Falmouth Art Gallery: Andrew Lanyon and Nature’s Laboratory

andrew lanyon

Since I first came across Andrew Lanyon’s book A Fairy Find many years ago I have been fascinated by his work. He challenges me to see the world in a different way, a weird and wonderful, and often slightly perplexing, way. His latest exhibition which opened last weekend at Falmouth Art Gallery is called Nature’s […]

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Walking on Bodmin Moor – some of my personal highlights!

Kilmar tor Bodmin Moor

I read recently that Bodmin Moor is less popular with visitors than Dartmoor because it has so few marked footpaths. There are numerous ‘routes’ across the moor but they are far less worn by foot traffic and in most cases not marked at all. But this is one of the reasons I and many others […]

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Ben Barker – Ceramist & Alchemist

    Cornwall is thought to have the highest concentration of working artists anywhere in the British Isles, outside of London and many of them are tucked away in the quiet of the Cornwall’s countryside. This winter I discovered a wonderful potter just a few miles from my home and just for a day I […]

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Simon Bradley on Gyotaku, a seagull called Derek and finding his Cornish Bolthole

Weak sunshine glints off the glass of the small porthole in the door of the studio. The wood burner is roaring now and I gaze around at the eclectic collection of prints and miscellanea covering the walls. “I don’t think of myself as anything really, I’m just me. You know, steering my way through life […]

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Cornwall’s Oldest Tree

Cornwall's oldest tree

The Darley Oak is thought to be 1000 years old. Lets put that into perspective, when this ancient tree was just an acorn the Normans hadn’t invaded yet and the Domesday Book hadn’t been written.

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The Gibson Dynasty – Pioneers of Photography

It is romantic to think of a photograph as a snapshot of a world that would otherwise be lost to us. However the Gibson family’s enormous collection of photographs of Cornwall is so much more than a romanticised version of the past.

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