Autumn Programme

LIZ BLUM
EXHIBITION
Good Morning Shining Sun
27th September -1st October 

Evening Opening Thursday 27th 6-9pm
Good Morning Shining Sun reflects on the impact of global warming. From wholesale pollution of our natural world to changing coast lines, floods and fires, strengthening storms, and species dying off, artist Liz Blum will whip up studio detritus into statements of alarming consequences for the future of our planet.

ANNE BALA
EXHIBITION
Growing the Family Tree
11th -15th October
Opening night: Thursday 11th - 7pm

Anne Bala, from our Cornwall Residency Programme, is exhibiting her work from her project Searching for Simone, exploring the roots, far from the tree.

This residency will be a chance to explore the connections one can find in the search for the biological family when the traces are unclear, the documents are false and the evidence is subjective.



RAD SURFACE
EXHIBITION
By Ian Guyver
18th -22nd October
Opening night: Thursday 18th - 6-9pm


 27 Walks of art from across South Cornwall.

Opening Night - Thursday 18th October 6-9pm

Part of #trigpointkernow, a project to try and capture the essence of Cornish place. This exhibition features combined found objects, drawings and rubbings, made whilst walking between 27 of Cornwall's 100 triangulation points. For a taster check out Ian Guyver's blog at img0.wordpress.com.

img0@wordpress.com for more info

BLACK HISTORY MONTH
EXHIBITION CALL OUT
October

Black History Month is an international festival which showcases the influences and contributions of black culture, art, science, sport, music and entrepreneurship within society.
The month long event 1st – 31st October will include exhibitions, poetry, talks, films and a ‘Black Roots Music Festival’ at both the main centres and in other participating venues in he UK.
If you would like to be involved in the Black History Month celebrations by helping to organise, submitting artwork for exhibition or participating in one of the events please contact: fishfactoryarts@live.co.uk with an introduction and a few examples of your work.

EXHIBITION
Near the River of Antre
1st - 5th November

Taking Bishop Bronscombe's prophecy as a starting point, a group of artists, writers, folklorists, psychogeographers and performers have met in and around Penryn for the last twelve months to explore the history and folklore of the town and its river, The Antre, through a series of walks and practice based workshops.

The resulting exhibition is a celebration of Penryn and all its secret corners, lost buildings, gaps and mysterious spaces between.

...Near the River of Antre includes the work of Lyn Andrewes, William Arnold, Vicki Clark, Julie Howe, Sofie Hub, Alan Kent, Lally 
MacBeth, Penny MacBeth, Steve Patterson, Lisa Stewart, Lisa Wisdom and Dave Wisdom. 

DONNA FESTA
EXHIBITION
BROKEN
15th - 19th November
Opening Night: 15th November 6-9pm

Smile. You have to. You wish you didn’t have to hide behind it. You are emotionally
exhausted. This life is killing you.​

MUSIC AND EVENTS
AUTUMN

ACOUSTIC MUSIC NIGHT 
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Perform/ Listen to live music every Tuesday until the 27th November

PARADIGM SCREENING OF THE ALBATROSS
7:00pm -10:00pm
26th September
An evening event to consider the trinity of the great ocean clean up, plastics at large and the Albatross. Free event! Tickets available via Eventbrite.

FLEA BOOT
10:00am-5:00pm
29th and 30th September
Join us for vintage goodness, vinyl, books, clothing, vegan treats, coffee, hot chocolate and much more.


MEXICAN FEAST FUNDRAISER AND FISHY SOCIAL
7:00pm - 11:00pm
19th October
An evening of vegan burritos, crazy raffles and sweet treats to raise money for improvements to our Fish Factory kitchen. Tickets available via Eventbrite. 

THE SPACE LADY AT THE FISH FACTORY
7:00pm - 11:00pm
20th October
The Space Lady brings her cosmic DIY psychedelic splendour from the streets of San Francisco to The Fish Factory in Penryn. Tickets available here.


