St Ives has a rich history of art and culture which is still vibrant in the town today. Explore the numerous art galleries dotted amongst the meandering lanes, perhaps pop into one of the life drawing classes or just bask in the unique light that originally attracted so many artists to St Ives. The towns reputation for attracting artists is so prolific that the British institution Tate chose St Ives for its third sight in 1993, and ever since the gallery has been championing St Ives’s relationship with art and artists.
The Sail Lofts luxury holiday accommodation in St Ives is just a five minute walk from the Tate St Ives and as a guest with us you receive complimentary entry to the gallery and Barbara Hepworth Garden and museum, and also receive 10% discount at the shop and café.
The Tate is currently undergoing a major expansion project to transform existing spaces and create new areas for displaying more artwork, allowing visitors to engage more deeply with art. The new gallery will be able to accommodate larger scale artworks and installations and give visitors a more relaxing and social visit. To see the work planned please follow the link below:
As a consequence of this work the gallery is temporarily closed from October 2015 until May 2016 but the Hepworth Gardens will remain open as normal and in the meantime the Tate St Ives is working in collaboration with the Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange Penzance. So if you wanted to explore beyond your 5 star accommodation in St Ives, a trip to the gallery is a great day out!
Situated in the historic fishing village of Newlyn, which is home to a fleet of 40 strong fishing vessels, the gallery is currently hosting a collaborative exhibition with Tate St Ives of modern British painter Sir Terry Frost. The collection of Frosts work includes paintings, collages and sculptural forms from his 60 year career. The exhibition runs until 9th January 2016 and for more information please follow the link below:
For more ideas for things to do in Newlyn watch this space!