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Exhibitions

Steele Gallery

Tuesday 21st July - Sunday 2nd August

Sporting Life in Falmouth

A selection of images of Falmouth’s sporting past, curated by Falmouth History Archive, including sports on water, land and wheels. There will also be a special section on Falmouth football and rugby teams from the 1890s to the 1990s – see if you can spot anyone you recognise!

Tuesday 28th July - Monday 3rd August

Saul Cathcart: Before The Turn

Saul Cathcart

A collection of recent paintings that teeter on the edge of abstraction and changing weather.

Saul Cathcart is a contemporary, landscape painter living in and working in Cornwall. He paints exclusively in situ, so he can respond to his surroundings directly.

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‘Working out in the landscape is thrilling. I don’t have time to tinker about. Waves come and go and change shape within a split second. Clouds move and the light is suddenly gone. Nature forces me to work fast.’

As a result, his paintings have great observational skill and a unique energy.

Saul studied Fine Art Sculpture at Winchester School of Art and gained a fine art degree in 2001. Since then he quickly returned to his first love of painting and started re-exploring the Cornish landscape he grew up with.

He has regular shows in Cornwall, Devon and abroad.

www.saulcathcart.com

Spring Gallery

Tuesday 4th August - Monday 10th August

Lynne Devey & Ron Ford – Dialogue

Lynne Devey and Ron Ford present an exhibition of contrasting new work exploring inner space and outer place. Whilst the work of these two artists is quite different, they share a common passion not only for the quality of paint, edge, texture and surface, but also for the emotional engagement with the process.

Lynne Devey’s vibrant abstract work explores, and is inspired by, intimate interior and psychological spaces.

Ron’s work is an exploration of how a painted surface can evoke the timeless experience of being in a landscape.

Both artists are based in studios at Islington Wharf in Penryn and both are graduates of the MA Fine Art from Falmouth University.

www.ronford.co.uk

www.lynnedevey.com

Tuesday 11th August - Monday 17th August

A STRIDE – a glance at seven passages

Seven artists present a reunion of their work after one year of individual progression. The collective each occupies a set measurement which signifies the approximate space of a step. Amy Goodwin, Heidi Ball, Irene Vidal, Lewanna Stewart, Lisa Wrench, Lucy Kerr and Suzy Sharpe use their authorial voice to explore themes of arsenic, monsters, narrative resonances, symbol, solitude, illusion and anthropocentrism.

Steele Gallery

Tuesday 11th August - Saturday 15th August

Captured! The Incredible True Story of Thomas Pellow

Calling all Pellows (and of lovers of history, adventure and storytelling)!

Book launch, exhibition and party

In 1715 11-year-old Thomas Pellow said goodbye to his mother in Penryn and set sail out of Falmouth Harbour on the Francis, a ship captained by his uncle John. Their voyage, delivering Cornish pilchards to Italy, was meant to take them away for just a few months, but it was almost a quarter of a century before Thomas stepped onto his beloved home shores again.

What happened to him in between is an extraordinary true tale of kidnap, shipwreck, imprisonment, captive service, battlefield bravery and, finally, daring escape.

To mark the 300th anniversary of Thomas’s departure, his dramatic adventures are brought vividly to life in a beautifully illustrated new children’s book titled Captured! The Incredible True Story of Thomas Pellow. To celebrate its publication, a call has gone out to all the Pellows in the land to come to a special launch party in Falmouth – open to all lovers of history, adventure and storytelling – in honour of this unsung Cornish hero.

Whether you know you have links to Thomas, your surname is Pellow, or there are Pellows further back in your family tree, come join the party for this timely acknowledgement of a unique character from Cornwall’s past.

Oliver’s complete series of oil paintings for Captured! will be on display and for sale at The Poly, Falmouth from Tuesday, August 11 to Saturday, August 15.

Spring Gallery

Monday 24th August - Monday 31st August

Robert Wilde: “Land, Sea and Ice”

A collection of contemporary oil paintings by Robert Wilde.

www.robertwildeartist.com

Tuesday 3rd November - Tuesday 10th November

Saul Cathcart: Before The Turn – Part 2

Saul Cathcart

A collection of recent paintings that teeter on the edge of abstraction and changing weather.

Saul Cathcart is a contemporary, landscape painter living in and working in Cornwall. He paints exclusively in situ, so he can respond to his surroundings directly.

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‘Working out in the landscape is thrilling. I don’t have time to tinker about. Waves come and go and change shape within a split second. Clouds move and the light is suddenly gone. Nature forces me to work fast.’

As a result, his paintings have great observational skill and a unique energy.

Saul studied Fine Art Sculpture at Winchester School of Art and gained a fine art degree in 2001. Since then he quickly returned to his first love of painting and started re-exploring the Cornish landscape he grew up with.

He has regular shows in Cornwall, Devon and abroad.

www.saulcathcart.com