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June exhibition on-board King Harry Ferry

1 — 30 June 2008

This June see artist Hannah Morrison exhibit 'Under Keel' as part of Embark: Ferry Art.


This June see artist Hannah Morrison exhibit 'Under Keel' as part of Embark: Ferry Art. The collection of drawings and prints shown on-board the King Harry Ferry are a direct response to the shapes and forms of the boats in the dry dock yard at Mylor. Morrison was particularly concerned with capturing the atmosphere of being beneath the hulls; the intimidation of the towering shapes as well as their vulnerability in being exposed. Embark: Ferry Art is commissioned by CAN Project, founding member Matt Pontin said 'Morrison's work reveals a slice of Cornwall that is often hidden during
the summer when the tourists appear, it is fantastic to bring her work back to the area. And we're also delighted that these works are the first to appear within our new wooden 'magno-frames' especially commissioned for this year's shows!

Hannah Morrison completed BA(Hons) Fine Art (Printmaking) at University College Falmouth in 2007. Since she has returned to her home town in Stroud and lectured on the printmaking department on the Art Foundation course while undertaking work for 'Two Wood Press'. Previous to graduating Morrison participated in an exchange to the Printmaking department at Cuenca University in Spain.

CAN Project (Cornwall Artist Network) have programmed Embark: Ferry Art for the second year. Each month a new artist will exhibit on-board the unique setting of the King Harry Ferry from May until November 2008, the first show saw Benjamin Burt exhibit 'Silent Dissolution', a series of emotive landscapes that hinted at the artist's relationship with living in the South West. . Supported by Arts Council England and University College Falmouth all the shows aim to highlight contemporary art practice to those that might not normally visit traditional gallery spaces - the project provides a much needed platform for emerging practitioners to show work and themes revealed this year highlight environmental, social and economical issues pertinent to the region.

The monthly shows on-board the King Harry Ferry are accompanied by a series of postcards available on Fal River Links services and this month the project incorporates several community art workshops with local schools. Future shows will feature works by artists; Hannah Morrison, Mac Dunlop, Ellie Williams, Lise Hovesen & Temujin Doran, Jamie Boyd and Kim Pilgrim.

For more information about the project, workshops or individual artists involved please email: info@canproject.org or visit www.canproject.org.

For more information about University College Falmouth please visit www.falmouth.ac.uk