Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art



16th July to 6th August 2018



16th July to 6th August 2018

Summer Exhibition 2018: The annual mixed exhibition of works by Contemporary and Modern artists associated with the gallery opens on 16th July. The show, which runs through the early Summer Holiday season in St Ives, also gives us an opportunity to introduce works by invited artists and artists new to the gallery. The following artists are showing:

Modern: John Barnicoat, W. Barns-Graham, Michael Broido, Roger Cecil, Maurice Cockrill, Bob Croslley, Michael Finn, Terry Frost, Barbara Hepworth, Roger Hilton, Margo Maeckelberghe (illustrated), Ben Nicholson, Aubrey Williams and Harold Yates.

Contemporary: Antonio Argenio, Julian Bailey, Louise Balaam, Nicky Basford, Nicola Bealing, Virginia Bounds, Bob Bourne, Jessica Cooper, Henrietta Dubrey, John Emanuel, Russell Frampton, Anthony Frost, Luke Frost, Carole Gibbons, Julie Held, Liz Hough, Ffiona Lewis, Jason Lilley, Jane Mac Miadhachain, Felicity Mara, Antoni Malinowski, Christopher Marvell, Louise McClary, Janie McLeod, Susie Monnington, Alice Mumford, Jack Paffett, Mark Ponsford, Brian Rice, Graham Rich, Tommy Rowe, Jenny Ryrie, Sarah Spackman, Debbie Urquhart, Eric Ward, Jack Watson and Sarah Woods.



Recent exhibitions which you can view online:

A Life of Painting

This retrospective exhibition was the first attempt to view Mac Miadhacháin's work in chronological order. It is interesting to see not only the evolution of a personal visual language, but also the artist's ability to move from abstract to figurative and back again, from tonal painting to high chroma, minimalist to narrative, dependent on the subject and artistic intent.

This exhibition was shown in the main gallery.

The Aegean Suite

Barbara Hepworth produced two sets of lithographs with the Curwen Press, including The Aegean Suite, 1971, which developed Hepworth's fascination with Greece and made links between geometric forms and sites associated with its ancient culture. Drawing on impressions formed by her trip to to the country in 1954 with friend and patron, Margaret Gardiner, Hepworth also infused the works with references to the Greek landscape.

This exhibition was in Gallery Two, just across from the main gallery.

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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.