- Friday 28 June 2013 10.00 to Sunday 30 June 2013 17.00
Falmouth Fine Art London, a three-day exhibition, opens at The Dye House on 28 June, showcasing the work of BA(Hons) Fine Art students from the University.
The exhibition will include a range of 28 works in a variety of media selected from the Fine Art degree show by art critic and curator Sacha Craddock and artist Jesse Leroy Smith, representing their view of the most exciting work made by students graduating this year.
Reflecting on Cornwall as a location for artists working today, Jesse Leroy Smith commented: "Many Falmouth graduates have been key contributors to shows I have curated, not just for their work but also their generosity of spirit and determination to carve out new challenges. I have been able to maintain friendships and collaborations with many of them as their practice has flourished far and wide and it has been so rewarding to have so many revisit or return to live and work here.
“This spring of talent is what keeps Cornwall thriving as a unique place to reshape the visual arts in a rural context and so this year I am excited by the prospect of working with the University to portray this dynamic invention and freedom in London.”
Fine Art at Falmouth has a well-established reputation based on studio culture. The course offers a rich and diverse creative environment for its students, many of whom have gone on to success and critical acclaim at national and international level, including for example, celebrated artists Tacita Dean, Hew Locke and Lynette Yiadom Boakye.
From day one students are encouraged to develop a professional approach to their work, with exhibitions and other industry-facing opportunities supported during the course. Artists selected for this exhibition will also benefit from a critique of their work in situ by Falmouth University’s Visiting Professor of Fine Art, Cornelia Parker, on Friday 28 June.
Images of the selected students work, taken from their degree show catalogue, can be viewed in the slide show.
The Department of Art is grateful to Rebel Brewery for its sponsorship of the Private View on Thursday 27 June.