Falmouth School of Art Intensives – Summer 2017 in Pictures

Last week we held our Falmouth School of Art Summer Intensives 2017.  Three strands took place this year; abstract painting, figure painting and observational drawing.

We had another really successful year packed full of fantastic work by a great group of practitioners.  We really enjoyed hosting this again and please do take a look at the wide range of work produced in the gallery below.

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Images from Falmouth Fine Art London 2017 Private View

The Private View for Falmouth Fine Art London took place on the evening of Thursday 8 June at South Kiosk Gallery, Peckham.  The Private View was attended by Falmouth School of Art Visiting Professor, Hew Locke, and artists Mark Francis and Lisa Wright, amongst many others.




Falmouth School of Art staff exhibit in ‘Serpentine’ exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery

Mark Surridge (Lecturer) and Lisa Wright (Senior Lecturer) both part of the BA(Hons) Fine Art course team, have had their work selected to take part in an exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery.  The exhibition is titled ‘Serpentine – Artists of The Lizard’.  The exhibition focuses on The Lizard as an artistic hub and showcases historic and contemporary artworks produced by artists that have lived and worked in the area.

Other artists on show will include Bryan Ingham, John Tunnard, Serpentine, Samvado, Jonathon X Coudrille, Peter Boex, Paul Wadsworth and Ben Sanderson.

The Exhibition will take place from Saturday 28 November until Saturday 30 January 2016. The Gallery is open from 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday. For further information please follow this link: http://www.falmouthartgallery.com/Gallery/Home

‘The Unversed’ – an exhibition by Lisa Wright

Lisa Wright

On until 17 October, ‘The Unversed’ is an exhibition by Lisa Wright, Visiting Lecturer at Falmouth School of Art.

Interweaving motifs and ideas from historical paintings with contemporary concerns, Lisa Wright’s work moves between and through different times.

Often isolated, the figures within Wright’s paintings and drawings hover on the brink of adulthood. Their childish faces, flushed cheeks and rounded bellies are at odds with the fragments of formal, adult, decorative clothing – ribbons, ruffs and petticoats – that adorn their predominantly unclothed bodies. The complex, in-between era of puberty is explored through the emotional and physical vulnerability of the figures, and adolescent elegance, confidence, awkwardness and defiance are exposed.

The exhibition is at Coates and Scarry, 8 Duke Street, St James, London. More information on the gallery and the exhibition can be found here.

More information on the artist, Lisa Wright, can be found on her website www.lisawrightartist.co.uk

Introducing The Falmouth School of Art Intensives


The Falmouth School of Art | Summer Intensives

6 – 10 July 2015

The Falmouth School of Art has announced an exciting range of five-day Intensives delivered by its specialist tutors. Intensive courses in Abstract Painting, Art & Environment, Book Arts, Drawing, Figure Painting and Printmaking offer practicing visual artists an opportunity to make a step change in their work this summer.

Supported by daily one-to-one input from expert tutors – including some of Cornwall’s leading artists – participants can take part in studio tutorials, group discussions and practical sessions. Working alongside other practitioners in well-appointed studios and workshops in a unique subtropical garden setting, all conveniently close to Falmouth’s vibrant town centre and glorious beaches – there can’t be a better place for concentrated creative activity.

Taking its name from the original art institution founded in 1902, the Falmouth School of Art is part of Falmouth University, the UK’s No. 1 Arts University (as ranked by The Sunday Times 2014). For over a century visual arts have been practiced and taught at the institution, which has an established reputation for excellence.

Dr. Ginny Button, Director of the Falmouth School of Art has commented: ‘The School of Art is hugely popular with our students – understandably so, thanks to its unique combination of beautiful location, great facilities, inspiring legacy, pedagogic excellence and friendly, supportive atmosphere. I’m delighted to be able to open up our facilities to practitioners who want to further develop their work and their professional networks too.’

A two-day Introduction to Investment Casting in Bronze is also available 13-14 July.

How to apply and information: fsaintensives.wordpress.com

Further queries: SchoolofArt@falmouth.ac.uk or phone us on +44 (0)1326 370432

Turner Prize nominees – What advice would you give to a younger artist?

Next Monday evening sees the announcement of the winner of The Turner Prize 2014.Tate Collective London asked the nominees, “What advice would you give to a younger artist?”. You can see their responses in this short Tate Collective Film, including advice given by Tris Vonna-Michell, alumnus of Falmouth’s Foundation in Art & Design. You can hear Vonna-Michell talking more about his work in a recent TateShots film.

(C) Tris Vonna-Michell / Turner Prize

(C) Tris Vonna-Michell / Turner Prize

At Falmouth, staff and students will be celebrating Vonna-Michell’s nomination with a panel discussion and live screening of the televised announcement of the 2014 winner. The panel will be chaired by Dr. Ginny Button, Director of the Falmouth School of Art, former Turner Prize curator (1993-1998) and author of The Turner Prize. Dr. Button will be joined by Kelly Taylor, Independent curator and former Director of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, and by Lisa Wright, figurative artist, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Falmouth, winner of the 2013 Threadneedle Prize and former selector of the National Open competition.

The Turner Prize 2014 exhibition runs at Tate Britain, London, until 4 January 2015, and also includes the work of Vonna-Michell’s fellow nominees, Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips and James Richards. Tris Vonna-Michell will be giving a performance in the exhibition on Saturday, 29 November, tickets available from Tate.

Falmouth in the Threadneedle Prize

Falmouth is again well represented in this year’s Threadneedle Prize. The exhibition includes works by BA(Hons) Fine Art alumni Erin Sevink–Johnston, Jack Davis (2012), Sarah Shaw (2001) and Kate Giles (1990), among work by 64 artists selected from entries by over 3,600.

The Threadneedle Prize: Figurative Art Today, aims to showcase the very best in new figurative and representational art, and champions work by some of the most interesting artists working in Europe today. The Threadneedle 2013 Prize was won by painter and Falmouth Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Lisa Wright.

Jack Davis

Jack Davis, Pendennis Point Through The Rain


Erin Sevink-Johnston, Godzilla Mouse House.

Erin Sevink-Johnston, Godzilla Mouse House.


Sarah Shaw, Hearthold

Sarah Shaw, Hearthold

Kate Giles, Back Towards Overy Marshes, Norfolk

Kate Giles, Back Towards Overy Marshes, Norfolk



Exhibition open: 25 September – 11 October 2014, 10am – 5pm – Mall Galleries, London SW1