Just as libraries promote and support reading groups, so Tate St Ives has instigated, promoted and supported Look Groups so communities across Cornwall can access and better understand the amazing world of art.
Here in Bude, around 10 – 16 members meet monthly at the Gregson Centre for tea, coffee and usually cake for an informal discussion facilitated by one of the members on a pre arranged topic which might be a style of art, era or an individual artist.
We meet between 6.30 and 8.30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Gregson Centre, Stratton, unless it happens to be a school holiday when the Gregson Centre is closed.
Everyone is welcome -no prior knowledge about art is necessary -just enthusiasm. We make regular links with Tate St Ives and share transport to see exhibitions or attend annual Look Group Days. We sometimes visit other exhibitions too.
This year, we are even organising our own which is the reason we began this blog. You can visit the log we are making of our learning experiences, and progress and you can see how we are building information about the artworks which will inform our labelling and interpretation materials.
All images in our blog are for educational purposes only. The photo of our group was taken against a backdrop of paintings by Gillian Ayres when we visited the Burton Gallery, Bideford.
Contact Chris Edwards 01288 359669 if you would like to join us or contact Tate St Ives email@example.com or telephone 01736 796114.