John Dyer: Painting the Colours of the World

SOAK up the joyful colours and be transported to distant shores at Falmouth Art Gallery's forthcoming exhibition ‘John Dyer: Painting the Colours of the World'. This retrospective exhibition celebrates the life and work of one of Cornwall's best loved artists, John Dyer, on the occasion of his 50th Birthday.

John, who lives and works in Falmouth, is widely known for his distinctive style, vivid use of colour and ability to capture the essence of his subjects.

On display will be a selection of the artist's paintings from the early 1990's to the present day, with a focus on his global projects alongside garden paintings and much loved works from Cornwall.

The exhibition will be accompanied a series of free talks and workshops for all ages. On Friday 20 April there will be an exhibition ‘walk and talk' at 11 am followed by the exhibition preview that evening from 6- 8 pm. There is an exciting programme of family art workshops with activities taking place from 11 am - 3 pm on the first Saturday of each month and Tuesday-Thursdays in the school holidays. There will also be a series of workshops available for schools and community groups.

A new 300 page hardback A4 full colour book about John Dyer's work is being published to coincide with the exhibition. Edited by Kate Richards (a former director of Falmouth Art Gallery) and featuring contributions and interviews from a wide variety of people involved with John's work including Alan Titchmarsh MBE, Sir Tim Smit and Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE. The book will closely follow the exhibition and be available exclusively from Falmouth Art Gallery and the John Dyer Gallery.

Cornwall Heritage award

Falmouth Art Gallery has been highly commended with an award for innovation from the Cornwall Heritage Awards. was launched last October to expand and develop the strong volunteering community in Falmouth.

The idea behind it is to challenge the way traditional volunteering works and blend volunteering with public participation and digital engagement.

Falmouth Art Gallery was the only museum in Cornwall to act upon the training and guidance of the Volunteer Makers team. Alongside the Art Gallery, the other venues in the Cultural Services team in Falmouth also got on board. The library, Town events, parks and gardens and youth services all have a presence on the platform and have all recruited new volunteers through the site.


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A new home for the Tuke collection

Falmouth Art Gallery is now officially the home of the RCPS Tuke Collection, a collection of 280 paintings by the prestigious Falmouth artist Henry Scott Tuke. The works have been loaned to the gallery over 5 years by the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society.

The gallery is delighted that John F. Tonkin, the former Co-Curator of the RCPS Tuke Collection, has agreed to become the collection's Honorary Curator. John has always been a great friend and supporter of the gallery and brings with him a wealth of irreplaceable knowledge.

Staff at the gallery are happy to offer store tours of the collection, please call 01326 313 863 if you are making a special visit.