Our new exhibition is JOHN HOPWOOD Personages. This will be the first exhibition of John Hopwood's work since his 2008 show held at the New Millennium Gallery, St Ives and the first ever showing of the artist's work at Belgrave St Ives. The exhibition is the culmination of work produced in the intervening period and the first posthumous showing since Hopwood's unexpected death earlier this year. In this last group of work, Hopwood has combined both later abstract and earlier figurative idioms, and although the paintings are constructed in his mature style they are mostly representational in appearance.
Showing in our second gallery across the road is MODERN BRITISH & ST IVES, a mixed exhibition of artworks by Modern British and St Ives Modern artists. The exhibition includes: W.Barns-Graham, John Eaves, Michael Finn, Clifford Fishwick, Terry Frost, William Gear, Patrick Hayman, Roger Hilton, Denis Mitchell, Ben Nicholson, Kate Nicholson, Peter Potrowoski, Doris Vaughan, Keith Vaughan, John Wells and others.
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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.