The new gallery, sunk into the cliff alongside the original building, offers artists and curators a
column free space lit by six huge skylights. Designed by the awardwinning Jamie Fobert Architects, it will allow Tate St Ives to stay open all year round for the first time, without the need to close each time the exhibitions change. With a public garden on its roof, connected to the cliff above and the beach below, the new building also adds a collection care studio, loading bay, staff offices and visitor facilities. Clad in handmade ceramic tiles with a blue green glaze, the building is designed to reflect the changing colours of the sky and sea. Exciting new spaces for learning activities and events have also been created to meet growing demand. Evans and Shalev, the architects of the original Tate St Ives building, returned to add a new space for hands on workshops and family activities, a studio for visitors to explore archival and digital material about the art on display, and a spectacular glazed studio on the roof terrace with views out over the sea. The existing galleries have also been refurbished and integrated into these addition.
Images:© Dennis Gilbert (2), © Hufton+Crow (4)