Anima Mundi | Castles of Sand - Coinciding with G7 World Leaders Summit 1 Mile Away

29 May 2021 – 10 Jul 2021

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Free admission

Anima Mundi

St Ives, United Kingdom


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The context of this mixed exhibition, which includes artists from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, offers a unique opportunity for a poetic space to meditate on key issues facing our species and through intricate interconnection our entire planet, at a pivotal turning point in human history.



Paul Benney, Gabrielle K Brown, Jim Carter, Mat Chivers, Gabriel Tendai Choto, Kate Clark, Phoebe Cummings, David Kemp, Laura Ford, Rebecca Harper, Marcus Harvey, Youki Hirakawa, Henry Hussey, Sax Impey, Mark Jenkin & Bicep, Arthur Lanyon, Andrew Litten, Shiri Mordechay, Richard Nott, John Robinson, Tim Shaw, Roger Thorp, David Kim Whittaker, Joy Wolfenden Brown, Carlos Zapata

“They wept for humanity, those two, not for themselves. They could not bear that this should be the end. Ere silence was completed their hearts were opened, and they knew what had been important on the earth. Man, the flower of all flesh, the noblest of all creatures visible, man who had once made god in his image, and had mirrored his strength on the constellations, beautiful naked man was dying, strangled in the garments that he had woven. Century after century had he toiled, and here was his reward. Truly the garment had seemed heavenly at first, shot with colours of culture, sewn with the threads of self-denial. And heavenly it had been so long as man could shed it at will and live by the essence that is his soul, and the essence, equally divine, that is his body. The sin against the body - it was for that they wept in chief; the centuries of wrong against the muscles and the nerves, and those five portals by which we can alone apprehend - glozing it over with talk of evolution, until the body was white pap, the home of ideas as colourless, last sloshy stirrings of a spirit that had grasped the stars. ”

E.M. Forster, ’The Machine Stops’, 1909


Joseph Clarke

Exhibiting artists


John M Robinson

Jim Carter

David Kemp

Kate Clark

Mark Jenkin

Roger Thorp

Arthur Lanyon

Gabriel Tendai Choto

Rebecca Harper

Tim Shaw

Laura Ford

Andrew Litten

Andrew Litten

Youki Hirakawa

Shiri Mordechay

Sax Impey

Richard Nott

David Kim Whittaker

Gabrielle K Brown

Joy Wolfenden Brown

Paul Benney

Marcus Harvey

Phoebe Cummings

Carlos Zapata

Henry Hussey

Mat Chivers


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