|2018 Swarm installation in the willow tree at Falmouth University.||_||2017 Kate Ogley and Timothy Crowley, BioBlitz, Falmouth University. _|
Swarm is inspired by a dream. In 1265 the Bishop of Exeter, Walter Bronescombe, was told in a dream by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, to found a college in Penryn on the site of a large willow tree that contained a swarm of bees. Glasney College was built very close to what is today Falmouth University and stood for 300 years. The College was a highly regarded place of study and creativity.
Swarm was permanently installed in a designated willow tree on Penryn campus in October 2018 in commemoration of Penryns notable and longstanding connection with educational institutions. Swarm was created with the help of local people, staff and students from Falmouth University. All took part in a series of bee making workshops where they made individual press-molded clay bees. These bees have been incorporated into a gilded ceramic swarm sculpture.
|2018 Swarm||_||Installation site, a willow tree at Falmouth University Penryn Campus. _|
|Map showing location at Falmouth University, Penryn Campus.||_||2017 Skills Fair, Penryn Arts Festival. _|
|2017 Two part plaster press mould with pressed clay bee.||_||2017 Bee pressing, Tipping points and Chaos, Falmouth University. _|
|2017 Clay bee pressing workshop, BioBlitz, Falmouth University.||_||2017 Clay bee pressing workshop, BioBlitz, Falmouth University. _|
|2017 Clay bees pressed by participants.||_||2017 Close up of a test piece for the Swarm ceramic sculpture. _|