Our Art Community
The Grade II* Porthmeor Studios in St Ives has an incomparable heritage. Previous tenants have included Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron and Francis Bacon, and it currently provides workspace for artists, fishermen and of course, the St Ives School of Painting.
As residents of Porthmeor Studios we are right at the heart of St Ives buzzing artists’ quarter. Thought to be the oldest artists’ studios in the country, hosting several generations of artists – Porthmeor Studios are particularly well known for their role at the heart of the late nineteenth century St Ives art colony as well as being a home to the mid 20th Century St Ives Modernists. Get a taste of what life was like in the artists’ colony, walking along the unchanged streets where you’re never more than a few steps from a working studio or workshop
Joan Eardley – The Forgotten Artist
Children from Glasgow’s slums, bleak seascapes, village fishermen at work … the vibrant visions of Joan Eardley are finding a new following. Joan Eardley, who died aged only 42 in 1963, is barely known in England …….. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/feb/10/joan-eardley-the-forgotten-artist-who-captured-scotlands-life-and-soul
What Shapes an Artist
Watch this recording of our live streamed conversation between artist tutor Alice Mumford and daughter Eleanor as they delve into questions such as why do we struggle to have the confidence to call ourselves an artist, what makes up the ‘creative compost’ of our lives and other fascinating insights into art, family and inspirational women....
IWD2021 - Gallery
Gallery The 8th March marks International Women’s Day #IWD2021. We would love to see artwork you have created which is inspired by, depicts or celebrates female artists in some way – we welcome all interpretations! Share your own work with us to celebrate #IWD2021 using the tags #WomenArtistsInspire and #SchoolofPainting and feature in our gallery...