FROM Alfred Munnings to Banksy and Sir Joshua Reynolds to Tracey Emin, Falmouth Art Gallery’s thought provoking new exhibition celebrates outspoken artists throughout the centuries.

OUTspoken provides an entertaining and accessible introduction to the manifestos of individual artists and those that are at the root of major artists’ movements, as well as the use of the written word in art. Find out more about the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, BUNK!, Futurism and the Manifesto of Red Alan to name a few.

The exhibition includes a number of high profile loans and will bring work by major British and international artists to Cornwall. The Estorick Collection is loaning Study for The City Rises by the one of the pioneers of Futurism, Umberto Boccioni. It was painted between 1910/11 and was his first major Futurist work.

White Cube has loaned Bend It by Gilbert and George who have their own manifesto entitled The Laws of Sculptors which promotes Art for All. Philip Mould and Company has loaned The Infant Jupiter by Sir Joshua Reynolds, the first president of the Royal Academy. Reynolds Discourses on Art, is now considered to be the founding text of British painting theory.

The Arts Council Collection has loaned a work by Tracey Emin who is well known for her use of the written word in her art and is a follower of the Guerrilla Girls.

Another highlight is the gallery’s first display of digital contemporary art. Corrupting DATA featuring ??∀??·???€? curated by Magda Ty?lik-Carver, presents five local and international artists whose practice engages different processes of data manipulation: Rosa Menkman, Mario Klingemann, Gillian Wylde, Sam Hains and Oliver Scott.

It features two contemporary manifestos - Glitch Aesthetics Manifesto (2009) by Rosa Menkman and ??∀??·???€? Manifesto (2017) by Electra Radikal and Michaël Borras A.K.A Systaime.

The exhibition is accompanied a series of family art workshops for all ages. These taking place from 11am to 3pm on the first Saturday of each month and Tuesday to Thursdays in the school holidays. Themes include ‘Spread the Word,’ ‘Screen Printing’ and ‘The Bug Draw.’

OUTspoken runs until November 4 and entry is free. Falmouth Art Gallery is open from 10am until 5pm, Monday to Saturday. For information on this exhibition contact Donna Williams on 01326 313863 or email