3rd December 2016 to 7th January 2017
Our annual exhibition of prints and drawings by Contemporary, Modern British and St Ives Modern artists. With prices starting from just £100, we are pleased to announce that all 100+ works in this year's exhibition will be available with free packing and delivery to UK mainland addresses.
Artists included: Michael Ayrton, Julian Bailey, W. Barns-Graham, Frank Beanland, Anthony Benjamin, Sven Berlin, Peter Blake, Sandra Blow, Bill Bolger, Virginia Bounds, Bob Bourne, Michael Broido, Joyce Cairns, John Charles Clark, Margrit Clegg, Prunella Clough, Maurice Cockrill, Richard Cook, Jessica Cooper, Tom Cross, Bob Crossley, Peter Davies, Arturo Di Stefano, Henrietta Dubrey, John Emanuel, Melvyn Evans, Graham Evernden, Peter Freeman, Anthony Frost, Luke Frost, Terry Frost, Adrian George, Patrick Hayman, Catherine Headley, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Howard Hodgkin, Liz Hough, Gordon House, Josette Jones, Andrew Lanyon, John Latham, Bernard Leach, Johan Lentink, Ffiona Lewis, Jason Lilley, Adam Lowe, Alexander Mackenzie, Jane Macmiadhachain, Felicity Mara, Ian McKeever, Joan Mitchell, John Mitchell, Alice Mumford, David Nash, Ben Nicholson, Kate Nicholson, Breon O'Casey, Jules Olitski, Bryan Pearce, John Piper, Sarah Poland, Patrick Procktor, Brian Rice, Graham Rich, Iain Rutherford, Jenny Ryrie, Richard Smith, Michael Snow, Sarah Spackman, Leon Underwood, Keith Vaughan, Georgios Vlassopoulos, Kate Walters, Eric Ward, Gill Watkiss, John Wells, Phil Whiting & Bryan Wynter.
5th to 28th November 2016
Sarah Poland moved from Cornwall to Wales in 2011 shortly after her last one-person exhibition with the gallery in 2010. Part of the artist's time was spent living off-grid in an Oak woodland. The works selected for this exhibition include drawings, prints and paintings all of which relate in one way or another to the natural environment experienced during this period by the artist. It is interesting to see how the change in surroundings, together with an intensive period of study at Aberystwyth School of Art, has effected the artist's working methods.
8th to 31st October 2016
A selection of ceramics from the artist's studio. David Garland combines a painter's sensibility of colour with the potter's grasp of form and a sculptor's feeling for space. The pots are restrained in shape and decoration yet contain an expressiveness that is universally human. David Garland works mainly with red earthenware clay, sometimes slipped and painted with coloured oxides - cobalt, manganese, copper and iron.
8th to 31st October 2016
Maurice Cockrill is frequently referred to as a 'painter's painter'. We see this as meaning to possess an inherent feeling for, and joy in, the use of paint directly as an expressive medium. This includes a love for 'picture-making' and a deep knowledge and understanding of the history of this most ancient form of art. Finally, a 'painter's painter' has the desire to share these qualities and discoveries with other artists, especially students of painting. Maurice meets all of these criteria.
We have been fortunate in having included paintings by Maurice in exhibitions over the years. 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.
10th September to 3rd October 2016
Belgrave St Ives is delighted to present an exhibition of works selected from the Artist's Estate in collaboration with The Barns-Graham Charitable Trust. Works included present an overall view of Barns-Graham's wide ranging and important career within the context of Brititsh Modernism. Covering the period from the early 1940s to 2003 and with an emphasis on paintings and prints relating to the artist's practice in Cornwall.
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.
30th July to 30th August 2016
Tony Shiels moved to Carbis Bay in late 1958 and stayed for the five years that some consider to be the high point in St Ives Modernism, playing a full part in the issues, exhibitions and groupings of the St Ives art world. He was just 20 years of age when he arrived, having graduated from art schools in the north of England, London and Paris. Typecast as having a 'personal wildness', he was - and is - nonetheless a serious, intellectual and committed painter. He left Cornwall for Ireland in 1993 and now maintains a studio in County Kerry, Ireland.
