BA(Hons) Drawing Student Megan Fatharly exhibits in London Gallery This Week

Megan Fatharly, a BA(Hons) Drawing student going into her third year of study at Falmouth has been selected for Beside The Wave London’s very first ‘Open Summer Show’.

The Private View takes place on Thursday 20 July 6-8pm at Beside The Wave London, 41 Chalcot Road, Primrose Hill, NW1 8LS.  The exhibition will run until 09 September 2017.

The show has been organised to celebrate the second anniversary of their London gallery and aims to put a focus on the wealth of creativity on their doorstep as well as welcoming selected artists from across the UK with a mix of emerging and established names.

Beside The Wave - Open Summer Show

Beside The Wave – Open Summer Show


Highlight Creative Fair Saturday 3rd December


The Highlight Creative Fair was founded by students Lucy Rivers (BA(Hons) Illustration) and Megan Fatharly (BA(Hons) Drawing), and FXU Falmouth President and former Fine Art student Chris Slesser, as a way to utilise the new Fox café atrium space and for students’ work to be celebrated and highlighted and for students to meet, collaborate and create.

Entry is free and open to the public.  Holding a stall is free and open to staff, students and alumni. It is hoped that this will become a regular event.

BA(Hons) Drawing student Megan Fatharly is runner up in the Batsford Prize 2016

Congratulations to Megan Fatharly, a student on Falmouth’s BA(Hons) Drawing course who was chosen as a runner up in the Fine and Applied Arts category of the Batsford Prize 2016 for her piece ‘Organic Chaos’.


The Batsford Prize is an annual competition for all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at UK institutions with 2016 having a record number of entries.  As well as prize money awarded to the winner of each category, runners up also got £50 worth of Batsford books.

The theme for this year was ‘Reuse, Recycle, Reclaim’ and judges were looking for entries that reflect the desire and need to reuse and recycle materials and to reclaim what is discarded and give it a new life.  Judges included one of Britain’s most celebrated children’s illustrators Michael Foreman, fine art photographer and former Director of Kent Institute of Art & Design Vaughan Grylls, leading fashion writer and author Gemma Williams, textile artist and lecturer in textiles Jean Draper and the Publishing Director at Pavilion Books Katie Cowan.


(c) Megan Fatharly, from ‘Organic Chaos’



Megan Fatharly shortlisted for Batsford Prize 2016


© Megan Fatharly

The Batsford Prize is an annual competition for all undergraduate and postgraduate students.  The theme for 2016 is ‘Reuse, Recycle, Reclaim’.  We’re delighted that one of our BA(Hons) Drawing students, Megan Fatharly, has been shortlisted in the ‘Fine and Applied Arts’ category.  Winners will be announced in London on 17 May – Good luck Megan!

Falmouth Student and alumni work featured in ‘7 Shades of Black’ Magazine

Amelia Tinton

© Amelia Tinton

Current BA(Hons) Drawing student Megan Fatharly and Film graduate Christian Villarba are working with Soraan Latif, who is the brains behind current online magazine 7 Shades of Black. The magazine promotes the work of emerging artists and hopes to push the boundaries and start a dialogue between artist and viewer.  Along with other writers the magazine is currently working on a campaign for next month to promote new and exciting talent.

Theo Crutchley-Mack

© Theo Crutchley-Mack

The work of BA(Hons) Fine Art student Amelia Tinton and alumnus Theo Crutchley-Mack has already been featured, and over the next month it is worth checking out the campaign as work of other talented Falmouth students and alumni is to be shared.

Q&A with recent Falmouth Fine Art graduate Joanna Hulin

Megan Fatharly, current BA(Hons) Drawing student at Falmouth, caught up with Fine Art Graduate Joanna Hulin:

Joanna Hulin is a 2015 BA(Hons) Fine Art Graduate of Falmouth University. Her work shows high levels of technical skill with dramatic use of colour and texture to create an emotive response from the viewer. We caught up with her to see what she has been working on since graduating.

You studied Fine Art at Falmouth, what have you been up to since leaving university?

I would say having a break, but that plan went out the window as soon as I got home. I’ve recently converted my bedroom into a studio, so it’s given me a lot of opportunity to keep working and submitting for exhibitions, and keeps me in the right frame of mind.

I was also recently shortlisted for the first round of the National Open Art Competition and the Artiq Graduate Prize, which have been really big confidence boosters, and I have a few upcoming exhibitions which will include some of my pieces, so that’s very exciting too.

What inspired you about Falmouth when you were studying?

It goes without saying that the scenery was a big part of it – I even mentioned that in my interview, but I’m not sure whether I was supposed to! I live in a very urban area so it was great to be so close to the sea. As for the university itself, probably the atmosphere, everyone I met had some sort of connection to the arts, and I was completely surrounded by varied types of creativity, which made for some really interesting (and sometimes very heated) discussion.

What projects are you currently working on?

At the moment I’m planning to do a series of works based around the objects and clothing found on unidentified bodies, and observe how these very ordinary possessions can give an insight into our identity – interesting to research, but perhaps not something to discuss round the table at tea time.

What was one of the best opportunities that studying at Falmouth gave you?

There are quite a few things, but mostly I would say the confidence to be able show my work to other people. I met a lot of really supportive and fantastically talented people through studying at Falmouth. I’m very grateful for that opportunity, and I don’t believe I would be where I am without them.

Describe your experience of Falmouth in 3 words:

Extraordinarily confident seagulls.

Joanna 1        Joanna 2

Joanna 3        Joanna 4