We are extremely fortunate to have many gifted artists and students participating with us on Picturing the Mines; their creativity and energy will be an invigorating force throughout the project this summer.
- Lindsey Morgan-Lundie
“Heritage and past peoples lives, their dependence on natures natural resources and how their interventions have left marks on the landscape are the source for recent work. Connecting with walking and the idea of repetition, using both traditional and contemporary art practices to develop these themes.
Diskudha is an artist lead project that I have coordinated in 2015 and 2016 which draws on contemporay art to explore history and landscape.”
- Paula Bolton
“I am currently a Fine Art student in my second year at Falmouth University. As a visual artist and print maker I am intrigued by our perception of how manmade structures and the natural environment morph together; my imagery is inspired from the historic and iconic Goonhilly Earth Station on the Lizard, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Having grown up in Cornwall, I am very excited to be involved with the ‘Picturing the Mines’ team, making work together to celebrate the County’s mining industry”.
- Jo Clarkson is a 2nd year Fine Art Student Falmouth University. “Studying art as a mature student is a real joy and a totally absorbing experience. For the past 6 months I have been experimenting with casting nature in cornish tin. I find tin is an ideal metal to capture and freeze fragile moments of beauty just before they dissolve in decay. I am excited to be involved in’ Tinth’ and be part of a team who are celebrating the history of Cornish mining.”
Matthew Vaughan graduated from Falmouth University this year.
‘My artwork examines industrialisation, destruction, waste and ageing within a contemporary landscape. I am fascinated and influenced by human societies effect on the landscape; one very obvious manifestation of this is the mining industry. We have an ability to, and insatiable habit of extracting, manipulating and ultimately destroying the landscape. I am interested in and react to the effects and materials, produced as a result of our mining activities. This environmental ruin is consequently temporary. It is human’s existence, which we are affecting. This toxic destruction and their outcomes can be considered as awe-inspiring and beautiful in their own right.”
Amelia Tinton is a 3rd year Student at Falmouth University.
“I have spent the last year visiting quarries and mines in Cornwall, examining these spaces, looking at the layers developed through the course of erosion, the disintegration of different landscapes and our place within them.”