The Artists of St. Ives: An exhibition of world renowned icons

The Artists of St. Ives: An exhibition of world renowned icons

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Calling art lovers everywhere… The Artists of St. Ives exhibition is now live at Torre Abbey and packed full of sculpting and painting icons. This museum continues to be the gift that keeps giving to art lovers living and visiting South Devon.

Just this year, the new and improved artistic programme at Torre Abbey has taken us from the history of tattoo art and the nostalgia of the seaside postcard to a haunting immersive installation and now this. How lucky are we?!?

Works featured in the exhibition are on loan from the Arts Council Collection and feature world renowned artists from the St. Ives Society of Artists - formed by marine artist George Fagan Bradshaw in 1927 - and featuring Ben Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Barbara Hepworth, Paul Feiler and Terry Frost.

The beautiful west country has inspired artists for generations, none more so than the St Ives group of sculptors and painters, of which we are proud to have a large number represented in the Collection. Their contribution to British art is hugely important and it seems highly appropriate that their work will be seen and enjoyed in the historic setting of Torre Abbey Museum at the heart of the region.
— Jill Constantine, Director, Arts Council Collection

The St Ives Society of Artists were a group of artists whose remarkable output was inspired by living and working in the Cornish town of St. Ives following the First World War. The draw of the breathtaking scenery, and the rich colours that reflect off the crystal clear seas make St. Ives the perfect place for artists to express their creative talents. The St Ives Society of Artists were at the forefront of a movement which expressed ideas through painting and sculpture and established a focus for modern and abstract British art from the 1940s to the 1960s.

To see their works displayed inside the 800-year museum at Torre Abbey is a rare treat and well worth a visit. The exhibition will leave you with that warm and fuzzy feeling about art and reminded of the daily inspiration when living by the sea.

Never fear if you’ve kids in tow too! Torre Abbey is incredibly family-friendly and full to brim of things for little ones and their grown-ups. Kids and teens can go to Torre Abbey for FREE, so this is an ideal family day out.


The Artists of St. Ives exhibition is at Torre Abbey museum from Saturday 8 September to Sunday 25 November. The exhibition is included in the normal admission price (adults £8 and kids/teens go free!) and remember if you join Torre Abbey as a member via their 1196 Club you can pay just £16 for entry all year round! Find out more and book your tickets: https://www.torre-abbey.org.uk/whats-on/the-artists-of-st-ives/ You might also want to check out their latest what’s on which is packed full of new and amazing workshops and activities too: https://www.torre-abbey.org.uk/whats-on/


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