Pool Academy help with art project to light up Redruth area during winter months  

Students at Pool Academy have been invited to help with an art project to help light up Redruth area during the winter months.

Artists who are part of Daylight Project, based in St Day, have spent about a year already designing and organising art installations inspired by the title Signs and Wonders.


Students at Pool Academy took part in a workshop to help with the animation projection art piece. It’s hoped this will be displayed at St Rumon's Gardens during the Redruth’s lantern parade on November 25. They were encouraged to make split pin puppets, lettering and images on the theme of fire and inventions from the 19th century.

Peter Cole, who is part of the Daylight Project, said he will edit work created during the school workshops and incorporate it into the final film.

"It's very exciting,” he said. “The workshops were held to help make the film which will be projected on the day of Redruth lantern parade.

"It is great that Pool Academy have become part of the project. It's brilliant because elements of what they have been doing in the workshops will be in the production.”

Mr Cole added that St Rumon's Gardens used to be the centre of scientific discovery so it was ‘a great place to show the completed piece’.

Natalie Ellis, Pool Academy Art teacher, said: “This is a great opportunity for students to have their work shown in the community.

“We are delighted to be working with The Day Light group and it is fantastic to be part of this amazing art project."

Mr Cole said the Daylight Project have four outdoor venues in and around Redruth to host their light sculptures and projections. The different art pieces are being created along the themes of the four elements Fire, Earth, Water and Air