Final year BA(Hons) Fine Art student Sophie Wright, has and exhibition opening in Penryn on 5 August, with fellow artist and student Rebecca Pearce-Davies. Heretics of the Mundane runs until 26 August, and all are welcome to the Private View from 6pm on 4 August.
Ellie Robinson-Carter, a student of Falmouth’s MA Illustration won The Andy Hocking Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community Engagement at the FXU awards on Monday evening for her role in founding and running the Penryn Memory Café. Ellie was presented the award by John Dukes, Police Representative for Falmouth University and the University of Exeter.
Ellie, a qualified dementia champion, supported by a small committee of volunteers, set up the Penryn Memory Café which launched back in September 2015. Ellie continues to manage all aspects of the Memory Café from organising and leading activities at the fortnightly meets, to managing and recruiting new volunteers, maintaining and making new links with other community groups, attendance at local events to raise awareness of the Café and holding the monthly committee meetings.
The Memory Café welcomes those living with dementia and their carers to meet for activities, refreshments, to talk about their life stories and to help them meet new people and build relationships. Since launching, the project has attracted a number of different society groups, creating a very important and diverse link with the local community which has rarely been seen before. The Café meets on a regular basis every first and third Thursday of the month at the Penryn Temperance Hall.
If you would like to find out more about the Memory Café, you can email Ellie at: Erobinsoncarter78@googlemail.com.
Unsettled, an exhibition of paintings, drawings, words and actions by 11 artists and writers. All are artists and writers are all lecturers in BA(Hons) Fine Art at Falmouth University – Simon Averill, Neil Chapman, Glad Fryer, Mercedes Kemp, Neil McLeod, Kate Southworth, Mark Surridge, Roger Towndrow, Lucy Willow, Lisa Wright, and Gillian Wylde.
First year BA(Hons) Drawing students have recently been involved in a data collection project run by Associate Lecturer and alumna Gemma Anderson – The Natural World. Students worked on both the Falmouth and Penryn campuses and spent a day at the University of Exeter’s Biosciences Lab at the Penryn Campus, working from the collections.
Gemma said of the project “today in the Biosciences Lab was really exciting – especially having the group mixed between Drawing and Bioscience students. We had a great discussion at the end. Most students said they would like to visit the Bioscience labs again to continue the drawing study, and would also like to work with the Bioscience students again. Bioscience students also expressed great interest in joining BA Drawing activity and were keen to collaborate with the drawing students – I feel a project coming on!”