This exhibition of paintings highlights abstract concepts in relation to the natural world, a subject which preoccupied Wilhelmina Barns-Graham for more than three decades of her career. Born in Fife, Scotland, in 1912, Barns-Graham travelled and studied in Europe during the late 1930s before arriving in St Ives in 1940.

Inspired both by international abstract trends and by her subsequent association with Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and the post-war painters and makers of the Penwith Society, Barns-Graham embarked on a career spanning 64 years.

The exhibition reveals the evolution of the artist’s ideas and distinctive paintings and drawings in the St Ives context, including new works made prior to her death in January 2004.