ELLA-STRATED: Nashashibi/Skaer at Falmouth

(C) Ella Kasperowicz

(C) Ella Kasperowicz

Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer showcased their collaborative film work in an engaging lecture to Falmouth School of Art students on Wednesday 3rd February 2016. Appropriating existing art as a starting point, themes in their projects include power, the portrayal of women and distortion of reality. Visual response by Ella Kasperowicz, BA(Hons) Illustration.


New publication – Lucian Freud by Dr. Virginia Button

(C) Tate Publishing

(C) Tate Publishing

A new book about Lucian Freud, written by Director of the Falmouth School of Art, Dr. Virginia Button, has been published by Tate as part of their British Artists series.

The idea for the book came some time ago, following Dr. Button’s work on the early stages of Freud’s 2002 major retrospective at Tate Britain, where she worked as Senior Curator until moving to Cornwall in 2001.

Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011) was one of the most influential artists of his generation. Hailed as the ‘greatest living realist painter’, Freud’s commitment to realism, and particularly to the human figure, was often controversial. Always creating debate, Freud consistently addressed questions of human existence and perception, testing, through a sustained practice of looking, the possibility of knowing and recording human individuality.

The book is organised in seven thematic chapters covering the whole span of Freud’s life and work: Chapter One: Commitment to Looking | Chapter Two: Commitment to Painting | Chapter Three: The Studio: Proximity and Reflective Distance | Chapter Four: The Naked Portrait | Chapter Five: The Artist’s Eye: Freud and the Old Masters | Chapter Six: Time and Reality: Freud’s Significance and Legacy.

An earlier book by Dr Button, on Ben Nicholson, has been re-issued as part of the same series. Both books are available in hardback from Tate Shop

(c) Tate Publishing

(c) Tate Publishing

Dr. Virginia Button has a BA(Hons) in Art History from Leeds University (1979-82) and an MA and PhD on the subject of English Neo-Romanticism from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. Dr. Button was a Tate curator (1991-2001) and Senior Curator in London, where she curated artists’ projects and major exhibitions including the Turner Prize from 1993 to 1998. She joined Falmouth University in 2002 as an Associate Lecturer, becoming Head of the Department of Art in 2010 and Director of The Falmouth School of Art in 2013.  Her other publications include The Turner Prize (first published 1997, fifth revised edition 2007), Christopher Wood (2003), and a companion guide for Tate St Ives, St Ives Artists (2009).

Hew Locke lecture at Falmouth – Wednesday 4 November

The Falmouth School of Art at Falmouth University is delighted to welcome Hew Locke this Wednesday, 4 November at 5pm, to deliver the next in our series of lectures.

Booking is free, but required. More info

Flyer - Hew Locke

Tate Britain’s Dr. Chris Stephens – lecture this Wednesday

Booking is now open for the next Falmouth School of Art lecture, by Tate Britain’s Head of Displays and Lead Curator of Modern British Art, Dr. Chris Stephens.

Book tickets: The Falmouth School of Art Eventbrite.

Flyer2 - Chris Stephens March 2015

FSA Lectures Spring/Summer line-up announced

A great line-up to look forward to from January through to May 2015…Booking available online exactly two weeks before each event, from the FSA Eventbrite page – bookmark it now!

Flyer - FSA Lectures Spring Summer 2015