New six-story art gallery opens in Bristol this week
The new creative space will join The Mall on Thursday 11 November with a launch exhibit that will showcase beautiful art alongside music, showcasing the next generation of artists associated with St Ives and its artistic heritage.
Founded by Alicia Livingstone in 2018, Livingstone St Ives researches and exhibits contemporary and modern art associated with quaint Cornwall and future direction.
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The two existing galleries in St Ives and Perranporth, also in Cornwall, feature an extensive collection of sought-after art curated by a selection of the county’s foremost artists.
Alicia’s decision to open in Bristol was inspired by the city’s “cosmopolitan arts and culture scene” which makes it “one of the most important centers for emerging artists”, of which she wished to be a part.
The gallery founder added: “The joy of Cornwall is that it’s so fabulous and remote, but a lot of our services – like trying out your home’s paintings and our interior design services, which allow us to measuring and suggesting beautiful pieces for your home – meant we were looking for another location down the line. “
When it came to finding the right location in the city, Alicia had the historic Clifton Arcade at heart.
“The elegant architecture of The Mall, with its exciting restaurants and boutiques, was the obvious choice for our customers to enjoy fine dining and shopping as part of their visit,” she added.
“We fell in love with the beautiful Grade II listed Georgian townhouse at first glance, but it wasn’t until the renovation that we found out that it didn’t have five, but six floors. We open all three. first floors as gallery space and let’s stay tuned to our plans for the next three. “
The ground floor of the building will feature the small group exhibit, titled New generation, which will feature some of the gallery’s most exciting artists.
The first floor will house an organized collection of new figurative and abstract paintings by leading artist Henrietta Dubrey, while the basement will showcase a new collection of expressive sculptures and ceramics alongside the Miami series of paintings by non-conformist artist Ken Spooner.
And there are more exciting things to come, as next month Livingstone St Ives hosts Bristol’s first solo exhibition by artist and media sensation Emily Powell, Green is essential to my happiness.
The gallery launch takes place between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Thursday 11 November at 30 The Mall, Clifton Village, Bristol, BS8 4DS.
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