Free entry Tate St Ives Talk

St Ives Stories

Alfred Wallis, ‘St Ives’ c.1928
Alfred Wallis, St Ives c.1928. Tate

An opportunity to delve deeper into the arts heritage of St Ives

A new series of special talks exploring social, historical and cultural perspectives on artworks in the Modern Art and St Ives display. 

March - Janet Axten, Co-founder and Heritage Manager of the St Ives Archive,and former Secretary and Coordinator of the St Ives Tate Action Group (1989-93), a local organisation created to raise funds to build Tate St Ives, shares the story of the first opening of Tate St Ives in 1993. With opportunity to see archival documents including letters written from local residents to the St Ives Times & Echo amongst others. 

May - with Ges Wallace
Artist Ges Wallace takes a closer look at the stories of selected women artists associated with St Ives, including artists featured in the current exhibition Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired By Her Writings alongside resident artists who have more recently made work through the Tate St Ives Artists Programme such as Linder and Lucy Stein. An opportunity to delve deeper into the arts heritage of St Ives through film, sound and image.

Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
Plan your visit


25 March 2018 at 13.00–14.00

6 May 2018 at 13.00–14.00


Free with admission, Locals’ Pass or Tate Membership