Opening Saturday 25 June:
This will be Ffiona's fifth solo exhibition with the gallery, and we are delighted to continue this rewarding relationship with a new body of typically accomplished works. For this showing, the artist has focused on broadly maritime themes that sit particularly well with the gallery's St Ives location.
Showing alongside the 15 new paintings by Ffiona Lewis will be 15 works by Modern British/St Ives Modern artists. Artists include: Muriel Archer, Trevor Bell, Anthony Benjamin (illus. above), Prunella Clough, Bernard Farmer, Michael Finn, Terry Frost, Antony Gormley, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Margo Maeckelberghe and Margaret Mellis.
The exhibition has now closed but works can still be viewed on the gallery website. Following the success of her first one-person exhibition with the gallery in 2014, Jessica has produced a new body of work informed primarily by recent visits to Los Angeles, California. The exhibition considers her native West Penwith, Cornwall, in relation to these new experiences of America's own west coast.
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Belgrave St Ives specialises in Modern British and Contemporary Art. There is an emphasis on work by artists associated with Cornwall from the 1930s to the present time. The gallery is the only private art gallery in Cornwall showing regular exhibitions of work by major artists associated with the St Ives Modern Period as well as exhibitions of works by other select Modern British and Contemporary Artists. The gallery works with a number of artists, artists’ estates, collectors and other galleries, to produce an annual programme of changing monthly one-person and themed exhibitions usually accompanied by published material.
Located in the heart of historic and picturesque St Ives, the gallery is situated very close to the Barbara Hepworth Museum. Opened in 1998 as sister gallery to Belgrave Gallery (est. London 1974), the St Ives gallery became independent in 2010. The gallery aims to present exhibitions in an informative and friendly manner and the staff are always happy to discuss all aspects of art on display. In addition to gallery exhibitions, Belgrave St Ives has an active online presence (website, blog, Facebook) and holds a large inventory of art not on show that can easily be arranged for viewing by interested visitors.
Gallery team: Michael Gaca (Director), Richard Blackborow, Dominica Williamson and Milly Freeman.