Tate St Ives, Galleries, Museums, Music and Artists
- Tate 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
Art Space Gallery
Alexandra Dickens Gallery
Back Road West
Belgrave St Ives
22 Fore Street
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Back Road West
Fish Pye Pottery
47 Back Road West
38 The Wharf
Gallery on the Square
The Goldfish Bowl
Back Road East
8 St Andrews Street
The New Craftsman
24 Fore Street
New Millennium Gallery
Street an Pol
4 St Peters Street
Penwith Gallery – The Penwith Society
Back Road West
Picture House Gallery
1 Island Square
Potter Clarke Gallery
65 Fore Street
St Ives Ceramics
1 Lower Fish Street
St Ives Photo Gallery
9 Market Place
St Ives Society of Artists & the Mariners Gallery
The Tate St Ives
The Studio Gallery
10 Back Road West
Tremayne Applied Arts
Street an Pol
8 Tregenna Hill
Wills Lane Gallery
- Paul 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.
- Katrina 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 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.
- Keith English
Unique visionary concepts.
- David McCormack
Paintings of the Lizard Peninsula and St Ives.
- Jenny Devereux
Original etchings, hand coloured prints, fine art Prints, floral still life.
- Kurt 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.
- Rachael Kantaris
Print making and paintings full of movement and colour.
- Keran 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.
- Ponckles Studio
Colourful and vibrant paintings and prints featuring cats and people.
- Greg Hill
Painting primarily in watercolours, Greg also works in oils, acrylics and mixed media. Greg hopes that some of his passion for St Ives is reflected in his work and that kindred spirits may recognise those special somethings that draw thousands of visitors to the town every year.
- Guy Lymer
Guy Lymer is a Hebden Bridge artist exploring figure drawing, particularly the impact of technological interfaces, including: robotic drawing machines; motion sensors; and a printing press.
- Alexandra Dickens
Seascapes and landscapes “I try” to evoke the vivid light and dramatic character of the Cornish coast.
- Alan 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.
- St 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 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 Museum
The Museum is located in the heart of the old St Ives fishing community of Downlong.
- The Norris Museum
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 Archive
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.
- The BoatHouse Theatre
Just a stone’s throw from the harbour front this old boat store was originally a Pilchard Cellar and has now been given a new lease of life as a charming little theatre which will host plays and puppet shows throughout the year.
- Kidz 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.
- Gigs, 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.
- The Royal Cinema
3 Screen cinema showing all the latest films.
- St 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.
- St 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.
- St 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.