Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives
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Tate St Ives is an art gallery in St Ives, Cornwall, UK. It does not have a permanent collection, instead, it celebrates the best of international modern and contemporary art with 3 seasons of exhibitions a year.

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Opening hours

March – October, Daily 10.00–17.20
November – February, Tuesday – Sunday 10.00–16.20

Admission charges

Tate St Ives only – £6.50 (concessions £3.90)
Barbara Hepworth Museum only – £5.50 (concessions £3.25)
Joint site admission – £10 (concessions £5.50)
Tate Members, Patrons and people aged 18 and under – Free
Art Pass: unlimited seven-day access to both Tate sites plus the Leach Pottery, Penlee House Gallery & Museum, and Newlyn Art Gallery and the Exchange – £14.50 (concessions £8.50)

Additional info

To book a wheelchair for loan, please call 01736 796226. 24 hours notice is ideal, although we do endeavour to make wheelchairs available on demand.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

ARTIST ROOMS: Dan Flavin – Tate St Ives

  • 23 May — 27 September 2015 *on now

For summer 2015 Tate St Ives will continue its biennial series of one-room displays by a mix of contemporary and historic artists.

Part of this will include an ARTIST ROOMS display of the work of Dan Flavin. Summer 2015 will feature artists who respond to the architecture of Tate St Ives, as well as to the histories, geography and location of St Ives and will address a number of inter-related themes around materiality and minimalism, and colour and bodies in space.



Terry Frost and Jessica Warboys

  • 10 October 2015 — 10 January 2016

On the event of his centenary year, this dual billing presents Sir Terry Frost alongside contemporary artist Jessica Warboys.

Although conceived as distinct solo shows, the exhibitions consider the two artists’ shared use of symbolism, vocabulary of forms, and playful approach to landscape and experience.

Sir Terry Frost was committed to the principles of abstraction from the early 1950s, and for over fifty years evolved a personal language imbued with the sensational experience of being in the world. This exhibition explores his essential ideas around space and form through themes of performance, construction and play.

Jessica Warboys’s practice employs a variety of media, ranging from sculpture, film, and performance to large format canvases including sea paintings. Her work often departs from personal or collective memories, be it historical, mythical or fictional.


£7.00 per person



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Images Moving Out Onto Space

  • 23 May — 27 September 2015 *on now

What happens when art works are set in motion? When they move around the gallery or out into the world? Images Moving Out Onto Spaceis an exhibition that asks these questions. The galleries are animated by light, colour and movement, and are full of bodies in all kinds of different states: flattened and fragmented, illuminated andreflected. The exhibition brings together eight artists, with works spanning fifty years. The title and inspiration forImages Moving Out Onto Spaceis borrowed from a series of psychedelic kinetic sculptures that Cornwall-based artistBryan Wynterbegan to make in the 1960s. The exhibition uses this series, Wynter's 'IMOOS', to think about how abstraction can moveus. Images Moving Out Onto Spaceresonates with different modernist practices from minimalism to kinetic art, to OpArt.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£7, concessions available

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Schools and Teachers


All the resources you need for teaching art in the classroom from Teachers' Packs to Teacher Training.

Super Sundays

A regular programme of free hands-on creative activities to engage, challenge and inspire, held at Tate St Ives for you to drop into between 11.00-16.00.

How to obtain

There's no need to book for Super Sundays, just drop in. Contact Tate St Ives on visiting.stives@tate.org.uk or call 01736 796226 for more details.

The Case of the Mysterious Object


Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
TR26 1TG







01736 796226


01736 794480

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.