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If you are an artist or working in or studying the arts you are invited to join the Porthmeor Studios Lunch Break with a talk on Friday April 20th by artist Veronica Ryan, the Porthmeor Artists Residency Programme guest based at Porthmeor Studios until the end of June. Veronica was last in St Ives as the invited guest of Tate St Ives, 1998 - 2000, working in Barbara Hepworth's former studio with some of Hepworth's cut marble gifted by the Hepworth Estate. That work is now in theTate Collection.
This Lunch Break event is hosted by the Porthmeor Artists Residency Programme delivered in partnership with Cultivator and supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.
A co-commission between Hepworth-Wakefield and The Art House and a residency at The Art House enabled Veronica to make create a new work in response to masterpieces by Barbara Hepworth last year. This new work is now part of the Wakefield Permanent Art Collection.
Veronica works primarily in sculpture. Using a range of material such as plaster, paper, dust, metal and feathers she explores the idea of containment and the container, probing the visual, psychological and poetic associations around what is hidden or revealed. She often uses fabric - partly inspired by her mother, a gifted quilt-maker - to interrogate ideas of absense and presence.
Order of the event:
11.40am - Doors open - please don't print out a ticket but you will need to sign-in against your name. There will be tea and coffee for you to help yourself to.
12 noon - Talk by Veronica Ryan followed by questions and a shared simple lunch of bread and vegan and gluten-free soup made by lovely Mark at The Cornish Deli. It would help us enormously if you could wash-up your soup & coffee mugs before leaving.
This is a free event but we really need your help by filling out an evaluation form afterwards by email as it is a condition of our funding and future funding.. or there are paper forms at the event if that is more convenient for you.
If you book a ticket and then can't come, please cancel using eventbrite so that the ticket can be released for someone else. Thank you.
Veronica Ryan is a Montserrat-born British artist who currently splits her time between New York and the UK.
She has studied at St Albans, Bath Academy of Art, the Slade School of Art and the School for Oriental and African Studies. Ryan completed a residency at Tate St Ives from 1998 to 2000, where she worked in the former studio of Barbara Hepworth.
Using objects that reference home and location to create sculptural forms, Ryan's work examines notions of place and the stacking and layering of memories and narratives.
Ryan was represented in the Arts Council Collection touring show ‘Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977 – 1986 in 2015, which produced a well-received catalogue featuring an essay by Jon Wood, Research Coordinator, Henry Moore Institute and contribution from Mike Tooby, Professor of Art and Design, Bath School of Art and Design. Her work also featured in the British Art Show at Hayward Gallery, London in 1990. Solo exhibitions include the The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh PA (2011/12), Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (1988), ICA, London (1987) and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (1987). Her work is in the permanent collection of the Tate Gallery and Arts Council Collection.