Tate St Ives, Galleries, Museums, Music and Artists


  • Tate St IvesTate St Ives

    Tate St Ives is undoubtedly Cornwall’s best known gallery, situated in a glorious location overlooking Porthmeor Beach.

    The Tate not only shows the best of C20 art in the areas and atmosphere in which it was created, but also has changing exhibitions of the best of contemporary Cornish art.

    Since the Tate’s opening in 1993 many more galleries have sprung up around St Ives, supporting its long artistic tradition. The first artists began arriving in the nineteenth century – the original attraction of pure light and unspoiled charm still holding true today.

    In September the town’s artistic and musical heritage is celebrated. Many artists open their studios to the public, and other creative events take place normally duringthe middle two weeks of September. www.tate.org.uk


    • David McCormackDavid McCormack

      Paintings of the Lizard Peninsula and St Ives.

    • Katrina SlackKatrina Slack

      Katrina Slack has lived in St Ives for the past 5 years. Like her life, her work is eclectic; she is inspired both by her environment and her experience.

    • Paula DowningPaula Downing

      Paula has worked with clay for most of her life; and was an instructor of Fine Art and Ceramics until taking the bold leap of faith to leave and pursue her own creative endeavours as a ceramic artist. She has always been interested in many creative outlets of the Arts; drawing, painting, photography and theatre/costume design in addition to aspects of Cornwall’s ancient and medieval history and archaeology.

    • Alan FurneauxAlan Furneaux

      Alan Furneaux paints in oils or acrylic usually on canvas. A colourist at heart his work can be found in major Galleries in the UK.

    • Kurt JacksonKurt Jackson

      Jackson’s paintings are fluent, dynamic and exciting. He is undoubtedly most famous for his ‘plein air’ paintings of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. However his painting continues to take him abroad and further afield.

    • Keran Sunaski GilmoreKeran Sunaski Gilmore

      Keran has always lived and worked in St.Ives. She has her own gallery in the heart of this artist community, Emanuel Gallery, 30 Fore Street, St.Ives.

    • Paul MahoneyPaul Mahoney

      As a Cornish based artist I am constantly inspired by the Cornish landscape and the amazing coastline and picturesque towns and villages we have. I love to paint challenging scenes which require accurate perspective, colour and contrast. My research has identified an interest in my pen and wash style and the detail I can achieve with this style. I am willing to take on any challenge and use my skills to produce something special.

    • Keith EnglishKeith English

      Unique visionary concepts.

    • Alexandra DickensAlexandra Dickens

      Seascapes and landscapes “I try” to evoke the vivid light and dramatic character of the Cornish coast.


    • St Ives School of PaintingSt Ives School of Painting

      St Ives, one of the most stunning locations in the world, has long been attracting artists. Since 1938 we have been running art classes in Cornwall in Porthmeor studios overlooking the ocean. Class sizes are limited and our tutors are practising artists with many years teaching experience; tailoring their approach to enable anyone at any level to develop their skills.


    • St Ives September FestivalSt Ives September Festival

      The festival has become an event run by an elected and totally voluntary committee which features around 200 music, literature and art events in and around the town during early September.


    • St Ives MuseumSt Ives Museum

      St Ives
      The Museum is located in the heart of the old St Ives fishing community of Downlong.

    • The Norris MuseumThe Norris Museum

      St Ives
      The Norris Museum is run by St Ives Town Council. It is Accredited with the Museums Libraries and Archives Council. The Norris Museum was founded by Herbert Norris, who left his lifetime’s collection of Huntingdonshire relics to the people of St Ives when he died in 1931.

    • St Ives ArchiveSt Ives Archive

      St Ives
      St Ives Archive opened in 1996. We have collected information on every aspect of the town’s unique history and people including – newspaper articles, maps, legal documents, correspondence, catalogues and pamphlets, books, sound recordings, photographs and genealogical records.


    • Kidz R UsKidz R Us

      Kidz R Us is an award-winning youth theatre company based in St Ives, Cornwall. Over the past 16 years, Kidz has staged over 50 musical shows at there own theatre in St Ives and at the Minack, and even appearing in London’s West End. The company put on different shows throughout year.

    • St Ives GuildhallSt Ives Guildhall

      A multi-purpose venue in the heart of town with capacity for up to 500 people. Offering a range of top-class entertainment all year round. Available for a range of events – at very reasonable prices. Located in the heart of St Ives.

    • Gigs, Recitals and Venues in CornwallGigs, Recitals and Venues in Cornwall

      Falmusic is one of the longest established website in Cornwall for gig listings. Bands, musicians and venues can sign up for free to post gigs, recitals, articles or promote a venue.

    • St Ives Jazz ClubSt Ives Jazz Club

      St Ives Jazz Club was set up in June 1998, and every Tuesday since then, we’ve had the privilege of hearing top class modern jazz in beautiful St Ives.

    • St Ives September FestivalSt Ives September Festival

      With over 300 events planned each year there will be something for everyone, so come to our beautiful town and join our St Ives September Festival celebrations – two weeks of great music, exhibitions, walks, talks, workshops, films, comedy, theatre, plays, stories and poetry.

    • The Royal CinemaThe Royal Cinema

      3 Screen cinema showing all the latest films.