Cornwall Events Calendar

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Learn From a Bird

2 July @ 10:00 am - 27 July @ 4:00 pm


Taking place between 2nd – 27th July, ‘learn from a bird’ is a rare opportunity to discover more about the unique creative collaborations taking place between artists, researchers, students, and staff, from the University of Exeter and Falmouth University at the Penryn Campus.

Featuring an engaging mix of photography, video, audio, textiles, sculpture, and visual art, each week Grays Wharf Gallery in Penryn will showcase a new collaboration. The first two weeks of the exhibition are dedicated to the FX Creative Exchange, an exciting transdisciplinary programme supporting collaborations between early-career/emerging researchers across the University of Exeter and Falmouth University.

Week One: 2nd – 7th July

From 2nd – 7th July, you will be able to view Distinguishing African Identities: Colonial-era mining images & textiles, the culmination of the current FX Creative Exchange headed by Madeline R. Young, Lecturer and PhD researcher at the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines, in collaboration with Guy Martin, Lecturer in Marine and Natural History Photography Falmouth University.

Week Two: 9th – 13th July

From 9th – 13th July, you will be able to see a captivating series of photographs from the 2023 FX Creative Exchange Mapping Emergence which brought together Dr Thomas O’Shea Wheller from the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute, and Dr Catarina Fontoura from the Falmouth University’s Institute of Photography. The project combines artistic and scientific approaches to create collaborative artworks with a diverse array of ant species across Cornwall, using non-toxic inks to visually represent behavioural traces produced by colonies. Between 4pm – 6pm on the 11th July you will be able to join Thomas and Catarina for a special discussion exploring the benefit of such work from a scientific and creative perspective.

Week Three: 16th – 20th July 

During week three, Grays Wharf will play host to Movement is Natural, an exhibition of work by artist Iman Datoo which will incorporate video-work, sculpture, maps, and audio, to challenge misconceptions about soil health in Cornwall’s mining tips and pits. Work exhibited includes commissions from the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute and Radical Ecology, in addition to those stemming from the research residency titled Making Kin with Soil, undertaken in collaboration with the Eden Project and University of Exeter, Cornwall. On Tuesday 16th July, you can join Iman for drinks and an artist talk at Grays Wharf between 4pm – 6pm.

Week Four: 23rd- 27th July 

Rounding off the month-long exhibition, the Arts and Culture team will be showcasing creative outputs from one of their newest programmes FX Creative Together. Capitalising on the rich inter-disciplinary environment of the Penryn campus, this year’s theme is Living Systems. The exhibition will showcase creative outputs generated as a result of collaborations between a Human Sciences student and a Drawing student, a Marine Biologist and a Journalism and Creative Writing student, a Zoologist is collaborating with a sound specialist from BA Film and a Business and Environment student is working with a Dancer and Choreographer.

Throughout the month you will also be able to see work related to Tender Acts, a year-long project, commissioned by Arts and Culture, University of Exeter, designed to invite curious acts and to connect people who study or work on Penryn Campus. The title of the month show is taken from one of their artworks.


Entrance to the all the exhibitions is free as is entry to all associated artist talks and events.





2 July @ 10:00 am
27 July @ 4:00 pm
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