Truro College Fine Art students were lucky enough to work alongside local artist Naomi Frears in a week long project which explored creative responses to the Tate St Ives current exhibition ‘International Exchanges: Modern Art and St Ives 1915–1965’. For the week commencing Monday the 9th of June, students worked in a range of mediums and approaches creating open ended work in simply constructed sketchbooks. Naomi gave talks about her own practice, especially in relation to her own sketchbooks and how these informed her own painting practice. The student’s sketchbooks were then taken to the Tate St Ives on Saturday the 14th June, where they were temporarily exhibited in the gallery alongside the works which had inspired the student’s initial responses.
This Artist in residence was the first of its kind to be piloted within the A Level department and was kindly funded by ‘Circuit’ a national programme to engage young people in the arts. We are in further conversations with this programme to create new opportunities for our students to engage with the opportunities Tate St Ives offers, so…watch this space.
More on this event here.