International Women's Day 2016

Fish Factory Art Space & The Women's Art Network Kernow Present:

International Women's Day Festival 2016
3rd - 19th March

This year we are once again hosting the Women's Art Network Kernow (W.A.N.K) exhibition and a two week festival for IWD2016. This year's theme is pledge for parity and the exhibition at the Fish Factory will be exploring The Seven Deadly Virtues. The exhibition will open on Thursday 3rd March and run until Saturday 19th with special events on both weekends and on Women's Day - 8th March. Keep an eye on our website and facebook page for the full program of events.

Exhibition: W.A.N.K
The Seven Deadly Virtues

Opening night – Thursday 3rd March 6.30-9.30pm
Open 4th - 19th March Monday – Saturday 11am-4pm

“You'll never find a virtue unstatusing my quo or making my Beelzebubble burst” (Mordred – Camelot on Broadway)

                    Stacey Guthrie - Mother's Mangle of Marvels

This year's theme for International Women's Day is Pledge for Parity. This is a call for individuals and organisations to make a commitment to greater equality both in a personal and a public sense. Since forming on valentine's day 2015 W.A.N.K has gained considerable interest across Cornwall, made a 'wankifesto' and made connections with artists both in and out of the county with the aim of creating a supportive and inclusive network for female identifying artists and makers. The chosen theme for this year's IWD exhibition will explore supposed 'virtues' expected of women by mainstream society. Is disparity caused by these expectiations? Are some of these virtues worth striving for? Or indeed innate? W.A.N.K invites seven artists to discuss the idea of the 'virtuous feminine' and her shadow – the 'fallen woman' and how these archaic stereotypes might linger in our society and be an obstacle to parity.

Special Events:

Saturday 5th March 

Fish Factory Art Space 11am - 4pm
Workshops, Discussions & Performances

Stuart Stephens Memorial Hall 7pm
Howl Music Club:// FLOWERS & Support

Tuesday 8th March - International Women's Day

Fish Factory Art Space 7.30pm until Late
International Women's Day Celebrations with Live Performances & Pi Pizza!

                        Claire Adams Furguson - Nail Paint by Barry M, 150, Red Glitter, (documentary photograph) 2014

Sophie Molyneux & Jacob Stevens: AN EXHIBITION

AN EXHIBITION, hosted at the Fish Factory is a collaborative show from two MFA students at Falmouth University: Sophie Molyneux and Jacob Stevens.

Time for some fun: come join us for some squishy, glittery, colourful fun and joy!

Open 21st January - 2nd February: Monday - Saturday, 10am-4pm

Private View: 20th January, 7pm-Late


Ankemmyn Collective, a newly-formed group of seven artists from across Cornwall, brings an exciting new exhibition of painting, photography, sculpture and installation to Falmouth in October.

The exhibition will take place at Falmouth’s riverside art gallery The Fish Factory Art Space, just off North Parade. With a special opening evening on Friday 30th of October from 7pm, with drinks, nibbles and live music. The exhibition will be open until 13th November, from Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm.

Four artists of the Collective – Sophie Capron, James Eddy, Leo Sharp, and Zenna Tagney – were brought together to represent Cornwall at this year’s Festival Interceltique de Lorient, an internationally renowned Celtic cultural festival held annually in Lorient, Brittany. They displayed their work at the city’s central gallery, alongside artists from the Isle of Mann. The exhibition was a resounding success, attracting record-breaking visitor numbers. The artwork now returns from France to be revealed to a Cornish audience, together with pieces by three new members of the collective – Vivienne Gillard, who was the curator and art coordinator of the Lorient exhibition, John Eddy, and Kirsty Smith, who were also involved with organisation and installation in France. Together they present a diverse range of work that represents the breadth and depth of contemporary art in Cornwall today.

Vivienne Gillard said: “It seemed an overwhelming task to be on the panel to pick four artists from such a wealth of talented submissions which came in from all over Cornwall; (and of course the artists from the Isle of Mann.) But it has been a joy to watch James , Sophie,  Leo and Zenna, four amazing talents gel together, develop and create such a breath taking, successful show. I am now thrilled to add two more artists to the collective and be taking part myself. The opportunities and exposure that Lorient provided for our collective has been invaluable and I look forward to furthering the possibilities.”

For more information please visit the Ankemmyn Collective blog page:

The Lake, The Wood & The Deathless Path

Exhibition /Installation

Jonathan Hayter

11th September-27th September 2015

The Fish Factory

An exhibition that follows the development of Jonathan Hayter`s expressive Arts practice through a number of mediums , including video painting and sculpture.

Using a familiar landscape from childhood as a starting place .This exhibition develops the link between landscape and imagination as a basis for creativity.
Incorporating visual experiments with fluorescent materials in a blacklight installation, the exhibition also incorporates 2 unique live events @ the fish factory that run in parallel to Jonathan Hayter's exhibition/ installation ; The Lake , the Wood and The Deathless Path. On the evening of 18th & 19th of September 2015 DJ Paul Slydel ,plus guests join Jonathan in an improvisation that explores the themes of the exhibition as a psychedelic immersion in live sound creation accompanied by video projections . The event is an creative experiment opening the doors of live art through a fusion of sound and light.Doors open @ 8pm . A donation towards the evening events of £2.00 or over will be expected from every participant to help poor struggling artists survive ."

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After 2014’s sell-out run. Whats Her Face theatre return to Falmouth for a 3 day stint! This time with brand new writing featuring ‘Options’. A teenager from Hackney has experienced her first taste of
love... followed by her first experience of heart break. The play follows her looking deep into her wounds and dreams and asks the question- Actually why is life worth living? ....
Hijacked by dust, is a collection of short plays featuring puppetry , poetry, and immersive music. This festival of theatre will satisfy one and all. As much of a summer necessity as a bucket and spade! The adventure begins on July 31st!

Fri 31st July; 7;30pm Options/Hijacked by Dust £6.50
Sat 1st Aug; 7:30pm Options/Hijacked by Dust £6.50
Sun 2nd Aug; 7;30pm Hijacked By Dust. £4
Tickets on the door!