Talk:Tate St Ives

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I've removed "Located on the edge of the town, it inhabits a striking position in the landscape overlooking the stunning Porthmeor Beach, which is very popular with surfers." and "The beautiful natural landscape, the distinctive quality of light and the materials and forms of the historic town continue to inspire local and visiting artists alike." entirely because not only is it absolutely rediculous to talk like that in an encyclopedia, but also because wikipedia isn't a damn travel brochure. I've also modified some of the sentences to make them read a bit better. I've seperated the bit about Barbera Hepworth from the history section, as they have absolutely nothing to do with eachother. As it is this article still needs more work but it's at least not as much of an eyesore as it was before. Shame on the contributor for not bothering to read the rules.--Badharlick 12:35, 26 May 2006 (UTC)


I first saw beautiful pottery at Aylesford Priory in Kent where Michael Leach had been asked to produce a range in keeping with the history of that place. The results were wonderful and people owing pieces from that period treasure them as works of art. I have been able to spend some time producing my own work which I sold at the Greenwich Art Market. I am so pleased that there seems to be a recognition of the works of the potters in St.Ives and the importance of their place in the history of the town. I do hope that the Leach Pottery will preserved as sensitively as Barbara Hepworth's house and garden as I am sure it will become a place of pilgramage for potter's and others from all over the world. from Merle J. Stayne. Bold text

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  • Tate interest in St Ives due to take over of Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden in 1980.
1988 plans for former gasworks. Overlooks Porthmeor beach.
Architexts Eldred Evans & David Shalev designed to compliment old gasworkds - rotunda.
1991 work started: "donations from the local community, the Henry Moore Foundation and the European Regional Development Fund"
June 1993 opened.
240,000 visitors a year.
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  • Closed in October 2015 for refurbishment - will be closed until March 2017 (a 10 month delay - "mechanical and electrical issues" - problems with ceiling in gallery)
Opened 1993.
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  • £3.9m government investment in Jan 2015 for development.
Gallery near Porthmeor beach.
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  • Extension built - double gallery space. Contractor: BAM.
During closure pop up shop & cafe nearby
When it re-opens it will have 3 exhibitions a year.
£12m contribution to local economy
"When the extension is complete, it is estimated that it will attract an extra 50,000 visitors, generating an additional £87million for the local economy over 10 years"
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  • 2 phase development "re-modelling of its existing building’s learning and roof terrace areas. BAM will also build a 1200m2 extension to the west of the gallery."[5]