Vandals damage Falmouth Splash Festival wall art
VANDALS have virtually destroyed a wall of art which was created for Falmouth's Splash Festival.
Two 20ft to 30ft tears were made in the banner in Arwenack Street overnight last Wednesday.
The banner, designed to look like a gallery wall with more than 30 pieces of "framed" work, was part of a community art project last year to brighten up the area outside Falmouth Watersports Centre.
Works by Henry Tuke, William Ayerst Ingram, Grace Gardener and John Dyer sat alongside those of local schoolchildren and emerging talent from University College Falmouth.
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Business Improvement District manager Richard Wilcox said: "It is really disappointing that we have been forced to take down the Splash banner due to the damage caused.
"The banner was installed 12 months ago and has been viewed and enjoyed by thousands of visitors and locals.
"We have received dozens of positive comments during that time as well.
"The banner showcased artwork from artists who have been inspired by Falmouth, past and present, including a number by local schoolchildren and so, if it can be fixed, we will and look to re-hang it.
"We received good support from the Watersports Centre who were also extremely pleased and supportive of it being there– all in all a real community effort."