Art and exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS

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Anima Mundi

Until 23rd March
A Skin Made Porous
Various artists in this exhibition which considers the influences and physical and metaphysical transformations which we take on board in our lives.

Anima Mundi | Street-an-Pol, St Ives TR26 2DS | animamundigallery.com/

Belgrave St Ives

30th March-22nd April
The annual catalogue exhibition of works by modern British and St Ives artists. The much anticipated show offers clients and collectors the chance to buy accessibly priced works by some of the major names in post-war Modernism.

You can view exhibitions on the gallery website, or in person by appointment (call 01736 794888 or email info@belgravestives.co.uk).

Belgrave St Ives | Higher Bussow Farm, Towednack TR26 3BB | belgravestives.co.uk/

Leach Pottery
Until June 2024
First Students
The Leach Pottery began its story in 1920 as an emergent creative entity, transforming over the years into the internationally-renowned institution of today. This exhibition explores its early story of creativity with a focus on some of its first students. In the Cube Gallery — museum admission required.

Leach Pottery | Higher Stennack, St Ives TR26 2HE | leachpottery.com/

New Craftsman Gallery
5th August-1st September
Nina Brook: 2023 Collection
Rising young artist Nina Brooke travels the world creating distinctive paintings inspired by beach and surf culture. Read more here.
9th September-6th October
New Craftsman, Past, Present, and Future
A special exhibition celebrating the history of the New Craftsman, including paintings by Peter Lanyon, ceramics by Dame Lucie Rie and Shoji Hamada, prints by Bernard Leach, jewellery and prints by Breon O’Casey, and work by contemporary artists: woodturner Anthony Bryant and painter Sarah Woods.

New Craftsman Gallery | Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HE | newcraftsmanstives.com/

Penwith Gallery
2nd February-6th April
Members’ Exhibition
A diverse exhibition of sculptures, ceramics, paintings, drawings, and prints from Members of The Penwith Society of Arts, St Ives.
Until 15th July
Tom Leaper: The Show
Renowned Penwith sculptor Tom Leaper has extended the idea of the thorn trees made in lockdown into a full exhibition of open-structured compositions built out of fragments of bronze sheets, woven together to create a series of works based on Cornish woodlands.
Sophie Fraser
Sophie was born in Canterbury in 1992 and grew up in West Cornwall, where she has lived since. Her work surrounds ideas of the ever-changing landscape, full of strong colour and textural echoes.
Jason Lilley
Jason could be referred to as a ‘fourth generation neo romantic’ in his return to a late-40s style of depiction. His new works observe and record the inner life of the north coast and the West Penwith landscape.
Karen McEndoo
Karen trained as a graphic designer/illustrator, but over time her work has become more expressive, finding inspiration in the St Ives Group of artists from the mid-20th century and has been a regular visitor to the St Ives Society of Artists gallery since the 1990s.
Immi Rorke
Imogen works in various media, exploring painting, collage, and textiles. Abstract forms, often in the shape of a vessel, a bowl, or bottle, continue to emerge throughout her work.
Iona Sanders
Iona was born in the far west of Cornwall and has spent most of her life there. She is highly responsive to her surroundings, selecting objects from her everyday environment and imbuing them with a quietly observed dignity and grace of form.
Until 19th August
Members’ Summer Exhibition
A diverse exhibition of sculptures, ceramics, paintings, drawings, and prints from the Members of The Penwith Society of Arts.

Penwith Gallery | Back Road West, St Ives TR26 1NL | penwithgallery.com/

Portminster Gallery

Porthminster Gallery | 22 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HE | porthminstergallery.co.uk/

St Ives Arts Club
11th-24th November
Winter Wanderlust: Sophie Bagnell, Amanda Heath, and Leanne Robinson

St Ives Arts Club | Westcott’s Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY | stivesartsclub.org/

St Ives Society of Artists
Until 17th November

Remains: Sue Leake, Michael Harris, and Tanya Krzywinska (Crypt Gallery)

Until 18th November
Members’ Autumn Show (Mariners Gallery)

18th-24th November
Rosie Sherwood (Crypt Gallery)

25th November-1st December
Opening Up Exhibition (Crypt Gallery)
A showcase of emerging and established artists interested in using art to open discussion around social and environmental concerns.

2nd-8th December
Impromptu: Julie Milton, Jenny Field, Vicki Clark, and Sarah Trewhella

12th-26th January
The Crypt Emporium, a fundraising event, in the Crypt Gallery, 10am-4pm. Bargain artwork for sale, among other items.

St Ives Society of Artists | Mariners Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives TR26 1NA | stisa.co.uk/

Tate St Ives
Until 6th May

Outi Pieski
Paintings and installations exploring several themes, including the culture and identity of the Sámi people, who live in a region including the northern part of Scandinavia and Kola peninsula in Russia.

Tate St Ives | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG | tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives

Regular events

MONDAYS

Barnoon Arts Open Drawing Class, at St Ives Arts Club, 10am-noon. £12pp.

TUESDAYS

Barnoon Arts Watercolour St Ives, outdoor watercolour sessions, 10.30am-12.30pm. £20pp.

THURSDAYS

Barnoon Arts Draw St Ives, outdoor sketching around St Ives, 10.30am-noon.

FRIDAYS

Barnoon Arts, Mixed Media Sketchbook, outdoor art session, 10.30am-12.30pm.

SATURDAYS

Barnoon Arts Draw St Ives, outdoor sketching around St Ives, 10.30am-noon.

ONE-OFF EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

29th January: Portrait Drawing from Life with Barnoon Arts at St Ives Arts Club, 10am-noon.

17th February: Gelli plate printmaking at St Ives Arts Club. Find out more.

18th-22nd March: Five-day throwing course at Leach Pottery. Find out more and book.

17th-21st June: Leach Pottery five-day throwing course at Newlyn School of Art. Find out more and book.

24th-28th June: Leach Pottery five-day throwing course at Newlyn School of Art. Find out more and book.

29th July-2nd August: Leach Pottery five-day throwing course at Newlyn School of Art. Find out more and book.

14th-18th October: Leach Pottery five-day throwing course at Newlyn School of Art. Find out more and book.