The Message

08 Oct 2013 - 16 Nov 2013

Victoria Gillow has recently completed the MA Illustration:Authorial Practice course at Falmouth University and spent some time working at the gallery under the Postgraduate Placements Cornwall scheme. She put her skill as an artist towards finding ways of making the paintings in the art gallery collection come to life. A connection between 'The Message' by Henry Scott Tuke and the two versions of 'A Quiet Read' by Frank Jameson immediately suggested itself to Victoria.


Although the interwoven tales are a work of fiction, Vicki researched the historical backgrounds of Elizabeth and Daphne who are the subjects in the paintings. Her investigations form the foundations upon which their stories are based.


The resulting book is a beautifully illustrated and intriguing story for adults and children alike.


This exhibition will showcase some of her illustrations alongside works by Henry Scott Tuke and Frank Jameson from our permanent collection.


'The Message' is priced at £12.95 and there will be signed copies available.

'The Message' by Henry Scott Tuke

'A Quiet Read' by Frank Jameson