St Ives is renowned for its art and rightly so as there are workshops, studios and galleries everywhere. Tate St Ives, part of the Tate Gallery in London, is a stunning building with varying exhibitions of local and national works and is well worth a visit. http://www.tate.org.uk/stives/
The gallery's inspirational building stands high above the surfing beach of Porthmeor and features exhibitions which represent the modern 'St Ives School' of painters such as Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron and Sir Terry Frost as well as a changing programme of other contemporary work. Allied to Tate St Ives is the Barbara Hepworth Museum, a lasting memorial to the great sculptress who lived and worked in St Ives at her Trewyn Studio. Her workshop has been carefully preserved and made accessible; the gardens and house contain many examples of her work and some of her finest pieces.
If you have not visited St Ives before, this is a trip not to be missed!
The St Ives trip is limited to 20 places and payment has to be made by the end of Monday (17th October). Prices include travel and B&B accommodation. To find out costs, more detail and to book your place see:https://www.estore.wlv.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?modid=1&prodid=481&deptid=124&compid=1&prodvarid=0&catid=5
Alumni wishing to secure a places on this trip should contact Louise Fenton on Louise.Fenton@wlv.ac.uk
Coming in the next few days details of the Second Visual Communications trip, to New York, next spring - open to students and alumni