Press Release

Tate St Ives Spring Exhibition 2013: William Scott

Press Release announcing Tate St Ives Spring Exhibition 2013 marking centenery of artist William Scott's birth

Banner for William Scott exhibition at Tate St Ives 2013

Tate St Ives 26 January – 6 May 2013
The Hepworth Wakefield 25 May – 29 September 2013
Ulster Museum, Belfast 25 October 2013 –2 February 2014

February 2013 marks the centenary of the birth of William Scott (1913–1989). Across a career spanning six decades, Scott produced an extraordinary body of work that has secured his reputation as one of the leading British painters of his generation. Exhibiting in America and Europe from the early 1950s, Scott is renowned for his powerful handling of paint in his exploration of still life, landscape and nude, and of the unstable boundaries between them. This will be the first major showing of the artist in theUK for over 20 years.

To mark the achievements of this internationally acclaimed modern painter, Tate St Ives, in association with The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire and Ulster Museum, Belfast, is planning an important retrospective exhibition. Beginning at Tate St Ives with a series of thematic rooms (focusing on Scott’s morphological shifts between genres and his preoccupation with ‘significant forms’) the exhibition will evolve as it travels to The Hepworth Wakefield, before expanding into a survey exhibition at Ulster Museum, Belfast. In collaboration with the William Scott Estate, which is currently finalising a catalogue raisonné of the artist’s paintings (due December 2012), the works will be drawn from major collections across the UK and Ireland.

The project is led by Sara Matson, Curator at Tate St Ives with Chris Stephens, Lead Curator of Modern British Art at Tate Britain, Frances Guy, Head of Collection & Exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield and Anne Stewart, Curator of Fine Art at the Ulster Museum.

A new book on William Scott by Sarah Whitfield is published by Tate to mark the centenary and exhibition. This will be followed by a catalogue of the exhibition produced in collaboration with the William Scott Foundation, encapsulating the tour, in its final manifestation in Belfast. 

Opening hours: March–October daily 10.00–17.20, last admission 17.00
November–February, Tuesday–Sunday 10.00–16.20, last admission 16.00
Admission: £6.50; £3.90 concessions; free to 18s and under and Members

See also

Tate St Ives Course

Study Day: William Scott

2 Feb 2013
Study Day: William Scott
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Major Gift to Tate marks William Scott Centenary

26 Oct 2012
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Tate St Ives Exhibition

William Scott

26 Jan – 6 May 2013
Tate St Ives Spring Exhibition 2013: Artist William Scott, marking the centenary of his birth.

Editor notes

The Hepworth Wakefield

The gallery is at the heart of Wakefield’s regeneration.  Designed by the internationally acclaimed practice, David Chipperfield Architects, it is funded by Wakefield Council and Arts Council England with additional funding from a number of charitable trusts and private individuals

Free admission
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00 – 17.00 and 10.00 – 21.00 on the third Thursday of every month
Closed Mondays (except for Bank Holidays and school holidays)

The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, West Yorkshire WF1 5AW
01924 247360


Ulster Museum, Belfast

The Ulster Museum, located in the Botanic Gardens in Belfast. As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and free to all visitors

Free admission
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00 – 17.00
Closed Mondays (except for Bank Holidays)

Ulster Museum, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AB
0845 608 0000