‘Photography & Art’ Category

Artists capture Carn Grey

Posted on: 29th August 2016 No Comments

It’s not long now until the ‘A Landscape Layered with Stories’ Exhibition at Wheal Martyn Museum, and we are very excited to say the least! As well as prompting stories, landscapes also inspire artists, and we are happy to be including some responses from artists, many of which are students, within the exhibition. We have been fortunate to have the […]

The White Landscape- Students explore Carn Grey

Posted on: 7th March 2016

Last month we hosted an event at Trethurgy, bringing together students from Exeter & Falmouth Universities and local community members, to share, document and connect. Current students volunteers with Storylines, Tom and Ed, have written accounts of the day, so here’s how it went…   The White Landscape: a day of rain, a day of inspiration […]

The suitcase travels to Luxulyan Valley

Posted on: 15th June 2014 No Comments

What a brilliant 3 days we had recently with Luxulyan school children as part of the project ‘Landmark Travels; Your past in a suitcase.‘ After learning about the history of the valley and viaduct, we walked the old tramway from Ponts Mill, stopping to draw, discuss and collect. The weather was glorious and the walk through the […]

Documenting farming families- the photographs of John Head

Posted on: 9th November 2013 No Comments

When doing community based storytelling project such as ‘Tallys an Tir’ you never know what you are going to discover or who you will meet. Early on in our collaboration with Kestle Barton in Manaccan, we were lucky enough to be introduced to John Head; a 4th generation vet whose veterinary practice ‘Head & Head’ is […]

Some photos from ‘Tir & Mor’ in St.Mawes

Posted on: 2nd November 2013 No Comments

Following our work in the Roseland area, linked with St.Mawes and St.Just in Roseland Heritage Group, we played a selection of material collected over the project at an evening screening event. These films were then screened over the Roseland festival in St.Mawes. Thank you to all of those who helped make this happen and came […]

Women of the land

Posted on: 7th October 2013 No Comments

This weekend was ‘Myrhes Kernow- Daughters of Cornwall,’ a conference led by the Institute of Cornish Studies and held at Penryn. There were some really interesting talks over the day, and some great stories of inspirational women. Farming is often depicted as a masculine industry, however women have played a key role in the running of […]

Crying the neck, Cornish feasts & corn dolly’s at Gunwen

Posted on: 2nd October 2013 No Comments

What a brilliant 3 days we had over our recent event at Gunwen Chapel in Luxulyan. The event kicked off with a crying the neck ceremony with the 3 local primary schools, Luxulyan, Lanivet and Lanlivery, followed by corn dolly making with Kath Strang. The same evening, another crying the neck ceremony was led by […]

Down at RoseHip Barn- dancing around the farm

Posted on: 23rd August 2013 No Comments

Yesterday I spent the day working with the Kempthorne family, collecting some more visuals for the short film about the families memories of the beautiful L-shaped barn on the farm- RoseHip barn. It’s always a pleasure spending time on the farm. Gemma’s movements are amazing to watch and lend themselves to good footage & photos […]

Exciting preparations for ‘This Land’ at Kestle Barton and the Keskerdh an Kammva-dro

Posted on: 8th August 2013 No Comments

Preparation is in full flow for the final ‘Tallys an Tir’ events, and they’re shaping up to be really exciting. These celebratory events will showcase a selection of the material that local groups have been collecting, as well as having a range of exciting activities for people to take part in. Next on the calendar […]

A snapshot of farming in the 1990’s- the photographs of John Head

Posted on: 11th April 2013 No Comments

Today I spent the day scanning with 4th generation veterinary surgeon John Head of Helston. John has an amazing collection of black and white photographs taken on farms he worked on in the 1990’s, all in the Helston area. Although taken only 20 years ago these photographs, mostly portraits, provide a snapshot of a different […]