Thursday, 28 October 2010

Maritime Museum

Thomson "Celebration" in No.2 Docks
660mm x 1020mm, oil on canvas

"Thompson "Celebration" in No 2 Docks" by John Raynes
will be included in the exhibition. 150 Years of Falmouth Docks at the Maritime Museum, Falmouth from 2 Dec – 30 March
The Maritime Museum  will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Falmouth Docks with this special exhibition.  Falmouth has been used as a harbour for over 2,000 years and the docks have been an industrial hub since their creation in the mid-19th Century.  Through models, film, objects, paintings and stunning photography the exhibition explores this fascinating history, with a special focus on the Dock’s heyday in the 1950s.

Falmouth Docks courtesy of the David Barnicoat collection
 For our exhibition last year, "Industrial Cornwall" Raynes has made several stunning works about Falmouth docks.  The tangle of metal, buildings and boats providing a wonderful foil for his skills as artist and draftsman.

Dry Dock, Falmouth
350mm x 470mm, pencil on paper

Under Crane
350mm x 300mm, oil on canvas

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