Please use the links above to explore our large, rich and diverse Summer Exhibition 2015. The exhibition, which is displayed across all gallery spaces during the busy summer holiday period in St Ives, includes works by Modern and Contemporary artists working in a Cornish context. As part of this year's exhibition, we are presenting a series of three short consecutive solo shows with a focus on St Ives, featuring the work of Eric Ward (4 - 20 July), Graham Rich (25 July - 10 Aug) and Linda Weir (15 - 31 Aug).
LINDA WEIR 'Harbour Life'
The third and last in our series of Summer Exhibition solo focus shows features the work of Linda Weir. Born in 1951 and trained at Manchester Metropolitan University and Nottingham Trent Universities, Linda Weir has been a familiar member of St Ives' artistic community for many years. She has painted the comings and goings of the fisherman and other boat people, whose work place is St Ives Harbour, for the last 2 decades. Weir knows many of the fishermen and their families personally and her paintings are a vigorous expression of her love for the people and place.
FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION: ALICE MUMFORD 'Colour from Coast to Coast'
'Soft edges shimmer, yet the object remains defined and tactile. All these elements are infused with seductive Cornish light.'
The gallery is delighted to announce a much anticipated new solo exhibition of paintings by Alice Mumford. The exhibition also launches the first-ever monograph about the artist's work, which is available at a special launch price for the duration of the exhibition.
Following a hugely successful exhibition ‘First Light’ at Belgrave St Ives in 2013, this new exhibition is the culmination of two year’s work made in three studios during the intervening period. Most important amongst these is Mumford’s main studio, located at her home on an old farm half way between St Ives and Penzance. Other paintings derive from an occasional studio in Portscatho on the south coast of Cornwall, and a room at the St Ives School of Painting on the north coast, where she is a highly respected teacher.
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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.