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Saturday, 5 October 2013

#TheMaritimeArtist - Mark Dion - #StIves

Inspired by fisherman John Pearce’s fascinating selection of fishing gear, Dion has assembled a collection of artefacts evoking the long established connection between fisherman and artist – roles strongly connected within the history and culture of Porthmeor Studios and St Ives.

During the course of his project Mark Dion was assisted by artist James Barber and eight graduate students from Falmouth University.

Marc Messenger, one of Dion’s assistants, said: “This installation is a testament to the industry and creativity that is symbolic of the heritage of St Ives. It is also a poignant story of a working life, narrated through sun-bleached buoys and briny baskets, all set within the sound of the sea.”