DRAWING STUDENTS FLOCK TO ISLES OF SCILLY

PUBLISHED: 15:46 24 October 2014 | UPDATED: 13:07 30 August 2017

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Tresco Island in the Isles of Scilly hosted students from Falmouth University to draw the glorious autumn.

For the fourth year in a row, more than 25 first year students descended on the island as part of their first month studying the BA (Hons) Drawing degree.

Tresco is home to an extensive and inspiring art collection comparable to that of Tate St Ives, and boasts a diverse landscape which presented the budding artists endless beguiling subjects and breathtaking land and seascapes to take inspiration from.

The trip, which was made possible by the island’s owners, Robert and Lucy Dorrien-Smith, coincided with the launch of exhibition Pentimento’ in Gallery Tresco. Featuring work hand-selected by Lucy Dorrien-Smith the new exhibition, which will be running until early November, features a special collection showcasing the work of past and present Falmouth University students and tutors from the same unique drawing course.

'The students drew daily and were spoilt for choice for subjects,' sayssenior lecturer of the BA (Hons) Drawing course, Isolde Pullum. 'We drew the plants and red squirrels in the world-famous Abbey Garden, the shells on the pristine beaches, the rocks and castles on the northern heathland, and the breathtaking panoramic sea and island views – there's no end of inspiration. We’re very lucky and are very grateful to Lucy for continuing to make the trip possible.'

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