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St Ives has been a melting pot of inspiration for artists for over 100 years. The draw of the breathtaking scenery, and the rich colours that reflect off the crystal clear seas makes St Ives the perfect place for artists to express their creative talents.


The St Ives Society of Artists was formed by marine artist George Fagan Bradshaw in 1927.  

The Society’s exhibition programmes feature work chosen by guest curators, and invited exhibitions that are a diverse mix of contemporary visual art.

Mariners Gallery

Situated in the crypt of the former Mariners Church, an imposing building in the heart of the old quarter of St Ives. In this prestigious location a stones throw from the picturesque and busy St Ives Harbour it is an ideal venue for individual artists or artist-groups to rent.

Main Gallery

Situated in Norway Square, amongst the narrow streets of former fishermen's cottages in Virgin Street, Teetotal Street, or Salubrious Place, this big, light, airy gallery was once the main body of the former Mariners Church.


It houses the society's annual exhibitions of paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolour, of prints from etchings or lino cuts and of woodcarvings and sculptures.

There are three main exhibitions of members work with new submissions for the Spring, Summer and Autumn shows. There are also separate exhibitions by invited artists interleaved between the main exhibitions.

St Ives Society Of Artists

Address Details:


April Brooks,  

Gallery Manager

St Ives Society of Artists,

Norway Square,

St Ives,  


TR26 1NA


Tel: 01736 795582

Website Address:



Please help with the renovation of the societies historic building and roof repairs by purchasing

this book:

The Mariners Story

A brief history of the

St Ives Society of Artists  

(see website for details)

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