Sandford Award winner!We are delighted to have won the Sandford Award for Heritage Education for the second time.
Staff and volunteers at the gallery impressed the panel of the Sandford Awards with their school workshops which were observed first hand by Lead Judge, Robin Clutterbuck. He wrote:
'' ‘This is wonderful' was the comment of a member of the public stepping around the six-year-olds sprawled on the floor of Falmouth Art Gallery splashing colour onto a massive painting of the Rainforest, all galleries should be like this. With just three small galleries and no education room, the Gallery has turned what could be quiet hallowed spaces into busy art rooms: in so doing they have literally placed education at the core of their service. Brilliant! I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Falmouth Art Gallery for a Sandford Award.''
The Sandford Awards are run by the Heritage Education Trust.
Falmouth Art Gallery Education Team
A new home for the Tuke collectionFalmouth Art Gallery is now officially the home of the RCPS Tuke Collection, a collection of 280 paintings by the prestigious Falmouth artist Henry Scott Tuke. The works have been loaned to the gallery over 5 years by the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society.
The gallery is delighted that John F. Tonkin, the former Co-Curator of the RCPS Tuke Collection, has agreed to become the collection's Honorary Curator. John has always been a great friend and supporter of the gallery and brings with him a wealth of irreplaceable knowledge.
Staff at the gallery are happy to offer store tours of the collection, please call 01326 313 863 if you are making a special visit.
NEW - TAKING CHANCES EXHIBITION VIDEO
This exhibition ran in the gallery from 25th January - 20th February 2016. If you missed it this gives you a flavour of what was on show.