Tate St Ives Talk

A Closer Look Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Front cover of book Wilhelmina Barns Graham with an image of an abstract painting in black, yellow and white - bold black stripes like a grid and then blocks of yellow on white background.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust

Join us for the book launch of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham with author Dr Virginia Button and Rob Airey

Ginny and Rob will be discussing the life and work of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, whose contribution to the story of modernism in St Ives has been relatively overlooked. The book details how following early promise and success, she overcame personal and professional challenges in mid-career to achieve recognition at the end of her life.

The book provides an accessible account of the key themes and motivations that underpinned her life as an artist. The talk will focus on how the book set out to reconsider her contribution to St Ives modernism and highlight the potential relevance of the artist’s work today.

The book will be available to buy from the Tate St Ives shop and theCafé bar and terrace will be open throughout the evening.

Tate St Ives

Foyle Studio and Cafe

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

7 July 2022 at 18.30–20.30

With thanks to

The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust