IN SPRING 2014, Art Eye was asked to create an original art scheme for the Godolphin Arms Hotel, Marazion. Since then, the art has received such a great response that we were invited to return – in order to add several more exclusively commissioned artworks – throughout the hotel and on the island too. Each piece, and every artist involved, has been chosen in collaboration with owners James & Mary St Levan, after careful shortlisting by Art Eye.
At the inner arch of Cornwall, just before it dips into the wild seas around West Penwith, lies Mount's Bay. At the centre of the bay – and a striking focal point for miles around – is the dramatic form of St Michael's Mount. It is a form which is made all the more impressive by the castle, chapel and houses which cling to it; piercing the skline at it's summit, or sheltering on the leeward side. The Mount draws visitors from far and wide, but is at one step removed from the modern world, being accessible from the mainland only when tide and weather allows.
Here, in this majestic location, Art Eye has worked in close collaboration with owners James & Mary St Levan, in order to choose and commission a resonant scheme of artworks, which would serve to inspire, engage and bring added enjoyment to guests. The brief was simple: to create an intelligent, high quality and relevant art experience for everybody to enjoy - whether visitors from across the globe, or members of the local community (for which the Godolphin Arms is a hub).
In this project, our aim was to bring spaces alive through the right art, with a sensitivity to location, clientele, atmosphere, client requirements and budget. Working on this project, our objective was to not only emphasise the high-calibre local art scene, but also to show the importance of Mount's Bay & St Michael's Mount as a place of inspiration within both the local and wider artistic community. We're really proud of what we've achieved here – creating a vibrant, exciting art destination, which helps to leave a lasting impression with the hotel's wide range of clientele.
Read more about this project via our website soon, via our Case Studies page, featuring a full list of all the artworks & artists involved
Images of our artists' work, by Design Room Cornwall & Anya Rice, commissioned by Art Eye/Godolphin Arms Hotel