SKETCH TRIPS

Creative courses in beautiful places
A Cornish based business who specialise in facilitating the organisation of residential art courses and workshops for artists and art tutors.

I feel privileged to have the opportunity to blog about local and national art events, exhibitions and programmes in order to enhance Sketch Trip’s presence on the web and social media.

 

Journal Entries

ARTBLOG FRIDAY 18/05/2018 Gravesend (2007), a mesmerising film by Steve McQueen, was the second exhibition I recently had the opportunity to be involved with as part of the Groundwork summer programme. Screened in a specially adapted room within the nearly renovated CAST building in Helston, this film by the acclaimed Steve McQueen is an all-immersive experience. The […]

ART BLOG FRIDAY 11/05/2018 This week marked the opening of Christina Mackie’s intriguing contemporary sculptural installation to the visitors of Godolphin House, Helston. Housed in the magnificent Kings room, the installation has the luxury of commanding the complete space, which has been specially adapted for the exhibition. Part of the Groundwork Art programme for the summer, […]

ART BLOG FRIDAY 20/04/2018 The John Dyer retrospective exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery was the second of the day for me, as I found myself rushing from one side of the county to the other. The exhibition lovingly curated and exhibited, complete with new coat of flamingo pink on the walls, was a celebration of […]

ART BLOG FRIDAY 20/04/2018 Part of a mini-festival exploring ideas and how they are developed on how, this small exhibition of Bill Mitchell’s Boxes and Collage Books was truly inspiring. To introduce his work, Sue Hill, artist, theatre-maker, cultural animateur and also Bill Mitchell’s partner in life and work, gave a beautifully moving talk. Amongst a group […]

ART BLOG 16/02/2018 Once again I was lucky enough to be invited to Porthmeor Studios for another of the ‘Lunch Break Talk’ series. Alessio Antoniolli was to be our speaker for this session, which was hosted by the Artists Residency Programme in partnership with Cultivator Cornwall. This was my second visit to St Ives since the new year.  It was also my second chance […]

ART BLOG 14/02/2018 It’s not often you get the chance to sit in on a Q&A hosted by ex Falmouth School of Art student, Laura Smith. Or get the opportunity to listen to cubist inspired filmmaking Manon de Boer talk about her work. But on this valentines eve, our evening was made more unique by the […]

ART BLOG 05/02/2018 So far the weekly evening lectures at Falmouth School of Art have focussed on some interesting artists whose work is new to me. Lisa Milroy was the latest candidate to take the stage and fill in the gaps in my comprehension of modern art. A practitioner of still life in the 1980s, her work […]