25th June to 18th July 2016
An exhibition of 15 new paintings by Ffiona Lewis. Following another successful show at the Redfern Gallery, London, Belgrave St Ives is delighted to continue its 10-year relationship with this most accomplished artist. The new body of work is rich with coastal and maritime references, and thus resonates strongly with the gallery's St Ives location.
28th May to 20th June 2016
Following the success of her first one-person exhibition with the gallery in 2014, Jessica Cooper has produced a new body of work informed primarily by recent visits to Los Angeles, California.
The exhibition of 34 paintings considers her native West Penwith, Cornwall, in relation to these new experiences of America's own west coast.
30th April to 21st May 2016
Our annual exhibition of works by the key St Ives artists working from the 1940s through to the 1970s. This exhibition offers our clients and visitors a chance to buy accessibly priced works by many of the major names in St Ives art. Includes works by W. Barns-Graham, Anthony Benjamin, Sven Berlin, Sandra Blow, Michael Broido, Michael Canney, Tom Cross, Bob Crossley, Alan Davie, Clifford Fishwick, Paul Feiler, Michael Finn, Terry Frost, Patrick Hayman, Isobel Heath, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon, Bernard Leach, Margo Maeckelberghe, Alexander Mackenzie, Bill Marshall, John Milne, Denis Mitchel, Ben Nicholson, Breon O'Casey, JA Park, Victor Pasmore, Bryan Pearce, Michael Snow, John Wells and others.
25th March to 16th April 2016
Following the success of her first exhibition in 30 years, in 2013, the gallery is delighted to announce this new one-person exhibition of paintings by Kate, selected from the artist's studio and spanning the period 1940s - 1980.
Kate, the daughter of Ben and Winifred Nicholson, has lived for a large part of her life quietly in Cornwall, well away from public attention. However, she exhibited in many exhibitions from the 1950s to the 1980s including one-person shows at the Waddington Galleries and Marjorie Parr Gallery (both London) and LYC Museum and Art Gallery, Cumbria. Her work was also included in the landmark exhibition 'St.Ives 1939-64; Twenty Five Years of Painting, Sculpture and Pottery', at Tate Gallery, London in 1885.
Kate Nicholson is represented in several public collections, among them: Arts Council Collection, University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettles Yard, Pallant House and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.
12th December 2015 to 6th January 2016
Our Christmas exhibition features around 100 accessibly priced prints and drawings by Modern British, St Ives Modern and Contemporary artists. Includes works by Frank Auerbach, W. Barns-Graham, Sandra Blow, Terry Frost, Maggie Hambling, Roger Hilton, Howard Hodgkin, Leon Kossoff, Alexander Mackenzie, Ben Nicholson, Alan Reynolds, John Wells and many others.
7th to 30th November 2015
John Watson, Chairman of the St Ives Society of Artists and a keen collector of art by Camberwell artists, and Michael Gaca, Gallery Director of Belgrave St Ives, who studied painting at Camberwell, have jointly curated this large-scale exhibition of paintings and drawings by 82 Camberwell artists, to be shown across both galleries in St Ives, Cornwall.
'Camberwell School of Art and Crafts in South London catered for local people and the grittiness of Peckham somehow informed it, giving it a rugged identity. Being south of the river has made it seem rather subversive as if it was on the fringe' Anthony Eyton RA.
8th to 31st October 2015
The Belgrave Gallery and latterly Belgrave St Ives have enjoyed a long and rewarding relationship with the artist and the artist's family since the 1980s, mounting many exhibitions over the years and publishing various catalogues and a book. Terry Frost was always so much part of any exhibition we worked on during his lifetime, through his enthusiastic support, contribution and vital presence at every exhibition opening. The Frost family have maintained this enthusiasm and support ever since and it is with great pleasure we celebrate what would have been Terry's 100th year with an exhibition of his work.
