Summer has arrived, and with it a whole host of exhibitions, student award nominations and graduate success stories have followed. Read on for our monthly roundup of creative offerings from our inspiring community.

What's new from our community?

Photographers snap up prizes at student awards

A total of 11 students were shortlisted for this year’s Association of Photography Student Awards, with Photography BA(Hons) student Madeleine Roberts claiming Gold in the ‘Things’ category for her series of images.

As Madeleine explains, “Water is the core of life, and this can be embodied within alternative photography. Water represents life, living and the natural world and becomes the centre of photography within this body of work. It takes on different shapes, forms and flows to transcend into a different world.”

Students secure funding at Screen Cornwall Awards

Six Falmouth students have received £9,000 of funding for their short films, which are due to be released later this year.

Susan Lay, Ella Turner, Harry Faint, Ryan Imbierksi, Lydia Jenkins and Robert Oliver will all direct short films thanks to the grants. Falmouth University’s Sound/Image Cinema Lab will also play a role in supporting the six short films, whose stories are all firmly rooted in Cornwall. We can’t wait to see how their projects develop!

Find out more about the projects

Lecturer’s archives to be exhibited globally

Senior Lecturer Dr Simon Clarke will see two iconic pieces from his East African textile archive and two related photographs from his African photography archive travel to New York and Australia in the next two years.

For those unwilling to make the trip, Simon’s archive material will also show at the Victoria & Albert Museum from July 2022 to April 2023. Just in case that also proves to be too far, we've included Simon's images below.

Students clean up at the Graduate Fashion Foundation Awards

Congratulations to Falmouth’s graduating students from Fashion Photography BA(Hons), who received four nominations for three separate award categories at the GFFA.

Diana Faizulina, Torgeir Rørvik and Saidis Orda all received nominations. Special congratulations to Torgeir, who won the Best Fashion Photography Award!

Graduate wheels sixth book off his literary production line

Philip Hamlyn Williams has released his sixth book since graduating from MA Professional Writing at Falmouth.

The prolific writer, who has previously focused his literary lens on the Second World War, with books Dunkirk to D-Day, Ordnance, War on Wheels and MacRoberts Reply, has turned his attention to how Britain became the world’s first manufacturing nation.

How Britain Shaped the Manufacturing World explores the remarkable combination of factors and circumstances that combined to give birth to Britain as the first manufacturing nation.

Buy Philip’s Book

Check out Bill’s Attic, online or in person

Bill’s Attic is a physical and digital resource of incredible artefacts. Falmouth University were one of the original supporters of this fascinating project, which sought to capture, catalogue and harness the peaks, depths and expanse of the creative process of theatre maker Bill Mitchell.

The collection was bequeathed by Bill Mitchell as a gift for the artist in everyone, to inspire a fresh generation of creators, makers, thinkers and radicals.

The launch event is at 4pm on July 7th at the Market Hall, Plymouth. You’ll also be able to view the collection at its permanent home in Krowji, Redruth, or take to the internet for a virtual viewing.

Explore Bill's Attic

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