14 August 2104
Two articles in local newspapers. All done now!
Maritime mural unveiled at Falmouth docks in time for Tall Ships
VISITORS arriving in Falmouth by ship will be greeted with a colourful giant mural depicting the docks.
The two-year project by Falmouth University graduates Vicki Gillow and Juliet Walshe has finally been unveiled.
Eighteen metres across and two metres high, the work starts with a cliff-edge and goes on to show the backdrop of the Roseland and platforms behind the docks.It continues with Victorian brick buildings, cranes, machinery and vessels and even marks in the roads and vehicles in and around the site.
As it finishes, there is a depiction of the ocean and skies beyond.
It stands on County Wharf and was created on 15 separate sheets of marine plywood, which have now been mounted on a concrete wall.The wall extends 75 metres and there are plans for other artists to be given a chance to continue the mural.
Falmouth Art Gallery commissioned the work, along with A&P, which operates the docks.Henrietta Boex, director of the gallery, said: “This is a really excellent example of how partnerships between local businesses, schools and artists can make creative and vibrant projects happen.”It was a legacy of the 2012 Splash arts festival and inspired by children from Marlborough Primary School.
Funding was provided by Arts Council England and Travis Perkins.The mural was unveiled on Tuesday to guests, including Councillor Geoffrey Evans, who was mayor when the project began.
Drystan Jones, port operations director of A&P, said: “We’re delighted with the mural, which brightens up an otherwise dull wall and gives a fantastic welcome to visitors arriving in Falmouth on board cruise ships and for the Tall Ships regatta.”
Falmouth Packet – 15 August 2014
New mural unveiled at Falmouth Docks
6 August 2014
The Mural at Falmouth has been installed and will be unveiled on Tuesday 12 August.
18 July 2014
Press Information – for immediate release
Falmouth Docks Mural 18 July 2014
Recent MA Falmouth School of Art Graduates Vicki Gillow and Juliet Walshe collaborate on a large mural for A&P, at Falmouth Docks. This will be unveiled on Tuesday 12 August.
Vicki is a Falmouth artist and teacher and obtained an MA in Illustration: Authorial Illustration, in 2013. Juliet, originally from Hertfordshire, has lived in London for most of her life and moved down to Falmouth in 2011 and graduated with an MA in Fine Art in 2012. This is the first time they have collaborated together and have plans to do more work including a joint exhibition in the summer.
The mural was commissioned with the brief to give residents and visitors to Falmouth a pleasing vista instead of the drab concrete blocks which houses coal, glass for recycling and woodchips in the cargo bays. The artists have created an 18 metre long by two metre tall mural on marine ply boards that will be mounted in front of the block. These extend some 75 metres and there are plans for other artists and local school children to continue the mural. The project is being managed by Charlotte Davis from Falmouth Art Gallery.
Unlike most paintings that are read from left to right, this mural is intended to be read right to left, allowing the viewer to take in the narrative from the interior of Falmouth Docks to the exterior elemental ocean and skies beyond. The painting starts with a depiction of the cliff edge, with a backdrop of the Roseland and platforms behind the docks running through the central part of the mural.
This continues with red Victorian brickwork buildings and a dedication to the workers and managers going about their daily business. Various cranes, machinery and vessels are featured punctuated by the shapes of paraphernalia and marks in the roads and vehicles in and around the docks. The far left of the painting is much loser and is intended to represent the unpredictability of the weather and sea itself leading out into international waters beyond the shores of Falmouth and Great Britain.
This project was commissioned by Falmouth Art Gallery, BID Falmouth and A&P to be completed for the Tall ships Regatta in August 2014. The artists would like to thank Travis Perkins (Penryn) for providing materials and for their support of this project.
26 June 2014
Mural News update….Vicki Gillow and I met up with the Client, A&P and Falmouth Art Gallery earlier this week. The mural is likely to be installed around 11 July.
The unveiling will be soon after that. I will post an update as soon as I know.
