New extension to Tate St Ives

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I recently visited the extension to Tate St Ives and am happy to report a thumbs up!

Designed by Jamie Fobert Architects it’s been shortlisted for the 2018 Stirling Prize.

The new gallery is sunk deep into the cliff and benefits from beautiful St Ives daylighting via the cleverly designed roof that successfully combines 6 light chambers with massive in – situ concrete beams spanning the 16.5m width.

The extension also provides additional space for an excellent permanent exhibition of the C20 St Ives artists who lived and worked in Penwith, including Barbra Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Patrick Heron and many others. AK