Painted Cities/ Concrete Playgrounds
15th July - 26th July 2021
"Lorna Brown is an artist who moves around the world collecting stories, before hiding out in Malmö, Sweden to paint and skate for a few months each year. Her intricate watercolour representations of urban buildings and structures capture something more than just the bricks and mortar. They become the lens through which she views the world, and show something of the complex character and sociology of urban environments."
Saturday 17th July 6pm
Residency & Exhibition
25th July - 2nd August
We are so pleased to announce that Tom Stockley aka T.S. IDIOT will be joining us for a residency this July. Tom Stockley is a queer performance artist, producer, poet, writer, designer, organiser and "semi-professional idiot living, working and wiggling across the South West. Informed by a century of counter-culture, their practice is parasitic and flirts with the humour, beauty and sadness of every day life by any means necessary (including spoken word, DIY spaces and collaborative projects)." Image credit: Christina Russell
Exhibition and Live Performance:
Saturday 31st July 7pm
5th August - 16th August
Harry Wade is an abstract painter based in Cornwall, UK. His August show at the Fish Factory will feature a broad selection of abstract paintings produced over the past 1-2 years. Many of these paintings respond to Cornwall, where he has lived for nearly two decades - and many respond to a trip to the US that lasted roughly two years.
4th August 6-9pm
19th August - 23rd August
The international residency programme continues, this August we will be joined by Yael Roberts. After spending five years in the UK and joining us from London, Yael will explore Cornwall for the first time, seeking space to breathe, meet new artists and learning all about the Cornish art scene from right here at the Fish Factory Arts.
Yael’s residency will take place from the 10th August - 24th August, and their exhibition will be available to the public from 19th - 23rd August.
A night of queer performance & poetry from artists assigned Coastal at Birth
Saturday 31st July 2021 at 7pm
Artist, performer and soggy little sailor T.S. IDIOT presents a night of live performances and exhibited works from fellow queer artists, as part of their residency and ongoing body of work about queer identities on the coast.
Marvel at the dampness! Gargle at the campness!
This event will be socially distanced and all appropriate measures will be taken to ensure that the space is safe and accessible for everyone. ALL queer people and allies welcome! (that means people who support the LGBTQIA+ community in its entirety - we cherish and welcome our trans siblings) TICKETS
Klen & Genghis Cohn
Friday 6th August 2021 at 8pm
Klen, the freakbeat beatniks of the 4th dimension, have left their home planet of Jupiter on a quest to spread sonic wonderments and tickle your eardroves. Musical proprietors Orlando Nice, Rough Skin and Bill-Upon-Tubs bridge the rivers of Heavy Psych and up tempo Post-Punk to spread klens good word accompanied by cosmic Live visuals courtesy of Abbie Lynch.
Support is provided by local legend 'Genghis Cohn', a tape-based ruler, harnessing magnetic dust to create organic experimental postpunk landscapes of musique concrete, playing a stripped back guitar-based set.
Get your tickets HERE!
Ready Salted: Collage & Zine Workshop
Monday 26th July 4pm
Zine making and collage creating!
Join artist and community worker T.S. IDIOT for an afternoon of zine making and collage creating.
Come and play with images of people, place and sea as part of a residency and ongoing body of work about queer identities on the coast. All ages and abilities welcome! Limited to 6 participants. This event will be socially distanced and all appropriate measures will be taken to ensure that the space is safe and accessible for everyone. TICKETS
ALL queer people and allies welcome! (that means people who support the LGBTQIA+ community in its entirety - we cherish and welcome our trans siblings)
Participants will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at an exhibition and live event on July 31st.
Mindful Art for Mental Health Workshop
Monday 26th July 2pm
This group is chance to connect with others who experience struggles with mental health, to have fun and to get your creative juices flowing!
What to expect?
To begin the session we will do a quick check in to tune in to how we are all feeling (sharing is optional
A short mindfulness exercise followed by some fun expressive art activities.
You don't need to be an artist or have any artistic talent and everything we do is optional.. there is no pressure. So come along even if you are a bit nervous or feeling rubbish. We've all been there! Admission is free but please book your place. Tickets here!
Making & Drawing with Bamboo Dip Pens
Thursday 5th August 1:30pm
Making bamboo pens with Thomas Barwick, a demonstration and a chance to work with your newly made pen!
We will make bamboo pens from scratch, using locally foraged bamboo. Then a demonstration of how to get the best variety of lines with the pens. Finally a chance to work with your newly made pen on simple studies of flora & fauna (attendees to bring this subject in). We’ll use Oak Gall ink made from original ancient recipe’s to draw with. The ink is made from galls gathered in Cornwall, sometimes via a sea kayak up the Helford river. It is the kind of ink that the old masters would have used dark and nutty. It changes colour as it dries and oxidizes with the air. TICKETS
We Want to Spread the LOVE
Call Out for Proposals, Projects & Experiments
+ Workshop Leaders get in touch!
We are ALWAYS open to ideas and up for helping to make all kinds of projects happen. Now that we have received Arts Council funding for the next few months we are even more keen to hear your pipeline dreams and whacky wonderings! We are particularly looking to support local artists, artists from underrepresented groups, artists who are struggling to exhibit or perform due to lack of funds and artists who are working on projects which will benefit our community in some way.
Contact us by email with a few lines about your idea and any links or images to support it and we will be in touch.
email@example.com for exhibitions, residencies and workshops, for music and events.
We are also looking for workshop leaders in a variety of disciplines for programming in May and June both online and in our space. Get in touch if you are interested or if you have any special requests for workshops you'd like us to facilitate - firstname.lastname@example.org