Fresh from Falmouth: September edition

01 October 2021

Fresh from Falmouth September
Fresh From Falmouth September

Fresh from Falmouth is a monthly roundup of creative offerings from the talented students, staff and graduates that make up our incredible community.

This month, you can find a range of exciting new publications, an artist exhibiting in Milan and a songwriter who’s smashing it on Spotify. Explore their work and spread the word.

1. One Hundred Reasons To Hope

Associate Creative Advertising lecturer Rebecca Wass has had her work featured in One Hundred Reasons To Hope, a children’s book launched by the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore. The book marks the achievements of inspirational people during the pandemic, with Rebecca’s viral kindness postcard included in the story.  

A £1 donation will be made to The Captain Tom Foundation for all hardback print sales in the UK and Ireland. Visit Penguin's website to buy your copy.

2. Disappointed! An Illustrated Compendium of Displeasure 

This hilarious publication from Press and Editorial Photography lecturer Gretchen Viehmann is a collection of illustrated reviews, all of them real, of the Cornish town of Fowey. From the petty to the surreal to the absolutely demented, this book will take you on a journey of disappointment from food that wasn't quite right to hills that were just too steep, stopping at underwhelming castles and ugly beaches along the way. Buy a copy here.

3. Rich smashes one million hits  

Popular Music graduate Richard Walker – aka Rich – has raced past one million streams on the three singles that he released in June 2020. Richard’s music features minimalist sounds, low-fi production and dreamy instrumentals. Check out his tracks here. 

4. Trinity, a handmade limited-edition book

Photography lecturer Oliver Raymond-Barker has released Trinity, a book that explores the complex histories embedded in the fabric of the land and engages with narratives around spirituality, protest and control. Buy a copy here.

5. The Archive of Gesture

BA Visual Communications (online) lecturer Alexandra Lethbridge is exhibiting ‘The Archive of Gesture’ in Milan. The series - after being declared the winner of the Belfast Photo Festival by a jury composed of the curators from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the V&A, the Tate and the photo editors of The New Yorker and TIME Magazine – will be presented until October 31 at the Other Size Gallery in Milan, in a solo exhibition curated by Claudio Composti. More details here.  

6. The Promise 2 

The Promise 2 (2021) is the second annual collection of webcomics produced by BA & MA Illustration students at Falmouth University. The title and brief for the collection was developed by an editorial team of 3rd year BA students following a collective survey of contemporary themes – check out the webcomic here

7. Thank you, Sea 

This film, brought to you by students from (BA)Hons Marine and Natural History Photography, was produced for NGO Surfers Against Sewage. It’s a maritime mashup of words and footage from UK waters, a love-letter to the ocean and a celebration of its powers. You can view the work here

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