All of the work in the exhibition comes from the artist's studio (several of which haven't been exhibited before) and ranges from a 1943 watercolour painting of fellow Prisoners of War at Stalag 383 to a late large 'Sun Tree' canvas collage, bursting with colour and joie de vie. Approximately 40 works will be shown including paintings, collages, drawings and prints.
5th to 28th September 2015
Belgrave St Ives is delighted to announce a full gallery solo exhibition of new paintings by Alice Mumford. Following a hugely successful exhibition 'First Light' at Belgrave St Ives in 2013 - her fourth for the gallery - this new exhibition is the culmination of two year's work made in three studios in the intervening period. The exhibition also launches the first monograph about Mumford's work, published by Sansom & Co. Richly illustrated, the book contains essays by Ian Massey and Professor Richard Demarco CBE, as well as insightful notes by the artist.
6th to 29th June 2015
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.
11th to 30th May 2015
This will be the first exhibition of John Hopwood's work since his 2008 show held at the New Millennium Gallery, St Ives and the first ever showing of the artist's work at Belgrave St Ives.
The exhibition is the culmination of work produced in the intervening period and the first posthumous showing since Hopwood's unexpected death earlier this year.
In this last group of work, Hopwood has combined both abstract and figurative idioms, and although the paintings are constructed in his mature style they are mostly representational in appearance.
4th April to 8th May 2015
Our annual exhibition of works by artists associated with St Ives Modernism. This selling exhibition offers our clients and new visitors a chance to buy accessibly priced works by many of the major names in St Ives art.
Includes works by W. Barns-Graham, Anthony Benjamin, Sven Berlin, Michael Canney, Tom Cross, Bob Crossley, Clifford Fishwick, Terry Frost, Patrick Hayman, Isobel Heath, Barbara Hepworth, Bryan Ingham, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon, Bill Marshall, Denis Mitchel, Ben Nicholson, Kate Nicholson, Bryan Pearce, Peter Potworowski, John Tunnard, Michael Snow, John Wells and others.
9th to 30th March 2015
Preferring non-repetitive work using hand-building and wheel-thrown processes, Alan Wallwork has produced an extensive range of sculptural ceramic forms since the late 1950s, working mostly in stoneware and porcelain. In this exhibition's more recent works, he has focused on small and medium pieces, particularly variations on his favourite 'crescent forms'.
A regular exhibitor with the gallery, Amanda Wallwork's practice is concerned with archaeology, geology and a continuing enquiry into landscape. She is interested in the underlying factors that determine how our land has been used and shaped, how we move through it, the impact we have and the traces we leave behind.
9th February to 2nd March 2015
Born London 1915, Hayman grew up in New Zealand and returned to live in the UK in 1947, soon becoming a part of the burgeoning post-War art scene in St Ives. His work was admired by his distinguished contemporaries; Barabara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Peter Lanyon among them. Hayman's distinctive imagery, drawn from a multitude of experiences, literary and historic sources, was very much his own yet seems to touch something deep within the spirit of those who encounter it. Regarded by many as a 'Painter-Poet' this exhibition will explore Hayman's unique richness as an artist, drawn from paintings within the artist's estate held by Belgrave St Ives.
15th November to 6th December 2014
An exhibition focussing on 5 key Modern St Ives artists: W. Barns-Graham, Sven Berlin, Terry Frost, Roger Hilton and John Wells. The five were also friends or fellow society members, and through their work helped establish St Ives as an internationally recognised location for advanced art during the 1950s and 1960s.
13th October to 1st November 2014
Ffiona Lewis' 3rd solo exhibition with Belgrave St Ives presents a group of thirty new predominantly interior still life paintings and collages.
Now working between Aldeburgh and London, where she is represented by the Redfern Gallery, Lewis has long and strong links with St Ives, where she has shown since 1994, and the West Country, where she was born in 1964.
Following a period focusing on landscape-based paintings, this exhibition explores the influence of habitual, spontaneous collage making on a seemingly more abstract tendency in recent works, as well as presenting a number of the flower paintings that have been a constant element of the artist's output. The show also illustrates the overlap between these keys strands of interest.
