The Tate St Ives Project is a refurbishment and extension project which will expand, improve and transform Tate St Ives.

What will be changing?

Watch the short video below for a brief overview of what spaces will be changing and extended.

The new Tate St Ives will transform existing spaces and create new areas for displaying more artwork, allowing visitors to engage more deeply with art. The new gallery will be able to accommodate larger scale artworks and installations and give visitors a more relaxing and social visit. 

During winter 2015 through spring 2016, Tate St Ives are planning a period of major construction in the existing gallery. This will involve a temporary closure; the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden will remain open throughout and, we will have a Visitor Centre.

How will Tate and St Ives benefit from this project?

Hear from Executive Director Mark Osterfield on how this project will benefit the community and Tate, and from Project Manager Andy Bruton for the construction side of the project.


Tate would like to thank the organisations and individuals who have supported the Tate St Ives Phase 2 project, including 

The Headley Trust, Lord and Lady Myners of Truro, The Ronald and Rita McAulay Foundation, Clore Duffield Foundation and The Foyle Foundation

Project Information

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Project leader: 
Mark Osterfield, Executive Director Tate St Ives