The Artists Programme supports the development of diverse artistic practices, providing a productive environment that values experimentation and risk, discussion and debate

Linder The Ultimate Form 2013

Linder, The Ultimate Form 2013, performance at St Ives Theatre February 2014

© Linder, Kenneth Tindall and Northern Ballet
© Richard Nicoll
© Christina Birrer 2014

The Programme

The Tate St Ives Artists Programme is a pilot project running from October 2013 to September 2015. Continuing the legacy of the artists’ colony in St Ives, we provide a number of residency opportunities for artists and creative practioners from between five days and six months. Participants are provided with an opportunity to engage with Tate St Ives, our communities, as well as our learning and public programmes.

This two-year pilot builds on the Tate St Ives Artist’s Residency Programme which ran from 2003 to 2009. The new programme is designed to generate a productive environment that values experimentation and risk, discussion and debate, giving participants an exciting opportunity to develop their practice in a different context.

More Artists Programme participants to be announced soon. To join the Artists Programme mailing list, email

The Participants

Linder Sterling 2013–14

Linder is an internationally celebrated British artist who combines fine art, fashion, music and dance in the production of collages, performances and installation. She is the first artist invited to take part in the pilot of the Artists Programme. The six-month residency began in October 2013 and includes the use of a studio at the historic Porthmeor Studios. Linder’s work, as part of the residency, builds on her previous interest and investigations around the work and personal environment of Barbara Hepworth.

Jonty Lees 2014

Jonty Lees is a Cornwall-based artist working in sculpture, video and installation. In tune with his playful and inventive approach, Lees will curate a special participatory environment, open to the public at Tate St Ives from 20–23 June 2014, as part of the Gallery’s 21st Birthday celebrations.

Helena Bonett 2014

Helena Bonett is a curator, writer and lecturer undertaking an AHRC-funded collaborative doctorate at the Royal College of Art and Tate on the legacy of the sculptor Barbara Hepworth. For her associate role, Helena will be producing three films about the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

The Tate St Ives Artists Programme is supported by private donation

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