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
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Eastern House, Old Cable Lane, Porthcurno TR19 6JX
Thursday 21 June 2018 – Monday 01 April 2019
Pool School Gallery, Church Rd, Pool, Cornwall. TR15 3PZ
Saturday 02 February 2019 – Saturday 30 March 2019
Tate St Ives
Friday 08 February 2019 – Monday 06 May 2019
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL
Saturday 16 February 2019 – Saturday 18 May 2019