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.
Back Road West
Cornwall TR26 1NG
Lostwithiel , PL22 0BP
Thursday 14 March 2019 – Sunday 08 March 2020
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL
Saturday 15 June 2019 – Saturday 05 October 2019
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, TR18 5PZ
Saturday 22 June 2019 – Saturday 12 October 2019
The Engine Room, The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL
Saturday 22 June 2019 – Saturday 28 September 2019