Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach, Saint Ives TR26 1TG, United Kingdom
+44 20 7887 8888
"Uncover Captivating Stories of Art on the Cornish Coast"
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Located in Cornwall, England, Tate St Ives is a vital component of the Tate network of galleries, having been founded in 1993 to celebrate the rich artistic legacy of St Ives. With a view of Porthmeor Beach, the gallery honors the area’s history of drawing artists with its distinctive light and coastal landscapes. Its focus is on modern and contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on artists connected to St Ives and Cornwall, like Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson.

Renowned for its architectural design, the gallery underwent significant renovations, reopening in 2017 with enhanced spaces and facilities, making it a vital cultural institution for Cornwall and the broader art world, providing a unique platform for the appreciation of modern and contemporary art in a breathtaking setting. Exhibitions held throughout the year feature both local and internationally renowned artists, and educational programs and workshops cater to visitors of all ages.


Porthmeor Beach, Saint Ives TR26 1TG, United Kingdom

About St Ives

A firm favourite with locals and visitors St Ives is a beautiful beach and harbour where tourists flock to enjoy the fabulous views and the harbour. The town sits directly above the harbour and is famous for not just the harbour but the gallery and museum too. St Ives is also well positioned on the north coast and is not too far from many other attractions such as Land’s End and the Minack Theatre. St Ives is also known for its Art culture and its branch of the Tate Gallery. In 2010, a BBC Four film, The Art of Cornwall, presented by James Fox said that the St Ives artists “went on to produce some of the most exhilarating art of the twentieth century…for a few dazzling years this place was as famous as Paris, as exciting as New York and infinitely more progressive than London.”

In more recent years St Ives has been awarded Best Seaside Town by the Guardian in 2007 and Best Seaside Town by The British Travel Awards both in 2010 and 2011. This absolute gem of a town is a must see when in Cornwall. The population of St Ives is around 11,000 but this rises dramatically in the summer months.

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