11th September 2021 - 2nd October 2021

St Ives Modern and Contemporary

St Ives Modern and Contemporary exhibition brings together artists working in St Ives from the late 1920s.

These artists include Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Terry Frost, Patrick Hayman, Barbara Hepworth, Roger Hilton, Matthew Lanyon, Padraig MacMiadhachain, Denis Mitchell, Paul Mount, Breon O'Casey, Tony O'Malley, John Anthony Park, Bryan Pearce and John Wells.

Many of them 'explored the sensitive zone between representation and abstraction: testing the expressive potential of the material of paint itself, and of the mark and gesture, while retaining semblances of subject matter, external references or imagery' – Chris Stephens