Farming Families was a year-long participatory digital arts project telling stories from the lives of families who farm West Cornwall.
Unique as the land that surrounds it, the exhibition on-line and at Newlyn Art Gallery was a seasonal journey of a rural community. Using storytelling, personal objects, moving and still images, digital technology, Super 8 and black & white film, the project fused the facts of agricultural life with the families’ creativity and insight to explore issues of work, community and cultural identity.
Created by Roz and Jim Nixon of Trewoof Wartha, Monica and Roy Olds of Mulfra Farm, Deryck and David Eddy of Boleigh Farm in collaboration with film-maker Barbara Santi.
Photos taken at Newlyn Art Gallery exhibition
Mulfra Farm – photos taken by Monica & Roy Olds
Boleigh Farm – photos taken by Deryck and David Eddy
Trewoof Wartha – photos taken by Roz & Jim Nixon