The images proposed for exhibition on the King Harry Ferry arise from activities involving local residents and the many visitors to the villages of Portscatho & Gerrans. These activities or responses to the location have been generated by artists, writers, poets, musicians, geographers and UCF students that have been in residence or who have worked on the Caravanserai project at Treloan Coastal Holidays, a caravan and camping site on the Roseland peninsula.
Being images of people, activities and events pertinent to the area that the ferry passengers are either coming from or going to, they’d work a treat on the KHF (our familiar & all-important route to and from the Roseland come rain or shine).
They’d be ‘rooted on route’ so to speak, being place responsive and community spirited. The ferry crossing is a fine time frame for browsing an exhibition (as well as the huge ships still moored up the Fal), it’s a connective and inbetween site ideally suited to images that respond to and celebrate the local environment and culture.
The images provide examples of the type of content envisaged for the ferry exhibition, if selected this would be redesigned or new work produced. The final images will be sourced from the wealth of material there is, and credited to the various people involved.
Re. your request for proposals from ‘emerging artists’ I probably don’t fit the bill as I’ve been practicing for a long time. But, I hope that the pertinence to locality and inclusive nature of Caravanserai (as an ongoing ‘emergent’ project) might be of interest.
The images sent to Embark Ferry Art are sourced from, or include photos by – Mary Pollard, Jiva Lovejoy, Alyson Hallett and William Walker