GOLDEN: Melanie Stidolph

Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios. Open daily.

New large scale photographs of social and family groups. Gatherings by the sea are shown with recent and archive images of landscapes and objects in mid-air. Repeated hand gestures along with balls, apples and other circular forms link together this edit of travel, studio and everyday photographs. Thank you to Abigail Reynolds, resident artist at Porthmeor Studios for the invitation.

The Longest Day  8pm – 1.30am

A fundraising music event held in the fisherman’s cellars, with an auction of art works generously donated by supportive artists. Organised by Alban Roinard – more info to be announced on FB or please contact him on Entrance via the ramp to the courtyard.

Porthmeor Studios Lunch Break Friday 22nd June

The Lunch Break speaker is Amélie Groezinger from Berlin, who is our Porthmeor Artists Residency Programme guest supported by the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust and Arts Council England. Amelie’s talk starts at 12 noon and will be followed by a shared lunch made by lovely Dom of CAST cafe.

This event is the last Lunch Break before a summer break and it is completely free thanks to our partnership with Cultivator who are supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council. Tickets need to be booked and the link to these will be available soon. You need to have booked and to come a couple of minutes earlier to sign-in.

Time-Trace-Place – A collaborative, performative installation for Porthmeor Studios

Time-Trace-Place brings together 6 international musicians and visual artists based in the UK to explore the idea of ‘trace’ in all its manifold meanings & associations: Gary Farr (week 1), Rachel Graff, Sarah Keirle (week 1), Gavin Osborn, Clare Wardman (7 Porthmeor Studios) and Nina Whiteman (week 2)

Monday 04 June – Thursday 14 June 2018
Informal Daily Performances with Q+A 3pm (except Sunday 10th June) and Special Performances Friday 8th 6pm, Wednesday 13th 8pm, and  Thursday 14th 6pm.

Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm
Borlase Smart Room and Cellar 4

Funded by Arts Council England
Workshops supported by Wilhelmina Barns Graham Trust and Rotary Club of St Ives

Porthmeor Studios Lunch Break  Friday 20th April

Artist Veronica Ryan, our new Porthmeor Artists Residency Programme guest, is giving the next talk on Friday 20th April, supported with thanks by Cultivator. The event is free. but please book here.

Veronica was last in St Ives in 1998 – 2000 as the guest of Tate St Ives, working in Barbara Hepworth’s former studio with some of Hepworth’s cut marble gifted by the Hepworth Estate. This is now in the Tate Collection.
A co-commission between Hepworth-Wakefield and The Art House and a residency at The Art House enabled Veronica to make a new work in response to masterpieces by Barbara Hepworth last year. This new work is now part of the Wakefield Permanent Art Collection.

Resident artists at Porthmeor Studios

We are delighted to welcome new Porthmeor Artists Residency Programme guests – established artist Veronica Ryan (NY and UK-based) and emerging artist Amelie Grözinger (Berlin).

Veronica Ryan is supported with thanks by The Porthmeor Fund, the John S. Cohen Foundation and past and present Trust artists whose print series Eleven raises money for the residency programme.

Amelie Grözinger is supported with thanks by the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust. Both artists will stay at Porthmeor Studios until the end of June 2018.

Painting Holidays in Spain

Artists Gareth Edwards and Rachael Reeves are organising painting holidays in Spain. Read more about them here.

Robin Klassnik – Friday 15th December

On Friday 15th December, our Porthmeor Studios Lunch Break guest is artist and curator Robin Klassnik from Matt’s Gallery, which provides artists with the space and time to develop new ideas.

Doors open at 11.30 for tea and coffee, with Robin’s talk at 12.00, followed by a shared lunch. The talks are delivered in partnership with Creative Skills and Cultivator, and supported by the ERDF, ACE and Cornwall Council.

For more information about Robin Klassnik and Matt’s Gallery, and to book your ticket, please click here, 

Trust welcomes Tamara Henderson

The Trust is delighted to welcome Canadian artist Tamara Henderson, who will be spending the next three months in Studio 5 as part of the Porthmeor Residency Programme. Tamara will be talking about her work at the Porthmeor Lunch Break on Thursday 26th October at 12.00.

Artists’ Studio Museum Network

The Watts Gallery have recently launched an online network of over 50 artist’s studio museums They are in the process of opening their own studio museum, in the former home of the artist George Frederic Watts (1817-1904), and have set up this network to promote and link studio museums across Europe. Their intention is that participating museums will be able to share expertise, marketing opportunities and best practice.

Porthmeor Studios is listed on the site here, and we have also contributed a case study, Porthmeor Studios: Past and Future.