Teal blue waters with turquoise shallows beckoning from the clifftops? Sunsets shot with salmon and neon pink? Bright yellow wafts of coconut-scented gorse? Weightless grey-white morning mist? The pearlescent indigo inside a mussel shell? What colours spring to mind when you think of Cornwall?
Tate St Ives wants us all to help create a Colours of Cornwall palette “filled with the colours associated with the people, places and things that characterise this beautiful county” – with their favourites to go on a Tate Colours of Cornwall poster (inspired by their popular ‘Colours of St Ives’ poster in collaboration with creative agency Dorothy for Tate Galleries).
“The artists connected with St Ives, were, and are, inspired by the beautiful colours of the county,” says Tate St Ives Director Anne Barlow. “With #ColoursofCornwall we want to encourage people to have fun, get creative, and find inspiration during this challenging time.”
Each week until the end of July will have a different colour, kicking off with Blues, then followed by:
Tate St Ives hopes as many people across Cornwall, and people who love Cornwall and are missing being able to visit, will get involved. We’d love you to dig into your archives of happy days at Watergate and beyond to add some extra colour to Tate’s search.
The final day for entries to be considered for the poster is Friday 31 July.
Continuing the theme, Tate St Ives social media channels will also hold regular online discussions about how colour was used by the St Ives artists and there will also be a ‘Colours of Cornwall’ podcast and video to be shared on the Tate website later in the year.