In Lawrence House Museum, Launceston, there is a unique group of giant Herbarium (books containing a collection of preserved plant specimens) Local business man and Botanist William Wise cycled around Devon and Cornwall in the 1800’s collecting plants to press for his Herbarium. Artist explorer, Karen Howse is offering a series of plant collecting walks around Launceston, engaging people with plant pressing and printmaking processes which will culminate in the collation of the People’s Herbarium (a contemporary version of Wise’s Herbarium) with the help of local Bookbinders.
This is a BRIGHT SPARKS community project engaging people with plants, place and printmaking funded by FEAST and Cornwall Museums Partnership
Lawrence House Museum, Launceston PL15 8BA
To find out more about the project go to the People's Herbarium page Here
Poster and Botanical chalking 'Tansy' also known as bitter buttons, cow bitter, or golden buttons
I have some monoprints in this rolling exhibition.
‘A Space For Dreaming’ is a continuous exhibition by twenty Terre Verte artists. The gallery is now open on an appointments only basis so that you and your ‘bubble’ can enjoy exclusive use of this relaxed and comfortable space to enjoy the work of contemporary artists.
Please make your booking – on the hour, for the hour – by email at firstname.lastname@example.org https://richeart.co.uk
Please note as govt guidelines change, the gallery may have to close.
Please note: The Gallery is currently in lockdown (January 2021)
Dunsland Shadow 1 & 2 - Monoprints
This exhibition grew from the core of Evolving the Forest and was also based on an open call. We simply asked artists to respond to the idea of ‘tree’ or ‘tree-ness’ – nothing more. The work in this exhibition represents the breadth of ideas we received: some of it quite representational, some more abstracted; some designed to hang on a wall as a permanent statement, others to be more ephemeral and to decay within the landscape in which they were created.
The essential spirit of the coming-together of voices, thoughts and opinion to the annual gatherings at Dartington convened by art.earth is one of open-ness and fluidity. We believe this open, ecological process engenders unexpected and unusual registers, allowing for a very real and spontaneous mixing of disciplines and outlook. It may not be so unusual for artists and scientists to attempt a sharing of intellectual spaces (although unusual enough), but to broaden this to embrace architects, designers, materials experts, engineers, chemists, philosophers, policy-makers and land managers was the clarion opportunity when convening an event initially stemming from the centenary celebrations of the UK Forestry Commission.
Have a look at this project by Double Elephant Printworkshop, I have some of my prints included in the animation. Their lockdown project brings together poets, historians, animators and printmakers to turn a 1000 year old riddle from the Exeter Book into an animated encounter that can be “played” by the reader. Riddle 57 is one of nearly 100 riddles from the Exeter Book, a tenth-century anthology of poetry in Exeter Cathedral’s library, recognised by UNESCO as one of the world’s principal cultural artefacts. The riddles are playful little windows into the past. They’re dynamic – demanding to be played, replayed and interpreted.
Journals & Zines Zines pronounced ‘zeen’ like the end of magazine are diy publications on any subject. Enjoy a relaxed making session for the Journals and Zines project for young people in Cornwall. Learn how to make a few zine structures and play with ideas for content. Zine Zoom making sessions, videos…. This is a free FEAST funded project to creatively navigate our way through these times. July to October 2020 Email Karen at: email@example.com
Saturday 3rd October 2020 As part of the Fun Palace events JOURNALS & ZINES will be at Launceston market 9.30am to 2ish handing out ZINE PACKS (early birds get a voucher for Liberty cafe!) Artist Karen Howse will be demonstrating how to make a one page zine, and there will be a distanced table for you to have a go too. It would be good to see you. Check out the FB page for more fun palaces come and say hello https://www.facebook.com/Launcestonfunpalace
Swanskin Printmakers are showing at Sterts Theatre on the edge of Bodmin Moor. A group show with an environmental edge. Look out for possible associated workshops during the show.
Wave 2 - Monoprint as part of Swanskin Printmakers Exhibition at Sterts