Tresco To Stage Pioneering Art Exhibition

Artist Anthony Garratt

Artist Anthony Garratt

Tresco will be the setting for a pioneering outdoor art exhibition this summer, the first of its kind in the UK.

Bristol-based artist Anthony Garratt will be capturing the island’s scenery on large canvasses at four different locations.

He’ll then display the finished works at the same spot they were painted.

Anthony has been a resident artist on Tresco for five years and his work takes inspiration from the environment and the weather.

He says although the island is small, it has a varied and fascinating landscape.

And by exhibiting the paintings in the place they were created, visitors will see their appearance change as the light and weather shifts around them.

Each landscape will take about a day to create, starting at the end of May. They’ll remain on display until September.

Tresco is home to one of the largest collections of 20th British art in the South West, comparable to that held at the Tate in St Ives.

Owner Robert Dorrien-Smith said art is deeply rooted in the island and doing an exhibition on this scale was a natural decision.

He’s says he’s sure Anthony’s paintings will become a talking point for both residents and guests.

You can find more information about the outdoor exhibition at

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