Building upon the legacy of the St Ives artist colony in Cornwall, the Centre at Tate St Ives encourages research into the origins, activities and future of creative communities in Britain and internationally.
Themes include artist colonies and contemporary residency programmes, as well as networked and nomadic communities.
Key research strands include:
- the history of the artist colony, in Cornwall and beyond, as a national and international phenomenon from the nineteenth century to the present day
- the nature of contemporary artist communities, with a focus upon residencies at Tate St Ives, and comparative studies with national and international partners
- the role of art institutions in relation to creativity in communities.
The Centre will host a series of workshops and seminar events, leading to conferences and publications. Its programme will involve collaboration with regional universities and partners, as well as the participation of institutions and individual scholars from all parts of the United Kingdom and abroad.
There are currently no upcoming events planned. Future events will be listed here.
- Seminar: Material Histories: Networks of Women and Art in Cornwall, 20 June 2015
- Weekend workshop: Pow Wow at Kestle Barton, 25–26 April 2015
- Seminar: Making Time: Conversations About Residencies in the South West, 27 March 2015
- Seminar: Materials, Movements, Encounters: Modernist Art Networks and St Ives, 21 June 2014
- The Cornwall Workshop, 24 February 2012
- Afternoon Seminar: Design Research Unit, 25 March 2011
- Study Day: Sea Change: New Perspectives on St Ives Art 1914–1930, 30 October 2010
- Symposium: Peter Lanyon, as part of the Peter Lanyon exhibition, 9 October 2010 – 23 January 2011