Porthmeor Residencies

Danny Fox. The Ballad Of 6th Street
Katie Schwab. A Portable Mural
Tamara Henderson. Seasons End Out of Body

Three of the Porthmeor studios (Studios 5, 9 and 11) are used at times for the Porthmeor Artists Residency Programme, Tate St Ives Artists Programme and the Falmouth University Transitions Programme.

The Porthmeor Artists Residency Programme
This is an exciting new high-profile programme of residencies for emerging and established artists. It was inspired by events in 1959, when Francis Bacon as an emerging artist rented Porthmeor Studio 3 for six months while working towards his first solo show at the Marlborough Gallery, and Mark Rothko, one of the most important post-war American artists, came to stay with Peter Lanyon and to meet with Patrick Heron and Terry Frost. Porthmeor was then undoubtedly the focus of international attention, and provides a benchmark for this programme.

The Residency Programme was established to offer opportunities for both emerging and established artists at Porthmeor. We are very keen to support the next generation of artists by identifying and nurturing new and inspirational creative talent, and offering the possibility of making a major step change in the career of a talented young artist. We also recognise the impact that a high-profile established artist can bring to a studio complex, providing recognition and public exposure both for Porthmeor and its tenants. The initial three year programme of residencies, which started in April 2017, is supported by Arts Council England Catalyst funding, the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, the Porthmeor Fund and The John S Cohen Foundation.

We now need the support of Patrons and Annual Corporate Partners in order to sustain the Residency Programme. Please click here for more information or call 01736 339 338.

Porthmeor Residency Artists to date: Katie Schwab, Danny Fox, Tamara HendersonVeronica Ryan, Amelie Grözinger and Jonathan Baldock

Tate St Ives Artists Programme
Tate St Ives have been using Porthmeor Studios for their Artists Programme since 2003, when Partou Zia was their first artist in residence. The Artists Programme supports the development of diverse artistic practices, providing a productive environment that values experimentation and risk, discussion and debate.

Tate St Ives Artists Programme to date: Partou Zia, Ged Quinn, Kerstin Kartscher, Nick Evans, Jonty Lees, Linder, Marie Toseland, Nicolas Deshayes, Lucy Stein, LUX, Torsten Lauschmann, Lucy Joyce, France-Lise McGurn, Jessica Warboys, Morten Norbye Halvorsen and Rana Begum.

Falmouth School of Art’s Transition Porthmeor Residency
Porthmeor Studios also hosts the Transition Porthmeor Residency programme for the School of Art at Falmouth University, in which selected recent graduates are offered a short residency soon after their graduation.

Transition Residency artists to date: Elin Barker, Maisie Blackburn Scott, Nicholas Popham, Hana Omori, Rachael Baskeyfield, Joanna Hulin, Anna-Karin Waara, Charmaine Honeychurch, Polly Maxwell, Lulu Richards Cottell, Demelza James, Rob Davis, Jo Owst, Lily Thomson, Edward Spencer, Sophia Rosenthal, Sofia Fernandes, Samuel Morris, Holly Doran, Olivia Brelsford-Massey, Ella Squirrell, Aleksander Grzybek.