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Art around Porthleven

There’s art happening right across Porthleven from the top of the hill down to Methleigh Bottoms. Don’t forget to work these into your Festival plans…

WRECKERS’ STUDIO and the BICKFORD SMITH INSTITUTE

For the Festival, Porthleven artist Paul Williams has created a whole new installation in the gar- den of his studio on Loe Bar Road. Don’t miss this one folks, it’s a true artistic gem, Paul uses found objects and waste to create amazing art ad sculptures. Walk out past the clocktower –  stop in if it’s open for a taster of Paul’s work – then enjoy a meander along our beautiful coastline – you’ll eventually reach Wrecker’s studio yard on your left.

ART MURAL AT THE ATLANTIC INN

Creating a new outdoor space has been one of the recent goals of Leigh and the team at the Atlantic Inn. As part of that they’re creating a beautiful art wall for everyone to enjoy whilst they sip their beer and take in the views across the big blue. Head up the hill to partake!

THE BT PHONE BOX

Porthleven Arts Community has recently taken possession of the old red telephone box on the harbour head and has big plans to turn it into a tiny arts venue. During the Festival you’ll be able to hear some of the poems of Porthleven poet Nick Hardcastle being read through an old telephone in an installation using Raspberry Pi technology.

CORNISH ELEMENTS AND ELEMENTALS

An exhibition on the Porthleven Arts Gallery Wall in The Shipyard Market. Works in all media by emerging Cornish artists. All the artwork displayed is for sale. The shipyard market is also the hub of our workshops programme so pop in and take a look.

PAPER CRANE ORIGAMI WORKSHOPS AND COMMUNITY ART INSTALLATION

With the help of festivalgoers, Cornish-based community Artist Silvia Causo-Garbutt will be creating a Porthleven community Paper Cranes of Hope installation. The aim is to make and hang 1000 paper origami cranes inside The Shipyard Market. In Japan the origami crane is a symbol of hope, healing and peace. Every day except Monday. Costs £2 per person to cover the costs of materials – you can make as many cranes as you like and take one home.

DAVE CUSICK WOODTURNING DEMOS

Daily demonstrations (except Monday 27th) in the Shipyard Market, showing how Dave turns wood into vases, bowls and more.

ALL AT SEA

Alyson Minkley, previous winner of the Porth- leven prize – a residency for students of Bath Spa University – will light the exterior of the Old Lifeboat House with her winning entry during the second weekend of the Festival. You can also see her winning sculptures in the garden of Trigg House, just up the hill.

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