Launch Event with Sea Shanties and Artist Talks!
Saturday 23rd May 3pm-5pm
Museum Opening Times: 10am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday
Also for Penryn Arts Festival: 12 - 4pm on Saturday 23rd May, 10am - 1pm Sunday 24th May
The History Laboratory at Penryn Town Hall: 10am - 5pm 22nd - 25th May
They Told Me a Tale
They Told Me A Tale presents new work by Richard Baines and Matthew Benington as part of national scheme New Expressions 3, that unlocks the creative potential of museums. Both artists travelled through time and local history to make new work. Richard followed the travels of a narwhal tusk from Penryn to Canada and back to Penryn; discovering shanties that chart early voyages to Newfoundland. Matt’s journey into the museum’s collection focused on discovering the stories and faces of the town; his large scale etching is based on an old photograph of Penryn Town Hall and Museum.
The History Laboratory
Launching at Penryn Arts Festival with an exhibition of work by Falmouth University Fine Art and Contemporary Craft students: Finbar Conran, Agatha Lowndes, Polly Maxwell, Henry Moore, Tabitha Tohill-Reid and Samantha Veitch. Each artist is testing out a different approach to making work inspired by Penryn’s past; from bizarre newspaper clippings, to a dysfunctional fire service and a unique loving cup.