AND MANY MORE

WORKSHOPS

September 22nd
Cyanotype Workshop with Stuart Robinson

1pm - 4pm
Event tomorrow! Explore one of the oldest forms of producing images from light, using the power of the sun to create bright blue photographic imagery. Tickets available via Eventbrite! Get them while you can, only three places left!

September 23rd 
Acrostic Fanzine Workshop
4pm - 6pm
An introduction into the world of fanzines via cutting, sticking, folding, fandom and the acrostic poem. Each participant goes away with a mini fanzine of their making. Free session! 

October 6th 
Pinhole Camera Workshop with Stuart Robinson
1pm - 4pm
Learn how to make and use your own pinhole camera from a humble drinks can. Pinhole cameras are an early form of camera and a great introduction to photography and a great way to experiment with the medium with plenty of 
scope to create exciting and varied outcomes. Book your ticket via Eventbrite. 

October 7th 
Make Stuff/ Drink Stuff Tote Bag Making Workshop with Camilla Stacey
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn to make a simple tote bag - with tea, cake and materials included! Tickets available via Eventbrite. 

November 29th 
Make Stuff/ Drink Stuff Collage Making Workshop with Camilla Stacey
7pm - 10pm
Come and learn about the history and craft of collage with Camilla. A Thursday evening spent cutting, sticking, learning and chatting. Tea, cake and all materials included! Tickets availble via Eventbrite.

JULY PROGRAMME:

Fish Factory Photo
FUNDRAISER
Sunday 1st July

An informal gathering with a meal and a bit of a party to raise funds for completing our photo studio and darkroom.

With the extra money raised we will be able to offer our photo facilities to members of the public for photo shoots, black & white developing and photo printing at affordable prices.
Our target to raise for this work is £500

Your £10 ticket gets you a delicious 
vegan mezze and a drink from the bar. There will also be musical accompaniment and DJs later on. Tickets still available HERE or from the Fish Factory cafe.
We are also holding a very special raffle with tickets for 
GWENNO and BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, plus booksvinyl recordsVerdant beer and lots more. Hurry to get involved with this as the raffle will be drawn this Sunday! fishfactoryarts@live.co.ukfor more info.

Foundations
EXHIBITION
5th-9th July
Opening night: 5th July- 5pm


A curated exhibition featuring work from Truro College Foundation Art & Design students.
RSVP

Incredible Edible
WORK DAY
Sunday 8th July

Join us in creating a green space full of edible plants outside the Fish Factory.

If you have building skills, spare plants, spare tools or just want to hang out with us you are invited to join from 10-5 pm. Free vegan food for all participant's.

We will be having more work parties to help finish off our space/paint/build/clearing. If you feel happy up a ladder we could do with help finishing off the painting of our front doors.

RADICAL MUSIC WEEK
14th-20th July

A week of eclectic music at the Fish Factory - These evenings have been so much fun and we have been able to listen to such a range of experimental and wild music. We are so excited to bring a week long program of awesome sound to the Fish!

Week's line-up (subject to minor changes!) :


SATURDAY 14.7 - Radical Music Evening 5 featuring AMPERSAND (london), Disco Rococo, Petra Dish + The Nicotine Tingles.

SUNDAY 15.7 - co:noise from participatory arts organisation Moogie Wonderland
+ Girl Jam

MONDAY 16.7 - Cookie Tongue (USA) + Susan

TUESDAY 17.7 - Fish Factory Acoustic evening with special guests

WEDNESDAY 18.7 - Heavy Friends Vinyl Night (play your own vinyl)

THURSDAY 19.7 - Chris Northey photography exhibition opening

FRIDAY 20.7 - FLASHES + Wolfnote + Hockeysmith

There will be raffles with fabulous prizes, vinyl and other fun merchandise and Verdant beer available on the bar. As always, come with open minds and ears - it's going to be RAD

Bill Brandson
SOLO EXHIBITION
12th-16th July
Opening Night Thursday 12th July 6-9pm

Join Fish Factory studio resident Bill Brandson, an impressionist /expressionist landscape painter based here in Penryn. Painting landscapes from the local area Bill has been one of the longest residents of the Fish Factory, moving with us from our old venue.