25 June 2014
Ron Ford has put together a slideshow – 4 Directions – summarising show at CMR. (Click on the link to start slideshow)
Thanks to all those that came to support. We had over 100 visitors. It was particularly good to meet those we didn’t know, including Andrew and Stanley. Watch this space… We should be taking the show to other parts of Cornwall soon.
19 June 2014
4 Directions – in The West Briton and The Cornish Guardian today:
Four artists give their take on four miles of Bodmin moor
10 June 2014
4 artists interpret the landscape of Bodmin Moor
This is an exhibition of site specific work by 4 contemporary artists who are interested in collaboration and influence and is the result of studio visits, group criticisms, discussion and visits to a 4 mile walk over Bodmin Moor. The work presented at the exhibition is a mixture of paintings, sculpture, video and sound providing a snapshot of work in progress which will be on show for the evening of the Opening Event on Fri 20 June until Sun 22 June 2014.
Each artist has responded to the Bodmin landscape near the village of Minions and to the influence of the other artists through a process of making and reviewing.
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Information on the artists:
Ron Ford is based in Penryn in Cornwall where he has lived for the last 4 years, following a long career in industry as a product designer and project manager. Ron graduated from Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth University in 2012 with an MA Fine Art Contemporary Practice. He works predominately as a landscape painter but also works with photography, video and occasionally sculpture. Ron paintings start with the original experience of the landscape which is then modified by the process of painting, past memories and the alchemic nature of the materials used.
Ron is presenting 5 paintings, which represent 5 different aspects of the circular walk, a soundscape of recordings made on Bodmin Moor, and a sculpture of found objects. Ron commented “My work is often on the edge of abstraction but in this case I have responded with a more representational approach to the moorland landscape”. Ron has incorporated new working methods gained from each of the other 3 artists. Ron’s work can be seen at www.ronford.co.uk
Jonathan Hayter grew up in Surrey and Berkshire, and received an art education from Berkshire College of Art and Design graduating in 1982. Although he trained initially as a Graphic Designer, his real feeling for creativity diversified after leaving education into other areas of practice including puppetry. “It was not until I came to Cornwall in 2009, that the landscape found the artist in me and I began to return to painting”.
In 2013, Jonathan had a successful exhibition, Minescapes at Heartlands, Pool, Cornwall in which he sold most of his paintings based on the post-industrial landscapes left by centuries of tin and copper mining in the area. To see more of his work please visit www.figureofspeech.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donna Mitchell graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture from Winchester School of Art in 1999. The same year, she was selected by the Royal College to take part in Figuring Sculpture program in conjunction with the Tate. Donna works from her studio at Visicks Yard in Devoran.
During the initial group visit to Bodmin, Donna collected a number of objects from the moor. She has revisited the same sites to replace these objects with assemblages constructed from her belongings. Packed out clothes and bundles of bedding create statuesque towers and tightly wrapped mounds which could be also be mistaken for fly tipping or animal forms.
The work for this show will be completed in one week, on site at the CMR building.
Donna is planning to build a structure to travel to the area of the monumental granite Tors on the eastern side of Stowes Hill. It will be made with this journey in mind, although it may have to be partially disassembled to leave the building. Please contact Donna on via http://donnamitchellart.wordpress.com or email@example.com.
Juliet Walshe is from Hertford, Hertfordshire. She obtained a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from the Slade, London in 1991. Juliet moved to Falmouth in 2011 and graduated in 2012 from Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth University with an MA in Fine Art. She works with a variety of media, including painting, photography and video. Juliet’s objective is to record her encounters in the landscape based on sensory perceptions including sound, smell and touch, rather than just sight.
This project has three elements – video, photographs and drawing. She says: “The overall theme is about the interaction between all of us and how we have influenced one another plus our individual experiences walking through Bodmin Moor landscape, even though we all were together on the same walk. It was not my intention to merely document the visits, but I wanted to highlight particular personal points of view of each artist and then relate these somehow, to my own experience.”
