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Falmouth Collective: Illustration Show

This is the next blog post in a collection documenting the shows that were on at Falmouth University at the start of June. The great thing about the illustration show is that the whole cohort, years 1 to 3s work was on display. There is so much personality in the work and a few of these people's work I first came across on Instagram or through recommendations by friends so to see it in the flesh was great!

Victoria Sandoy 

I love how Victoria has depicted nature through the use of colours and textures. Her muted colour schemes create atmospheric pieces of work. 

Catherine Vallely

I was very envious but inspired by Catherine's sketchbooks that she had on display. Her approach to media was very engaging, clearly someone not afraid to experiment which is so important. I related a lot to her work because of how she pushed how mediums can be perceived by a viewer. 

Evan Hollingdale

A collection of beautiful work by Evan whose work I came across on Facebook. He has such a strong eye for colour and a real way to create dynamic narrative pieces of work. The quality of his work is already so strong, the finish and clear ideas is something which struck me when viewing the display. He pushes how illustration can be used and translated his visuals and ideas onto different materials which was engaging. 

Charlotte Humphries

Charlotte's ability with colour and pushing a more traditional process like screen-printing made her work stand out because of how she had combined drawing and found imagery. 

Carly Diep

I was struck by Carly's work because how the sheer amount of attention to detail in the paper cutting work draws the viewer's eye in. The depth created by layering pieces together creates a dynamic piece of work. Her Aurora poster was another bonus! It's always great to find people who appreciate similar music to you. 

Irene Taptas

Irene is someone else who has pushed how media can be used to create a narrative. Her use of texture and repetition within pieces of her work worked very well. 

Alexandra Gurtner 

I came across this work and was struck by it because of the subject matter, it was illustrating one of my favourite films. It's always good to sea how other creative and visual thinkers perceive something and Alexandra has done this very effectively. Through the use of dramatic lighting and tone she's created something which evokes feelings captured in the book and film. 

Julie De Graaf

The sketchbook queen, it was really nice to see sketchbooks alongside some of the third year work. Julia's use of line and texture is something that appears throughout her work and creates real movement and emotion to the viewer. 

Clara Anganuzzi

Clara's work makes me so happy. Her work and ability to create such humour through animals is very strong. Her seals are a favourite of mine!

Emma Donegan

I was instantly drawn to the yellow in Emma's work. Her work has real character and charm. I think having a strong sense of colour is so important and she does this very well throughout their work. 

Oliver Averill

I came across Oliver's work on Instagram and have always appreciated how he uses mark making and colour. There is so much character in his work shown through his confident use of mark making and line.


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