6th to 20th September 2014
A selection of recent paintings from the artist's studio - demonstrating how the move to Porthmeor Studios has affected the artist's practice.
Felicity Mara will be giving a talk about her work on Thursday 18th September 3-4pm. (Image opposite courtesy of Paul Massey.)
9th to 28th June 2014
This inaugural one-person exhibition of Jessica Cooper's work at Belgrave St Ives results from a number of paintings made by the artist over the previous 12 months. Travelling regularly during this period between St Ives and her current home in West Cornwall, the journey became a metaphor for life; evoking memories from childhood, when she lived in a small hamlet just off the famous coast road between St Ives and Cape Cornwall. Conjuring up images of domestic objects and family rituals the journey from home to St Ives acted as a thread between now and then and the meaning of home.
The distillation of everyday objects and places in Cooper's work contain an intense intimacy expressed in the simplest of forms through the artist's emotive power.
10th to 31st May 2014
To say Sven Berlin was a unique character is an understatement. In addition to his powerful personality, Berlin's creative output traversed a wide range of mediums - from poetry and writing through drawing and painting to sculpture. The graphic strength of Berlin's two-dimensional work underpins the three-dimensional draughtsmanship to be found in his stone carving. It is a fact that all great sculptors are consummate drawers (see for example Elizabeth Frink, Frank Dobson, Gaudier Brzeska et al) and many of the drawings in this exhibition relate to sculptures both conceived and made.
7th to 28th April 2014
A retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings by Michael Seward Snow (1930-2012), including works from 1950 to 2002. This will be the first major exhibition of Snow's work for many years. The show will present the artist's work in the context of many of his St Ives contemporaries of the period, including Ben Nicholson, John Wells, W. Barns-Graham, Barbara Hepworth and others.
7th to 28th April 2014
Our premier annual exhibition of collectible works by artists associated with the St Ives School of Modernism. This year's exhibition includes works by: Barns-Graham, Sven Berlin, Sandra Blow, Terry Frost, Paul Feiler, Peter Lanyon, John Wells and many others. Also included is sculpture by Denis Mitchell and ceramics by William Marshall.
10th to 29th March 2014
A retrospective exhibition of printmaking by Brian Rice, following the publication of a new catalogue raisonne of the artist's prints and a successful show of Rice's paintings of the 1950s and 60s at the Redfern Gallery, London. The exhibition will feature printworks from the 1950s through to the present day.
19th October to 4th November 2013
Terry Frost was a key member and leading light of the St Ives School 'Middle Generation'. Coming from a modest family background and out of wartime austerity, Frost quickly absorbed artistic sophistication and developed a unique approach to abstraction from nature, forming building blocks for the compositions and constructions that occupied his mature career. By combining apparent simplicity of form with a highly complex and refined sense of colour, Frost created a visual language that demonstrated academic rigour whilst enjoying wide popular appeal.
28th September to 14th October 2013
Anthony Frost's paintings and prints pulsate with a beat and rhythm akin to the alternative rock music that often inspires them. The work is a combination of control and spontaneity brought about through the use of various materials (hessian, sail cloth, sacking and many other materials that come to hand), and an expressive handling of paint. Always high chroma, the resultant paintings are energetic constructs that clearly reveal the creative process.
7th to 23rd September 2013
Luke Frost's work deals primarily with colour relationships in precise compositions that question the viewer's awareness of colour and space. He is interested in exploring the pictorial possibilities and perceptions of colour in strictly formal arrangements. Areas of layered colour are interrupted by stripes of contrasting or resonating colour - which he refers to as 'volts'. These visually interact with the built up background hues, drawing attention to subtle modulations and contrasts and enriching the viewer's experience of colour.
