Tate St Ives

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Tate St Ives
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Tate St Ives is located in Cornwall
Tate St Ives
Location within Cornwall
Established 1993
Location St Ives, Cornwall
Coordinates 50°12′53″N 5°28′57″W / 50.21472°N 5.48250°W / 50.21472; -5.48250

214,189 (2009)[1]

Website www.tate.org.uk/stives

Tate St Ives is an art gallery in St Ives, Cornwall, England, exhibiting work by modern British artists. The Tate also manages another, earlier, property in St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden which it opened in 1980.

The building[edit]

The three-storey building, designed by architects Evans and Shalev, 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.

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. On 20 July 2010, Cornwall Council successfully bought the land for the proposed extension from the Penwith Housing Association which has pledged to use the money to build more homes for elderly people in the town.

Community initiatives[edit]

The gallery's artist residency programme aims to develop the professional practice of artists who live and work in Cornwall.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "VISITS MADE IN 2009 TO VISITOR ATTRACTIONS IN MEMBERSHIP WITH ALVA". Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Retrieved 21 May 2010. 

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