JOHN HOPWOOD ‘Personages’ – Installation Shots and Private View

View individual works in the exhibition on the gallery website

Our private view was a beautiful celebration of the artist accompanied by a wonderful pianist.

Charles celebrates John Hopwood's work through the keyboard

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BRIAN RICE – 50 Years of Printmaking – Installation & PV

Our exhibition of prints by Brian Rice is now installed and opened with a Private View on Saturday 8 March. The gallery above will give you a sense of the show. Individual works can also be viewed on the gallery website. Exhibition runs to 29 March 2014.

TERRY FROST – ‘A Painter’s Life’ – Installation Shots

Our new exhibition of works by Terry Frost selected from the artist’s studio opens on Saturday 17 October. The opening also celebrates the publication of a new book about the artist written by Roger Bristow and published by Sansom & Co. The new book will be available at the gallery during the exhibition at a special launch price. All works in the exhibition are available to purchase. Do come along and see the show if you find yourself in the St Ives area!

View all works in the gallery exhibition on our website here


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.

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


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.

Sarah Poland ‘Flower Remedies’ – Installation Shots

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These slightly ‘rough and ready’ images give you a taste of Sarah Poland’s new exhibition of small oils ‘Flower Remedies’, which is currently showing in Gallery Two. I hope to improve the photography somewhat next week…

View the complete exhibition on the gallery website here – it’s a really nice show!

Ffiona Lewis back in St Ives

Saturday saw the opening of Ffiona’s debut show at the Belgrave. Reaction to the show has been overwhelmingly positive, with fellow artists in particular being drawn to the quality of the work. Only yesterday, a lady came in to look at the show and felt compelled to tell me, just before her exit, that she had never before been to a show where she liked every single picture in the exhibition! The PV itself was relatively modestly attended, but those who came were rewarded by a high quality show, the artist’s presence and a glass of finest. A small but select band, which included artist Hadrian Piggott, then adjourned to a local restaurant for further refreshment. The show  coincides with the St Ives September Festival and Sax Impey at Millennium, so a visit to the town is currently highly recommended.