Flea Boots & Film Nights!

We're easing into the colder months with some long evenings spent in our cosy community room watching some epic B-Movies, mind-blowing documentaries and the monumental TWIN PEAKS!! This will be a weekly ritual of vegan deliciousness served with added retro cool.

Head on over to our facebook page to find out what's on!

Also announcing our annual Flea Boot season! We'll be holding three weekend art fair/bootsale/fleamarkets before Christmas. A few stalls are still available (email fishfactoryarts@live.co.uk for more details) - a great place to pick up some second hand eco friendly super unique christmas presents while supping some soup and maybe even nibbling a cinnamon swirl!

Brave Adventurers Return from Iceland!

In July of 2016 seven brave explorers set off to visit uncharted Icelandic territory. Over two weeks they were witness to multiple waterfalls, numerous whales, and a pair of necropants. Their travels culminated in a week at Fish Factory Iceland where they learnt about the project and took part in a short residency.

Join us on Friday 30th September from 7pm to find out more about their trip and see some of the work produced. There'll be an informal presentation and food and drink.

Associated Territories Exhibition 15th September


Private View Thursday 15th Sept 6pm
Exhibition open 11-3. 16th Sept - 6th Oct Tues - Sat

Our exhibition presents the works of four female artists from the Tri-city, Pomerania, POLAND.

The Work consists of drawings, paintings and batiks. The subjects which interest us in our creativity are varied - these are our individual 'territories', which we are 'associating' in the framework of our common exhibitions and this is the potential of our informal group. We are not connected by the same slogans, ideas or beliefs, what associates us is the similar attitude to our work and the inner need for co-operation. This sort of attitude has created long lasting artistic friendships, common activity and common aims. All of us to a certain degree and meaning are leaders, but at the same time we want to share our work and be actively associating our individual territories.

Fish Factory Showcase & Art Market

The Fish Factory will be open all weekend for the public to come and take a look at artwork from our studio residents and friends of the space. We will also be hosting a colourful array of stalls featuring local artwork, art supplies, books, vintage and crafts. There'll be food and refreshments on offer too so well worth a visit! We now have 21 artist studios and mid summer is the perfect time to come and take a look around the space.

Five Years of Fish Factory!

Fish Factory Art Space on Falmouth Wharves will celebrate five years at the forefront of Falmouth's independent art scene with an open invitation party on 3rd June from 6pm. Expect lots of artwork, performances, games, food, drink and of course the famous melon raffle! Fish Factory founder and curator, Rose Hatcher will be presenting an archive of colourful happenings from years gone by and also some of the 'collection' of forgotten art and ephemera for your delectation and amusement.

The Fish Factory opened it's doors at the end of May 2011 as an independent gallery, artist studios and event space. In the five years since opening the space has become a haven for local emerging artists, student hopefuls and graduates looking to continue their practice in Cornwall. The artist studios have provided essential affordable work space while Rose’s open and accommodating attitude has enabled a diverse array of artists working in countless different forms and media to develop and exhibit their work.

Rose Hatcher has worked with many volunteers over the five years to create a vibrant space, with experimentation and inclusivity at it's core. “It's hard to believe we've made it this far, through all the challenges of running a DIY grassroots art space in a temporary premises. Massive thanks to the many people who have made it possible and who have joined in the strange and wonderful things which have happened here so far”. By championing the work of outsider artists working with topics such as art for social change, challenging gender stereotypes, global politics and alternative culture, the Fish Factory hopes to help propel Cornwall towards being an active participant in current contemporary practice while questioning how art and culture are produced and consumed in our society.

The Fish Factory has been host to a hugely diverse range of events over the years: stand up comedy, performance art, live music, food and drink. Meanwhile the gallery has exhibited work from both Cornish and international artists. Making links with other centres in the UK and inviting artists from overseas for residencies and exhibitions has been an important part of the Fish Factory's remit, something which Rose sees as vital for Cornwall's sometimes limited cultural perspective. The evening is part of a fundraising drive to raise money for a group of artists to visit Fish Factory Iceland – a strikingly similar project with the same name in the isolated East Fjords of Iceland run by Rosa Voltingojer. This could be the beginning of a regular exchange program and pave the way for at least another five years of Fish Factory arts!

All are welcome to join in the festivities on 3rd June from 6pm. For more info please visit www.fishfactoryarts.com

No Use For a Name - Photography Exhibition & Screening of Robert Mapplethorpe Biopic

Group Exhibition featuring photography by Matthew Hawkey, Jade Jackson, Ashley Bourne, Nazy Raouf, Rob Herron, Amy Romer and Jon Denham.

Join us for a mix of photography, zines and drinks.

Opening night at The Fish Factory Art Space on Thursday 26th May at 7pm until 11pm.

As an added bonus, we have also teamed up with Howl Film Club and on our closing night there is a screening of "Robert Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures". Tickets available for the film screening here -https://www.facebook.com/events/274855686190987

The Cornwall Premier of Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures presented by Howl Coffee House at Fish Factory Art Space.

Thursday 2nd June 7pm

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES is the first definitive, feature length portrait of the controversial artist since his untimely death in 1989. A catalyst and an illuminator, but also a magnet for scandal, Robert Mapplethorpe had but one goal: to ‘make it’ as an artist and as an art celebrity. He could not have picked a better time: the Manhattan of Warhol’s Factory, Studio 54, and an era of unbridled hedonistic sexuality. His first solo exhibition in 1976 already unveils his subjects: flowers, portraits and nudes. Mapplethorpe quickly gains notoriety through his explicitly sexual photographs from the gay sadomasochistic scene as well as nude pictures of black men. Directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato were given unrestricted access to Mapplethorpe’s archives for their documentary Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, in which this exceptional artist talks candidly about himself in recently discovered interviews. At the same time, the testimonials of friends, lovers, family members, celebrities and models help paint an intimate, yet critical picture of this complex key figure of 20th century photography

Tickets on sale now at SeeTickets.
For more details contact:
Lee - 0776828223


An enchanting multi-sensory pop up art and photography exhibition, inspired by the wonders of the coast. Through the visual of surreal and mysterious art pieces to the sound of haunting tales, come and see what mythical mysteries lie at the edge of our surroundings. 

Celebrate with us the importance of art based courses here at Falmouth University. 

Featuring, storytelling, poetry readings, art based workshops and performances from singer songwriter, all in order to raise money for the RNLI. 


Luke Burdge – 18.30
Saint Valentines – 19:00
Sean Joseph – 19.30
Georgie Biggin – 20:00
Patrick Gardiner – 20:30

Tickets £5
Under 12's go free, although any donations are welcomed

Use this discount code when buying tickets for children online via the link provided: nautical12


Flea Boot Sale 10th & 11th June 2016

Stalls available for £3 per pitch
- contact fishfactoryarts@live.co.uk to book

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