Image Credit: Photo Clare Wardman

10 Porthmeor Studios and Fishermen's Cellar 4

Monday 04 June 2018 – Thursday 14 June 2018
Informal Daily Performances with Q+A 3pm (except Sun 10th June) and Special Performances Fri 8th 6pm - Wed 13th 8pm - Thurs 14th 6pm
Opening Hours: 10am - 4pm


International Musicians and Visual Artists Based in the UK:

Gary Farr (wk 1)

Rachel Graff

Sarah Keirle (wk 1)

Gavin Osborn

Clare Wardman

Nina Whiteman (wk 2)



Over these 10 days we bring together 6 musicians & visual artists, exploring the idea of 'trace' in all its manifold meanings & associations: its links to memory, history, change, fragments, layers, palimpsests, the physical, the numinous: what trace brings, what it leaves - traces we find, traces we make, & the traces we follow onwards.
Using sound, visual media, text & performance, we use these ideas to explore the complex, active layers (historical & current) of Porthmeor Studios & St Ives itself. The installation gradually accumulates & transforms over 10 days across two spaces: the Exhibition Room with its sea view, & the enclosed space of Cellar 4.
Both spaces are open to the public throughout the day, giving full access to the working process as the installation grows, with formal & informal live performances & Q&A sessions creating a unique open-access experience for audiences of all ages & backgrounds.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Arts Council England towards the funding of this installation.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust & Rotary St Ives in funding workshops for this event.


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