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WINNER MUSEUM OF THE YEAR 2018 "Breathtakingly beautiful" "Tells the story of artists who have lived & worked in St Ives in an international context"

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In honour of #worldphotographyday this Sunday we would like to see work by our favourite photographers: YOU! Send us your best photos of St Ives, Cornwall and the Sea by 5pm on Friday and we will share some of our favourites throughout the day on Sunday. Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo, with his dog Snieshka (cropped)

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A CLOSER LOOK: This Saturday 11 August 1200 - 1300 we welcome painter Robert Holyhead as part of our special spotlight talks giving an individual interpretation of our exhibitions and displays. Robert will be talking about his own practice and connections to the works of Patrick Heron, currently on display in our exhibition. Link in bio for more... Untitled (Eye) Robert Holyhead 2014 © FXP at Tate St. Ives

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Still from 'Threshold' by Malcolm Le Grice. * #artfilm #art #film #colour #filmforfriday #tatestives #stives #filmbythesea #red #green #redandgreen #filmmaker

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We couldn't let #NationalCatDay pass without a mention of the wonderful #BenNicholson - so here he is with Tommy, one of his favourite furry friends! * #catsofinstagram #gingercat #artist #stives #stivesartist #tate #tatestives #photograph #photography #pussycat © Fondation du Refuge SPA de Saint-Légier-la-Chiésaz

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Once again we are extremely impressed by our visitors' effortless style and coordination with the Patrick Heron exhibition 👀 . Showing how it is done are the brilliant @pipthemoonbeam and @graciella____ on their recent trips to the gallery 🔥

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'Hepworth's environmental sculpture is never impersonal, or merely architectural in function. It is ... conceived as something the spectator may inhabit ... so that he may feel the sculpture to be an actual extension of himself' . Edward Mullins quote from 1970 perfectly describes FOUR SQUARE (WALK THROUGH), 1966 - a rare opportunity to get up close and literally 'walk through' this striking sculpture. Whatever the weather you will always see it in a new light. . To find out more about this art work, search FOUR SQUARE (WALK THROUGH) on our website. . Thank you everyone for sharing your photos, we love seeing them 🍃 #tatestives at Barbara Hepworth Museum

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School is nearly out for summer! . Get the kids drawing and exploring Porthmeor Beach this holiday in our Beach Art Explorer workshops, every Wednesday in August. Make your own artwork inspired by the wonderful artists and magical stories of St Ives and create your own inspirational paintings to take home! . Please note, these sessions suitable for ages 5-12. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. To purchase tickets please search 'Beach Art Explorers' on our website at Porthmeor Beach

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The 2018 @RIBA #StirlingPrize SHORTLIST has been announced and we are on it! Fingers crossed 🤞

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The 2018 @RIBA #StirlingPrize SHORTLIST has been announced and we are on it! Fingers crossed 🤞

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The 2018 @RIBA #StirlingPrize SHORTLIST has been announced and we are on it! Fingers crossed 🤞

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I Spy with my little eye…. . Our ever popular I Spy Tate returns for another summer season ☀️ We invite you to spot the artworks by our clues. Get them all right and win a small prize! Collect a FREE I Spy St Ives trail from the admissions desk at the gallery. . Thank you to @joeyphillips80 for sharing such a fantastic picture!

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We have an exciting morning of music, in the beautiful Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, on 13 September with singer-songwriter Gwenno. What a wonderful way to start your day! 🍃 . Gwenno has created her new album, Le Kov (The Place of Memory) entirely in Cornish. With songs referencing Peter Lanyon and the St Ives School, and another to Cornwall’s clogged roads in the summertime, Gwenno’s beautiful, stirring music is a celebration of all the things that Cornwall – and the Cornish language – has to offer.

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We have always maintained we have the most stylish of visitors, with impeccable taste, so we really enjoy seeing your beautifully coordinated pictures! 📷 . We are going to start sharing some of our favourites with you, kicking off with this dapper chap @emilbird1 - we are loving these St Ives summer vibes! ☀️

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This Sunday, Janet Axten, Patrick Heron's personal assistant from 1988, tells stories about her time working with Heron and will read excerpts from his writings. . Free with your Tate membership or locals pass (only £5 and available to anyone with a Cornwall postcode). Search for 'St Ives Stories' on our website to find out more about this unique event.

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"I have always been interested in oval or ovoid shapes. The first carvings were simple realistic oval forms of the human head or of a bird. Gradually my interest grew in more abstract values - the weight, poise, and curvature of the ovoid as a basic form" Barbara Hepworth. We love seeing your images of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, the current weather is perfect for a visit, here are a few pictures 'looking through'... at Barbara Hepworth Museum

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Happy #prideday everyone 🌈 Here's a perfectly colourful throw back to when #rivaneneuenschwander exhibited 'I Wish Your Wish' in 2015 #pride #pridelondon #lgbt #loveislove #TateStIves

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We are ecstatic to have won the @artfund #museumoftheyear2018 award! 🎉🎉🎉 Thank you to everyone who has been involved #Winner #TateStIves at Tate St. Ives

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To celebrate tonight's announcement of the winner of #MuseumoftheYear, we are counting down some of our #TopTen artworks judged by the number of prints and postcards bought. DRUM ROLL 🥁 in at NUMBER ONE is the beautiful AZALEA GARDEN by Patrick Heron 🌸

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