Walking Home (Again)

Bram Thomas Arnold. 

Fish Factory, Spring 2015.

For tickets please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fondue-at-fish-factory-tickets-16081348747 

Walking Home (Again) is a solo exhibition by the artist, pedestrian and writer Bram Thomas Arnold. The Fish Factory is excited to be showcasing the outcomes of this in-depth meditation on attempting to walk from London to St.Gallen, Switzerland. Walking Home (Again) is an exploration into the dangers and fascinations of memory and interpretation, myth and story telling. The exhibition is a body of work devised and developed through a practice-based PhD at Falmouth University, and will evolve throughout the period of its 3 week exhibition. Bram’s interdisciplinary practice, composed under foot, takes a myriad of forms including drawing, printmaking, video, performance and installation.

Walking Home (Again) includes the presentation of Fondue, a performance-as-dinner-party that takes place in the centre of the main space at the Fish Factory. Fondue walks through architecture, war, monasticism, death & poetry, home and belonging, with piles of molten cheese, home made bread, vinyl records and gold leaf for company. Tickets for these events are strictly limited:

For tickets please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fondue-at-fish-factory-tickets-16081348747 

Bram Thomas Arnold


Bram Thomas Arnold is an artist who started with walking and kept going into performance, drawing, writing and installation. His multidisciplinary practice explores notions of interpretation, misinterpretation and the problems of translating experience. Through the subtlety of the poetic gesture he works towards a Romantic Conceptualist disposition within the realm of ecological arts practice. He is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at Falmouth University, exploring his peripatetic arts practice through the field of autoethnography and ecological thought.

He has taught at Dartington College of Arts, Falmouth University and the ICIA, Bath. Exhibitions include: Remote Performances, Outlandia for the Edinburgh Festival, 2014. Artisterium, Georgia, 2012. Sideways, Belgium, 2012. Performance Writing 12, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2012. Iteration, August Art, London, 2011. Field Broadcast. Wysing Arts Centre, 2010. Walking Home. Shed & a Half Gallery, London, 2009. Conflux, New York, 2008. He currently lives and works in Cornwall.



Emerging once again from the depths of winter and surveying the harbour from our icy ledge, we look forward to the bright glare of spring on the horizon and the clamour of a thousand artists, armed with sledgehammers to break us from this frightful entropy and project us into a new year - full of experimental doings and extreme disillusionment.

Still from 'Good Girls Don't Wear Trousers' by Stacey Guthrie

February 28th - March 14th

Pulling it Off 

An exhibition of artwork exploring female representation, expression, experience and opinion. A celebration of female endeavour and a long hard look at the world around us. The theme for International Women's Day this year is 'Making it Happen' and with that in mind we are going to be 'Pulling it Off'.

Part of the Fish Factory’s International Women’s Day Festival and presented by the Women’s Art Network Kernow. We will be hosting various events throughout the festival period - check our facebook page for more info.

March 8th 

International Women's Day

The Fish Factory presents a musical evening of female artists celebrating the diversity and talent in our local community.

March 14th 

Luke Wright & Molly Naylor Stand Up & Spoken Word

Luke Wright is one of Britain's leading stand-up poets. Comic, wistful, sometimes tragic his visceral, punchy poems feature ordinary people having extraordinary moments. Whether touring with punk legend John Cooper Clarke or wowing crowds at international arts festivals, Wright dresses the ancient form up in it's Saturday night best and gives good poem.

"His lexical acrobatics are astounding, often motor-mouthed and breathtakingly honest…Go for the wordsmithery, stay for the painful poignancy.” The List

“Wright perfectly captures the glamourless pulse of mainstream Britain and transforms it into rhythmic, transcendental beauty…Quite simply, this is the future of popular poetry.” The Skinny

"Cool poems" Patti Smith

March 17th - 22nd

Going Nowhere: A Group Photography Show

Going Nowhere is a group photo exhibition featuring 10 photographers from the South West:

Chris Hoare
James Meredew
Carlo Milillo
Jack Whitefield
Mike Lay
Josh Magin
Tommy Sussex
Joe Williams
William Spooner

We'll be hosting an evening of photography, self publishing, music and plenty of Guinness for St Patrick's Day on the 17th of March.

We'll have a stall running throughout the week with work from the exhibitors on sale. One Giant Arm are bringing along a selection of Zines and prints from their submission based self publishing library.

March 27th - April 18th

Walking Home (Again)

Walking Home (Again) is a solo exhibition by the artist, pedestrian and writer Bram Thomas Arnold. The Fish Factory is excited to be showcasing the outcomes of this in-depth meditation on attempting to walk from London to St.Gallen, Switzerland. Walking Home (Again) is an exploration into the dangers and fascinations of memory and interpretation, myth and story telling, belonging and grief.

For more information about the artist, exhibition and performances please visit our Artists page.

Gallery opening times are Monday - Saturday 10-4 during exhibitions. 
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‘The Cat Came Back’
‘I Don’t Tell Him You’re A Whale Angel’

18th &19th December.
Doors open 7pm. Performances STARTS 7:30pm
Fish Factory, Falmouth, TR11 2TF
Tickets £5, on the door.

ROLL UP, ROLL UP!! To a night of new writing with award- winning,
female- led theatre company ‘What’s Her Face!’

