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!


Walking Home (Again)

Bram Thomas Arnold. 

Fish Factory, Spring 2015.

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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:

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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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