Top 10 art exhibitions outside of London this summer
Pack your bags, grab your camera and head for the open road: these are the best exhibitions across the UK that may just tempt you on a mini-break.
If you plan to head to Cornwall's calm shores this summer, make a beeline for Tate Modern's little sister, Tate St Ives – nominated this year for Art Fund's Museum of the Year Award. This summer, Tate St Ives stages the first comprehensive UK retrospective in twenty years of British abstract artist and figurative painter Patrick Heron.
With a great number of large-scale paintings and abstract works spanning fifty years, from 1943 to 1996, Patrick Heron traces the evolution of Heron's style, colour, composition and scale. Staged in Tate St Ives new galleries, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to explore the trajectory of a modern master.
How far from London: It's just over five and a half hours to St Ives from London Paddington on the train.
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