Plymouth College of Art

There’d Be all Hell Let Loose Now
By: Katherine Hall, Shannon Watson & Maire Wilcox.

A creative response to The Mother's Bones film has been made by Fine Art students from Plymouth College of Art. Working with an interview Abigail conducted with Ed Retallack (who worked his whole life in Dean Quarry) as a starting point, the students have made a short film and soundtrack. The students worked co-operatively, making different parts of the film and working together to create the final piece. The students considered narrative, sound, structure and the context of the quarry and The Mother's Bones film. With thanks to Rachel Dobbs who led the workshop with the students.

You can read about the students experience of making the work here.


Primary schools on the Lizard peninsula

Responses to Landscape

Groups of pupils from primary schools on the Lizard peninsula are creating their own musical compositions to describe their landscape, drawing inspiration from Gareth Churcher’s composition for Dean Quarry in The Mother's Bones. The school workshops are being led by Sara Munns from the Cornwall Music Service Trust. This is a free event.

A final concert of all the school bands, and a film screening will take place on June 23rd. 6:30pm at Mullion School. Featuring primary schools from The Lizard Peninsula performing their own compositions in response to the local landscape. Including a screening of 'The Mother’s Bones', introduced by the artist, and a live performance by St. Keverne Band.

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