Winifred Nicholson, Falmouth Art Gallery
Falmouth makes a wonderful visit any time of year. Home to the famous College of Arts (now Falmouth University), the town has a strong affinity to the arts, artists and their work. In the heart of Falmouth above the public library on a place known as The Moor you’ll find Falmouth Art Gallery, a small but perfectly formed gallery which packs a mighty punch.
The award-winning gallery is home to an outstanding collection of art that ranges from Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and British Impressionist paintings to contemporary prints, photography and automata.
This summer Falmouth Art Gallery is one of only three venues in the UK playing host to a major touring exhibition of work by artist Winifred Nicholson. The show, co-curated by the artist’s grandson Jovan Nicholson, will bring together an important, and very beautiful, selection of works created throughout Winifred’s career. The show includes work created during her visit to Pill Creek on The Fal.
Winifred and her then husband, fellow artist Ben Nicholson visited Cornwall in the summer of 1928. At first they stayed near Feock, overlooking Pill Creek – a beautiful spot on the outskirts of Truro. It’s a wonderful, quiet spot to visit with walks and places like The National Trust’s Trelissick to explore close by. Winifred and Ben also stayed in a flat overlooking the harbour in St Ives. Still a magnet for artists St Ives offers a perfect day out with plenty to do whatever the weather.
Falmouth Art Gallery’s exhibition of Winifred’s work opens on 24th June and runs until 16th September. Entry is free.
This exhibition has been organised by Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, part of Teeside University, with Jovan Nicholson.
Falmouth Art Gallery, The Moor, Falmouth, TR11 2RT
Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm (closed Good Friday and between Christmas and New Year)
For more information about how to get there : http://www.falmouthartgallery.com/Gallery/VisitUs