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02.05.08
It's 'double exposure' at The Exchange Gallery for University College Falmouth

University College Falmouth BA(Hons) Photography students at The Exchange GalleryIf you're thinking of what to do over the next eight weeks, then look no further than visiting The Exchange Gallery, Newlyn Art Gallery's second venue in the heart of Penzance, to see a series of five fortnightly exhibitions by forty University College Falmouth's third year BA(Hons) Photography students.

'Test Strip 1-5' will be on display from 19 April to 28 June and includes more than 200 images ranging from documentary to fine art that highlights the wide variety of photographic techniques ranging from throwaway plastic cameras to state of the art digital and traditional cameras used throughout the three year degree course sited at the new Photo Centre at Tremough and takes the viewer on a journey of photographic discovery. The images have been printed by the students using a range of techniques from very old such as tin types, traditional black and white darkroom printing as well as both dark room colour and digital print.

The five shows celebrate the creativity of these final year students by revealing the breadth and scope of their skills and ideas, showcasing the wonders of photography through their eyes. The students are presenting their work unframed and often in a smaller format than usual as they prepare for their final degree show as part of the Summer Shows at University College Falmouth's Tremough and Woodlane campuses between 17-21 June.

"Newlyn Art Gallery has a long association with University College Falmouth, but this is the first time they have exhibited at The Exchange," said Blair Todd, Exhibition Manager at The Exchange Gallery.

"At NewlynArtGallery and The Exchange we are exploring new ways to work with young and emerging artists from the region, in addition to our main programmed exhibitions. This evolving show of students' photography, running concurrently with PeterGeschwind's kinetic installation 'Automatic', is proving a great success. The students' enthusiasm and the high quality of work is wonderful," said Blair.

Lecturer on BA(Hons) Photography Sian Bonnell has been working closely with the students to mount the exhibition. "We are really happy to be invited by The Exchange Gallery to highlight this year's current third year Photography students. This is such an exciting development and we look forward very much to further collaboration with NewlynArtGallery and The Exchange in the future," said Sian.

In April 2008, University College Falmouth merged with Dartington College of Arts to create a new institution focusing on the expansion of Falmouth's expertise in Art, Design and Media and Dartington's expertise in Choreography, Music, Theatre, Art and Writing.

The merger will pave the way for a new specialist Arts University in Cornwall in 2012, creating a Higher Education institution unique to the South West.

University College Falmouth is a founding partner in the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC), a unique initiative to promote regional economic regeneration through Higher Education, funded mainly by the European Union (Objective One), the South West Regional Development Agency, and the Higher Education Funding Council for England, with support from Cornwall County Council.

For further information about BA(Hons) Photography at University College Falmouth, visit www.falmouth.ac.uk/photography, email admissions@falmouth.ac.uk or telephone Admissions on 01326 213854.

For further information please contact Jilly Easterby, Head of Public Affairs, University College Falmouth on 01326 213792 or email jilly.easterby@falmouth.ac.uk.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) project, both Phase 1 and Phase 2, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF). University College Falmouth is a partner of the CUC. The Programme also invested in Newlyn Art Gallery Development through the ERDF.

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