Mayes Creative engages the communities of Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and beyond in creative experiences to explore their world through heritage, science, technology and the environment. We want to discover new ways of thinking and doing that are fun and surprising, encouraging inspiration and broadening horizons.

DARK SKIES, WILD SEAS: COVERACK GROUP ARTIST RESIDENCY – December 5-9, 2021

A fantastic opportunity to spend time with like-minded people in the quiet fishing village of Coverack. This fascinating art-science crossover opportunity is curated to inspire art practitioners, researchers and thinkers alike.   

Time will be spent researching, discussing, sharing and collaborating. Steeped in Cornish history, we will explore beaches (some secret), delve into historical ‘sea roads’, and explore the unusual geological formations that dagger into the sea. Experience a different side of Cornwall with its winter wildlife, wild seas and dark skies all from the warmth of this delightful accommodation.

We welcome all artforms with lots of room for site-specific working and an abundance of ancient sites and creative walks to fuel inspiration.

We encourage creatives, researchers and enthusiasts of all disciplines; if you know anyone you think would be interested in the residency, please encourage them to apply.

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Watching the sun:

Carolyn Kennett and Cheryl Straffon’s illustrated online talk, and Q&A, on the sun and Cornwall’s ancient monuments can be watched here. The pair discuss Watching the Sun – a booklet containing collection of solar-themed articles offering insights of the significance of the sun to Cornwall’s historical sites.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH WENDY WATSON

For our Creative Challenge interviews, Mayes Creative’s Morag Robertson spoke to Wendy Watson, who lives in St Ives. Wendy has been furloughed and took up more than one creative art during lockdown. Listen the the interview below.

Since we spoke to Wendy in Covid Lockdown #1, she has returned to work during a very busy summer in St Ives. She also tells Morag Robertson what else she has been doing and what she hopes for the new year. Hear what she has to say below.

Creative Challenge Cornwall

Creative Challenge Cornwall is a Mayes Creative initiative to promote lockdown creativity.

Mayes Creative is known for its extensive work in local communities and Creative Challenge Cornwall sought to deliver opportunities for those in Cornwall to explore, create, be inspired, and communicate. Check out the Creative Cornwall website where Mayes Creative featured challenges and ideas to get creative, whatever the shape of people’s isolation.

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