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Above: Artist John Dyer painting in the rainforest of Borneo with endangered orangutans.

BBC Spotlight & Radio Cornwall Interview John Dyer about the Tall Ships Regatta 2014

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BBC Spotlight & Radio Cornwall Interview John Dyer about the Tall Ships Regatta 2014

On Tuesday 18th March 2014 Artist John Dyer launched The BG Art & Storytelling Tall Ships Project and revealed the official Tall Ships painting to the press at Falmouth Art Gallery.

Newspapers, Radio and TV all attended the launch as well as a class of year 6 children from Constantine school who took part in a workshop with the artist.

"The Big Art & Storytelling Tall Ships Project has taken many months of planning and hard work, trust and collaboration and a shared vision and today everyone could see clearly why we have all worked so hard to get this project to launch day. It is a stunning and magical way to engage the imaginations and interest of the children in the event and the arts.

 
Falmouth Art Gallery turned itself into an art studio, media centre and class room today. It was filled with positive energy, highly creative people and wonderful children from Constantine School. The children were 'dazzled' ,to quote one child, at my painting and enchanted by Paul Farmer's story interpreting my painting. Each child wrote their own short story and painted, splattered & splodged with lots of exciting colour to create many new pictures. The work will be added to the special online gallery www.johndyergallery.co.uk/tallships in time for the web site launch on the 24th March at the NMMC which schools are invited to send teachers too. 
 
It's so exciting to know that Falmouth Art Gallery have more free workshops planned on the project already and over 300 children are booked in ! That really is awesome.
 
It was a brilliant day for all and I feel very proud to be part of the Tall Ships and this special project. Falmouth at its best."
John Dyer