Following Terry Frost's death in 2003, the studio contents were gradually relocated to a specially converted storage facility. Whilst archiving the artist's collection many years later, a large format bound sketchbook (46.5 x 37.5 cms) was discovered amongst the artist's retained paintings and effects. This richly illustrated volume contains over 50 very complete paintings, collages and studies for larger scale paintings and prints. Some of these images were developed into larger works of art but some have remained as fascinating prototypes/imaginings of what might have been. We have selected a group of 30 individual works from the sketchbook to be mounted and framed for this unique exhibition.
The original sketchbook containing 50+ works can be viewed in its entirety on ISSUU here.
Virginia Bounds' new body of work focuses on the artist's studio and studio garden in Newlyn, which was formerly occupied by Stanhope Forbes, and coincides with an exhibition of Forbes' work at Penlee House. The exhibition will be presented in part at the gallery, with larger works also on view at the historic studio to which they relate.
The Gallery Blog is a rich resource of images and background information covering the gallery's ongoing exhibition programme, where you will find installation images, biographical detail and more about current and previous shows. Follow other gallery news on Twitter and Facebook.
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.