Pick of the Week 2016

February's Guest Editor: Rose Hatcher

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This February we welcome Rose Hatcher, founder and curator of Fish Factory Art Space in Falmouth.


Rose Hatcher is the founder and curator of Fish Factory Art Space in Falmouth. After five years the Fish Factory has established itself as a vibrant and alternative addition to Cornwall's cultural offering.

Since growing up in Cornwall and studying at Falmouth University Rose has strived to push the boundaries of the contemporary art scene in the area, creating the Fish Factory as an open forum for many diverse and experimental arts to take place. The most recent exhibition is a joyful, expressive and humourous explosion of colour and kitsch by emerging artists Sophie Molyneux and Jacob Stevens.

In the last twelve months Rose has embarked on some new and adventurous projects beginning with International Women's Day 2015 which saw the inaugural exhibition by members of the Women's Art Network Kernow, of which Rose is a founding member. This year will see another IWD exhibition taking on the 'Seven Deadly Virtues' as an exploration of the festival's #pledgeforparity campaign. Also last year Rose exhibited her own photomontage work in Gdansk Poland, paving the way for an artistic exchange program with this fantastically cultural city. This was followed by the launch of a new illustration collective Howl Projects in Berlin and London – featuring artists living in or with links to Cornwall. This touring group of illustrators was founded by Rose who acts as curator and creative producer.

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What's On

The Artizan Garden Salon Open Show

7 Lucius Street

Friday 02 February 2018 – Sunday 23 December 2018

Portrait Art Sessions

The Old School, Newent Road, Highnam, Gloucester, GL2 8DG

Wednesday 25 April 2018 – Wednesday 19 December 2018

Workshops at The Guild at 51

The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT

Thursday 03 May 2018 – Monday 31 December 2018

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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