Falmouth School of Art Partners with British Council Venice Fellowships

Thursday 8 November 2018

For the third year running, the Falmouth School of Art is delighted to be partnering with the British Council's Venice Fellowships.

The programme is a unique opportunity for students, graduates and researchers to spend a month in Venice during the world's most important art and architecture biennales.

Working with others on invigilation and developing their own study and research, graduates receive an excellent grounding in engaging a professional, public and international audience with the British Pavilion. They are also able to develop their teamwork, leadership and networking skills, working alongside a diverse group people from various disciplines.

Hannah Berrisford, 2018 BA(Hons) Drawing graduate, has recently arrived for this year's Fellowship. When asked about the application process, Hannah said: "The application asked questions about how you felt you were suitable for the event, and how your personal experiences would aid you in your time out there. I was also asked what sort of work I wanted to produce in my own time, following their theme of 'freespace'.

"[I] had chosen watercolour as a medium to specialise in. I wanted to continue developing my skills as a painter in Venice, so I interpreted 'freespace' as an investigation of the relationships between the buildings of Venice and light, and how that would translate in my watercolour paintings."

The interview for the Fellowship was hosted in London and followed by a two-day induction where Hannah was able to meet the other artists and researchers in her group. The disciplines she encountered varied from architecture to interpretive dance.

Final year Fine Art and Drawing students will soon be invited to apply for the next funded month-long Fellowship, at the 2019 Art Biennale.