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Culture

St Ives is a beautiful seaside town with the sea and sky combining to produce a wonderful aspect of light which draws artists and craftspeople to explore their creativity to the full. There are a plethora of art galleries, museums, craft and workshops within the town and we have recommended some of our favourite places below:

Tate Art Gallery

Visit the Iconic Tate Gallery in the beautiful bay of Porthmeor. With its ever-changing galleries, featuring a variety of British artists and media if offers a truly fascinating day out.

The facilities are fantastic and include accessible car parking, wheelchair provision, permitted entrance for assistance dogs, cloakroom, toilets and baby change, provision and activities for disabled visitors, plentiful seating areas, café and shop.

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Newlyn Art Gallery and Exchange

Newlyn Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Newlyn, Cornwall, UK. Opened in 1895, designed by James Hicks of Redruth and financed by John Passmore Edwards the gallery was conceived as a home and exhibition venue for the Newlyn School of Art the works of which are now largely located at Penlee House Gallery and Museum in nearby Penzance.

Following an architectural design competition managed by RIBA Competitions, the gallery was redeveloped and a second venue The Exchange in Penzance, was opened in 2007. With two venues it offers a wide and varied programme across two sites. The focus at Newlyn Art Gallery is on painting and drawing. Artists working in other media continue to be a part of the programme on occasions, but two-dimensional work is the clear focus. Recent shows have included major retrospectives by Roger Hilton and Breon O’Casey. As a dog-friendly venue, dogs on leads are allowed to visit the gallery.

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Belgrave Art Gallery

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.

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Barbara Hepworth Museum

Gain a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain’s most important 20th century artists with a visit to the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Scultpure Garden, previously Trewyn studio, where the artist lived and worked.

Visit and explore the unique garden she created for her bronze and stone scultpures, which are intergrated into the sub-tropical planting. Paintings, drawings and archive material are also displayed in the museum and artist’s workshop.

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Porthminster Gallery

The award-winning Porthminster Gallery in St Ives occupies a converted grade-1 former pilchard warehouse in a stunning location on the quayside at Westcott’s Quay.

A large and characterful exhibitions space hosts changing shows and ongoing collections of paintings, original prints, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery by well-established and emerging British artists, alongside investment artworks by collectable St Ives and Modern British names.

Friendly and knowledgable staff welcome your visit.

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Mr. Gary Beeston trading as My Cottages in St Ives
3, 5 and 5a The Digey, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HR, United Kingdom
enquiries@mycottagesinstives.co.uk