Come and welcome the new Fish Factory Art Space to Penryn: Launch Party!

February 17th 2018- Day of Open Studios and Events// Evening of Art, Music, Food & Drink

In order to celebrate the move to our new premises in Penryn we have organised a day full of art, music, food and drink. Things will kick off at 10am when the brand new studio doors will be officially opened by The Penryn Mock Mayor.

Open Studios

Come and have a look around our new studios and meet some of the artists in residence. Our brand new coffee shop will be open and serving some amazing cakes and snacks from Bookhouse Bakery.

InterAnima CIC drop in
10am - 5pm
Open Plan Studio Space

These guys have moved into our open plan studio space and will be showcasing their project 'Re-Imagine Your Town' and their Virtual Reality and other tech which will soon be made available through the new Cornwall Media Studio.

Plastiktonez : Unknown Pleasures + Introduction
by sound artist Justin Wiggan (in residence 17th - 24th Feb)
2pm - 3pm

This series of 10 episodes presented by Wiggan will attempt to de-construct the resonating values of 10 influential records in the artist's life. A special reflective process of understanding the power of nostalgia, memory and influence, a phonic essay exploring Joy Division's debut long player.  In collaboration with Refold and writer Jamie Holman.

Live Demonstration and Q & A with Illustrator Chris Odgers - learn the technique of 'oiling back' using oil paints
3pm - 6pm

Working primarily in layered ink on paper, Chris Odgers' stunning draftsmanship can be seen in his range of books, published through his platform Sawhorse books, 'Fall', 'Mule' and 'Souvenir' followed by 'The Bone Yard Ballet'. As a freelancer, Chris has tackled everything from album covers, editorial work and graphic novels to large scale wall installations and commissions from private collectors. He has most recently illustrated the new Stephen King book of short stories 'Night Shift'.

Artist in Residence: Frida Go

Using installation, performance, casts of her paternal grandmother Kathleen’s sculptures, archive, moving images & sound Frida is asking: What forms are left us by our ancestors? What are we leaving the generations still to come? During Frida's residency, she will be working on a book she is completing as part of her MFA the End of the Earth, using research from boxes of archive material from her years as a full time researcher activist on frontlines of peace, ecology, economic and social justice.

Our celebrations will continue into the evening with a party from 6.30pm!

We'll have beer on tap from our friends at Verdant, a menu of delicious Mexican vegan treats from our in-house cafe, the wine will be flowing and we're going to have live music from: 

Evening Chorus Choir
The Worm