The third element is a drawing on the wall using black cotton and pins. Juliet has attempted to address the scale of specific landmarks, how they appear in the space and how these change as we walk through the landscape. Please contact Juliet via www.julietwalshe.com
Exhibition title: 4 Directions
Location: CMR gallery, Redruth
Dates: Opening event 20th June 6pm to 9pm. Show open on 21st and 22nd June from 11am to 4pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/517374978366843/?fref=ts
I have some paintings on show at the Halsetown Inn, Halsetown, near St Ives. See link below for details.
Hot off the press…just announced
Exhibition of work by Ron Ford, Jonathan Hayter, Donna Mitchell and Juliet Walshe
Friday 20 June Opening Night 6.00 – 9.00
Saturday 21 June 11.00 – 5.00
Sunday 22 June 11.00 – 5.00
At CMR Gallery
Royal Circus Buildings
Back Lane West
We are in the Falmouth Packet today.
Day 7. Nearly there….
Day 5 and 6 done! We had a very busy weekend in Shed 53, down at Falmouth Docks. Vicki Gillow and I popped into speak to Keith Sparrow, who presents the Electric Radio Show, on Source FM. This starts 17 minutes in until 40 minutes.
Day 3. We are making progress.
Day 2. We have started to paint the Mural
The Mural at Falmouth Docks has started. I am working with fellow MA Falmouth Graduate, Vicki Gillow.
Opening of Artopia London – This Wild West, St Katherine Docks, London
This Wild West – 1st February – 19th March at Artopia London
St Katharine Docks,
London, E1W 1LB
Artopia announces This Wild West, the inaugural exhibition to launch their London gallery. A celebration of new art with a link to Cornwall, This Wild West will feature a showcase of works by alumni of Falmouth School of Art.
Cornwall based artists Faye Dobinson, Alex Goodman, James Hankey, Alice Mahoney, Marc Messenger, Ben Sanderson, Juliet Walshe are showing alongside Jacob-Louis Beaney, Matthew Benington, Isabella Bostock, Jessica Everitt and George Morgan, graduates who are now practicing across the UK.
Artopia have selected a group of emerging artists who at some point in their practice have laid down roots in Cornwall. They now weave together personal and historical threads that stem from ambiguous places and unexpected perspectives. This Wild West delivers a diverse range of media from traditional oil paint to digital print, with no named theme or style. But, the works hold a similar sensibility: they tell a story of something wild and
“Artopia is inspired by the bounty of creative talent developed in Cornwall and we feel it is the right time to provide a platform for these artists in London.” Eloise Wall, Co-Director of Artopia Cornwall has a history of producing cutting edge contemporary art and This Wild West, curated by Rosie Thomson-Glover, hopes to further develop this outstanding reputation. For further information on Artopia please contact: Eloise@artopialondon.com
We are a new company based in Cornwall and London. We run an arts agency in Falmouth to support and provide exposure for both emerging and established artists and also run Artopia London, our gallery.
About the artists
Please visit Artopia’s website http://www.artopialondon.com for further information including artists statements, biographies and CVs for Artopia Artists.
Happy New Year!
The ‘Art of Writing Show’ has now opened in London, at Highams Park Library as part of Words over Waltham Forest Festival. (26 October to 24 November.) My paintings (shown below) are on show, along with my fellow CMR artists Ron Ford, Darren Ray, Morwenna Morrison, Paul Farmer, Laura Menzies and Annabel Harris.
I am going to be at The Falmouth Oyster Festival on Saturday 12 October. Come and see me! I will be in the Arts and Crafts Tent. I will be selling paintings, prints and cards. All handmade.
The CMR Gallery Art of Writing Exhibition gets a mention in an article in the West Briton and one of the images is my work! The Oak Tree… Here is a link to the article:
Splash Art Trail is open!
Save the date in your diaries…
I picked up my painting today. This is for Splash Arts Festival in Falmouth. It starts 13 September. This painting is from a a painting course I attended with some good friends run by the very talented Paul Wadsworth. A true inspiration… Thank you Paul.
