Falmouth Fine Art London at The Dye House Falmouth Fine Art London , a three-day exhibition, opens at The Dye House on 28th June, showcasing the work of BA(Hons) Fine Art students from Falmouth University, Cornwall.
Selected from the Fine Art degree show by art critic and curator Sacha Craddock and artist Jesse Leroy Smith, the exhibition will include a range of work in different media, representing the selector’s view of the most exciting work made by students graduating this year.
Reflecting on the context of Cornwall for artists working now Jesse Leroy Smith comments: “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 visuals arts in a rural context and so this year I am excited by the prospect of working with the college 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 28th June.
10am – 9pm, Friday 28th June
10am – 4pm, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June
The Dye House, Nutbrook Studios, 33 Nutbrook Street, London SE15 4JU
No events currently scheduled.
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The Dye House @ Nutbrook Studios is a creative space set within an enclave in South East London, in a neighbourhood where the grit and energy of urban life exist cheek by jowl with leafy residential areas; it has a natural allure for artists, photographers, writers and filmmakers. Currently a vast studio space, loaded with creative potential, The Dye House houses a gallery & exhibition space, a filming/photography location & associated production facilities.
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Date03/10/2012Please Touch the Art - update With just a few days of our current exhibition, Please Touch The Art, left, we're delighted to have had an event coincide with SLAM's Last Fridays for the first time. Despite all of the stiff competition for attention last week - so many fantastic and inspiring exhibitions on offer at the moment!- we had an incredibly gratifying number of visitors through the doors of The Dye House, all of whom were incredibly responsive and positive about the show.
Of the seven artists showcased in the exhibition, most are newcomers and emerging talents, although others, like June (madinjune.com) are more established; he, in particular, has exhibited alongside the likes of Yves Klein. His work for the exhibition, involving gracefully angular paper boats, were described by one visitor as 'beautiful and resolved.. working well within its surroundings and in response to the Dye House's environment.'
In Amy Turnbull’s installation of ceramics, including teddies, train tracks and alphabet letters, the objects begged to be played with whilst simultaneously evoking something lost and inaccessible, perhaps childhood itself. Solitary and slightly rustic-looking swings are suspended from the ceiling before Natasa Leoni’s photography, which plays with subjects of dereliction and revival.
Thanks in part to the vast space offered by the Dye House, as well as to the careful curation of the exhibition, each piece is comfortably viewed as its individual self, without other works imposing on them, but there is also a sense of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts; from any vantage point in the Dye House, you look around and get a sense of an artistic playground, simultaneously melancholic & playful.
Please Touch The Art closes this Friday, October 5th. Many thanks to Keatings Estate Agents for their sponsorship and support.
Date24/09/2012Please Touch the Art
Keep off the grass .. look but don’t touch … customers are requested to remain behind the barrier … please queue to the left – these things are like a siren song aren’t they? Keep back translates, tantalisingly, as come hither. And with a new exhibition launching at the Dye House this Friday 28th, that temptation is exactly what viewers will be invited to give in to. Please Touch The Art showcases the work of a handful of emerging artists and, in keeping with the freshness of their talent, turns conventional etiquette surrounding art on its head by encouraging viewers, via playful engagement and interaction, to become more than mere spectators and instead, part of a much wider experience.
The vision informing the exhibition stemmed from conversations held between the artists and various audiences. The feedback they got indicated that people often feel intimidated when they attend exhibitions and galleries, and that the white walls of exhibition spaces can feel stark and imposing. Viewers claimed to often feel inhibited about speaking with the artists and curators, and were unsure about how to interact with the art work itself, sensing that too much proximity would be frowned upon. Overwhelmingly, there was the sense that they felt less that they were there to observe, and more that they themselves were being observed and judged.
So what the artists exhibiting at Please Touch the Art intend is to make everyone feel natural and comfortable, both with the work and in the space where it’s displayed. Perhaps because of the playful and engaging way in which the artists have approached their works, the exhibition has naturally taken on something of a dark playground theme and while each piece will be interactive in its own way, it will also become part of a bigger experience that the audience is invited - and actively encouraged – to share.
Special mention needs to be made of one of the artists exhibiting since it’s our very own Natasa Leoni. Since graduating from University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester, she has assisted and photographed on a number of shoots for both online and consumer publications. She began interning at The Dye House earlier this year performing general administrative duties, marketing and design, and impressed everyone so much that she was recently made a permanent employee. We’re excited to be able to showcase her work.
Please Touch the Art will run from 28th September – 6th October, with an Opening Night on 29th September 6pm-9pm
Date17/09/2012PAMI + N/V_Projects present Speak, Memory! We’re very excited to be involved in this year’s PAMI, now in its second year. A celebration and exploration of the moving image, as envisaged and realised by various South London artists, creatives and curators, it’s a vivid and varied event that takes place in an array of locations throughout the neighbourhood, ranging from galleries and workshops to less ‘conventional’ spaces such as shops and markets.
We took advantage of what might be the last of the summer sun to hang out on our roof terrace with Nigel Dunkley. As one half of N/V Projects, a curatorial team, he has, along with partner Roman Liska, curated Speak, Memory!, which is being presented by The Dye House from Wednesday 19th September to Sunday 23rd. He describes PAMI as “a celebration of moving image and, equally, a recognition of the way the arts and artists have in recent years developed and flourished in Peckham.”
Speak, Memory! brings together the works of six artists, and without wanting to give too much away, Nigel says that we can expect to see a theme of ‘the visual deconstruction of narratives in recent video art’ running as an undercurrent in all of the works. Each piece will be displayed in a different context on a variety of monitors and projectors, a set up that’s been made possible thanks to the vast space that The Dye House offers, without the integrity of any of the works being compromised.
The works on view come from a mix of artists at different levels in their careers, including Mark Leckey, Steven Claydon and Simon Werner. Ones to watch? Be sure to set aside some time for Sophie Lee, a recent graduate from Slade, whose work An Introduction to Cave Sports offers something truly arresting and remarkable.
And in terms of new talent, next week sees the opening of Please Touch the Art, a collaborative exhibition from Natasa Leoni and other emerging artists. More on that next time…