On The Wire is an arts platform; a film screening, live performances and exhibition of photography and fine art held at The Poly in Falmouth. At its heart is a passion for creating an inspiring and celebratory evening of professional and emerging artists work. It is driven by lead artist Emily Dobson, with a core team; Dancers Grace Sellwood and Robert Mennear, Visual Artist Melanie Young, Gallery Coordinator Rosie Willmot and Curator Emma Harnett.
Contributing artists have included Angela Praed, Belinda Whiting, John Trigg, Steve Tanner, Melanie Young, Cscape Dance, Kevin Clifford, Mark Jenkin, Brett Harvey, Mark Parry, Ian Bucknole and Charlotte Eatock.
In 2012 On The Wire commissioned photographer Steve Tanner to work with Cornwall based dancers to create an exhibition of images for the gallery. The first Creative Exchange event was also introduced, a day long event with invited dancers and visual artistis sharing a studio. Improvised movement generated sketches and inspiration for artwork to be created for the final exhibition.
On The Wire is delivered in partnership with Cornwall Film Festival and Freefall Dance, supported by The Works with funding from FEAST and IdeasTap.
Image Steve Tanner