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The Arts

Cornwall is rich in art and crafts, and has become home to many artists. The dramatic settings for theatrical and musical performances mean a unique experience for everyone.


Tate Gallery

Porthmeor Beach , St Ives

The Cornish town of St Ives has attracted painters for over a century, so it only makes sense that it is home to one of the infamous Tate galleries. The gallery is situated with a fantastic view over Porthmeor Beach close to the home of Alfred Wallis and the studios used by many of the artists whose works are exhibited here. It has been designed to show works of art in the surroundings in which they were created.

The gallery is a three storey building backing directly into the cliff face. The site is dramatic. It drops 50ft from cliff top to beach, with entrances at both levels.

On the roof, as on the deck of a ship about to set sail, is the restaurant. From it the view extends over the rooftops of the town and its harbour, out to sea, along the horizon from Clodgy Point over St Ives Bay to the Godrevy Lighthouse. The building is a spectacular piece of art in its own right.

There is always something for everybody in a family to do at the Gallery. Activity packs, interactive talks and a friendly staff team ensure that Tate St Ives provides ways for children and adults to explore the exhibition together and find out more about the art on display. You will all enjoy the sights, inside and out of the gallery.


Barbara Hepworth Museum – linked with the Tate

Barbara Hepworth's studio and garden have been run by the Tate since 1980, and are now an integral part of Tate St Ives. Hepworth, who died in 1975, asked in her will that Trewyn Studios and the adjacent garden, with a group of her sculptures placed as she wished, be permanently open to the public.

Visiting the Museum and Garden is a unique experience, which gives remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important twentieth-century artists.


Lander Gallery

Lemon Street Market, Truro

The Lander Gallery is situated in the heart of Truro, showing one of the largest and finest collections of fine art with a Cornish connection. The gallery is upstairs in the award winning new Lemon Street Market, which holds a number of unique small shops.

Its huge space is light and airy, giving plenty of room for the display of art which is regularly varied. You will find many highly desirable images of Cornwall, both originals and high quality limited edition prints of Cornish art.

The gallery is accompanied by a Costa coffee shop, which makes a splendid place to sit, eat and drink and enjoy the surrounding art.




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