CAST to take part in Open Studios event in Helston

See painters at work in Helston this weekend

See painters at work in Helston this weekend

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CAST will be open its doors up to the public this weekend when artists take part in the Open Studios event for the first time.

The normally closed studio doors at the 3 Penrose Road building will be open between 11am and 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday, with free admission.

It is now nearly a year since the first artists moved into the studios, thanks to the Cornubian Arts and Science Trust taking on building originally given to John Passmore Edwards as a Science and Art School for Helston, which was then extended as a secondary school.

Among the artists showing off their work will be figurative painter Nicola Bealing.

She described Open Studios as a “two-way process”, saying: “It is chance for the public to see in, but also for artists to account for themselves.

Although the majority of artists in the building are painters – Mike Hoggett, Juliette Paull, Mark Hedger, Shelly Tregoning, Tim Pryke, Ben Sanderson and Joe Skinner, as well as Nicola – the CAST building also houses sculptors Amy Thomas and Oliver Irvine, who work under the pseudonym ATOI, filmmaker Roger Thorp, photographer James Hankey and printmaker Sally Cole.

Although the building still needs considerably more renovation, the work carried out in the last six months means two or three new studios will soon be ready for additional artist tenants.

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8:43am Sat 24 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Sounds like a brilliant idea, having visited their previous exhibition of work, which displayed enormous talent, and seen the effort that has gone into the renovation of the building so far, I realise this is great for Helston and hopefully it will continue to grow and prosper.
Sounds like a brilliant idea, having visited their previous exhibition of work, which displayed enormous talent, and seen the effort that has gone into the renovation of the building so far, I realise this is great for Helston and hopefully it will continue to grow and prosper. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 4

8:09pm Sun 25 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Visited today, the amount of talent that is visible in the studies is fantastic, and speaking to some of the artists, it is clear how pleased they are to have a studio in which to work.
In the relatively short time the building has been in the possession of CAST, I think they have done an excellent job with renovations.
Hopefully they will have future exhibitions for the public.

I think they should open up one room to the public on a regular basis, where those artists that wish to, could sell their work.
Visited today, the amount of talent that is visible in the studies is fantastic, and speaking to some of the artists, it is clear how pleased they are to have a studio in which to work. In the relatively short time the building has been in the possession of CAST, I think they have done an excellent job with renovations. Hopefully they will have future exhibitions for the public. I think they should open up one room to the public on a regular basis, where those artists that wish to, could sell their work. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 7

3:44pm Tue 27 May 14

telstar1962 says...

CAST will no doubt be an asset to the Town

Just shows what can be achieved when competent professionals are involved
CAST will no doubt be an asset to the Town Just shows what can be achieved when competent professionals are involved telstar1962
  • Score: 3

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