Porthmeor Virtual Artist Talk
Join Katy Hessel in conversation with Lubaina Himid, Sam Bassett, Simon Bayliss, Emma Fineman, Rosanne Robertson, and Kate Walters. To see a recording of the talk  Click here.

This talk was recorded on Monday 22nd June 2020, and was the idea of Emma Fineman to help connect artists in these strange times. It provides a great insight into the artists’ experiences living and working at the St Ives-based studios, the impact the landscape and surroundings have had on their work, their involvement in the local community projects, and the history of these famous studios that once housed the likes of Francis Bacon, Patrick Heron, Ben Nicholson, and Wilhemina Barns-Graham.

Host Katy Hessel is best known for running The Great Women Artists, her Instagram account that celebrates female artists on a daily basis

Lubaina Himid CBE is a British artist and curator, and was a guest artist on the Porthmeor Residency Programme in 2019. Her art focuses on themes of cultural history and reclaiming identities.

Rosanne Robertson is an artist based in West Cornwall (recently relocated from West Yorkshire) working with sculpture, drawing, performance and video to explore the boundaries of the human body and its environment.

Samuel Bassett is a British artist born Cornwall in 1982. His most recent works imbue a deep rooted connection to place, the sea and landscape, as well as community and heritage. The localised placement of these cautionary tales become allegorical for broader more universal hopes and wider loss, fear and disconnection.

Emma Fineman lives and works in London, UK. In 2018 she graduated with distinction as an MA In Painting from Royal College of Art, London, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013.

Simon Bayliss is an artist and music producer based in St Ives, Cornwall, UK. He works mainly in slipware ceramics, video, poetry, watercolour painting and performance. Bayliss also makes and performs dance music as a solo artist and in collaboration with Susie Green, as Splash Addict.

Kate Walters works in watercolour, monotype, and oil are concerned with the interaction of the animal, plant, dream and human worlds; depicting in raw and graphic immediacy a relationship that is both intimate and nurturing.

More information about the speakers can be found here.