Please use the links above to explore our large, rich and diverse Summer Exhibition 2015. The exhibition, which is displayed across all gallery spaces during the busy summer holiday period in St Ives, includes works by Modern and Contemporary artists working in a Cornish context. As part of this year's exhibition, we are presenting a series of three short consecutive solo shows with a focus on St Ives, featuring the work of Eric Ward (4 - 20 July), Graham Rich (25 July - 10 Aug) and Linda Weir (15 - 31 Aug).
VIRGINIA BOUNDS Tremenheere has now closed. Working from a large studio at Newlyn, previously occupied by Stanhope Forbes and later John Wells, Virginia Bounds has been engaged in an 18-month project based at the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens near Penzance, Cornwall, where she has been painting en plein air through much of this time in the unique environment of Tremenheere.
The exhibition, which has been funded in part by a grant from Arts Council England, includes 32 works ranging from large oil paintings to smaller works on paper. Virginia has been represented by Belgrave St Ives for more than ten years, and this latest exhibition shows how much her work has developed during this period. A fully illustrated catalogue is available on request.
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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.