Inspired by the fishing town of St Ives, this exhibition explores the modern and abstract developments in British art since the beginning of the 20th century.

Inspired by the fishing town of St Ives, this exhibition explores the modern and abstract developments in British art since the beginning of the 20th century.

The exhibition includes landscapes, portraiture and still-life works from The Ingram Collection, one of the largest and most significant publicly accessible collections of Modern British Art in the UK.

Led by Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, the St Ives School became a post-war centre for modern and abstract developments of British art, and painters and sculptors from all over the world travelled to the unique destination to absorb the surroundings, using the dramatic shapes, forms and colours of the landscape and weather as motivation to inspire their art.

125 years since Ben Nicholson’s birth, the exhibition will highlight the special quality of light, shape and space of the West Cornish town. Displaying paintings by artists such as Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, who drew inspiration from both her St Andrews roots and St Ives hometown, and pioneer of abstract art, Roger Hilton, the exhibition celebrates the St Ives School’s unique, modern depictions of the small fishing town.

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