A UNIQUE EXHIBITION GRACES THE TATE ST IVES ART GALLERY’S HEART BETWEEN JULY AND DECEMBER 2022
The Tate St Ives art gallery in the beautiful north Cornish coastal town is an institution. It draws art lovers from across the globe to St Ives every year. However, it isn’t often that its literal heart is transformed into something special. Well, this summer and autumn, a unique installation should change the hearts and minds of all visitors to the gallery.
Between 8 July and 4 December, Indian artist Prabhakar Pachpute transforms the Tate St Ives stairwell and the building’s iconic Rotunda into an installation like no other. This space that forms the heart of the gallery is full of the artist’s paintings, drawings, animation and sculpture that are themed around the history of coal mining in Pachpute’s home state of Maharasthra in India. You can almost feel the synergy with the Cornish landscape which also resonates to the tune of its mining past.
Enjoy this unique exhibition (it’s free with admission) as it breathes life into the gallery’s own heart. See distorted characters who represent many generations of Pachpute’s coal mining family and pick up on the folklore and symbols that are deep within these images. Explore the rest of the gallery, of course, on your visit but make sure you get to this installation, right at the heart of the matter.