FALMOUTH Art Gallery is one of only three organisations in the country to receive the first Max Rheinhardt Literary Awards.

We were awarded £3500 to stage an innovative art and creative writing project in partnership with local writer Mac Dunlop and Penryn Community College. The 14-15 year old students took part in workshops linking creative writing, 2D and 3D art with the gallery's automata collection. The project has culminated with the launch of a new publication that has been written, illustrated and designed by the students in partnership with Penryn Press.




We worked in collaboration with the Eden Project, on the ‘Spirit of the Rainforest' project. Artists John Dyer and Nixiwaka Yawanawá invited children aged up to 16 years old to create an artwork using any materials to explore all things to do with the rainforest.

In our community gallery we are now showing a selection of the finished works and they are looking fabulous! They will be on display until February 2016, come and have a look...


The Cultural Triangle project follows on from the hugely successful John Singer Sargent community heritage project (2009-12) which not only secured an important artwork for Falmouth Art Gallery's Collection but also set out an infrastructure and strategy to ‘celebrate Falmouth's rich artistic heritage'.


The clue to the project is in the name ‘Cultural Triangle' and the intention to elevate Falmouth's artistic heritage to a level on a par with that of Newlyn and St Ives. The project focused on art produced since about 1880 by artists practicing in this geographical triangulation.
The Cultural Triangle project (2014-15) has included a year-long programme of exhibitions which began in February 2014 with Artists of the First Falmouth Art Gallery and ended in January 2015 with Porthmeor past and present