10th June to 1st July 2013
The gallery is delighted to announce the first one-person exhibition for more than 30 years by Kate Nicholson. Kate, the daughter of Ben and Winifred Nicholson, has lived for a large part of her life quietly in Cornwall, well away from public attention. However, she has exhibited in many exhibitions from the 1950s to the 1970s including one-person shows at the Waddington Galleries and Marjorie Parr Gallery (both London) and LYC Museum and Art Gallery, Cumbria. Her work is in several public collections, among them: Arts Council Collection, University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettles Yard and Pallant House.
4th May to 3rd June 2013
Our premier annual exhibition of highly collectible works new to the gallery by artists associated with the St Ives School of Modernism. This year's exhibition includes works by: Michael Canney, Bryan Wynter, Karl Weschke, Clifford Fishwick, Parick Heron, Barbara Hepworth, Francis Davison, Adrian Heath and many others. Also included is scupture by Sven Berlin and John Milne.
2nd to 25th March 2013
The culmination of almost 2 years' work, this exhibition will arguably be one of Alice Mumford's most comprehensive shows to date. The title 'First Light' refers to the poem by D M Thomas, a friend. These paintings have grown out of the artist's home and studio where she is immersed in daily family life. The subjects reflect the intimacy of the artist's surroundings; the objects, the glimpses of landscape and the interiors evoked through her use of composition, colour and light. This promises to be an exhilarating show.
26th January to 16th February 2013
Andy Hughes' photographic work explores the littoral zone and the politics of waste. Hughes was the first Artist in Residence at Tate Gallery St. Ives and short-listed reserve artist for the Arts Council England Antarctic Fellowship. His book Dominant Wave Theory includes essays by leading commentators and scientists, and was designed by David Carson. This new exhibition features many of the images contained in this publication alongside other selected recent works.
10th November to 1st December 2012
Bob Crossley exhibited regularly with the Belgrave Gallery from shortly
after we opened in St Ives in 1998 to the year of his death in 2010.
In celebration of this association and to mark the centenary of his birth,
we have carefully selected a group of work from the artist's estate to
curate the exhibition. This is the first posthumous show and will be a unique
opportunity to acquire work by one of the important contributors to contemporary
art in post-war St Ives.
13th October to 5th November 2012
Following a successful exhibition earlier this year at Redfern Gallery, Lewis returns for a third solo show at Belgrave St Ives. Closely linked to recent works grown out of her journeys on the Alde at Snape Maltings, Lewis now returns to her most intimate and known riverscape, the Dart. 'Fieldbook' is Lewis's name for her assembly of this work.
1st to 24th September 2012
Born in St. Andrews 1912, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE arrived in St. Ives in 1940 and her development as a progressive artist is bound up with the town where she lived and worked up to her death. Coinciding with centenary celebrations, this exhibition concentrates on drawings and paintings made in St Ives in the 1940s along with later works.
7th July to 27th August 2012
Our third solo exhibition of works by this popular sculptor will run for seven weeks through the holiday period, utilising the full gallery space. Marvell's distinctive repertoire of animals and human figures has now expanded to include two-dimensional wall-mounted works. Always particularly striking in the gallery context and equally comfortable in the outdoors, this will be a must-see exhibition for visitors to St Ives this Summer.
2nd to 25th June 2012
Our annual exhibition of works by artists associated with the St Ives School of Modernism. This year's exhibition includes works by: Robert Adams, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Sven Berlin, Sandra Blow, Michael Canney, Tom Early, Clifford Fishwick, Terry Frost, William Gear, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Peter Lanyon, Margaret Mellis, John Milne, Denis Mitchell, Ben Nicholson, Bryan Pearce, William Scott, John Wells and others.
7th to 28th May 2012
Our second exhibition of works by artist, writer and teacher Tom Cross. Travel was an important part of Cross' artistic practice, beginning with a scholarship to the British School in Rome after graduation from the Slade School of Art in 1956. The show includes paintings from Cornwall, Wales, Guernsey, Sweden, Italy, The Middle East, Australia, Mexico and Belize.
