St Ives, Cornwall - Beaches, Boats and The Old Green Door
St Ives is a captivating Cornish town built around a small crescent. Colourful fishing boats bob in the bay and fishermen unload their catches onto the quay. Tate St Ives overlooks Porthmeor Beach and a multitude of galleries display art and artisan crafts. Read about what to see and do in my guide to St Ives,Cornwall
Dame Barbara Hepworth Pelagos 1946. I love Barbara Hepworth's work. It has a modern timeless quality and easily stands the test of time. After visiting her house in St Ives, her garden gives an insight into the structural form that she so loved and perhaps drew inspiration from. I think she would have loved how the bamboo in her garden has matured.
wilhelmina barns-graham(1912‑2004), island sheds, st. ives no. 1, 1940. oil on plywood, 33 x 40.5 cm. tate gallery, london, uk http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/barns-graham-island-sheds-st-ives-no-1-t07546
Starting as an empty white room, Roman Ondak’s Measuring the Universe at Tate St Ives has grown through the contribution of around 90’000 participants to a constellation of black marks. Through the simple action of measuring oneself, Ondak’s work doesn’t just expand on ideas of space and the universal but also the personal, creating a growing living artwork that questions just what a museum is for.