Farming Families

Farming Families was a year-long participatory digital arts project telling stories from the lives of families who farm West Cornwall culminated in an exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery, online and touring film programme.

Unique as the land that surrounds it, the exhibition, website and creative documentary film 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.

Completed 2007