Invitation to ‘Boatanicals’ Celebration at Princess Pavilion this Sunday 19 March at 1pm

The Big Draw ‘Boatanicals’ is now in place at Princess Pavilions for all to see. Those who took part include; Penryn College, Constantine Primary School, Marlborough School, Falmouth Primary School , Falmouth Young Women’s Group, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design students, BA(Hons) Illustration students, postgraduate students, Make and Take Community workshops and the general public. Contributors ranged from 2 years to 80+, and there are around 300 flowers and boats or hybrids of the two.  Weather permitting (no persistent gales we hope) the installation will be up for a month. There will be a celebratory gathering this Sunday 19 March between 1 & 2 pm, and at 2pm there will be a press photo shoot.  This ‘planting out’ celebration coincides with the Falmouth Spring Flower Show, which is held at the Princess Pavilion this weekend, 18-19 March.

This project has been really successful, thanks to a committed team of Foundation Staff including Tilly McKerrow, Emelia Wharfe, Sarah Hayes and Jane Chetwynd, plus some keen students from both the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and MA programmes.

A Facebook page has been set up for ‘Boatanicals’ which will include updates and more information about the project: https://www.facebook.com/The-Big-Draw-Falmouth-1871001206500975/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

The Big Draw at Falmouth – ‘Boatanicals’

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As part of The Big Draw, Falmouth Foundation students and staff have launched a series of workshops on the theme ‘Boatanicals’, producing some spectacular results so far.

The launch workshop took place at Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion, part of their ‘Make and Take’ series. Shapes were constructed drawing together flowers and nautical themes, from a range of colourful recycled goods.

Jane Chetwynd, Course Coordinator for the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, said ‘We are so pleased with the results from the first workshop and delighted by the enthusiasm we have seen from people wishing to participate. It’s going to be quite a ‘Boatanical’ installation!’.

The project has involved Penryn College, Constantine Primary School, Marlborough School, Falmouth Primary School and Princess Pavilion. 104 Foundation students have been involved in the making so far, with around 15 of them helping with the workshops. A number of Falmouth’s postgraduate students are also involved.

The Foundation studios at Wellington Terrace, Falmouth, are open to anyone wishing to drop in and join in the making (free of charge) on Monday 6 March, 2-5pm, Tuesday 7 March 10am-1pm, Wednesday 8 March 2-5pm and Thursday 9 March 10am-1pm. A further ‘Make and Take’ session for the project will run at Princess Pavilion on Monday 6 March, 10am-12pm.

The resulting ‘Boatanicals’ will be ‘planted out’ at the Princess Pavilion on 16 March in time for the annual Falmouth Spring Flower Show, to be held at the venue 18-19 March.

A Facebook page has been set up for ‘Boatanicals’ which will include updates and more information about the project: https://www.facebook.com/The-Big-Draw-Falmouth-1871001206500975/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Foundation students display at Nalders Solicitors

Three Foundation students currently have work displayed in the window of Nalders Solicitors in Falmouth.

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Scarlett Bunce, Polly Wheller and Felicity Holden are showing their Gestalt drawing project, a 6-hour drawing addressing mark making.nalders-window-2

 

 

 

The display opportunity was made to the students through Falmouth Art Gallery, who Nalders support and who provide regular window displays at the branch.

Cornish trips for Foundation students

New students on the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design have undertaken exciting trips at the start of term, visiting the Eden Project, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens and Newlyn and The Exchange Galleries in Newlyn and Penzance.

Students drew, made, explored, questioned and wrote about their learning experiences in their Reflective Journals and their drawing books.

The course also ventured out on an extremely wet day, to Gwithian beach for their drawing-in-the sand project. Students worked tirelessly against the elements, producing some really impressive outcomes.

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Foundation end of year show.

Yes, it’s that time of year again already! Always one of the liveliest nights of our year, students of the UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design host their annual end of year show this Friday, 20 May, 6-9pm at the Wellington Terrace Annex. Always diverse and exciting work from over 120 students.

Shows continue to 26 May, 10-4 each day (not Sunday). Enjoy it, everyone!

Poster illustration by Lucy Hancocks, typography by Rory Brown

Summer Exhibition Poster

Foote Notes

Foundation Graduate Assistant, and Alumna of Falmouth School of Art’s MA Illustration: Authorial Practice, Emilia Wharfe, talks about her involvement at this year’s Truro Festival 2016…

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‘This year, Truro Festival decided that it needed a Cornish mascot, and who better than Kernow’s beloved Samuel Foote. For those who don’t recognise the name, Samuel Foote was a playwright, satirist, nonsense writer and all-round prankster born in Truro – and the first ever stand up comedian!

I felt flattered when the Festival organisers approached me about doing a timeline in his honour, although terrified at the sheer size of the project.

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We set out to achieve three boards, each 4ftx6ft, each towering over the kids as they interact with individual elements of the boards. I used different mediums: for example, cyanotypes to create the timeline skyline running along the bottom of the boards, inks and watercolours, and finally Adobe software to vectorise elements, so as to keep their quality of line.

Inspired by the series Horrible Histories, I had a lot of fun working on a project about such a bizarre man. It allowed me to return to ideas and theories of Nonsense that I studied during my MA and to generally paint using my funny bone.

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The boards will now continue to tell the story of Samuel Foote throughout Cornwall over the next few years, visiting as many local schools as possible.

‘I had now found my first friend,’ said Tove Jansson, ‘and so my life has begun.’ I thank drawing for giving me this feeling and I thank Truro Festival for letting me share it to a larger, diverse audience. My work will continue, like Foote, to focus on the more nonsensical elements of life, using these ‘moments’ as metaphors, to create work that is at once surreal, playful and thought provoking’.

Emilia Wharfe
www.emiliawharfe.com