Concupiscence - “When I was Married I Used To Watch Men”.
SOLO EXHIBITION
by Chris Northey
19th-23rd July
Opening Night - Thursday 20th July 6-9pm

Concupiscence is a term which describes an ardent longing; often associated in religious texts to lusts proscribed by the Laws of God.

The intent of this project is to provoke discussion in a body of work that questions censorship and modern attitudes to naked flesh and the perceptions of sexuality.
RSVP

Contains Mature Content

Harena Now
SOLO EXHIBITION
by Josie Purcell
26th-30th July
Opening Night Thursday 12th July 6-9pm

This exhibition shares the camera-less photographic work made by photographic artist Josie Purcell in response to the global sand crisis.

The project aims to raise awareness of this lesser known environmental and humanitarian issue.

On the opening night, Josie will be speaking in more detail about the inspiration for this work, the photographic techniques and processes implemented, and how the natural world influences her work.
RSVP

What's on at The Fish Factory in June


Linda Attwell exhibition
31 May- 4 June


"I am a textile / mixed media artist, my formal training is in art and design where I specialised in textiles. The main influence of my work is the use of colour and texture, I love to play with fabric using any means I can to create the desired effect. On finding a way into the piece the process is organic and it takes on a life of its own making the journey exciting" - Linda Attwell

Private view 31 May 3-5pm

MakeStuff/DrinkStuff Fundraising Collage Workshop
2 June  2-5pm


MakeStuff/DrinkStuff is a series of workshops that provide a chance to learn a new skill, eat cake and have a drink.

For this workshop you will learn about the history of collage in art, its place in contemporary art, and make your own collage pieces.

Tuition, materials, cake, hot drinks provided. BYO booze if you want!

Tickets £30  includes donation to The Fish Factory fundraiser.

Please book your ticket early as space is limited- Thank you!

NOISE Presents: Night Motor/INKA UPENDO/Twin Siblings
2 June 7.30-late


Night Motor - dirty punk booms, washed over with big muff guitar and sure fire vocals.

INKA UPENDO - electronic music drawing inspiration from underground rave subcultures and the events of young life.

Twin Siblings - soundtracking your comedown. Slowcore introspection with sudden jolts into noise-driven dance beats.

DJ Big Vern Burns playing electronic noise

Entry £5.

Vegan Pancakes
3 June 10-3pm


Proper Pancakes will be cooking up a selection of vegan pancakes at the first of our Sunday feast days.

Join us from 10am- 3pm for a stack of delicious American style pancakes that are all 100% vegan.

Give us a call if you'd like to book a table on 01326 618364 or email fishfactoryarts@live.co.uk

Stacey Guthrie: A Very Housewifely Abreaction exhibition
7-11 June


Private View 7 June 6-9pm

Artist Stacey Guthrie will be exhibiting her latest collection of work, 'A Very Housewifely Abreaction'.

Featuring work examining the idea of 'housework as art', Stacey creates video, installation art, and occasionally some controversy.

ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW

T.S.Idiot's School of Combustion: Workshop + group performance for Antiuniversity Now.
9 June
3-5pm


In 2016, artist, poet and poorly prepared provocateur T.S. IDIOT burnt his degree from Falmouth University. Comments on this performance ranged from "What an idiot" to "I'm afraid your writing is fairly naff". He has since performed alongside Attila The Stockbroker, featured on BBC3 and been called "awful" by a nice lady in his local council.
But despite these carefully crafted criticisms, he can't get another one (unless he spends £35 and a lot of pride on a reprint). So join this idiot on a path to freedom - enroll, graduate and then combust from the University of Idiocy in under 2 hours!
Booking essential - Email fishfactoryarts@live.co.uk (Tickets £0)
*£9000 for Anne Carlisle
** A hat, hollowed pineapple or other suitable vessel will be passed around for contributions to the artist's travel expenses

Be Your Own Radio: Antiuniversity Now
10 June
1pm

A free workshop during which we'll create an audio piece suitable for podcasting or broadcast on the radio using Open Source software and ubiquitous technology. By the end of the workshop we hope you'll have the skills to create your own podcasts in the future.

