NMMC artist in residence

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The National Maritime Museum Cornwall (NMMC) has appointed its first-ever artist in residence.

Rob Johnsey is a sculptor, boatbuilder and long-time volunteer at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth and has been engaged to produce new work for an exhibition opening in March 2016.

Artist in residence, Rob Johnsey
Artist in residence, Rob Johnsey

He graduated from Falmouth University in 2013 with a degree in Fine Art and was shortlisted for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize in 2010.

The new exhibition, entitled ‘Skeleton: New Sculpture from Old Boats’, will draw its inspiration from the Maritime Museum’s collections and explore the relationship between boats and forms which are found in the natural world.