Black and white

27 Sep 2014 - 06 Dec 2014

In 1894, the first Falmouth Art Gallery held a groundbreaking exhibition of works in black and white, including charcoal studies and prints by artists such as Sir Frederick Leighton, J McNiell Whistler, Henry Scott Tuke and Charles Napier Hemy.


This exhibition brings together many of those exhibiting artists alongside a pick of some of the best artists working in black and white in the region today.

We are working in partnership with Beside the Wave gallery in Falmouth. A contemporary black and white exhibition will be shown at 8-10 Arwenack Street at the same time.



The Tuke works are kindly being lent by The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society.


Martin Howse photography

Hanging up the staircase gallery as part of this exhibition is the black and white photography of Martin Howse. He has spent the last three years photographing artists in the West of Cornwall in their studios. The exhibition gives us a rare glimpse of the relationship between the artists' work and their environment.

Supported by

  • Beside the wave

Charles James McNeill Whistler

Miles Heseltine

Robert Jones