Jason Lilley Teaching in Town

Not only was Billy Bragg in town this week so was Jason Lilley. He was here presenting in Gallery 2 to a group of students on how the smallest and vaguest sketch can lead to a body of work. He also explored how sketches and photography are essential to developing work in the studio. He demonstrated how he builds up a painting with the below work called “Soul, Sold”.

He then led the students off in order for them to study and make work based on St Ives and its horizon line. They were out drawing for ages; I am sure some great work will evolve from the teaching.

W Barns-Graham – An Artist in St Ives

This time last week we opened our W. Barns-Graham exhibition in the sunshine. The sun has been out since. It’s a perfect show to mark the end of the summer and the start of the autumn. But importantly, it marks W Barns-Graham’s centenary year and has been arranged in association with The Barns-Graham Charitable Trust.
Many people enjoyed the viewing and also across the road in our other gallery we opened the door to a St Ives and Scotland exhibition so as to provide a further context.

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Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s early works in the front gallery

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Alan Livingston and Geoffrey Bertram discussing Barns otu

Geoffrey Bertram and Alan Livingston discussing Barns-Graham with Under Water no. 1 just visible in the background (and below it, Rebecca Harvey’s bowls). Installation shots to come for those of you that can’t make it. The exhibition ends 24th September 2012.

CHRISTOPHER MARVELL & SUMMER EXHIBITION

Here are some hot-off-the-press images of our new show, just installed in the gallery and ready for our opening tomorrow (Saturday 7th July) from 6-8pm:

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Christopher Marvell In The Warm Sun – New and Recent Sculpture can be viewed on our website here

Summer Exhibition – Modern & Contemporary Paintings & Prints can be viewed here

TOM CROSS: Paintings of Cornwall and Other Places

Our Tom Cross travel show has ended and with it the tasting of wine.

Thanks to Scarlet Wines we were able to celebrate Tom’s work in style. Each county represented in the exhibition (paintings from Cornwall, Wales, Guernsey, Sweden, Italy, The Middle East, Australia, Mexico and Belize) were brought to life by great tasting wine. At the private view Richard (below) did a bit of pairing (to wine and country) and offered cheeses, dates and breads. Tom’s painting was informed by travel from the outset and so this was a fitting context for his work and one that enabled clients and visitors to appreciate his oeuvre.

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WINE TO GO WITH A VISIT TO ITALY…
Vernaccia di San Gimignano Castellani 2009

Chic, fresh Italian white that is clean and refreshing with fresh lemon and apple flavours. 

Recanati, Marche, Italy, 1956
Gouache on paper

Full breakdown

Country
ITALY

Region
TUSCANY

Vintage
2009

ABV
12%

Grape variety
VERNACCIA

Bottle size
75cl

Case size
6

Closure
Natural cork