Come and enjoy two new plays written by Paloma Oakenfold,
complete with Puppetry, Freda, and colorful lies. (with an-ever so
little bit of audience
participation)… This is a wild and wonderful night not to be missed!
‘The Cat Came Back’ is the interactive story of a liar, who lies time
and again. But what she doesn’t know is that as she gives birth to
these lies… They start to live and breathe and exist in a world not
unlike our own. Similar but not quite.There is more suffering in
‘Lie-Land,’ it’s definitely not as nice. No one serves up tea and
crumpets for example. And you may be wondering how long these lies
live for… Well they go on and on until the person that first told
them- decides upon their fate.

‘I Don’t Tell Him You’re A Whale Angel’ is the story of a hardened
teenager who has an exceptional talent for art. When the world turns a
cold shoulder on Corinne, Corinne turns to the warm heart and hairy
eyebrow of Frida Kahlo for help. A moving one- women play.
Internationally acclaimed play comes to Falmouth after its sell-out
run in Holland.

Facebook event: Whats Her Face Theatre In Falmouth!
Twitter; @WhatsHerFacePRO
These shows are suitable for ADULTS ONLY! Please bring your finest
woollen attire and double up on those socks as it will be CHILLY!!!

Puppets designed by; Phoebe Oakenfold

Performed by; Emma Richardson, Paloma Oakenfold and Phoebe Oakenfold

Come join us for a ‘Whale’ of a time!


Black and white exhibition featuring art from Falmouth University students.

The Fish Factory, Falmouth Wharves, North Parade, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2TF

22nd - 29th of November

Opening View 22nd November, 8pm-11pm

Monochromia - colour blindness where the viewer sees the world in black and white. This exhibition which features artists from the university is brought together with this theme and explores monochromatic art in mixed media, from photography, to fine art, to print work. The Fish Factory's warehouse art space is the perfect venue to offset this gritty exhibition and digital interactivity launches it into the 21st century.

Curator Heidi Denholm's debut in the art scene in partnership with The Fish Factory and Falmouth University features stunning work first hand sourced from the university talent pool. Coming from an events and marketing background this exhibition shows her diversity and determination to support fellow students in launching their work into the art world and encouraging them to be seen and sold in an established gallery by the public. 

Open to the public all week, launch night party on the 22nd with live music and bar. For any further information contact the gallery through their website or facebook page www.facebook.com/fishfactoryarts 


AlexandraАлександра is a solo artist based in Cornwall, United Kingdom who experiments with the two mediums of story telling and sound, thus she works in the realm of "Experimental Story Telling".
She derives from a strong heritage of Russian, Jewish, and Romani. As a child Alexandra's mother would tell her stories of the old witch that lived in the Russian forest in a hut that stood on chicken legs and would eat children who disobeyed their parents, stories about a giant clay-like creature that protected the innocent, and stories of the superstitions that surround Romani such as were-wolfism and casting curses on people who had wronged them.Using these old folktales as inspiration, Alexandra creates an atmosphere with her music to plummet the listener into their own imagination.

"A Walk to Baba Yaga's Place" is an installation complete with food, live music, and an immersive set for the audience to experience.
A man-made forest will be built in the time space of one week inside the Fish Factory Art Space studio, where the public is invited to come learn and help build the installation for free between the dates of 7 and 14 November 2014.
From the 15 to the 21st of November the Installation will be open to the public for an entry fee of £10. This includes a live performance, immersive set, and a dining with our very own Babushka Baba Yaga.

AlexandraАлександра's goal is to submerge the listener into their own imagination, creating an atmosphere using the five senses:
touch, taste, sight, smell, and hearing. With these elements, she wishes to take the audience on a journey to old Russia where they meet with the old witch Baba Yaga.
Whether or not Baba Yaga will be kind or evil is all up to the imagination.

Stuart Robinson - "Get it Here"

 A solo show of new sculptural works

17th August - 6th September 2014
Opening Night 16th August

Stuart Robinson is an emerging artist living and working in Falmouth, Cornwall having studied in London. He has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally and works mainly within sculpture, installation and photography.

'Get It Here' features new sculptural work which investigates our relationship with the world around us. Drawing on personal experiences and utilising signage and set design as a medium throughout the show Robinson will be exploring themes of scale, model-making and set design to explore the paths we choose or that are determined for us throughout our lives.

Strongly influenced by childhood model making and model railway layouts created with his father the work investigates scale as a factor in the relationships we form with objects, places and people as we grow up. He is also interested in the way our memories are flawed. "Often we mis-remember real experiences or remember things only as a photographic snapshot, the photograph thus becoming a substitute for reality." As a result this work is mainly created from memories and photographs without direct access to actual objects. The sizes and colours are estimated from the photograph, memory, film or an accidental amalgamation of several vague memories of things seen. As a result the objects exist as an homage to the item they represent.

Robinson also explores how film can play a contributory part in the way our sole experiences of certain places or objects can be entirely formed from a visual representation. The pieces convey a notion of set design and props; the simplification of the object and their blankness making them adaptable to different purposes. The varied scale of the objects nods towards the use of forced perspective to make objects seem further away, closer, larger or people smaller than the actually are.

In this exhibition the sign becomes a metaphor for the choices we have available in our lives. These choices are often contradictory and with little beyond the façade, but none the less we are given an illusion of choice and control over our futures.
There is an air of the possibilities of childhood with the signs' predominant blankness suggesting a future as yet unwritten. The large pennants left blank evoke the idea of celebrating a place yet unvisited or a potential success or celebration.

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