For the next couple of weeks Holly and I are going to be helping out with an interactive, touring print exhibition. We’ll be travelling to Wadebridge, Liskeard, Launceston and Helson helping out Bernard Irwin and Jesse Smith.
Touring print and bookbinding workshop will help communities to create a unique record of their own towns.
A series of unusual creative events across the county will feature a printmaking workshop complete with presses and book binding facilities and with all the materials and help needed to bring out the artist in everyone. Travelogue Kernow is the brainchild of Penzance based artists Jesse Leroy Smith and Bernard Irwin.
Say Jesse and Bernard: ‘Many people won’t have seen an etching or letter press, with funding from FEAST and Heritage Lottery Fund this project gives everyone the chance to use these presses under the expert guidance of artists and printmakers and working with the highly skilled book studio PZ Conservation we will be able to turn their prints into a fantastic hand made book, a really unusual travelogue of Cornwall.’
The Travelogue Kernow project welcomes the whole community, young and old, artist or not, no experience needed. There will be plenty of expert help on hand and all the work produced will contribute to the creation of a unique hand made book that tells the stories of people and places in Cornwall through images and text created by the communities who live there.
The artists of Travelogue Kernow will be providing lots of source material but are encouraging people to bring along their own images and impressions of their town; photos, drawings, stories, local histories, local characters past and present, information about local fauna, flora and geologies and buildings, in short anything of interest.
The high energy and innovative TRAVELOGUE KERNOW will visit Wadebridge, Launceston, Liskeard, Helston, Art8 Newquay and Trelya Penzance during 2013.
Jesse and Bernard are currently working on a major exhibition for The Exchange gallery in Penzance looking at books made by artists. Travelogue Kernow will continue to tour up to the opening of the exhibition in 2014 when this wonderful book will be launched and feature prominently in the show. It is hoped it will subsequently be shown at venues across the county
DATES & VENUES: FEBRUARY
Wadebridge Town Hall Liskeard, Liskerrett Community Centre
16 Sat 10am to 8pm 20 Wed 10am to 8pm
17 Sun 9am to 5pm 21 Thu 9am to 5pm
18 Mon 9am to 5pm
Launceston Town Hall Helston Folk Musuem
22 Fri 10am to 8pm 25 Feb to 1 Mar
23 Sat 9am to 5pm 9am to 1pm
Newquay Art8 13th & 14th April – venue to be confirmed
Jesse Leroy Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 07944262727
Bernard Irwin email@example.com 01736 731899