hougham-Slade

BA(Hons) Illustration Award for Outstanding Studentship |Julia De Graaf

BA(Hons) Illustration Award for Outstanding Dissertation | Lucy Tomlinson

The Clubhouse AGM at The Exchange, Penzance 

Clubhouse AGM

01.12.15 – 19.12.15

Field Notes would like to invite you to The Clubhouse AGM, a programme of talks and workshops at The Exchange this December.

Field Notes is a national projects organisation based in Cornwall, founded and run by curators and Falmouth School of Art alumni Cat Bagg and Rosie Thomson-Glover.

Clubhouse 2The Clubhouse AGM is a three week programme of talks, workshops, parties and screenings that bring some of the past 15 years of Cornwall’s artist led activity into conversation. It is also the culmination of The Clubhouse, a three month project instigated to celebrate and introduce a new audience to artist led practice.

The Clubhouse takes the form of a free, open access creative workspace, available between events, with a fantastic selection of resources to browse through, from artist made publications and seminal texts to artefacts and ever changing displays developed by local organisations.

 

SCREENINGS FROM THE CLUBHOUSE  FREE

The Meeting Room at The Exchange, 4 December: 11.00 – 16.00

Artist films, a silent presentation, screenings of talks, discussions and seminars… also the opportunity to bring artist-led ailments to the Field Notes team (eg: statements, proposals, funding bids, budgets, marketing plans…)

THE CLUBHOUSE AGM   FREE

The Exchange Café Bar, 5 December: 18.00 till late

18.00: Pecha Kuchas by artist initiators and organisations active over the past 15 years, including speakers from Back Lane West and Art Surgery through to Keiken and Medium Rare.

19.00: The Wanderers Book Launch. The Wanderers was a programme of one-off events, installations, performances and talks around Falmouth and the surrounding waterways of the Carrick Roads this summer. Copies of the book will be available for £8.

Followed by CAZbar a night of performance, dancing and drinks! This is the first night of an ongoing event created by CAZ that will also take place on 12th and 19th of December.

TALKNIGHT WITH SAM THORNE   FREEClubhouse

The Exchange Café Bar, 9 December: 18.30 – 20.00

Sam Thorne, founder of Open School East and Artistic Director of Tate St Ives, will talk about artist led practice. The bar will be open for what we hope will be an interesting and insightful night.

Booking recommended due to limited spaces: click here for your eventbrite ticket

THE MAKERS MARKET   FREE ENTRY

The Exchange, 12 December: 10.00 – 17.00

The gallery will be full of craftsman and artists; giving you the opportunity to purchase unique wares straight from their makers…including exquisite artist made books

LEGACY WORKSHOPS   ON THE DOOR – £2 marbling or £8 marbling & bookmaking

The Engine Room at The Exchange, 19 December: 13.30 – 17.00

An afternoon of discussion and making, talking about past projects and the things that can be done to ensure they have a life beyond the duration of an event. Artist and lecturer Alice Mahoney will hold a drop-in sketchbook/notebook-making workshop. There will also be marbling on a grand (and not so venetian) scale; testing out DIY marbling materials and techniques. 

Rosalie Schweiker’s silent presentation, created for Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman’s event: Opportunity Makers, Opportunity Takers, will be screened throughout The Clubhouse AGM. Rosalie is a conceptual artist who uses social exchanges to find new functions for art in the everyday. She has recently been working with Spacex to imagine a future art institution.

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Plasizmo – Exhibition at Back Lane West, Redruth

PLASIZMO is a collaborative contemporary art exhibition at Back Lane West, Redruth, created by two of our graduating students from BA(Hons) Fine Art.

Plasizmo

 

Rosie McGinn and Gareth Wilde were selected to participate in the Back Lane West residency programme in conjunction with the Falmouth School of Art. The one month residency has provided support, space and time for the artists to continue the development of their fine art practices on graduating.

Back Lane West is an artist-led residency, project and meeting space in Redruth, Cornwall. Its aims are to support and encourage critically engaged visual art practice and artists’ professional development, while contributing to the growth of a nationally and internationally connected, cultural community and network in the South West.

PLASIZMO will take place at Back Lane West, Redruth on Friday 26th June, 7-10pm.

Back Lane West is a short walk from both rail and bus links.

Moving/Image: group exhibition of new and recent video work

Four Cornwall-based artists – Stacey Guthrie, Fiona Léus-Lambert, Christina Romero Cross and Frances Walsh – are showing new and recent work in a group show at CMR Gallery, Redruth, open from Sunday 26 April to 03 May, 12.00-17.00 daily.

The show, entitled Moving/Image, is a selection of new and recent work that utilises video, sculpture and installation.

Three of the artists – Stacey Guthrie, Christina Romero Cross and Frances Walsh – are alumni of Falmouth University, where they studied Fine Art. Stacey Guthrie’s work has recently been shown at Newlyn Art Gallery as part of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries show. Fiona Léus Lambert is an established artist, based in Porthleven, who has shown widely in Germany and the UK. Both she and Frances Walsh have been members of artist-led CMR Gallery for several years.

A grant from Arts Council England for new video work has supported the exhibition.

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The work of Christina Romero Cross engages with the miniature and the interior. Romero Cross has described how she is ‘endlessly fascinated by secret chambers and unexpected views of the otherwise hidden, like a glimpse through imperfectly closed curtains to the interior of a life unknown’.

The interactive video installation being shown by Stacey Guthrie is a new piece that explores the cumulative effect of menial work over time. Employing her signature style, Guthrie takes a humorous and darkly surreal look at what happens to one woman when she is literally consumed by laundry.

Frances Walsh will be showing a new piece of work that further extends her recent series of projected, looped and closely observational video recordings – in this case, a quiet study of a child’s attempts to build and light a fire.

A graduate from Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with the title of ‘Meisterschule’, Fiona Léus Lambert formerly worked intensely with Super 8 and 16mm film, editing ‘in-camera’. More recently she has used video and other digital mediums and editing methods. Although ideally her films should be seen in a cinema situation, some, like the new piece in CMR, are conceived as installations. ‘Loss’ is personal piece, but also references classical forms in art.

CMR member and artist Frances Walsh explains “It can sometimes seem that there are perhaps fewer opportunities to show video or installation-based art work, compared to painting or sculpture. But the spaces at CMR Gallery lend themselves to this type of work. With the Moving/Image show, I sought to bring together the work of four female artists that explored different approaches to producing and using the moving image: we are all primarily using digital video projections within installation environments, but the working methods, themes and intentions behind our work are very different. The environment at CMR has allowed each participating artist to have their own dedicated space to show recent and in some cases new work, to new audiences. We hope as many people as possible will come and have a look.”

 

 

Alias hub – Back Lane West, Saturday December 7th – 12.30

BACK LANE WEST will be hosting the first of a series of informal lunch- time ALIAS networking events. An opportunity for artists and those interested in contemporary art to discuss, share knowledge, information and ideas, access advice and make links, over a bowl of homemade soup. All welcome.
Patrick and Jane Lowry will have been to The Art Party Conference in Scarborough and the associated Artquest project, Fringe: Art Party, so will hopefully be in a position to share any interesting and useful findings.

9 Back Lane West, Redruth, TR15 2BT

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