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.
‘Crafting the Cathedral’ brings together for exhibition contemporary craft artefacts, created and designed as a personal response to Truro Cathedral by invited third year students from Falmouth’s BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts course.
The responses to Truro Cathedral – its stunning architecture, history and purpose as a place of worship – has led to an engaging mix of small and large-scale art works.
BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts has long worked closely with a range of external partners, exploring new ways of engaging audiences with objects and places.
‘It’s been a really important, demanding, yet rewarding challenge to create interpretive objects that live up to the building, the people and items that live there’, says Jason Cleverly, Senior Lecturer on the course. ‘Many of the Cathedral’s artefacts carry great metaphorical power and some fascinating and unusual stories – we hope you will enjoy the students’ responses to the building’.
Kirsten Gordon, Education & Schools Officer, commented, ‘We have found the students’ approach to their brief to be interesting and incredibly varied, demonstrating technical skill and creativity. It is a valuable experience for us to see with fresh eyes the many different facets of cathedral life which speak on so many more levels than we perhaps see at first glance’.
Lizzie Arthur, Truro Cathedral’s Education and Interpretation Officer and graduate of the Contemporary Crafts course added, ‘We hope that our visitors enjoy the students’ personal responses to Truro Cathedral. Such exhibitions challenge the audience to look more closely at the familiar, inspiring both the cathedral community and our visitors’.
Crafting The Cathedral is on at Truro Cathedral, 2-16 February (Monday-Saturday 10-15, Sunday 12-4) Entry is free.
Please join us to view the Second Year BA(Hons) Fine Art Shows, currently exhibiting on the Falmouth Campus in the Project Space.
From painting to performance, from sculpture to sewing, this exhibition guarantees a wide range of displayed practices from all mediums and methods.
Work from 2nd Year students have been separated into three individual groups, works will be exhibited for a limited time of one week each until another set of works are revealed. This constant change from show to show will keep viewers on their toes as they begin to decipher the distinctive individuality of each practising artist, as well as understanding their collated bond as an exhibiting year group. Come along and find out for yourself.
CAFÉ MORTE presents: Lost For Words
FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY PROJECT SPACE (Falmouth Campus)
6-10 January 10am-4pm (Private View 6 January 16-9pm)
Lost for Words is a culmination of the work of Café Morte to engage in and encourage discussion around the subject of death with a wider community of artists, curators and healthcare professionals. It has been curated with the intention of creating a thoughtful and contemplative space for both artists and audience to reflect on their own personal interpretations of death and how it is represented in art and literature. The works are varied, expressed through a variety of different media and address through physical means the often unthinkable concept of absence and loss.
Exhibiting artists: Bram Arnold, Ed Ashby-Hater, Nicola Bealing, Regan Boyce, Neil Chapman, Esther Cooper-Gittens, Kerry Foster, Glad Fryer, Tanith Gould, Joanna Hulin, Sasha Knezevic, Angela Lloyd, Polly Maxwell, Neil McLeod, Janet McEwan, Lucille Moore, Eloise Pilbeam, Viola Qian, Andrew Ross, Edward Rowe, Jessica Russell, Carolyn Shapiro, Chris Slesser, Kate Southworth, Tabitha Tohill-Reid & Joshua Green, Virginia Verran, Belinda Whiting, Lucy Willow, Sandi Williams, Gillian Wylde.
EVENT: FRIDAY 8 January 11.00 – 12.30 Café Morte | The Falmouth School of Art | The Project Space, Falmouth Campus.
‘Lost for words’ – open discussion led by the curatorial team.
Limited to 30 places.
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CAFE MORTE is a pop up research group established at Falmouth University in 2014. Inspired by the recent surge of death cafes across Europe, our aim is to identify themes and ideas relating to death and dying, mourning, transience, ritual and how these translate into contemporary art practice.
Café Morte’s Lost for Words exhibition is a collaborative project with MOTH, a research group which, through the discipline of Graphic Design, explores visual language associated with death and end-of-life experiences – creating visual ‘toolkits’ (analogue and digital) as devices for change in attitudes, conventions and context surrounding death issues.
You may also be interested in:
MOTH Talks: In the face of death – 8 January 2016 | Falmouth Campus, Fox 4 Lecture Theatre, 1.30pm-5pm
Stephen Cave |Writer, critic and philosopher, Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization (2013, Biteback)
Prof. Tony Walter | Head of the CDAS, (Centre for Death and Society at Bath University) Sociologist
Joseph Macleod | Designer, Closure Experiences
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Two young acrobats from Theatre Disparu recently visited the BA(Hons) Drawing studios to model for students. Kesha and Joel worked through a series of balances and routines and students had to work quickly as some of the poses were very hard to hold. Portrait is by Ralph Nel, second year Drawing Student.
Despite a dismal day, Foundation students exhibited architectural models on Falmouth’s Moor. As day turned to night, the buildings were lit, creating another experience, of light, atmosphere and magical delight. The ‘city’ had changed!
Passers-by enjoyed the exhibition, giving descriptive comments such as, ‘sublime’, ‘wonderful’, ‘talented’, ‘iconic’, ‘amazing’ and ‘engaging’. Many phone calls were made, urging others to hurry down and look at what was happening.
The buildings stem from preparatory work by students before their course started. The buildings became the focus for both architectural and spatial drawing projects. Students were encouraged to develop their models with a view to introducing more light, increasing the floor space or giving the buildings a new identity.