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CROSS CURRENTS – Shallal Studios

Shallal Studios & BLW present Two Open Evening Events to brighten a winter evening!

Cross Art Form Collaborations
Thursday 26 November 7.30pm

Presenting music, sound, image, photographic processes and movement, artists include:
Oliver Raymond Barker, Jamie Mills, George Bradley Peer and others.

2nd – Through Our Eyes
Monday 30 November 6pm

Presenting visual arts and more, artists include:
Zoe Wilton, Sam While, Kerry Jackson, Toby Bridge, Melanie Young and others.

Shallal Cross Art Form Residency

Back Lane West are very pleased to welcome Shallal Studios back for their second year of residency with us. Shallal have also already enjoyed two residencies this year: Shallal Dance Theatre’s Shallal Shared at AMATA, Falmouth University; and Shallal Studios at Porthmeor Studios. With the resulting increased confidence, ideas, and collaborations from these residencies, Shallal artists, performers, and friends are keen to extend cross art form opportunities for their second Back Lane West residency, challenging and extending their practice and audiences.

Artists will work in blocks of time. Potential new work includes: exploring music and sound improvisation and photographic approaches, creating a shadow puppet theatre, working with multi media, music, writing, and projection, photography/film, exploratory practice in collaborative painting and extending to large scale bamboo installation/performance, and short pop up site specific performances in the surrounding area.

Shallal has a legacy of openness to cross art form collaborations. Artists and performers gain confidence in their own creative processes and are inspired to try new ways of working in different media. Shallal supports the voice of each individual artist/performer, encouraging and stimulating collaborations with internal or external artists, sharing skills and approaches within embodied practice, building new relationships and taking new risks.

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Shallal Studios celebrates the joy and possibilities of art in inclusive and collaborative practice. It wishes to open the glass ceiling often encountered by artists with additional needs. Shallal is building a supportive and collaborative network of artists, which includes both artists with additional needs and established and emerging artists who are interested in inclusion and collaboration. Their long term goal is an accessible inclusive arts studio for Cornwall.