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Exhibitions

FALMOUTH ART GALLERY RELAUNCHES OPEN EXHIBITION AND ART PRIZE Calling all artists! We are inviting emerging and established artists to submit their work for the 'Imagine Falmouth’ open exhibition and art prize.  It’s open to people living in Cornwall of ALL AGES and is FREE to enter. Online submissions open Thursday 1st September and close Wednesday 5th October . The exhibition of selected work will run at Falmouth Art Gallery from 26th November 2022 to 28th January 2023. Thanks to sponsorship from local accountancy firm Hodgsons, there are very generous prizes for the four 4 competition categories: Judges’ Prize (18+ years), People’s

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

Andrew Lanyon 'Reconstruction of Man Ray's Metronome', 2004. Falmouth Art Gallery. During the summer of 1937, an extraordinary group of Surrealist artists came on holiday to Cornwall for the first time. Among them were some of the most influential and original painters, sculptors, writers and photographers of the 20th century. This exhibition celebrates the 85th anniversary of their holiday with the display of photographs by Lee Miller, Man Ray, Roland Penrose alongside original artworks by Eileen Agar and Max Ernst. The artworks reveal the rich vein of surrealist activity that occurred during their stay at a manor house near Falmouth. 18th July -

‘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

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

11 June – 11 September @ Falmouth Art Gallery A celebration of invention and innovation in Falmouth past and present, plus some jolly clever things from other parts of Cornwall.  This eclectic and fun filled exhibition features an assortment of artworks, archival documents and objects that will fascinate all ages.  Come along and marvel at the inventions of the Fox family, put some crazy automata in action and be awe struck by the amazing innovations that are being developed right here, right now. This exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks, workshops and events being held at the Princess Pavilions

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