BA(Hons) Fine Art Second Year Exhibition

The Poly, Falmouth, is host again this year to the second year exhibition by BA(Hons) Fine Art students. The student curatorial committee worked with Falmouth alumni Cat Bagg and Rosie Thomson-Glover of Field Notes, to set up the show and make any necessary changes to the curation.

The student curatorial committee share their experience of putting up the first half of the show, as they prepare for the launch of the second half this evening:

‘Students found the Poly enormously supportive in allowing us to use space and their equipment; for example, allowing one of our artists to use the grand piano in the upper space, and giving us a library room we hadn’t seen before, adding a wonderful new dimension for us to work with in order to take advantage of the space’s antiquated atmosphere and natural light.

Transporting work from the university in the pouring rain didn’t particularly hinder the set-up, and by lunch time the following day the show was basically completed and preparations for the Private view began. By 5:30 we’d already had 100 people through the door, and there was a real buzz to the evening, with an estimated 250-300 who came along. The wine and nibbles were gone very quickly, but the Poly allowed us to work alongside them and use their bar to serve extra drinks.

We’re now preparing to do it all again for the second show, which will contain more work with sculpture and audio-visual content, so we’re excited to see how we can shape the show differently in order to accommodate this’.


The second half of the exhibition is open to the public 10-5 on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 March, and 10-1pm on Friday 16th, at The Poly, Church Street, Falmouth.


The Clubhouse AGM at The Exchange, Penzance 

Clubhouse AGM

01.12.15 – 19.12.15

Field Notes would like to invite you to The Clubhouse AGM, a programme of talks and workshops at The Exchange this December.

Field Notes is a national projects organisation based in Cornwall, founded and run by curators and Falmouth School of Art alumni Cat Bagg and Rosie Thomson-Glover.

Clubhouse 2The Clubhouse AGM is a three week programme of talks, workshops, parties and screenings that bring some of the past 15 years of Cornwall’s artist led activity into conversation. It is also the culmination of The Clubhouse, a three month project instigated to celebrate and introduce a new audience to artist led practice.

The Clubhouse takes the form of a free, open access creative workspace, available between events, with a fantastic selection of resources to browse through, from artist made publications and seminal texts to artefacts and ever changing displays developed by local organisations.



The Meeting Room at The Exchange, 4 December: 11.00 – 16.00

Artist films, a silent presentation, screenings of talks, discussions and seminars… also the opportunity to bring artist-led ailments to the Field Notes team (eg: statements, proposals, funding bids, budgets, marketing plans…)


The Exchange Café Bar, 5 December: 18.00 till late

18.00: Pecha Kuchas by artist initiators and organisations active over the past 15 years, including speakers from Back Lane West and Art Surgery through to Keiken and Medium Rare.

19.00: The Wanderers Book Launch. The Wanderers was a programme of one-off events, installations, performances and talks around Falmouth and the surrounding waterways of the Carrick Roads this summer. Copies of the book will be available for £8.

Followed by CAZbar a night of performance, dancing and drinks! This is the first night of an ongoing event created by CAZ that will also take place on 12th and 19th of December.


The Exchange Café Bar, 9 December: 18.30 – 20.00

Sam Thorne, founder of Open School East and Artistic Director of Tate St Ives, will talk about artist led practice. The bar will be open for what we hope will be an interesting and insightful night.

Booking recommended due to limited spaces: click here for your eventbrite ticket


The Exchange, 12 December: 10.00 – 17.00

The gallery will be full of craftsman and artists; giving you the opportunity to purchase unique wares straight from their makers…including exquisite artist made books

LEGACY WORKSHOPS   ON THE DOOR – £2 marbling or £8 marbling & bookmaking

The Engine Room at The Exchange, 19 December: 13.30 – 17.00

An afternoon of discussion and making, talking about past projects and the things that can be done to ensure they have a life beyond the duration of an event. Artist and lecturer Alice Mahoney will hold a drop-in sketchbook/notebook-making workshop. There will also be marbling on a grand (and not so venetian) scale; testing out DIY marbling materials and techniques. 

Rosalie Schweiker’s silent presentation, created for Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman’s event: Opportunity Makers, Opportunity Takers, will be screened throughout The Clubhouse AGM. Rosalie is a conceptual artist who uses social exchanges to find new functions for art in the everyday. She has recently been working with Spacex to imagine a future art institution.

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