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.

May Art, Events & Workshops

May at the Factory! 

We are open to the public every Thursday - Monday 10-5 with new exhibitions, artists in residence, events and workshops happening all the time....
 

Adopt a Stitch with Brenda Miller


Saturday 12th May 11am - 2pm


A workshop with artist in residence Brenda Miller to celebrate the heritage of Gansey Knitting Patterns and the women who knitted.

The Adopt a stitch workshop is free - there will be a charge for materials.

Hot drinks and refreshments available in our onsite vegan cafe!


Take a stitch for a walk to Truro!


Sunday 13th May 1.30pm 


Walk and knit with Brenda Miller (or just carry wool and needles if that's too much for you)

Meet Brenda 1.30pm at The Fish Factory for a walk to Penryn station to catch the train to Truro. From Truro station we will walk to Truro Wool for refreshments.

Bring wool and needles to knit on the way

This is part of a programme of short walks during the Brenda's residency based in and around Penryn.

Email: fishfactorystudios@gmail.com for more information
 

Vinyl Night - Sci-fi Edition


Monday 14th May 7-11pm


This month's theme is 'Science Fiction'. Come down to the Fish Factory for a night of Sci Fi freak outs. Bring up to five sci fi themed songs on vinyl, sign up for a slot on the board, sit back, have a beer and listen to the selections.
The board is sentient, the board has A.I., the board is... B.O.S.S

Stay Heavy.

Every Tuesday Evening!


Come along to the new Fish Factory Acoustic Music Night for players and friends of Folk and all other genres welcome.

From 7.30-10.30pm every Tuesday.

 Beverages will be available, entry is free and of course there will be the ubiquitous and mysterious ‘Melon Raffle’!

Contact Len for further info on lenswim@hotmail.co.uk
 

Virtual Reality Taster Sessions to support End Deportations


Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th May


20 mins Virtual Reality taster session provided by InterAnima at The Fish Factory for a minimum of £10 donation to the Stansted 15 crowd funder. If you would like more than 20 mins you can book more slots!

https://chuffed.org/project/end-deportations-charter-flight-action-trial-related-costs

Make your pledge on the crowdfunder and then email fishfactoryarts@live.co.uk to book your slot.

20min slots on
Weds 16th May 6 -9pm
Thursday 17th May 10am - 9pm

Artist in Residence - Melanie Manos


Until Saturday 19th May


Artist in residence Melanie Manos (USA) is spending her time in Cornwall exploring the local area, walking, biking and leaping into the void.

She will be documenting her explorations in the gallery and will be hosting a presentation at the end of her residency on Saturday 19th May.
 

Mental Health Awareness Week Event


Saturday 19th May 12-5pm


An afternoon of zine making, collage, poetry and more to raise awareness for Mental Health. This year the theme is stress, but don't stress about that- our main plan is to have some fun, share experiences and eat some cake.

Donations will be split between The Fish Factory ( we still need to finish building ourselves) and a local mental health charity.
Saturday 19th May 12-5pm

Crit Club


Sunday 20th May 3-5pm


We are starting a 'Crit Club' to be held once a month, on Sundays, in our cafe space.

It'll be 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're aiming 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.

Flea Boot


Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 10-5


Join us once more for the glorious return of the Flea Boot!

Our gallery and cafe space will be home to sellers of vintage treasures and makers of unique products, come along and browse the stalls, drink a cup of tea and eat some delicious food.

Please contact fishfactoryarts@live.co.uk asap if you are interested in selling. Stall fee of £10 for the weekend, £5 deposit required.

Writers Group


Monday 28th May 2-5pm


Learn how to write short reviews for the New Art Examiner. In a friendly, learning environment you can read your 250 word review to the editors and talk with them about your visual experience.

The New Art Examine has published short reviews from the Penzance Writers Group in 2017/18.

Now, with thanks to Fish Factory Arts, the editors are starting a similar writers group here in Penryn.

They will discuss the issues you raise, and the wider contemporary art scene, and hone your skills.
You could be published in the New Art Examiner and you will gain the confidence to pitch ideas to the editors and send out to other art magazines.

This group is free of charge and no booking is required.

fishfactoryarts@live.co.uk
www.newartexaminer.net

Make Stuff Drink Stuff Workshops

 

Mini Zine Making - Wednesday 30th May 6.30-9pm


Join us for a classic MakeStuff/DrinkStuff session- Mini Zine making!

Learn how to make simple one page publications using a variety of paper folding and basic book binding techniques.

All materials provided but please do bring any text/photos/materials you would like to include in your one off publication.

£10 to include refreshments.


Collage - Saturday 2nd June 3-6pm


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 to include donation to The Fish Factory

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

A few things happening in the next couple of weeks....

Remember we are now open to the public every Thursday - Monday with new exhibitions, artists in residence, events and workshops happening all the time.

