Matt Pontin


As part of New Expressions 1, Matt Pontin worked with teenagers from Truro and the surrounding area to explore the Royal Cornwall Museum's collections. Matt worked collaboratively with the young people to create contemporary reinterpretations of the Cornish myths behind some of the museum's objects.

Matt said: “We’ve seen light bulbs going on in the young people’s heads. I hope it’s the first project of many with museums.”

The museum’s Director, Hilary Bracegirdle, added: “Working with the photographer has given the museum fresh insight into its collections as well as how we might better work with young people in the future. The dialogue created between these young people, the artists and the artefacts will continue.”

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New Expressions 1 artist Matt Pontin is a photographer. He graduated from Falmouth College of Arts with an MA in Photography. Matt nows runs a Plymouth-based creative business with a fellow artist.