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May 2022

Roll The Dice is a selection of artwork made by Splanna, Falmouth Art Gallery's resident collective of young people, making artwork in response to the climate crisis. Over the last 6 months the collective have worked with artists from many disciplines and been inspired by the Falmouth Art Gallery collection and themes discussed in ‘circle time’, using restorative practice to create open and thoughtful communication. The young people have explored themes of de-forestation, fast fashion, and waste. Roll The Dice 24th May - 16th July

Watercolour on paper William Holman Hunt (1827-1910): A Sketch in Cornwall (The Lizard), 1860, watercolour on paper, 20.5 x 26.5 cms. Funded with support from Art Fund and V&A Purchase Grant Fund. About the Artist William Holman Hunt was one of the founding figures of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of artists formed in 1848 that sought to champion imaginative scenes inspired by literature, religion, nature, and poetry. While the brotherhood was short-lived (some five years), Hunt remained committed to its principles throughout his career. He was a devout Christian well-known for his incredible attention to detail and religious subject matter. His most

Brown, Sir John Arnesby RA (1866-1955)A Summer Day - a study for 'A June Day', oil on canvas, 60 x 71.5 cms. Presented to the Corporation of Falmouth in 1923 by Alfred A. de Pass, in memory of his sons. Sir John Alfred Anersby Brown was an English painter born in 1866 to a well known family in Nottingham . He attended the Nottingham School of Art and went on to be tutored by Andrew McCallum where he learnt to love painting outdoors, he then went on to study in London as well as exhibit his painting at the Royal

A few thoughts on recent research by our Trainee Curator Emily Spargo John William Waterhouse RA (1849-1917) Bouquet Oil on canvas Falmouth Art Gallery collection Muriel Foster, from a 1905 publication.Frisco Magazine (July 1905): Plays and Players p47. The Artist John William Waterhouse was born in Rome in 1849 and was the son of the artist William Waterhouse. He began painting in his father's studio around eighteen before studying at the Royal Academy from c.1870 for several years. He was a prevalent artist and developed a uniquely Italianate and modern style in the late Romantic Pre-Raphaelite manner. His works often draw on classical,