Tate St Ives Exhibition

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Jonathan Michael Ray

Black and white tv monitor set in a granite slab of stone

Jonathan Michael Ray Following the Seam 20 of 36 2019. Courtesy of the artist. 

An exhibition bringing together two artists connected with West Cornwall

While separated by time, as well as the media and form their works take, both artists draw inspiration from the local landscape, exploring the idea that there is more to experience in nature than can be found on the surface.

Scottish-born artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE (1912–2004) was based in St Ives for much of her life. The exhibition features paintings by Barns-Graham from throughout her career, many of which reference the terrain and natural resources of Cornwall.

Jonathan Michael Ray’s (b.1984) practice incorporates photography, printmaking, found objects, stained glass and local stone. His recent works share with Barns-Graham in a fascination with geology and reflect on the ancient significance of landscape and humankind’s interactions with it.

Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
Plan your visit


28 May – 2 October 2022

  • Included with admission to Tate St Ives and Ad Minoliti
  • Booking is recommended, although a few tickets might be available on the door.
  • Members and Locals Pass Holders enjoy free entry – no need to book, just turn up with your card.

Supported by

The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust