Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives
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.
March – October, Daily 10.00–17.20
November – February, Tuesday – Sunday 10.00–16.20
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)
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.
The Modern Lens: International Photography and the Tate collection
- 14 October 2014 — 10 May 2015 *on now
Pioneering artists from across Europe, the Americas and Japan will be shown at Tate St Ives for the first time in The Modern Lens.
This will be the largest display of photographic works ever to be exhibited at the gallery. Looking at developments in international photography from the 1920s to the 1960s, the exhibition uncovers the sense of curiosity and experimentation as artists harnessed the medium in new ways.
Photography was used to explore ideas of abstraction, developed in tandem with the emergence of wider modernist languages across the globe. It also demonstrated the significance of a local perspective, as artists combined the broad influences of abstraction, constructivism and surrealism with their own contexts. There are images of rural landscapes, organic formations, manmade objects and industrial materials, as well as of urban architecture.
£7.00 per person
ARTIST ROOMS: Dan Flavin – Tate St Ives
- 23 May — 27 September 2015
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
My imaginary City
Schools and Teachers
All the resources you need for teaching art in the classroom from Teachers' Packs to Teacher Training.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01736 796226 for more details.