The Killigrew ProjectFalmouth Art Gallery has been successful in its fundraising campaign to raise grant funding to acquire a rare oil painting by Anne Killigrew (1660-1685).
The painting, entitled ‘Venus attired by the Three Graces', dates back to the 1680s. It shows Venus, the goddess of love, being dressed by her attendants, the Three Graces, in a woodland scene with mythological creatures.
The grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will support an impressive programme of activities to enable the local community to understand and appreciate the importance of the painting, the artist and the period during which she lived.
The project has been generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Falmouth Town Council, grants from The Art Fund, MLA V/A Purchase Grant Fund, the Beecroft Bequest and donations from NADFAS, Constantine Arts Society and members of the public.
Community GalleryBrowse through our selection of community art works in the gallery links below
Recent projectsHave a look at some of the art gallery's latest projects
Featuring the work of seven south west artists, located at key positions around the town, TRAIL was - as its name suggests - an art trail running across Falmouth, from The Moor right across to the Docks, linking both ends of the town in surprising, subtle, and often completely unexpected ways.
New Expressions 2
FALMOUTH Art Gallery was one of only six regional museums to win funding to stage a New Expressions 2 project funded by MLA Renaissance South West and the National Lottery through Grants for the Arts.
The project entitled ‘A childhood with the Surrealists' was inspired by the town's collection of Surrealist art. The funding was used to commission artworks from two exciting contemporary artists, Andrew Lanyon (the son of Peter Lanyon) and Antony Penrose (the son of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose), and to stage an innovative community education programme involving local schools, families and special needs groups.