Falmouth College of Arts (now University College Falmouth incorporating Dartington Collage of Arts) was vibrant during the 1960s and 1970s. The gallery would like to reflect Cornwall’s part in the pop art movement and place it in context with works by leading exponents. Sir Peter Blake had a studio in St Ives, and Richard Hamilton collaborated with Falmouth based artist Diane Ibbotson on a work. Pop art was also acquired by Cornish collectors. A strong Pop art collection would prove a valuable educational resource and be popular with visitors. The gallery already has important works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Patrick Caulfield, Sir Peter Blake and Tony Foster (whose studio of pop art was destroyed by fire).