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They Told Me A Tale & The History Laboratory
Penryn Museum and Falmouth Town Hall July 2015
From April 2014 - July 2015, Field Notes worked with Penryn Museum as part of New Expressions 3 New Opportunities Award to realise two new artist commissions exploring the intriguing and eclectic collection of Penryn Museum.
exhibition 'They Told Me A Tale' presented new works by artists Richard
Baines and Matthew Benington (top two images). Both artists travelled
through time and local history to make new work. Richard followed the
journey of a narwhal tusk from Penryn to Canada and back to Penryn;
discovering shanties that chart early voyages to Newfoundland. Mattís
journey into the museumís collection focused on discovering the stories
and faces of the town; his large scale etching is based on an old
photograph of Penryn Town Hall and Museum.