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Art - Falmouth:

Meeting every Monday at the Athenaeum Club, Kimberley Park, Falmouth TR11 3QL between 1:30 - 3:30pm.

The Falmouth Art Group goes from strength to strength.  At the last count there were twenty members, most of whom attend weekly, apart from the school holidays.  In fact, we could say we are full for the time being and will start a ‘waiting list’.
            It is a huge privilege to be allowed to meet in the house that was built as Charles Napier Hemy’s family home, which is now the Athenaeum Club in Falmouth.  The light is amazing.
            There are some extremely talented artists in the group and it is rewarding to notice how others improve and grow in confidence.  Last year we held an exhibition in the Methodist Church foyer and hope to do so again this year.
            Above all, we have fun!
Eleanor Holland




Art 1 - Truro:


painting Are you looking for a Painting Group?
Then you are welcome to come and join us on
Thursday afternoons, from 1.30 to 4.30pm at Perranarworthal
Village Hall. We are a friendly group,
working on a 'help each other' basis and have discovered
how encouraging and creative this can
be. We respect one another's individuality so that
each of us feels free to develop our own style of
We paint in all media, all abilities are welcome and
tea and cakes are served halfway through the afternoon
to say nothing of a self-indulgent event
before the Christmas break! The room has good
light and there's plenty of parking just outside.
We start again after the Easter break on Thursday
3rd May. Newcomers are very welcome,
whether you are just a beginner or have been
painting for years… Just come and bring your
own painting materials.
painting painting

Art. Truro 1.  Perranwell Centre.
Anna Sivam, who has been Group leader for some considerable time was forced to give up her position due to ill health around Christmas time.
Carol Payne and Maureen Edwards kindly stepped up to keep the group going.
Carol has now agreed to be the official contact for the group.
Her telephone number is :  01209 712302.
Email address is :


Art 2 - Truro:

Perran-ar-worthal Church Hall is our regular weekly venue for this group, led by Julia Farmer. Our weekly painting sessions on Tuesdays, meeting at 9:45 am at Perranarworthal Church Hall, finish on 29th April, whereafter, we meet monthly on the first Tuesday, from 6th May up to December. Julia Farmer (01872) 862224.


Art 3 - Perran-ar-worthal Church Hall:

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month starting at 1.30 p.m. in Perranwell  Church hall; sessions last for two hours.
The group is very relaxed , friendly and run by Audrey Jackson. She is hoping to see all old friends again and new members will be very welcome.

In the first instance please contact Audrey on Tel.  01326340734.


Jock Turnham (01872) 225352


Art History:


The group meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Conservative Club in Truro. The meeting starts upstairs at 10.45am, but tea, coffee and biscuits are available (for a small charge) in the downstairs bar from 10.00

Please note that the meeting on Thursday June 7th will be held at FALMOUTH ART GALLERY where the director, Henrietta Boex, will give a short talk about their exhibition celebrating the colourful works of John Dyer. The talk will start at 10.30, but feel free to come a little earlier for tea/coffee.
At our last meeting, after a dramatic beginning involving the demise of the screen stand, we did eventually view a DVD on Goya’s ‘Third of May’ projected onto the wall! Not for the faint hearted, it documented that day in 1808, when Napoleon’s troups executed many Spanish citizens in revenge for the previous day’s attack on his armies as they invaded their city. It went on to look at Goya’s ‘Black Paintings’, undoubtedly some of the most disturbing images in the history of art.
On Thursday July 5th we will return to the Conservative Club, Truro where Lesley Cope will speak on David Hockney.
We do not meet in August, but looking forward to September we would like to hear from some of you. If you feel you could give a short 10-15 minute talk on a favourite artist, painting etc. please contact us. Help with the technical side is available, so don’t let that put you off.
Doris Jeary 01326 312310 or Lesley Cope 01326 312023

Mary Cassatt painting



The group has an extensive catalogue of resources created by the late Bob Jeary, which continue to provide us with excellent material for talks. Mostly these are on DVDs, often with accompanying written texts. But we also have a number of VHS tapes with enigmatic titles like 'Skelton at 70'. VHS tapes have all but died out, but some wise soul may have bought the bits of equipment in anticipation to covert their own collection. We would very much like to convert these VHS tapes to digital format so that we might use them in the future. If you are out there, wise soul, would you be prepared to convert our tapes?



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Pat Harrod & Wendy MorrisGroups coordinator