We'll cover the use of open source software for audio recording and editing and live radio play-out, as well as the use of laptops, smartphones, and digital audio recorders in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. No previous knowledge is necessary...

Jerry Padfield was the full-time studio manager at Source FM for two years, is a sound engineering graduate and is currently researching broadening participation in community radio using digital technology, open source software and convergence culture.
Anne Bala is a multimedia artist, a photo-journalism graduate and an amateur of community radio, including presenting on Source FM and UWS Radio

Lord of the Logos: Christophe Szpajdel exhibition
14-18 June


Private View 14th June 7.30pm
Talk from Christophe 8.30pm

International logo artist Christophe Szpajdel - Lord of the Logos- will be returning to The Fish Factory this June, 5 years on from featuring in the group show 'Art of The Underground'.

Christophe is teaming up with curator and artist Lee McIntyre to present a solo show of his most recent works, Christophe has been commissioned to carry out works for over 5000 underground metal and doom bands. His graphic language has shaped the visual landscape of these underground scenes for over two decades. 

Future Pub
June 16
7.30-8.30pm

Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti ran a project in 2016 called Round the Public Houses: exploring Penryn’s social hubs and pubs, past, present and future. They are now brewing up something to take on a tour of Village Halls, Community Centres, and Pubs in 2019. 

FUTURE PUB is a live art gathering that includes games, a quiz, archive films and conversations with the audience, evoking different social territories and atmospheres defined by the layout of traditional pubs and social clubs. They see this arena as a means of playfully debating the power of community whilst gathering a deeper understanding of the potential of a Future Pub. 

Etheridge & Persighetti Invite You to the Fish Factory to see a short work-in-progress or scratch version of FUTURE PUB and a chance to have a drink and conversation about pubs and other social hubs and how they may look in 50 years time.


Crit Club

June 17
3-5pm

Join our 'Crit Club',  held once a month, on Sundays, in our cafe space. An opportunity to talk about projects, artworks, exhibitions and works in progress with like-minded people and with the addition of coffee and cake.

We aim for a casual but professional approach and want it to be a friendly and constructive environment for feedback, discussion and critique.

You're welcome to come along to join in the discussion, sit and listen or present work to the group. If you do want to present work please let us know beforehand as we only have limited time each month.

Len Hatcher exhibition
21-25 June


Len Hatcher presents the changing scenery of Falmouth bay in over 200 sketches.

Private view 21 June 6-9pm

VR taster sessions
June 25
3-9pm



Interanima will be running 20 minute VR sessions using the Google Tiltbrush- draw and play in virtual reality.

£10 suggested donation
All proceeds to #stopdeportation

Email fishfactoryarts@live.co.uk to book in advance or drop in on the day.

28 June- July 2:
Evoke
- Erika Dyrholm & Zahra Hoccom


Private view: 28 June 7-10pm

This exhibition is focusing on using printmaking as a tool to evoke emotion in the viewer, creating an intimate relationship. We explore the human form by using printmaking, photography and collage as a tool to portray themes of absence and presence, the unsettled and stillness. Erika’s monoprints visualise the contrast between the feeling of calmness and that of restlessness and what emerges in between. Zahra’s photoetchings highlight the power of the Veil and its symbolism in the current climate. Both bodies of work seek to retain an ambiguous quality, which we are inviting you to all come and view. Donation on Entry welcome.