The Opening Of Sven Berlin – Sculpture, Paintings and Works On Paper

These pictures, taken quite early in the proceedings last Thursday, record the  opening of our  Sven Berlin exhibition and book launch. The launch was a great success, with our supply of books being exhausted almost immediately, and an undeniably gratifying number of red dots appearing on the walls. It was also great that members of Sven’s family and friends could come and join us for the evening.

Sven Berlin Installed

I’ll write at length about how preposterously busy we’ve been over the past few weeks, what with several shows opening and two book launches, but, for now, I thought you may like to see how the new Sven Berlin show is looking. We’ve been been closed most of the week hanging it, and we opened last night with a very upbeat, vibrant Private View and book launch for The Dark Monarch, which went really well. Photographs of that will follow very soon, but in the meantime, here’s how parts of the gallery looked before the doors opened. Oh, and if you’re heading to Tate St Ives for the opening of The Dark Monarch tonight then we’ll see you there…

Sven Berlin is coming back to St Ives (in style)

What with both Tate St Ives and Belgrave Gallery busy hanging Sven Berlin-related  shows, it seems to me that there is no little poetry in the irony that this flamboyant character, once almost run out of town by its inhabitants, is now being welcomed with open arms. I’ll be writing more after the opening, but in the meantime I thought you might like to see these relevant images.