26th March to 16th April 2012
Opening with a Private View on 24th March, this new exhibition of works on paper by Patrick Hayman promises to be a fantastic opportunity for fans of Hayman's work to acquire accessibly priced works for their collections. Always steeped with character, Hayman's drawings, watercolours and gouaches offer rich glimpses into his visionary world.
26th March to 16th April 2012
A group of new paintings by Virginia Bounds, now working from Anchor Studio, formerly occupied by John Wells. Bounds is one of the most talented painters currently working in West Cornwall, and this exhibition focusses primarily on painterly depictions of Newlyn Harbour as viewed from the studio.
25th February to 19th March 2012
A solo exhibition of paintings by Phil Whiting. This exhibition, which focusses primarily on the Cornish landscape, coincides with an exhibition of Whiting's work at Truro Cathedral entitled 'Places of Mourning in the Western World', a retrospective of the artist's war/conflict-inspired work begun in the Spring of 1995.
15th October to 7th November 2011
The gallery is very pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Bob Bourne in celebration of his eightieth birthday. Bourne moved to Cornwall in 1960, quickly linking up with artists of St Ives 'middle generation' of post-War Modernists, particularly Roger Hilton. Early, dark, Peter Lanyon-influenced landscapes eventually gave way to a highly individual form of landscape and interior paintings employing vibrant colour.
12th September to 3rd October 2011
Mumford is a painter of still life and of atmospheric interiors, adeptly combined, whose development over the past few years has seen a controlled, impressionistic adroitness give way to increasingly convincing and emotional expositions. Her paintings, always accomplished, subtle and tonally exquisite, have now acquired both an engaging looseness and a more insightful intellectual underpinning that heralds the arrival of an artist in her prime.
11th June to 4th July 2011
Annual 'St Ives Moderns' exhibition, includes accessible paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints by many of the key artists associated with St Ives including: Sven Berlin, Paul Feiler, Terry Frost, Patrick Hayman, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon, John Milne, Ben Nicholson , Bryan Pearce, Alfred Wallis, John Wells and many others.
14th May to 6th June 2011
Our first exhibition of work by Fine Art Society artist Graham Rich. The paintings, utilising found marine materials, have an aesthetic quality that enjoys a rich resonance with the artist colony/fishing town of St Ives. However, the works are also totems - metaphors for the artist's ideas and experiences.
11th April to 2nd May 2011
An exhibition of a new group of works on paper by this much-loved key member of the so-named St Ives Middle Generation. Several of the works have have not been exhibited in recent years. Includes drawings, collages and paintings direct from the artist's studio.
14th February to 7th March 2011
A group of newly discovered paintings from the artist's studio, including nine self portraits and some striking and vibrant still life work. Works are presented in a range of sizes and media, with an emphasis on paintings in oil and in acrylic.
18th October to 6th November 2010
Private View Sat 16 Oct
This exhibition represents a year's work - 'still life' in the main - culminating in a month's studio retreat just outside Zennor. The body of oil panels, multiples, drawings and seascape canvases are drawn from the artist's delight in the social nature of the interior, the landscape and all its observances. They depict a miscellany of table spoils, picnic views, coastal walk notes and paraphernalia about boats. Alongside the artist's usual indigenous domestic geography, the exhibition shows a group of floral portraits - picked flower offerings, the urban exotic, a botanical journey from urban shop, through the garden, to the verges of the coastal path. Plus on display, Modern British Paintings and Prints.
6th to 27th September 2010
Tom Cross was well known as a painter, teacher and writer. He exhibited his work regularly after graduating from The Slade (mid 1950s) as well as holding a number of educational positions culminating in Principal of Falmouth School of Art (1976 - 1987). Following retirement from Falmouth, he continued to write, lecture and paint. One of his most important achievements was the publication of 'Painting the Warmth of the Sun' (first published 1984) a book about the St Ives Modernist period that helped prepare the ground for the founding of the Tate Gallery in St Ives (opened 1993).
This exhibition brings together for the first time in several years paintings and prints covering the artist's career from his time at The Slade to the late Helford River paintings. The exhibition coincides with The St Ives September Festival (11 - 25 Sept)