Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art

JENNY RYRIE - Watershed

JENNY RYRIE - Watershed

5th to 26th November 2018



3rd December 2018 to 7th January 2019

Jenny Ryrie's work has been included in mixed exhibitions at the gallery for the past 5 years, and this new exhibition gives the artist the scope to present a broader body of themed works.

The exhibition's title allows for the exploration of sea and river themes in the light of three distinct connotations of the word 'Watershed' in this context: as the tipping point between figurative and abstract painting; relating to the medium of watercolour itself, and the geographical subject matter of the paintings, which focus particularly on Cornwall.

The exhibition is accompanied by a mixed exhibition of MODERN BRITISH & CONTEMPORARY works by artists closely associated with the gallery. Artists include Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Trevor Bell, Bob Bourne, Michael Canney, Henrietta Dubrey, Patrick Dolan, Terry Frost, Patrick Hayman, Barbara Hepworth, Padraig Mac Miadhachain, Ben Nicholson, Kate Nicholson, Graham Rich, Douglas Swan and others.

Our next show is our big annual mixed Winter Exhibition (see image links above). This year's exhibition is the biggest we have ever presented, containing over 200 accessibly priced prints, drawings, small paintings, sculpture, ceramics and furniture by a wide range of Modern British, St Ives Modern and Contemporary Artists. As a special festive offer, most works include free packing and delivery to UK addresses. If you would like to buy anything from the exhibition and have it delivered in time for Christmas, you are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible.

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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.