Primary school children from around Cornwall have been taking inspiration from farming life for a special exhibition of artwork at Heartlands in Pool.

On display from July 27 to August 3 the work has been created as part of the project, Tallys an Tir. Traditions & Stories of the Land, led by the Institute of Cornish Studies at the University of Exeter.

The project has collaborated with 11 Primary Schools around Cornwall, using a series of digital stories created with farmers as inspiration for creative work.  On display at Heartlands will be sculptures, paintings, installations, and videos. 

Sarah Chapman, who is heading up Tallys an Tir, said: “It has been brilliant to take farmers stories into the Schools, and get children out on local farms to learn about their farming heritage, and the quality of work produced is excellent. Seeing all the artwork together in one space will be great and rewarding for all involved. ”

The year-long project, has also been working within five communities around Cornwall, capturing and sharing stories that relate to the Cornish landscape. Local groups have been busy collecting memories, photographs, maps and objects, which will be brought together for a celebratory event in each are over the summer. The project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and FEAST Cornwall.