Since the move to our new home in Penryn we have continued to refurbish our new place and have been working hard to develop our facilities and activities. Our fundraising efforts are still under way and we need your support to stay open and improve our community space!
26-27th April

Lucy Renaud- A Piece of Us
An exhibition about two people exploring the nature of the human body in different circumstances. Bringing together contemporary and journalistic styles to create unique observations of what makes us human.

Private view 26th April 6pm
28th April-12th May

Artist in Residence Brenda Miller invites you to 'Adopt a Stitch and Take it for a walk' in a series of workshops at the Fish Factory. Brenda will be in residence for two weeks and is holding  workshops on the following dates:
April 28th
May 5th
May 12th
All workshops are bookable via Eventbrite
Tuesday evenings from 1st May

Come along to the new Fish Factory Acoustic Music Night for players and friends of Folk and all other genres welcome.

From 7.30-10.30pm every Tuesday starting on the May 1st.

 Beverages will be available, entry is free and of course there will be the ubiquitous and mysterious ‘Melon Raffle’!

Contact Len for further info on lenswim@hotmail.co.uk
 
Tristiam & Iseult
3rd - 7th May

“A group exhibition of our most recent works. Titled ‘Tristiam and Iseult’, inspired by the Cornish myth, this earth  presents a group of artists who moved to Cornwall, fell in love and never left. The hypnotic and dreamlike environment that is Falmouth, we present to you a snippet of our creative processes and a look at our last 3 years here. From painting to illustration to sculpture, expect a range of different works and see how we inspire each other.” 
COME TO THE PRIVATE VIEW ON MAY 3RD 8pm - 11pm. Vinyl mixing and beers. 
The exhibition will be open from the 3rd to the 7th from 10am - 5pm. 
Artists: Tom Shepherd Barron   Coco Corbisiero   Ellie Cotton   Manon Dowse   Tom Harwood   Ellie Hollis   Tatyana Isaac   Archie Leschallas   Will Lonsdale  Pete Nichols   Maya Ronchetti   Nick Sanderson   Ella Schlesinger   Fred Thomson   Molly Valentine   Tiff Wellington
Radical Music Evening 3
Friday 4th May 7pm - Late

FREE ENTRY

with

Streetdad
Max the Cat
Chloe Bonfield - Owl of Athena
The Worm
Penny MacBeth

Mayday celebrations are happening inside the Fish Factory with a variety of wonderful musicians and Verdant beer.
May 25th

PART CHIMP of London
with support from: Mildred Maude 
+DJ's

London noise-rock monsters Part Chimp are set to play the Fish Factory Art Space in May! Returning from a near 8 year hiatus in 2017, London’s loudest band are bringing their primate rock to Cornwall. To make this something extra special Cornwall’s kraut inspired Mildred Maude will coming out of their cosmic cave in support of their vinyl only release of CPL I-III.
16+

Tickets available:

On-line at SeeTickets
Physically at: The Fish Factory and Jam Records

For all enquiries email: lee@howlprojects.com
Cafe!

Remember our 100% vegan cafe now accepts card payments and we have wi-fi available to all our visitors (and studio holders). Come along and enjoy a drink while you work. We are open Thurs- Mon 10-5 with a wide range of cakes, brownies, cookies and more provided by Bookhouse Bakery.





News & Upcoming Events....

Welcome to the first Fish Factory Newsletter from our new space in Penryn!

We have been working hard on the ongoing refurbishments and setup of our cafe, shop and gallery. You can now visit our gallery and cafe between Thursday and Monday 10-5. The space is moving and changing all the time as improvements are made, new artists are visiting and exhibiting and our seating area and shop are taking shape. Come and be a part of this very exciting time! 
Mel of Bookhouse Bakery has been making some very tempting cakes and treats. Our coffee is from Crankhouse and we've got a wide range of teas on offer along with a filter coffee from Origin. 
Our gallery programme is in full swing already! So far we've hosted an exhibition featuring the highlights from the Thrown Gauntlet Festival and our current show is by resident Lily Waugh who makes amazing weavings inspired by the landscape.
The gallery is available to hire for exhibitions, workshops, photoshoots, meetings etc - if you've got an idea get in touch on fishfactoryarts@live.co.uk
What's ON!

Current Exhibition:
Root to Rise
 - an exhibition by artist in residence Lily Waugh until 12th March

Textiles hand woven in collaboration with Cornish land and weather

An exhibition of hand woven textiles, tapestries and hand made looms made in meditation on the Cornish landscape and weather fronts. Lily Waugh is a hand weaver and multidisciplinary artist working and living in Penryn, Cornwall. Her work responds to and works with the colours and textures of Cornwall. She is also influenced by the ancient folklore, traditions and sacred sites across Cornwall, holding the ancestry in mind as she weaves her her way through her work.
 

Weaving, Witches & Women of Penryn
- Saturday 10th March 2-3pm

A Kemeneth 2017 production, Weaving Witches and Women of Penryn makes connections between two lesser known characters of Penryn recent history and present-day local women who engage in creative practices within their local Penryn community.

