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Challenges and Opportunities

Creative Action Kernow Youth Collective A collaborative youth project exploring themes of climate, art and activism. A series of talks, outdoor trips and creative workshops. We will meet every Thursday evening at the gallery. 6-8pm. From 7th October until 17th March (term time only). We will provide food and we can cover extra costs. We can also help with travel. If you would like to join but have a barrier that we can help with, do get in touch. You can expect to gain new skills, meet new people & learn about local heritage. Sign up here For more information contact learning@falmouthartgallery.com All the information

Creative Art Activities inspired by Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Challenge Free Creative workshops for all the Family. Drop-in. Gyllyngdune Gardens, near the bandstand. 10-3pm. These workshops have been organised by Falmouth Art Gallery and Library with funding from Arts Council England. We hope you have fun and don’t forget to sign up for the summer reading challenge at Falmouth Library. All these events are plastic free. 29th July. 10-3pm. Drop-in. Make your own bug hotel Make a wonderful home for bugs. Decorate a bug hotel and then fill it with bamboo, shells, sticks, stones and twigs! Put it in your garden and see how many bugs

Discussions around the Climate and Environment are key themes of the G7 Summit this June. We would like to give local children a voice and enable them to express their passion for nature and the environment through the medium of art and display their creations around Falmouth with the help of local artists for all to see. Although in Cornwall we are surrounded by wildlife it is sometimes difficult to feel truly connected to the natural world, we are often too busy with friends, indoors playing computer games and watching TV that we forget to take time to appreciate the wonders

Are you up for a challenge? Join the Tallest Sunflower Growing competition 2021 - open to all ages, whether you have green fingers or not. Sign up at https://lovefalmouthvolunteers.volunteermakers.org/get-involved/hour-or-two/sunflower-growing-competition/84 and receive your sunflower seedling with full growing instructions. Each week chart the growth of your flowers by measuring them and completing the growing log as you watch them flourish. You’ll be invited to join the closed Facebook group, where you can upload pictures of your plants, ask for advice and see how other people’s sunflowers are growing. The winner will be the person who has grown the tallest sunflower, after verification, by

As part of BENOW, Fal Culture's annual festival celebrating the culture of women, we are launching a 30 day art challenge called #InHerShoes. The challenge will be posted on the Falmouth Art Gallery Instagram using the hashtag #InHerShoes https://www.instagram.com/falmouthartgallery/ In the spirit of BENOW, the challenge will begin on the 8th March - International Women’s Day- and will last for 30 days. All are welcome to participate, artists and novices alike! If you would like to take-part, please see further details below. Sara Trillo, Relics of Saints, Watercolour Monoprint, Bequeathed through the Art Fund by Maragaret Whitford,

Many of us are enjoying snowy scenes outside at the moment, even Cornwall has received a rare light sprinkling! When you come back inside to warm up why don't you have a go at creating some snow inspired art. To get you in the mood here's some snowy scenes from the Falmouth Art Gallery Collection. Feel free to share your creations on our social media #falculture #falmouthartgallery Ted Dyer, Walking in a Snow Flurry, Falmouth, Oil on Board Tom Hammick, Walk in Snow I, Etching Tom Early (1914 - 1967), St Ives Bay with Snow, Oil on Board Gill Watkiss, Farm

It's that time of the year again! If we were living in a 'normal' situation we would have been spending the last few weeks organising one of the most iconic event of the year for Falmouth: the TEA FESTIVAL! For obvious reason we are not able to run it, but we would like to offer an alternative experience to celebrate all things 'tea'. So, put the kettle on, discover what we have prepared for you

We are creating a digital archive of creativity in Falmouth. A collection of work to show future generations what life was like and how we dealt with Lockdown through our art. Be that gardening, photography, drawing, painting or anything else creative. Has creativity helped you feel better, stay connected to yourself, to nature or to others? Please share with us. We will feature a selection in our online gallery and a community exhibition once we reopen. Take a photo of your favourite lockdown work along with a few words and share it with us. email learning@falmouthartgallery.com or share through social media using #falculture Visit the online

Are you up for a challenge? Join the Tallest Sunflower Growing competition 2020 - Open to all ages, whether you have green fingers or not. Sign up and receive your sunflower seedling with full growing instructions. Each week chart the growth of your flowers by measuring them and completing the growing log as you watch them flourish. You’ll be invited to join the closed Facebook group, where you can upload pictures of your plants, ask for advice and see how other people’s sunflowers are growing. The winner will be the person who has grown the tallest sunflower, after verification, by the closing date

Julian Dyson (1936-2003): Spotted dog, signed and dated 2003, ink. 5 minutes to spare? Want to improve your drawing skills and observation? Do a line drawing of your pet, or other creature using Julian Dyson's work above for inspiration. Line drawings are great because they are quick and often capture the energy of the subject you are drawing. A line drawing emphasizes form and outline over colour, shading, and texture. Give it a go and share your work with us. View the challenge with more detail at https://lovefalmouthvolunteers.volunteermakers.org/get-involved/just-a-minute/5-minute-creative-challenge/71/ Submissions Line drawing of Dotty by Jenny 'Composition Study, Porthmoine Cove' by Suzi Stephens