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.
Lucy Rose Kerr, who graduated from MA Illustration: Authorial Practice at Falmouth in 2014 has received a glowing review from Becalelis Brodskis, Creative Director at InterAnima. Lucy was taken on at InterAnima under their placement scheme and has been named as an “outstanding employee”.
InterAnima are a community interest company ‘who use interdisciplinary arts to animate the stories that need to be told. Celebrating individual expression and breathing life into community led positive solutions. All profits support their social objectives: to use interdisciplinary arts to facilitate community development.’
Lucy was tasked with turning an extraordinary manuscript by artist Nicky Loutit – New years day is Black into a format ready to approach to publishers. Lucy worked with ‘sensitivity, creativity and diligence’ when taking on the manuscript and it certainly paid off as InterAnima were overjoyed to confirm last week that New years day is Black will be published this coming Autumn!
The book has also been given a glowing review from Eimear Mcbridge, Author of “A girl is a Half-Formed Thing”
Right from the start I found it completely gripping. Beautiful and horrifying… The human story had me at its beck and call the whole way through – utterly extraordinary. The evocation of that very particular loneliness irrelevant children feel was almost unbearable: Congratulations to Nicky Loutit for making work out of the terrible. Eimear McBride
Published by Propolis, New years day is Black is available to buy now, direct from their online book store – https://propolisbooks.co.uk/products/new-years-day-is-black-by-nicky-loutit
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!”