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Art from the The John Dyer Gallery creates a Splash in Falmouth with three generations of artists.

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Art from the The John Dyer Gallery creates a Splash in Falmouth with three generations of artists.

The art of John Dyer, Ted Dyer, Wilamena Dyer and Joanne Short  (Dyer) has been selected to be part of a huge new banner that has gone on display in Falmouth today.

Left: Three generations of the Dyer family. Artists John Dyer, Ted Dyer, Wilamena Dyer and Joanne Short (Dyer) in front of the 'Splash' banner in Falmouth that features all of the artists' work.

Left: Artist Joanne Short next to her painting which features on the new banner.

Left: Blue Iris by Wilamena Dyer - the granddaughter of Ted Dyer who painted this piece when she was 5 years old. Wilamena's painting was independently selected as a winner for the 'Global Gardens' art competition and again to be included on this special banner.


"I am delighted with the banner as it is a great celebration of art that is at the center of our community and lives. It is a proud moment to have work from three generations of the Dyer family on public display." John Dyer

The banner celebrates well known art and artists from the area and features historic and contemporary pieces as well as work by local children. Originally artist John Dyer was approached to create a community piece of work based on his paintings to cover the entire banner. Due to the limited time John Dyer suggested the idea be postponed until 2013 and for this year to use the banner to celebrate the famous art and artists of the area combined with up and coming artistic talent as a giant public art gallery.

The banner links into the 'Global Gardens' project that the Falmouth Art Gallery, Gyllyngdune Gardens, The National Trust, Heritage Lottery and The John Dyer Gallery ran in the summer, as a number of the winning paintings from the community projects are included on the banner.

The banner forms part of the Falmouth Splash Festival which runs all this week.

"Come to Grove Place on Sat 8th Sept 1pm to see the BIG ART PROJECT leap into life. We will be using a canvas to digitally showcase a range of artwork that demonstrates Falmouth’s diverse creative ability. Images will be presented in Paris Salon type and feature work from artists like Henry Scott Tuke and John Dyer as well as local school children. This promises to be a spectacular and celebratory piece of art."