Private View Monday 3 September from 5pm to 7pm at the Poly, Falmouth
Thereafter open 10am - 5pm from 4 - 8 September
We would be delighted if you could come and join our exhibiting Zweig Scholarship Winners, staff and friends of the University College for a Private View on Monday 3 September from 5pm to 7pm at The Poly, Church St, Falmouth, TR11 4EG.
This is a great opportunity to view the work that has been generated by these talented students as a result of this prestigious bursary, enabling them to explore the artistic and cultural achievements of other nations. Each year the Zweig winners’ exhibition never fails to impress, by bringing together inspiring and diverse work, and this year is no exception. We are thrilled to present work from the following Falmouth students:
Mohamed Hussein - BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography
Mo’s photographic project, ‘Diaspora’, explores the legacy of social displacement through the roots of ethnic communities developing in the UK. Looking at a district of Bristol housing a high concentration of Somali nationals, the series documents a diverse migrant population looking to rebuild from a collective history of war, famine or drought in their homeland.
Isatu Hyde - BA(Hons) 3D Design
Isa travelled to Athens and Crete to learn about ceramics of the Cycladic and Minoan periods. During her trip she visited museums and ancient sites, and began to soak in an understanding of the energy, skill and humour present in the craft work of Crete from as far back as 3000BC. Her learning of this craft will last a lifetime, and her exhibits are an indication of how she has developed as an artist.
Samantha Wilson - BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts
Samantha visited the Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi. This Artists in Residence Programme gave her the opportunity to spend time with renowned Tamil Nadu potters who create traditional village figures, including the impressive Ancient Ayyanar horses. These are giant horse figures some of the largest, hand built, terracotta sculptures in the world. Samantha learnt and observed some of their methods and skills, about their lifestyle, and predominantly how this indigenous craft is gradually disappearing in modern India.
Lydia Benson - MA Illustration
Lydia travelled to the west coast of Ireland to visit the Skelligs, jagged rock formations five miles out to sea, where the remains of a 6th Century Monastic settlement and an 1820’s lighthouse can be found. The framed work in this exhibition was developed from sketches produced on location in Ballingskelligs, Valentia Island and Killarney National Park, and focuses on landscape.
The annual Ferdynand Zweig Memorial Scholarship which is open to all University College Falmouth students, was established by Mrs D Zweig in 1994 to commemorate the career of her husband Dr Ferdynand Zweig, a prolific Polish painter, sculptor and former lecturer at the wartime Polish Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford. This scholarship enables current degree or postgraduate students to explore the past and current artistic/cultural achievements of other nations. The Scholarship can be used to support travel and/or study with a practical and/or theoretical purpose. It is a condition of the scholarship that successful candidates exhibit their work and are required to donate some record or memento of their journey to the Zweig Archive in the University College Library.
If you are unable to join us for the Private View, please do try and visit the exhibition sometime during the rest of the week. More details can be found at falmouth.ac.uk/zweig