Trevor Bell - Trans-form, Anima Mundi


“I feel that what we should get from art is a sense of wonder,
of something beyond ourselves, that celebrates our ‘being’ here.” - Trevor Bell (1930-2017)

It is our honour to present Trans-form, the final exhibition supervised by Trevor Bell before he sadly passed away in November 2017. Trevor Bell was a British artist, born in Leeds, England in 1930. Bell was an important figure within the St Ives post war modernist movement, which achieved international acclaim.

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.


Anima Mundi was founded by Joseph Clarke, who has curated in excess of 100 exhibitions over a twenty year period, working with international artists in all media. The gallery is based in a former Christian Science reading rooms in St Ives, Cornwall which was converted into a significant gallery space. The space is one of the largest outside of London which has helped to secure Anima Mundi’s international reputation for representing the very best in Contemporary art. Since its creation, Anima Mundi has strived to offer its international collectors unique access to a diverse offering of contemporary art whilst supporting its artists through collaborations with museums and art centres around the world.


EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday 15 June - Friday 19 July

LAUNCH EVENT: Friday 14 June, 7 - 9 pm

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


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