Saturday, 4 July 2009

September Festival Preview - Tate St Ives

St Ives September Festival - Tate St Ives

Earlier in the week I reported that some of the planned Arts Programme had started to appear on the "official" festival website. This process has now mysteriously halted - with events listed up to Wednesday 16th September but only the Guildhall and Western gigs after that. Rather oddly some are listed as taking place in December 2008 - I suspect they are having trouble with their content management system.

So I thought I'd continue my series of previews - with what's on at Tate St Ives.

The main exhibition from now until September is Contemporary Fine and Applied Arts: 1928–2009. Open daily 10.00 - 17.00.
This includes work by Katy Moran (artist in residence), Carol Bove, Barbara Hepworth, Lucie Rie, Alfred Wallis, Bojan Šarčević and Lawrence Weiner. I haven't had a chance to visit yet but it looks like an interesting combination - apart from the inclusion of the ridiculously overrated Wallis.

Talking Painting - Saturday 12th September 11.00 - 12.30.
Explore new perspectives on work in the current exhibition through picture description, discussion and practical art activities. Designed for visitors with visual impairment but open to all. Free but booking required.

Tea and Tate - Monday 14th September 13.30 - 15.30.
A regular event for seniors, explore the exhibitions led by artist educators and take part in lively discussion. No knowledge of art required. Refreshments provided.
Free with gallery admission, booking required.

Hepworth Garden Walk and Talk - Monday 14th September 18.00 - 19.00.
Join Head Gardener Chris Green for an insightful tour of sculptor Barbara Hepworth's sub-tropical garden.
Tickets: £7.00 or £5.00 for Tate members.

Late at the Tate - Friday 25th September 19.30 - 23.00.
An evening of poetry and blues with Billy Childish - "A cult figure in America, Europe and Japan, Childish is by far the most prolific, painter, poet, and song-writer of his generation."
In the café which will be serving food and drinks.
Tickets: £15.00.
Free entrance to the gallery exhibitions and shop which are open until 21.00.

There is nothing listed yet for the new Young Tate group, but I imagine that they will be organising some events so it would be worth keeping an eye on their web page:

For more information or to book tickets visit the Tate website via the links above or call:
01736 796226.

More festival previews coming soon.

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1 comment:

  1. In September 2006, the Tate hosted one of the best arts events I've ever been to. Called Instruments of Abstraction, with workshops, talks and concerts held across the course of three magical days, Dr Simon Shaw-Miller had me enthralled as he tied art and music together in a series of fascinating talks.

    Alongside him, violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved and cellist Neil Heyde played informally in the galleries, inspiring and stimulating the imaginations of the visitors.

    The evening concerts were wonderful — Peter, Neil and two others in the Kreutzer Quartet. I have to thank them for making me appreciate Ligeti, not the easiest of composers, to the extent that I now have him on my iPod!

    I would plead with the Tate to repeat the event, or at least have a variation. It was a lifechanging cultural experience and I'd like to see the Tate do more of these.