Main Gallery
Art First projects

6 May – 6 June, 2015

David Price


6 – 23 May, 2015


Jessie Brennan, Joni Brenner, Melissa Bugarella, Machiko Edmondson

David Price, Rides, 2015, oil on panel, 39 cm diam
Machiko Edmondson, Pirouette, 2015, oil on canvas, 182 x 182 cm

In his third solo exhibition at Art First, Price presents a new series of works in which he re-imagines Piranesi’s illustrations of ancient Rome as a corrupted amusement park called Dreamland.

This study exhibition brings together emerging artists whose work centres on the human visage.The focus on the motif of the face or the mask, explores ways in which our minds are uniquely designed to see and to ‘read’ the facial features of others in the world around us.

26 May – 11 June, 2015

Eileen Cooper

Book Launch and Exhibition

Eileen Cooper

Cooper’s eagerly awaited monograph ‘Between the Lines’, with essays by Martin Gayford and Sara Lee, is launched at Art First, accompanied by a concise survey exhibition of her work covering three decades, the period during which she has been represented by Benjamin Rhodes and Art First.

10 June–14 August, 2015

St Ives Connections

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, with works by Roger Hilton, John Wells and Bryan Wynter

Dolly Thompsett

The Secret of Life and Other Stories

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
Dolly Thompsett

Art First brings together key works released by the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, with fine examples by three of her St Ives contemporaries.

Art First is pleased to introduce the work of this knowing post-romantic painter, with a series of evocative, fragmentary narratives.