Crafting the Cathedral – BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts Exhibition


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‘Crafting the Cathedral’ brings together for exhibition contemporary craft artefacts, created and designed as a personal response to Truro Cathedral by invited third year students from Falmouth’s BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts course.

The responses to Truro Cathedral – its stunning architecture, history and purpose as a place of worship – has led to an engaging mix of small and large-scale art works.

BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts has long worked closely with a range of external partners, exploring new ways of engaging audiences with objects and places.

‘It’s been a really important, demanding, yet rewarding challenge to create interpretive objects that live up to the building, the people and items that live there’, says Jason Cleverly, Senior Lecturer on the course. ‘Many of the Cathedral’s artefacts carry great metaphorical power and some fascinating and unusual stories – we hope you will enjoy the students’ responses to the building’.

crafting-the-cathedral-posterTruro Cathedral is keen to provide opportunities for students to creatively explore the building, its artefacts and how it is connected to the wider community.

Kirsten Gordon, Education & Schools Officer, commented, ‘We have found the students’ approach to their brief to be interesting and incredibly varied, demonstrating technical skill and creativity. It is a valuable experience for us to see with fresh eyes the many different facets of cathedral life which speak on so many more levels than we perhaps see at first glance’.

Lizzie Arthur, Truro Cathedral’s Education and Interpretation Officer and graduate of the Contemporary Crafts course added, ‘We hope that our visitors enjoy the students’ personal responses to Truro Cathedral. Such exhibitions challenge the audience to look more closely at the familiar, inspiring both the cathedral community and our visitors’.

Crafting The Cathedral is on at Truro Cathedral, 2-16 February (Monday-Saturday 10-15, Sunday 12-4) Entry is free.

Falmouth School of Art summer shows…coming up!


Falmouth School of Art once again welcomes you to our end of year shows, featuring the end of degree work from students of BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts, BA(Hons) Drawing, BA(Hons) Fine Art and BA(Hons) Illustration. Running from 3-8 June, there’s plenty of opportunity to see the shows, located in various studios across our Falmouth and Penryn campuses. First year Drawing and first and second year Illustration students are also exhibiting during this period.

For full details of our end of year shows, including opportunities to see final year student work at London venues, click here.

Love Crafts – Exhibition by Contemporary Crafts alumni


















An exciting pop-up exhibition of contemporary craft, unusual art and beautiful objects at The Old Press Gallery, St. Austell by alumni of BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth University.

Exhibitors include; Lizzie Arthur, Joshua Kerley – also now a Technician for the course – Laura ter Kuile, Mirjana Roberts, Rebecca Sims, Zenna Tagney, Samantha Wilson, Laura James Wray.

Private view: 12 February, 7pm. Drinks, live music, crafty goings on (entry by donation)

Then open: 13-15 February, 10am – 5pm.

More info on facebook: 

Exhibition – Level 2 Contemporary Crafts Students – Heseltine Gallery – 03 to 11 Feb 2016 + Private View

Level 2 BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts students will be hosting a private view of work, The Shape of Things to Come, between 6-8pm on Wednesday 03 February at the Heseltine Gallery, Truro School.  Details in the poster below:

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Underpin – Exhibition by Falmouth Contemporary Crafts students – on now

Falmouth University BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts students have an exhibition running until 28 June 2015 at the Lowe-Holland Gallery, Penryn.  The Private View will take place on Thursday 11 June starting at 6pm and all are welcome.  The Gallery opening times are Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm and Sundays from 10.00am – 3.00pm.

Private View invite Underpin  (2)