A community learning project to create a sustainable network of Look Groups across the county of Cornwall, enabling hard to reach and remote communities to come together and talk about art, sharing their own opinions and ideas.

Two members of a Look Group discussing a display at Tate St Ives

The Look Group Network is a new and pioneering informal adult learning project taking place across Cornwall.

Based on the idea of a book group, the ‘Look Groups’ project is currently a network of 21 groups throughout the Cornish region who each meet regularly to talk about art, artists and ideas in an informal and enjoyable way. A member of each group, known as the Learning Champion, plays a key role in coordinating the groups activity and connecting to the wider network. Supported by the Learning Team at Tate St Ives and Cornwall Council, groups enjoy access to the Tate collection, the exhibition programme at Tate St Ives and use of Council owned venues.

Look Groups are free and meet in the members’ local area.

Current list of Look Groups

  • Bodmin
  • Bude
  • Callington
  • Camborne/Redruth
  • Camelford
  • Falmouth/Penryn
  • Helston/The Lizard
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Launceston
  • Liskeard/Looe
  • Newquay
  • Penzance
  • Saltash/Torpoint
  • St Agnes/Perranporth
  • St Austell
  • St Ives
  • St Blazey/Fowey/Lostwithiel
  • Truro/Roseland
  • Wadebridge/Padstow
  • Cornwall Council Staff

A project initiated by Tate St Ives and Cornwall Council

Supported by feast


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