Our current exhibition is BRIAN RICE: Paintings and Prints from the Artist's Archive.
The exhibition offers a rare chance to sample a selection of work from Brian Rice's own personal collection. During his long career, Rice set aside examples of each phase of his work. In the case of prints, he has always kept the number one print from each edition. Having published separate catalogue raisonnés of his prints and paintings, he no longer feels the need to retain so many of his earlier pieces. Belgrave St Ives has made a selection from this extensive archive and will be exhibiting both paintings and prints to coincide with the launch of the book Brian Rice Paintings 1952- 2016 (catalogue raisonné with essay by Andrew Lambirth.)
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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.