Art and exhibitions


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Anima Mundi
Until 12th September
Wheel of the Year: Ludhnasadh
The final incarnation in an evolving series of Anima Mundi exhibitions following the rhythm of the seasons.

2nd September-14th October
Sax Impey: To the Water
A solo exhibition which has been created over the last two years, bringing together multi-scale paintings on panel and paper. Read more about this exhibition

Anima Mundi | Street-an-Pol, St Ives TR26 2DS |

Belgrave St Ives
30th July-8th August

Summer Exhibition 2023
A mixed exhibition of paintings, drawings, and prints by a wide range of modern and contemporary artists.
You can view exhibitions on the gallery website, or in person by appointment (call 01736 794888 or email

Belgrave St Ives | Higher Bussow Farm, Towednack TR26 3BB |

Leach Pottery
8th July-17th September
Lisa Hammond MBE
Lisa is a soda-firing potter who works in Maze Hill Pottery, London. She is as well-known for her commitment to training and advocacy as she is for soda glaze and shino firings. Lisa will present a range of personal works, alongside tableware made by herself at the Maze Hill 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 |

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 |

Penwith Gallery
From 1st July
Brian Seed
Brian is known for his iconic photographs of international figures such as Marilyn Monroe and Winston Churchill. This exhibition comprises limited edition photographs of Barbara Hepworth, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Bernard Leach, and John Wells, which have been restored to their original brilliance by the photographer and pioneering photographic printer Hugh Gilbert.
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 |

Portminster Gallery

Porthminster Gallery | 22 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HE |

St Ives Arts Club
8th-21st July
Suzanne Stobbs and Chris O’Reilly
22nd July-4th August
Twixt, an exhibition by Suzie Gutierrez and Graham Pullen

St Ives Arts Club | Westcott’s Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY |

St Ives Society of Artists
8th-14th July
Ruth Archer and Friends, in the Crypt Gallery
Until 2nd September
Members’ Summer Show
17th July-2nd September
Nine Maidens APA (Alternative Provision Academy) and CHES (Community and Hospital Education Service) Show
Work from groups who provide education for children and young people with complex medical, health or sociological needs which prevent them from attending mainstream education. Framing has been paid for by the Valerie Davide Legacy Fund.
15th-28th July
Lynette Pierce, Heather McAlpine, and Mike Newton in the Crypt Gallery
29th July-4th August
Rob Churchill in the Crypt Gallery
5th-11th August
Lenny Cornforth in the Crypt Gallery

St Ives Society of Artists | Mariners Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives TR26 1NA |

Tate St Ives
Until 15th October

Hera Büyüktaşcıyan: Earthbound Whisperers
In Cornish mythology, standing stones often reference human bodies. Folklore tells of women petrified as punishment for singing and dancing on the Sabbath. Hera’s installation explores parallels between these mythical women and the female workforces of St Ives textile factories in the mid-twentieth century.
Until 14th January 2024
Casablanca Art School
Tate St Ives will be the first museum in the UK to explore the intense period of artistic rebirth that followed Morocco’s independence, forged by the experimental teaching methods of the Casablanca Art School in the 1960s and 1970s.
Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG |

Tate St Ives | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG |

Regular events


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


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


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


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


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


22nd September: Throwing Taster Session at Leach Pottery, 10am-12.30pm, and 1.30pm-4pm. Find out more and book here.

14th November: Winter Decoration Workshop at Leach Pottery, 6pm-8pm. Find out more and book here.

16th-18th October: Three-day Throwing Course at Leach Pottery. Find out more and book here.

23rd and 24th October: Tiny Pots, workshop for young children at Leach Pottery. Find out more and book here.

25th October: Young Potters Wheel Workshop at Leach Gallery. Find out more here.

30th October-1st November: Three-day Throwing Course at Leach Pottery. Find out more and book here.

18th November: Winter Decoration Workshop at Leach Pottery, 6pm-8pm. Find out more and book here.

15th December: Throwing Taster Session at Leach Pottery, 10am-12.30pm, and 1.30pm-4pm. Find out more and book here.