Trevor Bell: 'Trans-form'

Anima Mundi, Street-an-Pol, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2DS

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Saturday 15 June 2019 – Friday 19 July 2019
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm

It is our honour to present Trans-form, the final exhibition supervised by Trevor Bell before he sadly passed away in November 2017.

The core of the exhibition, first shown at Peninsula Arts in partnership with The Box, Plymouth in 2018, is a group of important, monumental paintings made from the early 1990’s up to a selection of his final key works. In this exhibition Bell’s unique paintings provided the impetus for a transcendent sound score composed by multi-instrumentalist Jamie Mills. This and the elemental energy of Bell’s work had then been used as the source inspiration for a new contemporary dance work co-choreographed and performed by Sarah Fairhall and Lois Taylor.

In 1955 he was encouraged by a friend and peer, Terry Frost, to travel to St Ives where he would find a place that he could focus on his painting amongst the town’s expanding artistic community. There he joined Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Barbara Hepworth and Patrick Heron amongst others. Bell’s career was quick to climb. Patrick Heron described Bell as “The best non-figurative painter under 30”. 



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