This week in art

Final round up of the year from the art & design department here at Truro College.

We have work from fashion, feminism in print, fine art and life drawing as everyone gears up for the major project starting in the new year.

Wishing all our followers a merry Christmas and all the best for 2020!

AROUND THE DEPARTMENT 28/11

Another week, another round up of fab artwork from our students.
Life Drawing Art Academy were working on their wire sculptures, Extended Diploma second year Art has animation in progress, year 1 A level graphics students are experimenting with relief prints and Second year Extended Diploma students on the Graphics Pathway created these images by constructing dioramas in response to the theme ‘House of Sin’. Each student created a room for one of the Seven Deadly Sins, working inventively on a small scale to create maximum impact!
Finally the art department helped to create another lantern this year for the Truro City of Light parade, can you spot him?

AROUND THE DEPARTMENT 20/11


Interesting artwork from around the department this week –
Clay models made by Second Year Extended Diploma Design students from their Visual Studies lecture with a life model.
Extended Diploma Design students working on function/non function in ceramics.
Examples of collograph plates and prints made by the Extended Diploma graphics and illustration students. The brief is to design a cover for the movie magazine Little White Lies based on a selected movie. These are examples for the films Ex Machina, Heather’s, Psycho and The Darjeeling Limited.
Level 2 Art and Design students with their work from the brief ‘containers’.
After an inspirational visit to the Tate Gallery in St Ives, first year Extended Diploma students created experimental surfaces using waste plastic packaging exploring shape and colour.
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Elevate: The Truro College Art and Design Summer Show 2019

A selection of images from our 14th summer show here at Lemon Quay, Truro.
I`ll let the photos and the artwork speak for itself!

Elevate: And the winner is…

Our 14th annual show is live down on Lemon Quay in Truro all this week. Open from 0900 until 1800 daily.
Come and see some amazing, creative and inspiring artwork from our talented students if you are in town, truely worth a visit.
Below are this years prize winners, voted for by local artists and businesses, congratulations to them all.
(Full winners list below)


Tate – Stella Thurlow, Lola Osborne, Charlotte Musk, Della Bason
Atrium Gallery – Rosie Tuff
The Arts Society Truro – Iowla Lawton, Taro Bean, Rosie Tuff
St Justin Ltd – Anna Thomason-Kenyon
John Howard Print Studios – India Pascoe-Buchanan & Thomas Parker
Tregony Gallery – Thomas Coggan Megan Burridge
Uneeka – Eleanor Bolton & Michael White
Truro College Art & Design Team Award – Sophie Bellman, Dannii Read, Felix McCrossen-Sadler
Kernowcraft Silversmithing and Jewellery – Rachel Bishop
Truro College Part Time Courses – Joanna Czlonkowska
Eat Art – Kim Gentle Boon
Sea Salt – Emily Taylor Tabitha Munro
Sully’s Framing & Art – Ellie Pyner
Blue Wing Gallery – Tilda Fuller

Making Ocarinas


This week the Saturday Art Club were working with clay to produce Ocarinas ( little clay Flutes )
Inspired by the film `The Silence of Ani` by Francis Alys . He filmed a group of young people in the ancient and ruined city of Ani, on the border between Armenia and Turkey. They were given different bird whistles and with their calls brought life back to the ruins.

Page Turner – Turning heads

On from now until this Sat 27th May, 3pm – Page Turner.

A celebration of great student art from Truro College, Cornwall.

Take yourself down to Lemon Quay Piazza in Truro and become inspired by the wealth of talent on display.

From fine art to jewelry, from architecture to graphics design, and everything in between.

Our 12th annual show, Page Turner.

Beyond Truro College – Alastair Heywood

This is a previous blog post from 2015 featuring ceramic artist and former student Alastair Heywood.

Alastair said back then, “2008 marked the end to my five year sentence at Redruth School and having no intention of staying at sixth form for round two, Truro College seemed like an oasis in the parched desert. I knew I liked art so there was no question as to whether I’d study it. I had Tristan and Louise for my first year at college and aside from both being hilarious they taught me to paint. To stop drawing what I thought was there and actually see.”

“A year into my a levels I dropped my subjects and pursued the two year National Diploma in art and design, Bernadette Gaffney, Paul Ziemacki and Robin Dowell were all wonderful tutors and I had the privilege of their frank and measured advice at every turn. However, it is Anne Thomas to whom I owe the most, she introduced me to clay. Glazes, engobes, slab building, throwing, it was all fascinating and the alchemic nature of the subject appealed to me.”

“Three years of continuous experimentation, a smattering of A/s levels and a triple distinction later I was being offered places from all of the universities to which I’d applied. Well, nearly all (I went to Wimbledon for a painting interview and came away with an offer for sculpture instead. Funny really).”

“I now have a degree in ceramic design from Central Saint Martins, as well pieces in both private collections and that of the University of the Arts London (UAL). I also have a studio in Illogan in which I can be found either up to my eyeballs in clay, quietly drawing, or printmaking.”

“My brief stint at Truro helped me work out what facets of design truly interested me, and contributed to the confidence that allowed me to apply to the universities that I did. If I were to do it again I’d hope that my experience wasn’t wildly different and that the smell of developer from the darkroom in Mylor still drifts down the hall and masks the gents.”

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