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

John Dyer

Darwin 200 Book by John Dyer. My Darwin 200 Year

A stunning book of paintings by artist John Dyer. The book details his year as resident artist for Darwin 200 with all of the paintings from his final exhibition included as well as documentary photographs of the artist at work in Peru and the zoo and his community art projects for the year. We are sure you will love this book if you are a fan of this acclaimed artist's work.


"My Darwin 200 year has taken me around the world. I explored the high Andes in search of potatoes, combined my experiences of painting birds with the ballet in France and helped to inspire nearly 200 children to paint their own Darwin paintings. I have also had the most marvelous experiences on my days at the Zoo in Newquay with my easel covered in lemurs and my toes nibbled by meerkats !" John Dyer 2009.


Chapters included in the book:

Introductions
Paintings from the Zoo
Paintings from the High Andes of Peru
Jewel Ballet Paintings
The Darwin 200 BIG Art Exhibition
Chronology


British Artist John Dyer has been working as Artist in Residence for Darwin 200 in the South West of England. This book brings together all the paintings from the residency and the stories and photographs associated with them.


The work of nearly 200 children is also included in the book, the results of one of the largest children's art exhibitions organised in the UK.


"A successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund has led the Falmouth Art Gallery to receive an award of £50,000 to undertake a year long project to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. Part of the award has been used to fund John Dyer to be the resident artist for Darwin 200 working with Newquay Zoo. The John Dyer Gallery is delighted to be working with Falmouth Art Gallery on this exciting project."

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