Paul Massey was invited to photograph Anchor Studio in November 2019 while it was still being used as a painting studio. Artist Virginia Bounds has been using the studio since 2008, and these images show a working studio before she started to move out in 2020.
Paul had previously photographed Porthmeor Studio before its renovation, and his photographs were featured in the Daily Telegraph magazine in August 2008. This exposure generated additional interest in the project, and helped the Trust to secure the funding it needed.
Studio fireplace with Virginia Bounds
Studio with Virginia Bounds
Studio North facing window
Studio North facing windows
Photographer: Paul Massey
Architect: Rolfe Kentish Architect; QS/Project Manager: Trevor Humphreys Associates
Main Contractor: Symons Construction
Funding: National Lottery Heritage Fund; Arts Council England; Cornwall Council; Architectural Heritage Fund; Historic England; Garfield Weston Foundation; The Pilgrim Trust; The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation; and The Cornwall Heritage Trust.