Students have been invited to graffiti at Heartlands

Students have been invited back to Heartlands to take part in a Graffiti project with artist Cosmic.

Those taking part will be able to learn about Cosmic’s profession as well as the cultural mining heritage in the area.

The trip will take place on October 12 from 8.50am until 1.10pm and the group will be allowed to use gloves, masks, googles and spray paint outdoors.

If it rains the event will take place in the old boiler rooms in the Heartlands’ gardeners’ workshops.

Natalie Ellis, Art teacher at Pool Academy, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for students to work with an artist and ask questions about their profession, while learning more about the cultural mining heritage of the area.”

Last term a different group of students were asked to transform a board into a graffiti art piece to show the link and influence Cornwall had in South Africa during the mining era.

They designed the image by first thinking of significant objects that represented South Africa and Africa. This included the lion’s mane as well as barbecues called ‘Braai’, which are a social custom enjoyed in South Africa, and a beautiful sunrise across the Sahara.

Half the image was also made up of all things that represent Cornwall. This included surfing, the Cornish pasty - which are eaten in certain places of South Africa- and Cornish pottery with its distinctive blue and white stripes.

The students worked in Heartlands’ gardens which have been designed to show where Cornish Miners travelled to all over the world to share mining experience.

Christiana Richardson