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Visitors across the country have been flocking to our magnificent touring exhibition and this summer, it is coming to Falmouth for a spectacular finale. The exhibition tells the story for the first time of the links between the world-famous legend of King Arthur, the renowned Pre-Raphaelite artists and Cornwall’s Arthurian heritage. It brings together over 60 iconic works of art from public and private collections and is an exclusive opportunity to see the entire Lady of Shalott series of paintings by John William Waterhouse exhibited together for the first time in the UK. "A swoon of a show" The Times The incredible line-up of

This term Falmouth Library and Falmouth Art Gallery will be hosting a series of four creative writing sessions, for KS2 home educated children. (Years 3 to 6, ages 7 to 11) The workshops will take place in the library and include a short visit to the art gallery.Each session will be a stand alone workshop and bookable individually. Places are limited to ensure a small and friendly group. Children must have a responsible adult in the building premises for the duration of the session.  They must be collected from the library at the end of the session. Dates:September 14th 10am-12 noonOctober 12th 10am-12

The Legend of King Arthur: A Pre-Raphaelite Love Story is a touring exhibition that will depict the triangular interdependency that exists between Arthurian legend, Pre-Raphaelite artists and locations linked to the Arthurian legend, with a focus on Cornwall. The exhibition will introduce new audiences to the story of King Arthur, combine arts and heritage and increase awareness of the rich cultural heritage of Cornwall locally, nationally and internationally. The exhibition brings together major loans from public and private collections of Pre-Raphaelite art both in the UK and overseas. All artworks selected will be specific to the King Arthur story as told by

‘Hevva’ was a fishing term in the Cornish language for the traditional call used by the ‘huer’, who was employed to spot shoals of pilchards (now known as Cornish Sardines), and quickly rally the fishermen to their boats when fish were sighted. Fred Stephens (1832-1908) was a legendary ‘huer’ who spotted shoals of fish at Cadgwith for over forty years and the true story of his remarkable dream of pilchards is the inspiration for this exhibition which explores the highs and lows of fishing in Cornwall. Fishing has been a vital source of food and income since people first settled on

Falmouth Art Gallery launches a new digital guide featuring audio descriptions and videos. The guide enriches access to the gallery’s collections for on-site and online visitors. The free guide connects Falmouth Art Gallery with more than eighty other cultural institutions around the globe on the Bloomberg Connects app Today, Falmouth Art Gallery launched a new, free digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and cultural app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The Bloomberg Connects app, available for download from Google Play or the App Store, makes Falmouth Art Gallery accessible for either on-site or offsite visits through a variety of photo, audio

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

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,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOLLix2Dj3s Splanna - Our young Climate Activist Collab worked with @MCMCSpoken to write this spoken word piece. Performed at @CIOSLNP -Ecological Emergency Summit at Heartlands. Thank you to Katey from RJ Working for giving these young people such a wonderful experience. Thank you to @CornwallCouncil @cornwallmp @HeritageFundUK for funding this project