Tarkus Blackmore is an Illustrator and musician from Falmouth.
He has a diverse and wide ranging set of interests, which froth out into his art and music.
Since childhood he has had a deep and abiding love for the unexplained and liminal areas of science and nature. Giant squid, ancient monoliths, poster art, quirks of biology and the supernatural are just some of his inspirations.
His main tools are dip pen and ink, and Japanese brush pens.
He likes the permanence and commitment to line which this lends to his pieces.
There are two types of work in this exhibition, some of the works here are the original pure monochromatic pieces, while others are then enhanced with colour for the limited edition print versions.
All inks and papers are archival quality.
Joe Armstrong is a local artist who paints in a semi abstract style using a palette knife to apply pure oil paint in bold free flowing strokes giving his paintings a vibrant, textured and exciting look.
They say that if you can remember the 60s, then you weren’t really there. If you were there, and have forgotten what life was like, then this exhibition will help refresh your memory. If you weren’t there, then come and see what you missed!
The exhibition is part of our week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ film, A Hard Day’s Night. On 10th October, we will be screening the film, followed by a fabulous night of dancing to the tribute band, Not The Beatles in our Main Gallery – see our Film Page for full details of this special evening.
This is the seventh annual exhibition of work made by artists using the John Howard Print Studios in Penryn. The exhibition showcases a wide range of work by artists with a variety of approaches to printmaking and demonstrates the possibilities provided by the facilities and tutoring at the Studios.
Fine art printmaking is very hands-on, where the artist uses a range of processes to explore and develop new ways of creating images. This exhibition aims to increase public understanding of printmaking processes and illustrate the diversity of artwork made possible. There is also an opportunity for people to learn more about the facilities of the studio and the courses on offer.
John Howard is an award-winning printmaker and painter who has exhibited nationally and internationally for 25 years. Since the establishment of John Howard Print Studios just over 6 years ago, more than 100 different artists have used its facilities and benefited from John’s expertise. This exhibition includes work from some of those who have worked there in this last year. For more information on the studios see www.johnhowardprintstudios.com.
Cornwall’s first comic book convention returns to Falmouth for a second year, following a successful debut at The Poly last October. 22 Panels 2014 will boast a full programme of events and even more special guests, working with the Falmouth Art Gallery and illustration community to bring the best in comic art to Cornwall.
This 22 Panels convention will take place over two days (Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th) in the Poly’s upstairs Main Gallery, featuring a host of exhibitors from independent and self-published creators to well-known professionals, as well as retailers from across the UK. Meet professional comic creators and take a look at original comic art up close. Self-published and independent artists will be showcasing and selling their work, and traders will be offering a range of new and old comic books and graphic novels. Get a sketch of your favourite character, have your portfolio critiqued or just chat with the guests!
For updates on the event, a full list of guests, exhibitors and traders, and more, please visit the 22 Panels blog.
Times: Saturday 25th, 10:00-17:00 | Sunday 26th, 11:00-16:00
Tickets: £5 (plus £1 Poly Fund). This Weekend Pass will give you entry to the convention for BOTH days. Under 12’s get in FREE.
This listing is for booking tickets to the convention ONLY. Take a look at the different events on offer at this year’s show.