Students at the end of their year’s study exhibit their final assessed work. For many it’s a year of exploration and discovery when pivotal decisions are made and individual strengths identified. Visitors to the show will see an exciting mix of art, design and media work, encompassing: painting, illustration, textiles, fashion, film, photography, sculpture, printmaking and graphic design.
Astounding, moving, shocking, innovative and engaging are just a few words that sum up the work on display as students specialise in their chosen fields prior to employment or further study at degree level.
The exhibition will display over 100 paintings by various talented local artists, depicting the beauty of Cornwall in seascapes, landscapes and flowers, using pastels, watercolours, acrylics and media mix.
A wide range of outstanding craft work is also included in the exhibition with jewellery, wood turning, leatherwork, mosaics, gift cards, woollen goods and balms.
The Society itself was formed ten years ago and has attracted many artists from the West Cornwall Area, with exhibitions being held throughout the summer months in Falmouth, St Ives and Camborne.
The Society supports the following Charities: “Shelterbox”, “Wired Cornwall” (for people having had a Stroke), and the Salvation Army.
Contact George Gunn (Chairman): 01209 714305. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Armstrong is a local artist who paints in a semi abstract style using a palette knife to apply pure oil paint in bold free flowing strokes giving his paintings a vibrant, textured and exciting look.
On behalf of the college we would like to invite you to our Research day to meet the next generation of new talent in the marine industry. The day will involve a series of talks by students presenting the finding of their research projects as part of their final year projects and the opportunity throughout the day to look over and discuss the research work displayed from all of our final year degree students.
Paul and Taz Jowett –Paul is a woodturner on The Register of Professional Woodturners and a member of the Made in Cornwall scheme. Working with mostly locally sourced native timbers to create one off pieces. Inspiration comes from seeing the grain in the timber and using it to its best effect, also from ancient and modern ceramics. Taz graduated from Falmouth college of Art in 1996 with a BA(hons) in Illustration. Since leaving college she took a great interest in all aspects of ancient art, from cave paintings to ceramics, native masks to stone carvings. With a varied selection of painting styles on paper and canvas, she uses acrylics, gouache, natural pigment emulsions and mixed media.
An analog photography show by James Meredew, Adam Pascoe, Ben Selway and Jacob Cockle. A collection of work showcasing documentary, lifestyle, street and travel photography. Shooting with 35mm film and using anything from disposables to family air loomed cameras, the show has a strong emphasis on an analog approach. With a conscious relationship to local place, many of the photographs have been taken in and around Cornwall, documenting adolescence, friends, beauty, sadness and life.
Carn Artists are a new collective with a mission to take their work all around the county and to act as a showcase for West Cornwall . The group’s work reflects a wide range of fine art and crafts. All members are local artisans with high standards and individual approaches who have banded together to show their art in a variety of settings.
Their exhibition is entitled ‘Pop Up West Cornwall ’. The range of art on display is diverse and exciting:
Donnette Bufton, a self taught artist who lives and works close to Chysauster, offers paintings and photographs based mainly on landscape – naturally bold shapes, outlines and forms contrasted against ‘man made ‘ features.
Lyn Norman has been living in West Penwith since 2006 and will be showing a wide range of vivid life study and other paintings created in acrylics, watercolour, pastel, charcoal and mixed media.
If you love sculpture you need to make sure you do not miss the wonderfully tactile pieces that are created by Alan Tugwell who invites you to not just look but to touch his work.
Lynda James will be showing a range of textile art including hangings for your walls, practical items for the home and unique creations highlighting characters from local children’s books.
Ferris Mcguinty makes sculpture, assemblages, reliefs, furniture and lighting that explore the relationship between material form and balance.
The work appears big and small, tough and vulnerable, worked and found, savvy and naive, loud and quiet, all at the same time. Employing a worn and found aesthetic and evoking a sense of poetic timelessness, Mcguinty’s work immediately grants the viewer intimate access. Although the majority is subtle and small in scale, it exudes a dynamic presence, unusual in a still object.
One can call upon many apparent influences in Mcguintys work. The furniture, with its reduced forms and clean lines, certainly allude to ‘minimalism’ or the ‘De stijl’ movement while the sculpture and assemblages recall an element of ‘Dada’.
Joe and Tim are returning to the Poly, after their extremely successful exhibition here in January.
Joe is an artist based in North Cornwall. His innovative use of polished plasters such as Tadelakt – a traditional Moroccan wall finish, results in unique and arresting artworks. The plaster is coloured with pigments, applied to board, and burnished to a sheen. The surface is then carved to create the image. Taking inspiration from the north Cornish landscape and the forces that shape it, Joe’s abstract work explores our symbiotic relationship with Cornwall; a landscape that asks something of its inhabitants.
Tim is a potter based in Cornwall. His work is inspired by both western and far eastern traditional forms. He uses materials such as clays, sand and river silts, which are sourced from the Cornish coastline and countryside near to where he lives to create his vibrant work. A sense of fluidity and vitality is achieved by using his fingers to decorate the pieces which are all thrown on a kick wheel at his Falmouth workshop.
Elaine Allcock: Elaine has been painting watercolours for 15 years and has exhibited widely throughout Cornwall. She has had several successful exhibitions in the past in the Steele Gallery at the Poly. Currently exhibiting in the Ebeneezer Gallery in Polperro. Her work covers a wide subject matter but mainly boats, harbours and flowers.
Marianne Freeman: Marianne works mainly in pastels but also enjoys other mediums. She has exhibited at the Poly in the past and has been involved with many exhibitions throughout Cornwall. Marianne is now using her needlework skills to produce colourful bags and useful household items in fabulous and unusual fabrics -nautical designs and bright and breezy colours.
Stephanie Nankivell: Stephanie works mainly in watercolours and acrylic, and likes to find inspiration from the mining landscapes around Carn Brea,
Moira Hooper: “My background is in design and I completed my B.A. (Hons) degree at University College Falmouth in 1999. I paint in oils and mixed media exploring the beauty and atmosphere of our Cornish coasts and countryside.”
Monica Allan: Monica creates handbuilt ceramics in low-fired porcelain and earthenware. She combines techniques of pinching, coiling and slab-building to make each piece unique. The smooth, tactile surfaces are achieved through burnishing and smoking. Monica draws inspiration for her work directly from the landscape and natural history of her home county of Cornwall- an influence that is shown through the organic forms and naturalistic imagery that characterize her pieces.
Diana Purchas: I graduated with a 2:1 from University College Falmouth in 1999 and since then my work has gone down several different routes. I have latterly hit upon what I think is an original type of work – in Cornwall at any rate. I have always loved buildings and architecture and in Cornwall there are some very beautiful ‘heritage’ buildings in most of our towns. My process is to paint a portrait of each building, cut it out and with others make a collage of a particular street. I started with Chapel Street in Penzance and from there I was commissioned to paint three collages in Plymouth. I also have done two of Modbury in Devon. Having just finished two of Lemon Street I am now working on Church Street, Falmouth, which should be done soon.
Wendi Fyers: With a long career as an illustrator and animator, my landscape painting is a relatively new and delightful obsession. Living and working in Cornwall for twenty years now, I have become deeply touched by its landscapes, seasons and wildlife. However, my paintings never stray far from my roots as an illustrator of quirky, fun-filled stories.
Local artisans showcase a sumptuous selection of handmade wares to delight and surprise. Featuring Cornish driftwood trees, delicate wirework jewellery, quirky wood waves, fabulous fabric forms, rejuvenated clothes and much much more, there’s treasure for all to discover in this interactive bazaar-style setting.