Artscape: New Contemporary Painters is an exhibition of recent works by three contemporary painters new to the gallery - Jack Paffett, Jack Watson & Sarah Woods. All three artists have established painting practices over the past few years and are following distinctive and personal approaches to their work.
The three contemporary painters are being shown in the context of 10 works on paper by key St Ives Modernist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. Held in a Private Collection since the 1970s when they were purchased direct from the artist, this previously unseen group of the artist's wave/line works will be of great interest to the many admirers of one of Barns-Graham's signature styles.
Next Exhibition (opens Sat 5 May): ST IVES EXHIBITION 2018. Our flagship exhibition of works by artists associated with St Ives Modernism. This annual exhibition offers collectors the chance to buy accessibly-priced works by most of the key names in post-War St Ives art, as well as presenting quality works by some less well known artists working in St Ives during the period. This year's show includes works by: John Barnicoat, W. Barns-Graham, Trevor Bell, Anthony Benjamin, Sven Berlin, Clive Blackmore, Sandra Blow, Vera Bodilly, Charles Breaker, Michael Broido, Roy Conn, Tom Cross, Bob Crossley, Alan Davie, Francis Davison, Patrick Dolan, John Emanuel, Michael Finn, Nan Frankel, Terry Frost, Patrick Hayman, Adrian Heath, Isobel Heath, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Marion Hocken, Inez Hoyton, Shigeyoshi Ichino, Jeremy Le Grice, Alexander Mackenzie, Pardaig Mac Miadhachain, Margaret Mellis, Denis Mitchell, Paul Mount, Robin Nance, Ben Nicholson, Harry Ousey, Victor Pasmore, Bryan Pearce, Jack Pender, Douglas Portway, Tommy Rowe, William Scott, Douglas Swan, Billie Waters, John Wells, Fred Yates and Karl Weschke.
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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.