On Friday, my course took a trip to St.Ives in Cornwall with the aim of collecting some photos for our project research. The key things to look at were colour, texture, form and architecture. Anyway, despite the typical English weather we had a good day wondering around the art galleries and beaches. Whilst we were there it was the arts festival so we also had the chance to explore artists open studios. This was an amazing opportunity for us fashion students. It was great to be able to talk to artists about the way in which they work, especially those inspired by the Cornish landscape. Many of them talked about how they work within the landscape, outside, or in response to the landscape. Trying to capture the experience of Cornwall and its unique atmosphere seemed to be a common theme amongst them all.
Galleries we visited included The Barbara Hepworth museum, The Salt House gallery (with an exhibition of work by Saul Cathcart) as well as the art’s society gallery and the Belgrave. I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite pictures, hopefully to inspire you to take a trip down there yourselves.