After Our first temporary writer resident Emily Wheeler, photographer Kieran Brimson joined us for a month long residency in studio 2 for the month of March. Rachael Kinmond was our guest resident in April followed by Dawn Dance in June, and Ella Griffee in July. We hope to continue the guest residencies in the winter.
Dawn Dance (May 2021)
Dawn grew up in the rugged South West peninsular of Cornwall. She trained at Falmouth School of Art followed by a Fashion and Textiles degree at Kingston upon Thames. She has taught a wide range of art and design-based courses in Further and Secondary education alongside running her own businesses as a decorative artist, antiques restorer and gilder. Dawn returned to Cornwall in 2016 and gave up teaching to concentrate on painting the landscape she knows so well.
Rachael Kinmond (April & August 2021)
Rachael is a multi-disciplinary Artist based in the UK. Rachael has worked with many materials and discovered many processes throughout her artistic career - she chooses the materials to suit the themes and ideas surrounding new works. Rachael is currently working in the medium of painting, upon completing her Fine Art MA she has immersed herself in using natural surroundings to inspire her current series of works. Rachael is available for commissions, collaborative work and will answer many questions surrounding her works.
More of Rachael's work can be found on her webpage.
Kieran Brimson (March 2021)
Kieran's career as a professional photographer started in late 2011 with a degree in video production and three years London experience in film. He already had a strong idea of how to manipulate light, colour and space that would provide as a perfect stepping stone to make the switch to the frozen image so a progression into professional photography was inevitable.
Since 2011 he has photographed over 100 Cornish sunrises, explored the vast lands of America and some of the iconic cities of Europe. Within every photograph he finds an opportunity to capture something that has never been taken before, and tries to keep that in mind every time he ventures out.
For Kieran photography is not capturing reality, it is capturing a perception of reality. It is not just about seeing what is beautiful, it is understanding why it is beautiful and and knowing how to transfer your own mood and feeling onto a piece of art.
His work can be purchased from our shop or his website
Ella Griffee - sustainable clothing
Ella designs and make clothes to be worn and weathered. To be passed down by loved ones to those searching for a piece of home to carry with them.
She is inspired by styles and materials that she comes back to time and time again, from the well-worn jackets that stay on the coat rack for all of the family to use, to the oversized shirts she acquired from her Dad.
Ella uses natural materials which breathe and move with our bodies, and design carefully considered styles that provide a cocoon of familiarity and comfort.
With industry experience in London, Worcestershire and Cornwall, it’s the raw, romantic landscape of Cornwall and its people that continue to inspire her. Ella lives and works in Cornwall.
With the help of a sustainable product designer, her blue buttons are 3D printed, from recycled end-of-life Cornish fishing nets. These are hauled into Newlyn and then printed, before being sewn on by her garments. These beautiful buttons are the first of their kind and this marine nylon has 97% less environmental impact in comparison to virgin nylon.
Find out more ad buy one of her fantastic garments on Ella's website