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Sir Terry Frost: The Exhibitions To See In 2015
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Sir Terry Frost: The Exhibitions To See In 2015

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Updated: 16 March 2016
Sir Terry Frost is an artist renowned for his bold lines, bright shapes and the joy with which he approached his work. Beginning to paint while a prisoner of war in Germany, on his return to Britain he moved to St. Ives to begin an illustrious career as an abstract artist. Centenary celebrations in London and St.Ives in 2015 celebrated the artist’s life and work.

Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

The Tate St. Ives, reopening its doors May 2016, is putting on an exhibition of Frost’s work from 10 October to 9 January at the Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange. Important works have been brought together from private and public collections throughout the UK to create a striking presentation of Frost’s evolution as an artist. Paintings, collages and sculptural pieces, focus on Frost’s formative years as a painter, with a special emphasis placed on work from his time in Cornwall and Yorkshire. Most notably, there will be pieces from his series Walk Along the Quay, which is closely linked to Frost’s breakthrough as an artist. The gallery offers tours for members.

Combined ticket for Terry Frost and Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden entry: £8/£7 concessions

Newlyn Art Gallery, New Rd, Penzance, Cornwall, UK, +44 1736 363715

The Exchange, Princes St, Penzance, Cornwall, UK, +44 1736 363715

Belgrave St. Ives

Belgrave St. Ives, a contemporary art gallery in the heart of the picturesque fishing village, is putting on an exhibition of Frost’s work until 31 October. Now famous for its many top tier restaurants, St. Ives has been home to a host of influential artists and writers, among them Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Alfred Wallis and Virginia Woolf. Belgrave St. Ives collaborated with Frost over the decades to put on numerous shows and they now celebrate 100 years since his birth with around 40 pieces of work from his studio, some of which have not been on display before.

Belgrave St. Ives, 22 Fore St, Saint Ives, Cornwall, UK, +44 1736 794888

Beaux Arts London

From 8 October until 7 November, the private gallery Beaux Arts London will have a collection of Frost’s purchasable work on display. The exhibition includes one of Frost’s earliest works, the Self-Portrait, a stylistically realistic painting of him as a young man. Other famous works on show include the Red, Black and White Movement (1968), Tears of the Sun (1995), and his collage painting, Frisky (2003). The exhibition captures Frost’s development as an artist by showing his work across the expanse of his career, from its beginning to its final years. In his commentary about Frost’s work, Andrew Lambirth expresses eloquently what it is that makes the work so appealing: ‘Terry Frost’s best paintings renew in us the sense of joy, inflected with humour and wise melancholy. The combination is irresistible.’

Beaux Arts, 48 Maddox Street, London, UK, +44 (0) 207 4931155