(c) The British Library Board


The forthcoming summer exhibition 'Stuff and Nonsense' is going to be an eclectic mix of ‘Nonsense' which will encapsulate many stories from Rossetti's wombat to Edward Lear's nonsense poetry, we will also be displaying illustrations by nationally recognised ‘Nonsense' artists.

Explore works from John Tenniel's Alice in Wonderland to Spike Milligan's quirky self portraits, with important loans from private collections and national loans from TATE, British Library, National Portrait Gallery, Tower Hamlets History Archive, and the V & A. Also included will be illustrations from today's best book illustrators including Tony Ross, Quentin Blake and Tony Meuwissen.

The ‘Stuff' element of the show will encapsulate obsessive collecting and our affiliation with stuff whether it is a ‘fad' item like Billy the Fish or a complete collection of memorabilia. The gallery will be working with community groups, artists and private lenders to curate shrines and assemblages of objects that form some significance in our day to day lives.


A Cabaret of Mechanical Movement

This film showcases Falmouth Art Gallery's 2018 summer exhibition 'A Cabaret of Mechanical Movement' which tells the story of forty years of automata making in Falmouth, and celebrates the work of Peter Markey, Ron Fuller, Sue Jackson, and Paul Spooner alongside works by contemporary local automata makers.

A Cabaret of Mechanical Movement is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Promotional film produced by Greg McKinney


With the help of generous donations of local supporters, Falmouth Art Gallery has managed to acquire a Charles Napier Hemy oil painting for the town. This typical seascape depiction by Hemy entitled ' Rocky Shore' shows a typical scene of the River Fal painted in 1878.

Charles Napier Hemy RA RWS (1841-1917) A Rocky Shore, signed and dated 1878 oil on canvas 50.5 x 76.5 cms Purchased with help from generous donations from local supporters.

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