As the curtains prepare to close on “The Legend of King Arthur” exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery, the art community and general public alike reflect on its profound influence and success. Join us as we delve into the details of this celebrated event.
The numbers don’t lie. Just in its opening days, the exhibit witnessed a whopping 300% rise in footfall compared to last year’s same period. That’s according to a report that’ll soon be presented to Falmouth Town Council’s arts division.
Art Lovers, Rejoice!
For those who live and breathe art, this exhibit is like a candy store. It features iconic works from legendary Pre-Raphaelite artists. We’re talking Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne Jones, William Morris, and the show-stealing Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse. Plus, who can forget Arthur Hughes?
But it’s not just about gazing at art. The gallery has been buzzing with workshops, enlightening talks, and intimate tours.
The Future Looks Promising
The overwhelming success of the show sends a clear message: Falmouth Art Gallery has the potential to host more blockbuster exhibits. There’s a post-show evaluation in the works, which will play a pivotal role in shaping the gallery’s strategy.
The visitor book at the gallery is bursting with praise. Some gems include:
- “Fantastic exhibition – such a treat to witness these in Cornwall!”
- “Breathtaking art, and all without a price tag! Pieces I’d only dreamt of seeing.”
- “These paintings have been my childhood faves. An emotional experience seeing them up close.”
Post-Arthur, the gallery is gearing up for ‘Line’ – an exhibit from October 14 to January 6, 2024. It’s all about exploring the magic of lines in art. And, there’s a treat for ‘Falmouth Favourites’ fans. An exhibit that’ll display the mesmerizing Lady of Shalott study and masterpieces by Tuke, Opie, Hemy, Anderson, and other artistic legends.