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Last Updated: Sunday, 3 December 2006, 17:47 GMT
Facelift for historic art studio
Studies of the Human Body by Francis Bacon
A painting by Francis Bacon who once worked for the studios
An historic art studio in St Ives is set to be renovated in an ambitious new 3m scheme.

Famous British artists, including Sir Terry Frost, Peter Blake and Francis Bacon, have all worked for Porthmeor Studios at one point.

The first phase of the project to is being funded by Arts Council England and Cornwall County Council.

The owners hope the renovation scheme will help nurture art in Cornwall for future generations.




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