The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour. Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, a Hayward Touring exhibition from the Southbank Centre, features 35 lithographic prints of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life, when the artist was confined to his bed. It includes many of his iconic images, such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes. Venue: The Poly, Main Upstairs Gallery, When on: Sat 14th September – Friday 11th October, Time: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm, Price: £3.50/£2.50.
Over fifty of the region’s finest artists have donated an exciting and intriguing selection of art for this one-off exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery to raise funds for the Merlin MS Centre, a Cornwall-based charity which helps people affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Includes Turner Prize nominee David Tremlett, whose work can also be seen at the Tate. Venue: Falmouth Art Gallery, When on: Sat 14th Sept-Fri 4th Oct, Time: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, Price: FREE
This exhibition showcases the work of two artists, Francis Hewlett (1930 – 2012) and Lionel Miskin (1924 – 2006). As tutors at Falmouth School of Art they were responsible for introducing new ways of teaching that energised the Falmouth art scene in the 1960s and 70s. Although stylistically distinct from one another, both men were good friends and shared a similar sense of the absurd. The exhibition includes examples of work from each artist, showing their breadth and range, from etchings and paintings to quirky ceramics. Venue: Falmouth Art Gallery, When on: Mon 16th Sept-23rd Nov,Time: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, Price: FREE
Showcasing a small and unique exhibition by Penny Macbeth and Suzanne Crook in the Pink Shed on Events Square. FREE. Venue: Pink Shed, Events Square When on: throughout the Festival, Time: Open daily from 11.00 am – 4.00 pm. Price: FREE