New gallery in former fish factory

Thursday, May 26, 2011

FALMOUTH’S new artists’ studio space and gallery, The Fish Factory, opens to the public on Saturday with a launch party for its first exhibition of local contemporary art.

Artists have spent the past three months renovating the former scallop-packing plant, which now offers studios and gallery space to hire at Falmouth Wharfs.

The launch party runs from 6pm to 10pm and is open to anyone.

Work by Cornish artists Sophie Capron, Diggy Smerdon and Martiens Bekker will sit alongside work by a selection of other emerging local artists.

Rose Hatcher, the artist leading the project, said: “A lot of hard work has gone into getting The Fish Factory ready for this launch night.

“We’ve scrubbed the floors, removed the rust, painted the walls and got rid of the fishy smell.

“I hope it can become a serious creative hub for Cornish artists and I encourage anyone with an interest in art to come and see what we have planned.”

The exhibition will run for two months, from 9am until 6pm daily.

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