UNPACKING MY LIBRARY An illustrated talk by new Tate Artistic Director Sam Thorne

Sam Thorne tate St Ives

On Wednesday 16th April, the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust and St Ives Archive have invited the new Artistic Director of Tate St Ives, Sam Thorne, to give the latest in their series of monthly lectures at Porthmeor Studios in St Ives. ‘Unpacking my Library’ will be the Artistic Directors’ first public talk since joining the gallery at the beginning of March. Of the subject of his talk he says: “I’m very much looking forward to talking about a number of recent projects and interests, ranging from imaginary art to free education, as well as the pleasures of disarray.”


Sam Thorne is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and a contributing editor of freize magazine. Aside from regularly contributing to various international publications including Tate Etc, Bidoun and Kaleidoscope, he has written numerous catalogue essays for artists including Alice Channer, Wolfgang Tilllmans, Tal R and Shezad Dawood. Sam is also a founding director of Open School East, a free-to-attend art school, located in a former public library in East London, which opened in September 2013.


The talk will start at 7.00pm in the Borlase Smart Room (Studio 10) at Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, St Ives.


Tickets cost £5.00 and are available from Porthmeor Studios and St Ives Archive (01736 796408). If still available they can also be purchased on the door, however it is suggested that they be bought in advance, as it is likely to be very popular.


A note for your diary – the next talk at Porthmeor will be Wednesday 21st May, when Kath Wallace, who will give an illustrated talk on ‘Art, Fish and Sail’. This will cover paintings of the Cornish Fishing Industry


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