Fresh From Falmouth: March Edition
30 March 2022
After a brief hiatus, Fresh From Falmouth returns with even more exciting stories from our wonderful creative community. We’ve listed a few of our favourites below; dive in for the latest from Falmouth University.
Student wins Grand Second Prize at prestigious British Art awards
Congratulations to Fine Art BA(Hons) student Jessica Troje-Tuck, who has won the Grand Second Prize at the 2022 Student Medal Project for her work Sleeping Foxes. A record twenty UK universities participated in the competition, resulting in 148 UK student works.
The BBC feature student work for ‘In Pictures’ segment
This week, Press and Editorial Photography student Thorsten Mjölnir has had his work featured by the BBC. His ‘laptop art’ photos, which were inspired by a fascination with the way people personalise and mark their possessions, were made on the library photocopier while students were studying for their dissertations. Thorsten told the BBC "Everyone was keen and I think maybe it was because they liked the distraction!
Animation students create powerful video for Survival International
BA(Hons) Animation students have been working with human rights organisation Survival International to campaign for the rights of indigenous and/or tribal people in Brazil. Their video was created in response to the growing land theft that indigenous people face from miners and has helped inspire over 2,500 messages to the Brazilian government.
You can help Survival International reach its goal of 5,000 messages by following this link.
Imagine finding miners destroying your home, while the authorities did nothing to stop it.— Survival International (@Survival) March 4, 2022
This is the everyday reality for the Yanomami people in #Brazil’s #Amazon, shown in this video made by second year Animation and Visual Effects students from @FalmouthUni.
Misri Dey launches Family Tree preview at AMATA
On Wednesday, Senior Lecturer Misri Dey staged a scratch performance of her new show, Family Tree, a personal journey that explores the notion of family.
Through storytelling, humour, movement and song, Family Tree challenges perceptions on migration, belonging and diasporic identities through the intimate stories of the brown, black and white people jostling for space within one family. Misri’s new material encourages you to reflect on the experiences of multiple heritage communities and how the borders, privilege, and family histories we are all navigating shape who we are.
Lecturer illustrates esteemed medical journal
Nigel Owen, Senior Lecturer in Illustration, illustrated the front cover for the March edition of The Lancet Neurology Medical Journal.
The Lancet is among the world's oldest and best-known general medical journals, having been founded by English surgeon Thomas Wakley in 1823. Mark’s latest illustration is his twenty-fifth piece for the journal.