Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art

PATRICK HAYMAN - Visionary Artist

PATRICK HAYMAN - Visionary Artist

9th February to 2nd March 2015



26 January to 2 February 2015

Our next exhibition launches in early February and focuses on the artist Patrick Hayman. His distinctive imagery, drawn from a multitude of experiences, literary and historic sources, was very much his own yet seems to touch something deep within the spirit of those who encounter it. Regarded by many as a 'Painter-Poet' this exhibition will explore Hayman's unique richness as an artist, drawn from paintings within the artist's estate held by Belgrave St Ives.

Born London 1915, Hayman grew up in New Zealand and returned to live in the UK in 1947, soon becoming a part of the burgeoning post-War art scene in St Ives. His work was admired by his distinguished contemporaries; Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, J P Hodin and Alan Bowness among them.

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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 and Dominica Williamson.