Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art



30th April to 21st May 2016

JESSICA COOPER - One Divided By Two

JESSICA COOPER - One Divided By Two

28th May to 20th June 2016

Our current show is our flagship annual exhibition of works by most of the best known names in St Ives Art. Now in its 18th year, this major exhibition offers our clients and visitors a chance to purchase accessibly priced works by some of the key artists associated with St Ives Modernism. Focusing primarily on the period 1940 to 1970, this year's exhibition presents an unprecedented 94 works by 34 artists. The show includes paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. With the news that Tate St Ives will now be closed until at least Spring 2017, this exhibition provides one of the best opportunities to see works by the artists of St Ives' golden period.


Our next exhibition is JESSICA COOPER One Divided By Two, which opens on Saturday 28th May. Following the success of her first one-person exhibition with the gallery in 2014, Jessica has produced a new body of work informed primarily by recent visits to Los Angeles, California. The exhibition considers her native West Penwith, Cornwall, in relation to these new experiences of America's own west coast.



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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.