Free Entry Tate St Ives Exhibition

Ged Quinn: Artist's Residency

Ged Quinn Darkening of the Green 2003/4

Ged Quinn is the second participant of the Tate St Ives Artists' Residency Programme based at the historic Porthmeor Studio, previously occupied by Borlase Smart, Ben Nicholson and Patrick Heron. This initiative provides artists with a residency fee and studio space to support the development of their professional practice.

Evolving from a spectrum of sources in art history, photographs, memory, newspaper cuttings and books, Quinn's canvases introduce new and universal topics. The latest series samples styles of artists such as Richard Wilson, Claude Lorrain and Caspar David Friedrich. The logical reading of these 'Master' works is disrupted by Quinn's infusion of abstract references to Western cultural history.

Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
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7 February – 9 May 2004

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Tate St Ives Artist Residency

A project designed to support and develop emerging artistic talent in Cornwall


Ged Quinn

born 1963

Ben Nicholson OM


Patrick Heron


Richard Wilson