Violetta Thurstan was a weaver who spent the rest of her days in Penryn after setting up the 'Cornwall Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers' following her time as a nurse during WWI. Kate (the gull) Turner was a sea witch who sold wind to sailors from Penryn's pier. Local Penryn inhabitants weave their stories into their art, celebrating the past as well as present-day practices.

Rachael Jones will be showing her new film featuring weaving by artist in residence Lily Waugh and performance by Katie Etheridge. Following the film there will be time for a Q&A before 'catching the wind' and settling down to 'high tea'.

 

The Flea Boot Returns!
- 17th & 18th March 10-5

Join us for the glorious return of the Flea Boot!

Our gallery and cafe space will be home to sellers of vintage treasures and makers of unique products, come along and browse the stalls, drink a cup of tea and eat some delicious food.
 

DYSTOPIAOKE - manifest a manifesto
March 30th 8pm – late

Dystopiaoake; noun. a form of survival typically offered by bars and clubs in which people take in turns to stage unique representations of pre-recorded songs from popular culture.

Dystopiaoke marks a halfway point in the on-going research by Dr. Lee McIntyre into the rationale for Karaoke Inclusion Theory, a theory that seeks to prove the art forms validation for the inclusion in the remit of Beaux Arts (fine art).

The event will provide a platform to talk to explore the theory, a participatory performance and presentation of research materials.

Dress appropriately for the occasion (or don’t). To register to perform or find out more email lee@howlprojects.com or contact fishfactoryarts@live.co.uk


 
Radical Music Evening 
- Friday 9th March from 8pm

A variety of lovely new music and reading to be shared at the Fish Factory including Annie E.E.L, The Worm and other secret guests. Come along with open ears and minds and have them blown!

There will be refreshments from our friends at Verdant Brewery.
WANK presents: An Introduction to feminist art histories 
- Saturday 10th March 4-5pm

Join us for an informal seminar about feminist art histories, lead by artist Delpha Hudson in celebration of International Women's Day.
Delpha will unravel some feminist art bollocks in what we hope will be the first of a regular series of seminars on the subject at The Fish Factory.

Join us from 3pm for afternoon tea and informal networking in our on- site cafe.
Vinyl Night - The Shapes Edition
Monday 12th March from 7pm

Bring your own records to play at Penryn's famous vinyl night - now at the Fish Factory! This month's theme is 'Shapes' - whether it's songs about shapes or shaped discs, come down early, get your name on the rectangular-board-boss, enjoy a beer or two and throw some shapes.
This is HIP the kids are all SQUARE
Cornwall Zine Library Fundraiser & Social Evening - Thursday 15th March from 6.30pm.

CZL is a zine library based in Falmouth, Cornwall established in 2017 and housed in The Fish Factory Art Space.
We love zines because we support the dissemination of ideas as a way of sharing, learning and building a culture of resistance. We support the belief that zines forge connections between people, nurture solidarity, community and mutual aid. Zines are the people who made the paper, ink and staples. Zines are the people who filled it, folded and stapled it.  

Come and peruse the collection, eat a meal with us and maybe even make a zine!
The Lone Kinsmen: a history of the OTT - Thursday 5th - Monday 9th April

The Lone Kinsmen: a history of the OTT is an archival exploration of a (possibly) fictitious cult that existed sometime in the past. The exact origins and timespan of the OTT are not known however in the short (or long) time that it was active awide variety of costumes, ephemera, ritual objects and other paraphernalia were amassed by Hector Nit (founder of the OTT) and Champy Bennet. Thanks to Hector Nit, and in conjunction with artist and curator Lally MacBeth, this collection will be on show for one last time before being packaged away into archival boxes and acid free tissue. Do not miss this final opportunity to witness the inner workings of one of the oddest cults in history.

The Lone Kinsmen: a history of the OTT was initially shown as part of Ancient Scent: Ireland, an exhibition that resulted from Ancient Scent collective’s residency in Ireland in April 2017. The residency followed in the footsteps of the artist, Ithell Colquhoun, and her book The Crying of the Wind: Ireland. The Ancient Scent spent just over a week exploring ancient sites, holy wells and bogs retiring in the evenings back to the infamous Ballycumber House.
We still need your help!!
We are so proud and thankful that we've made it this far - and it's all thanks to you - our generous, creative, energetic community! We now have a secure lease in a building which is much cleaner and safer and we have the chance to grow something very exciting!

Our original crowdfunder target was £20,000 - which would have paid for all the refurbishments needed along with the move. We made it to our reduced total of £10,000 just in the nick of time - it really was a rollercoaster and thanks again to everyone involved! This means that we have done all the refurbishments so far on a shoestring, and tested all our DIY skills to the limits!!

We now need your help to spread the word and use the space to it's potential - come and visit! Drink tea! Bring your creative projects, workshops, classes, ideas! We will be opening a small shop soon - let us know your favourite art materials so we can stock them!

If you would still like to donate towards our renovations you can still do so via paypal. Perhaps you missed the deadline on the crowdfunder or have only just heard of us and would like to help - click here!