Twelve is a collaborative exhibition showcasing 12 illustrators and artists graduates at the Poly in Falmouth.
The group has completed Falmouth University’s MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice last year, and this is a chance to see some of the group’s stunning works.
Running until Monday, artist John Dunbar Kilburn (actually Ryan's words) explains: “The show features work from artists and illustrators who all completed the MA Authorial Illustration course at Falmouth University in 2012 and have spent the last year carving out careers in the real world.
“They converged on Falmouth from the far corners of the UK, Europe and Truro and are now bound inextricably to the town. It is this shared love of Falmouth, as well as a deep interest in exploring and pushing the boundaries and conventions of illustration as art, that has brought them back to The Poly today.
“This was not difficult as most of them now live around the corner.”
Featured in the exhibition is Jack Brougham whose work ranges from book illustration to comics, and from murals to images made for no other purpose than to give me pleasure. He says: “If there is a common thread it’s that I'm usually trying to embody some kind of spirit of a place or state of being in the image.”
Rebecca K Jones’ work tends to be heavily focused on narrative, expressing an interest in our |perceptions of the world; the bizarre, the mundane and the awkward.
She has been working towards producing a small graphic novella titled ‘6:45 am - Part one (Luke).’ It is, as the title suggests, intended as part of a larger series. ‘6:45 am’ takes its inspiration from the Cornish town of Penryn and the small hours of the morning. Its intention was to convey ideas of transition and ‘ordinary strangeness.’
John Dunbar Kilburn makes and sells his own silkscreen prints, pop-up books and comics. John is currently setting up his own printing studio with a group of Cornish illustrators as well as opening a gallery space in Falmouth itself.
Also taking part in the collection will be Tomas Brunsdon, Ryan Gajda, Beth Hutchinson, John Dunbar Kilburn, Johanna Roehr, Peter Murgatroid, Orlagh Murphy, Teresa McLaughlin Ben Peers and Chris Rixon.