Happy New Year from
The Fish Factory

We're kicking off 2019 with a packed programme of events and a re-vamped gallery, cafe and shop. Read on for details of over 10 events and exhibitions we have happening in the month of January alone!
Associated Territories
Exhibition runs until 14th January (Thurs-Mon 10-5)
Our first exhibition of 2019 features work from 5 Polish female artists:
Magdelena Nowak
Anna Sokolska
Joanne Borof
Elzbieta Tegowska
Urszula Dulewicz
The exhibition is part of the celebration of 100 years of women’s civil rights in Poland and is curated by artist Elzbieta Tegowska who is here to represent the group and talk about their work. The work includes drawings, paintings, collages, embroidery and batiks.

The Worm & Petra Dish
Friday 11th January 8-10pm

Album launch for both The Worm (a one-worm girl band, avant gardener and Fish Factory artist) and Petra Dish + The Nicotine Tingles (a performance based presentation of the Apathy Jazz manifesto)
Print in the age of DIY & Publishing as Artistic Practice

Artist Networking Event
12th January 11am to 4.30pm

Participatory skill share event making prints and a collaborative zine with free networking lunch.

Mimeograph display and printing.
How to make a zine.
Talk about Risograph printing, its history and contemporary Riso printing from Benjamin at Dizzy Ink.
Talk and showcase from Notts Zine Library.

Transport provided at 5pm to CMR where the event will continue with a talk and presentation with artist Paula Roush.
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Mildred Maude + LIPS
16th January 8.00-11.30pm

Mexico's Lorelle Meets the Obsolete return to the Falmouth area for the third time! Bringing thier blend of crafted, unique and amazing psychedelia and shoegaze.

Supported by Mildred Maude  and LIPS
Antonella Crastus
17th-21st January

Antonella is a self-taught artist. She feels that art has been a blessing which has allowed her to express herself and her emotions which has been very useful in managing her personality disorder.

"I use vibrant colours they are an expression of my feelings and of who I am inside I hope to inspire hope and positivity into others and bring beauty into this world."

Vinyl Night the 'Accidents' Edition
Heavy Friends Music Event
Monday 21st January 7pm to 11:30pm

The first Vinyl Night of 2019 is the 'Accidents' edition. Come down to the Fish Factory (carefully) and bring a selection of accident themed vinyl with you, whether title, artist or other connection. Put your name on the list and, in rotation, we'll each get a chance to play three songs and, if we get to the end of the list, we'll go round again with another two (and so on).

You can enjoy the tunes of your fellow Vinyl Nighters as well as the goodies on offer in the Fish Factory cafe.

Stay safe
Stay Heavy.
Lucy Ridges
24th-28th January

Lucy Ridges works in the realm of photography and mixed media, exploring our connection with nature and the spaces we occupy, both real and imaginary. Lucy  is our January artist in residence, and  will be exhibiting a selection of work made during her time here.

For more information about artist residencies please email.
Seed Sunday- Workshop, Film and Talk
27th January 4-9.30pm

Vital Seeds will be holding a seed saving workshop (4-5.30pm) followed by a screening of 'Seed - an untold story' and a talk about seed saving (6.30-9.30pm).

There will also be hot soup served from 6pm and the Fish Factory Cafe will be open for drinks and snacks!

Tickets in advance: Eventbrite
Sealionwoman, The Worm, Frances Pylons
31st January 7-11.45pm

Inspired by the selkies of Scottish folklore: water-dwelling beasts who morph from seal to human upon landing ashore. ‘Siren’ is the debut album by Sealionwoman: comprising a duo of vocals, doublebass and electronics.

The material on ‘Siren’ originally stemmed from a narrative live concert called ‘Selkie’, in which spectres of folklore, electronic drone and contemporary dance were intertwined to form a truly innovative live performance.

Tickets: Eventbrite
Palores/Internal Credit (more TBC)
1st February 8-11 pm

An evening of loud music at the Fish.

Sweet beat punk from ex-members of Crows-An-Wra and Bangers

You won't forget it - it's Internal Credit

+ More TBC

some quid on the door / starts at gig'o'clock

Autumn Programme

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.

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.

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 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.

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. 

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.​


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

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.

29th and 30th September
Join us for vintage goodness, vinyl, books, clothing, vegan treats, coffee, hot chocolate and much more.

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. 

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.



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.


Fish Factory Photo
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.

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

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

Incredible Edible
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.

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
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”.
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.

Contains Mature Content

Harena Now
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.