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Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives with the entrance to the Tate on the right
Established 1993
Location St Ives, Cornwall
Tate Britain · Tate Liverpool · Tate Modern · Tate St Ives
Rooftops seen from Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives is an art gallery in St Ives, Cornwall, England, exhibiting work by modern British artists, including work of the St Ives School. The three story building, designed by architects Evans and Shaleff, lies on the site of an old gas works, overlooking Porthmeor Beach. It was opened in 1993, the second regional gallery in the Tate Gallery network. However, the Tate also manages an earlier property in St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden which it opened in 1980.

An extension to the gallery has been proposed in response to the large numbers of visitors the gallery attracts, with the aims of providing better education spaces and accommodating larger works of art. The plans have met with fierce objections from some parts of the local community.

Whilst Tate St Ives seeks to preserve the history of twentieth-century art in St Ives, the gallery also exhibits new work from artists working further afield. The gallery's artist residency programme aims to develop the professional practice of artists who live and work in Cornwall.

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Coordinates: 50°12′53″N 05°29′05″W / 50.21472°N 5.48472°W / 50.21472; -5.48472



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