Richard Allman: Tamarama

DSCF0005Director: Richard Allman

Richard Allman uses the flow and tidal reach of the river, but takes the position from above the water from a river cruise.

Tamarama is an animated journey through the Tamar Valley from the river, capturing the natural beauty of the upper tidal reaches to the modern industrial landscape of the Tamar bridges and naval dockyards. In his first animation, Richard Allman uses his unique drawing style to capture the essence of this historic waterway which marks the boundary between Devon and Cornwall.

“Richard is an incredible draughtsman and for the first time the River Tamar Project has challenged him to make a film with his drawings and as a local artist reflecting on his years of work understanding this landscape and documenting its change and the extensive regeneration of the waters edge.”

Paula Orrell

Tamarama (2014) – a film by Richard Allman – is commissioned by the River Tamar Project.


Richard Allman

Richard Allman is best known for his pen and ink drawings of Plymouth’s regeneration projects. His exhibition capturing the touring stage production of War Horse was warmly received at the Theatre Royal Gallery last year. Trained at the Central School of Art and Design in London, Richard lives in Plymouth and runs drawing workshops throughout the South West.


Travel Information

Make your return journey by train on the stunning Tamar Valley branchline.

Bus routes available: 34 (21/21A short walk)

Parking: there is limited parking available in the village. We encourage travel by public transport wherever possible.