Falmouth Art Gallery and the Dracaena Centre Youth Project and Family Programme have delivered 82 art packs to young people aged 0-19 who may not have access to art materials at home. The packs were accompanied by a range of online and offline art activities developed by the gallery’s artist facilitators.
In this very peculiar moment of forced isolation, art can be an anchor that keeps us afloat, comforting and soothing. It is for me, at least. I spend a great part of my day in front of my laptop’s screen and I have put Sunghrie III by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham as my background on the screen desktop. It is my favourite piece in our collection. The Gallery is relatively small and people don’t always realise that the collection consists of thousands of pieces and they are all fully accessible online
Did you know that Falmouth has been a focal point for automata makers since the 1980s? Falmouth Art Gallery has a large collection of contemporary automata and visitors often comment how much they enjoy turning the handles of these mavellous machines. You can discover this entertaining artform, explore Falmouth's collection and learn why it is so important to Falmouth here: automata.falculture.org
Artist Carlos Zapata interviewed by Kaylish, Hollie and Grace. Together they look at his artwork and discuss what it's like to be an automata artist. Kaylish, Hollie and Grace interviewed Carlos at a Falmouth School lunchtime drop-in session. These sessions are run by Dracaena Youth Projects. This session was a collaboration with Falmouth Art Gallery. This is a young curators’ project. We would like to thank everyone that took part especially Carlos! If you would like to see more of Carlos’ work please see his website and the Falmouth Art Gallery collection. Credits:Kaylish - camera operatorGrace - Interviewer Hollie - WriterCarlos Zapata -