Please enjoy these informal installation shots of our exhibition of 27 of the 32 drawings made for The Dark Monarch by Sven Berlin. Executed c.1955, these drawings were used as illustrations for his notorious roman-à-clef The Dark Monarch in 1962. The work was a thinly-disguised and irreverent portrait of St Ives, its artists, and others who lived and worked in the town. Among the loosely disguised cast of artistic characters were W. Barns-Graham, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Bernard Leach, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, Bryan Wynter and many others. The novel was withdrawn soon after publication, when legal action was taken by four of the local ‘characters’ in the book. This is the first time that the original drawings made for the novel have been exhibited.
You can view the individual works in the exhibition by following this link to the gallery website.
Our Alice Mumford exhibition opened with a very lively Private View on Saturday evening, and the show has been visited and enjoyed by many visitors since we opened the doors on Monday. The exhibition runs until 7 Oct and coincides with the St Ives September Festival. We hope you enjoy the installation shots above, you can also view individual works on the gallery website here.
74 members of the London Group are exhibiting in St Ives, Cornwall this September, making this one of the biggest shows in the Group’s history. The show run’s for a month in the glorious Penwith Gallery to coincide with the yearly St Ives Festival so it should get a good reception in Cornwall. The London Group at St Ives marks the second leg of a house-swap with the Penwith Society of Arts who exhibited at the Cello Factory back in April 2018. In addition, here at Belgrave St Ives, there is a further show highlighting the historical connections between group members and the area.
Many of the group members will be travelling to Cornwall to be at the openings on Friday 7th and there will be Artists talks during the exbition on Saturday 8 September 10.30 -12.00 am at the Penwith Gallery.
We are celebrating the exhibitions as part of the St Ives September Festival. There will be so much to see and do!
Fully illustrated colour catalogues are available on request. Please contact the galleries.
5 – 26 March 2018
Our exhibition of 10 Abstract and Ten Figurative paintings, mainly by artists not usually associated with St Ives, is now OPEN. Works in the show are drawn primarily from the gallery collection.
Artists include: Muriel Archer, John Bratby, Joyce Cairns, Maurice Cockrill, Richard Cook, Fred Crayk, Emanuel Phillips Fox (attributed to), John Hopwood, Francis Hoyland, Henry Inlander, John Kingerlee, Antoni Malinowski, Nicholas May, Derek Middleton, Alastair Morton (attributed to), Jerzy Panek, Jonas Plosky, Fred Pollock, Gary Wragg and Phil Whiting.
Please click on images above to view a slideshow of the installation, or view individual works in the exhibition on the gallery website using this link: