A rich resource for research, or a place to borrow the latest novel

The Morrab Library. Photo by Glyn Richards.The Morrab Library is an independent library established in 1818, housed in a Victorian mansion in the beautiful Morrab Gardens in Penzance, Cornwall. We hold over 55,000 books on floor-to-ceiling shelves as well as archives and a rich photographic collection.

Our new extension is now complete, bringing us much-needed extra storage space as well as a new home for our photographic archive.

We are open Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm.

 01736 364474

enquiries@morrablibrary.org.uk / photoarchive@morrablibrary.org.uk

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Artist in Residence

 

We’re hugely looking forward to having John Trigg here over the next two weeks. Do let us know if you’re interested in joining the workshops.

John has lived and worked in Penzance for 25 years and has exhibited widely throughout the UK and Europe. During the residency he will be working in the library, 10am – 4pm, and will be available to talk whilst he works. There will also be a display of John’s drawing books, paintings & sculptures.

WORKSHOPS: Start your own drawing book with John Trigg, including three seminars:

Tuesday 13th February, 11am – 12pm Introductory talk: Books as reference, drawings, notes, beginnings & ideas, drawing instruments. Followed by Q&A.

Friday 16th February, 11am – 12pm Seminar: Ideas on subject, outside connections, everyday life, research & progress. Followed by Q&A.

Thursday 22nd February, 11am – 12pm Seminar: Methods, themes, sequences. What is subject? Re-making experience – what is memory? Perception, observation, imagination.

*£6 members / £8 non-members (for all three sessions, including materials)

Saturday 24th February, 7pm Celebrating the end of John’s residency with drinks & a review of work created. All welcome.

https://www.johntriggartist.com/home