Cornish design galore at historic house
A wealth of contemporary design will be showcased in the
first Hidden Art Cornwall Design Fair, August 26-28 at Godolphin
House, Cornwall. The three day event will present work by
over 60 designer-makers, offering the public a chance to buy
from a wide range of furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics,
glass, jewellery, fashion accessories and interior products.
The Hidden Art Cornwall Design Fair is a first for Cornwall,
celebrating the quality and diversity of Cornish design and
offering the rare combination of contemporary design in a
historic setting. Participating designer-maker Gary Allson
of Dendron Design says: "Having all these designer-makers
together in one place will create a wonderful atmosphere and
enthusiasm for design. I am looking forward to being able
to talk directly to my customers and finding out what they
do and don't like which will help in my design of future
Godolphin House is a privately owned grade one mansion from
c1475, set in extensive grounds between Helston and Penzance.
The Hidden Art Cornwall Design Fair offers something for all
age groups as the event will encompass individual stalls for
over 50 designer-makers, design-led games for children, the
Finer-China plate raffle of 50 unique plates, an exhibition
of products from the Repeat and Variation project in collaboration
with the University College Falmouth's 3D Digital Research
Cluster and Hidden Art Curated.
Hidden Art Curated will present contemporary design in an
unconventional context and will be curated by Katherine Sorrell,
an established writer on design, craft and interior spaces.
Katherine will select work from Hidden Art Cornwall members
in response to the existing furniture and architectural spaces
of Godolphin House, creating a dialogue between contemporary
and antique objects. The result will challenge and surprise
the viewer, transforming the traditional showrooms of Godolphin
Hidden Art Cornwall is a franchise of Hidden Art in association
with University College Falmouth. For more information visit:
For further information please contact Jessie Higginson at
Hidden Art Cornwall on 01326 253696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in CUC, both Phase 1 and Phase
2 through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). University
College Falmouth is a partner of the CUC.
Hidden Art Cornwall
Hidden Art Cornwall is a not-for-profit membership organisation
that supports and promotes designer-makers who live or work
in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, offering companies and
members of the public access to original design.
Our aim at Hidden Art Cornwall is to improve access to information,
enable the exchange of ideas and expertise and offer a platform
for designer-makers to exhibit and sell work, products and
designs to key markets and the public.
Hidden Art Cornwall is the pilot franchise of Hidden Art in
association with University College Falmouth.
About Hidden Art
Hidden Art is the trading name of Mazorca Projects, a not-for-profit
organisation. Over the past 10 years, Hidden Art has driven
the growth of the design sector in east London. The partners
and funders of Mazorca Projects have recognised the benefit
to designer-makers and the Department for Trade and Industry
has awarded funding to help replicate the Hidden Art success
story with its first franchise, Hidden Art Cornwall.
Hidden Art began in 1994 as a small open studios event showing
the work of 43 Hackney-based designermakers. A decade on,
it has developed into a unique network, supporting over 1,800
designer-makers and building links between the creative and
manufacturing industries and their clients.
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About Godolphin House
Godolphin House is a privately owned house open to the public.
Hidden in ancient woodlands Godolphin has beautiful interiors
with fine examples of English furniture, rare and ancient
gardens C1500, stables from C1585 and a surrounding National
Trust estate for beautiful woodland and hill walks.
Contact: Joanne Schofield, tel:+44 (0)1736 763194, email:
About Katherine Sorrell
Katherine Sorrell is a freelance journalist and author based
in Penzance who collects contemporary craft and has a background
in writing about design for national newspapers and magazines
such as Homes and Gardens. Katherine's books include
'Complete Craft', 'The art of display',
'Modern comfort' and 'At home with pattern'.
Katherine has also sat on selection panels for events such
as Chelsea Crafts Fair and the Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft
University College Falmouth
University College Falmouth is internationally known for its
undergraduate and postgraduate courses in art, design and
media. In 2003 the College opened the Design Centre, part
of a £130million development funded under the Combined
Universities in Cornwall initiative. The Design Centre provides
stunning new facilities for courses in Contemporary Crafts,
3D and Spatial Design, Textile Design and Garden Design. It
also houses the new Research Cluster in 3D Digital Production.
University College Falmouth is a founding partner in the Combined
Universities in Cornwall initiative, which is 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.
Contact: Jilly Easterby, PR Officer, tel: +44 (0)1326 213792,
The Business Room at University College Falmouth
The Business Room houses a 3D design bureau offering some
of the most modern equipment in the country available for
hire by local businesses. Based in the business room are 13
incubatee businesses. These are mainly graduates running a
variety of design businesses including, spatial designs, textile
designers and product designers. Incubatees can access expert
mentoring, business space, computer, IT support and access,
telephone, desk and storage at an affordable amount and are
given a start up financial award. The Business
Room also provides desk space for four designer-makers on
The Crafts Council Next Move scheme.
Contact: Vic Machon +44 (0)1326 370756, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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