Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art



10th September to 3rd October 2016

WILHELMINA BARNS-GRAHAM St Andrews and St Ives runs until 3 October.

The exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints have been selected from the Artist's Estate in collaboration with The Barns-Graham Charitable Trust. The exhibition demonstrates the significance of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s Scottish background, in her drawing and use of colour. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1931-1938) under (Sir) William Gillies and Johnny Maxwell, arriving in St Ives as a fully trained artist. This influence was the foundation of her early work in St Ives, into which her explorations in modernist painting came to be subsumed.

This exhibition coincides with a major exhibition at Penlee House Museum & Art Gallery in Penzance: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham - A Scottish Artist in St Ives, 10 Sept - 19 Nov 2016.

Our next exhibition is MAURICE COCKRILL - From the Artist's Studios 8th to 31st October 2016. It is with great pleasure that we have assembled this group of work, in close association with Waterhouse and Dodd who administer the artist's estate, to present an overview of some of the key aspects of the artist's oeuvre. A catalogue is available on request.

Also showing, STUDIO CERAMICS by artist/maker DAVID GARLAND. A rare opportunity to view a group of nine large ceramic works by this respected maker who combines a painter's sensibility of colour with the potter's grasp of form and a sculptor's feeling for space to make pots that are like paintings. 

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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.