Wed 24 July 2024
Falmouth Art Gallery
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Falmouth Art Gallery

"Road to Automata"

"Road to Automata" is the end product of an innovative collaboration between Falmouth Art Gallery, Year 9 students from Penryn College, their teachers Beth Sullivan and Linda Herring and writer Mac Dunlop. For our part we were delighted to welcome the students to the Art Gallery where they were inspired by our unique collection of automata to make their own creative responses in 3D, 2D and writing. The students were fully engaged with this project and I think this shines out of their writing. Well done to all concerned! We are very grateful to the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust, ‘engage’ and NAWE for selecting this project as one of only three pilots in the country to get an inaugural Max Reinhardt Literacy Award." 

Henrietta Boex, Director Falmouth Art Gallery 

"The boys enjoyed the practical aspect of making automata and their visit to Falmouth Art Gallery. The follow-up sessions allowed their imagination to have free rein, with the result that some very creative writing and interesting art work has been achieved.
"They are very keen to see their work in print. As their teacher, I feel it is important to allow them to be able to write and create for a real audience and for them to see that the effort and enthusiasm they demonstrated in taking part in the project is appreciated."

L. Herring, Penryn College

Click here to view the book produced.

Falmouth Art Gallery

Falmouth Art Gallery has one of the leading art collections in the South West. It is located on The Moor, in the upper floor of the Municipal Buildings above the Library in Falmouth, Cornwall.