I have been asked to contribute an A5 piece of art for the St Ives September Festival – Rotary Club Art Sale. This is a real honour and list of contributors include some renowed and highly esteemed artists.
Again, as part of the Trail! Splash Arts Festival, I am participating in the pop-up art project. Several shops have agreed to display art works. I will be showing my piece at Dizzy Womens Clothes Shop, 3 Arwenack Street, Falmouth.
I have been picked to work on an ambitious mural in Falmouth Docks, working with Vicki Gallow. Our contribution is due to be unveiled for the Falmouth Splash Arts Festival, in September.
Charlotte Williams and I will be installing our work at Pizza Express tomorrow in time for Friday’s Private View. Details to follow.
Watch this space….
Thank you to all those who came along to Open Studios 2013 at Krowji.
Open Studios – Day 4 coming up tomorrow. A slow start as the sun was shining at the weekend, but I had a lot of people coming in today. Some very interesting chats and advice. Here are a few photos of my studio.
I have put new paintings up on the website. Please take a look! They are under the Paintings, 2013 area. These will be on sale in my Studio W03C, Krowji, as part of Open Studios Cornwall 2013. www.krowjistudios.uk
I have collected 50 Open Studios Cornwall 2013 booklets. I have started distributing them in various shops, including Mariners Fish and Chips, Strawberries, Earth and Water Deli and The Pink Armchair Gallery in Penryn.
Two of our Contours Drawings have been selected for Works on Paper – 9 -21 May, 2013 for The Free Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers at The Espacia Gallery, Bethnal Green, London, E2 7DG. Charlotte Williams and I are delighted!
Live auction and viewing tonight…Please come and support this local charity. There will free drinks! 1 – 13 April. Group exhibition for CAAT (Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust), The Birdhouse Cakery, Truro.
29 March – 14 April.
Limbo – A LETH project curated by Samuel Basset and Joseph Clarke. The Coffin Store, Walsingham Place, Truro. Part of a collaborative artwork with several other local artists. This is part of Totally Truro 2013 Art Festival.
Contours by Juliet Walshe and Charlotte Williams. Celebratory Evening Sat 20 October 2012, 6 – 8pm.Exhibition runs 13 – 26 October 2012 at The Third Room, New Street Gallery, 4 New Street, Penzance TR18 2LZ www.newstgallery.org.uk
Embark: Ferry Art 2012. Juliet Walshe 1 – 31 October 2012, King Harry Ferry, Cornwall. Curated by artist Charlotte Davis and illustrator Anna Cattermole. There are seven artists exhibiting on a monthly basis on-board the King Harry Ferry, Cornwall throughout the Summer and Autumn of 2012.
Splash! Falmouth Arts Festival – 7 to 16 September 2012. The Art Trail (www.falmouth.co.uk/see-and-do/splash/splash-highlights/trail) partnered by the Falmouth Art Gallery (www.falmouthartgallery.com/) and University College Falmouth. I am one of six artists who has been commissioned to make site-specific work in Falmouth as part of a trail of subtle interventions. My installation will be shown until 30 September.You can read about Splash Festival here: http://bit.ly/RB40Qf
Juliet Walshe – Recent Paintings 19 – 29 March 2012 at The Third Room, New Street Gallery, 4 New Street, Penzance TR18 2LZ www.newstgallery.org.uk.
Group Interim Show Falmouth MA Fine Art studentsStrength through Diversity11 – 21 January 2012 at Pizza Express, 1 Maritime House, Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3XA
The Law Society Art Group Annual Exhibition 10 – 20 January 2012 at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
- Juliet Walshe – Exhibition 13 – 16 April 2011 at Marilyn Garrow Fine Textile Art Gallery, Barnes, London, SW13 0NY
- Group show, Drawing Exhibition 11 May – 11 June at Morley Gallery, Morley College, Waterloo, London SE1 7HT
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