Borlase Smart John Wells Trust

The Borlase Smart John Wells Trust is a charity offering high quality, affordable studio space for artists working in Cornwall. It owns and manages three historic artists’ studios: Grade II* Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, and Trewarveneth Studios and Grade II Anchor Studio in Newlyn, providing 22 studios for artists and 2 studios for the St Ives School of Painting.

Porthmeor and Anchor studios are probably the oldest working artists’ studios in the country, and are best known for the internationally significant artists who have been based there. Previous tenants have included Julius Olsson, Stanhope Forbes, Frances Hodgkins, Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron, Francis Bacon, Terry Frost, Roger Hilton, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and John Wells.

Porthmeor is also celebrated for its fishing connections. Originally built for the St Ives pilchard industry, Porthmeor Cellars are still used by fishermen, a unique reminder of the days when many of its neighbours were used by both artists and fishermen.

 

 

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Opening hours

9am-5pm Monday-Friday

Address

Porthmeor Studios
Back Road West
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1NG

01736 339339
admin@bsjwtrust.co.uk
www.bsjwtrust.co.uk

Porthmeor Studios

What's on

Groundwork: Steve Rowell, Points of Presence

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Eastern House, Old Cable Lane, Porthcurno TR19 6JX

Thursday 21 June 2018 – Monday 01 April 2019

Kurt Jackson: Scilly

Jackson Foundation Gallery, North Row, St. Just, Penzance, Cornwall. TR19 7RQ

Saturday 01 September 2018 – Saturday 27 October 2018

Groundwork | Where it is, there it is

Auction House, Station Hill, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 2PP

Saturday 01 September 2018 – Sunday 30 September 2018

Groundwork | Manon de Boer and Ane Hjort Guttu | Exhibition

CAST, 3 Penrose Road, Helston, TR13 8TP

Tuesday 25 September 2018 – Sunday 30 September 2018

Visual Arts South West

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