Current Exhibitions

Corner Gallery: Wilhelmina Barns – Graham and Breon O’Casey exhibition

5th October - 31st March 2019

The Corner Gallery houses regular displays of archival material and artwork which celebrate founding members and artists related to the Society. The current exhibition features original works by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Breon O’Casey. Breon O’Casey 1928–2011 ‘I am an abstract painter closer, in my work,to the older definition of a still-life painter than a landscape […]

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Main Gallery: Members’ Exhibition

2nd February - 6th April 2019

Private View: Friday 1st February, 17:30 – 19:30

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Studio Gallery: Liz Cleves

9th March - 6th April 2019

Private View: Friday 8th March, 17:30 – 19:30 Artist Statement: “Painting is a matter of fact for me. I am drawn to colour and to the surface of canvas. There is a certain alchemy within the process of mixing pigments, and putting them to work… a process that runs parallel to creating the picture itself. […]

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New Gallery: St. Ives School of Painting: Young Artists

29th March - 6th April 2019

St. Ives School of Painting: Young Artists Presentation evening: Friday 5th April, 17:30 – 19:30   Cornwall’s young artists burst onto the St Ives art scene next week in the St Ives School of Painting Young Artists’ exhibition at the historic Penwith Gallery from Friday 29th March to Saturday 6th April. The show will culminate with […]

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New Gallery: Abstract 7

13th April - 11th May 2019

Group exhibition from artists Christine Allen, Sue Davis, Sean Hewitt, Richard Holliday, Paul Jackson, Peter Morrell and Frank Phelan. Private View: Friday 12th April, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!   ‘Abstraction is a means of enlightenment, a kind of magic that reveals images of inner feelings beyond thought or mind. The work is […]

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Studio Gallery: Michael Carter – The Face In The Studio

13th April - 24th April 2019

Private View: Friday 12th April, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend! Exhibiting 35 black-and-white A3 portraits of current Members of Penwith Society of Arts and 35 A4 laminated sheets of large-print quotes about the artists drawn from the book.

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Main Gallery: Members’ Spring Exhibition

13th April - 15th June 2019

Members’ Spring Exhibition Private View: Friday 12th April, 17:30 – 19:30!

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Studio Gallery: Saul Cathcart – Considered Intuition

26th April - 11th May 2019

Private View: Friday 26th April, 17:30 -19:30 All welcome to attend!   “Knowing when to stop and leave a painting alone is something every artist has to confront and question. If you don’t sort this out, then you are forever disappointed with the result. My work has to excite me, but I also want this […]

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Studio Gallery: In Our Element

18th May - 15th June 2019

In Our Element Group exhibition by Mary Taylor, Helene Fletcher & Jenny Beavan. Studio Gallery ‘In Our Element’ is an exhibition by three artists living in Cornwall: Two painters Mary Taylor and Helene Fletcher and a ceramist Jenny Beavan. Their Summer exhibition showing at the Penwith Gallery focuses on the elements that they are drawn to, […]

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New Gallery: Still Picking Bones

18th May - 15th June 2019

Exhibition by artist Martin Procter with ceramicist Laurel Keeley Private View: Friday 17th May, 17:30 – 19:30 Meet The Artists: Saturday 18th May, 11:00- 15:00 All welcome to attend! The connecting theme of this exhibition of Martin’s paintings with Laurel’s ceramics is to do with their individual ways of seeing over and beneath the landscape, […]

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Studio Gallery: Peter Morrell

22nd June - 20th July 2019

Private View: Friday 21st June, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!   Peter Morrell was born in Devon in 1931, and had “endured” 14 different schools by the age of 16.  He was apprenticed as a cabinet maker from 1947 to 1949, during which time he began to paint.  After a period of National […]

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New Gallery: Society of Wood Engravers

22nd June - 20th July 2019

Private View: Friday 21st June, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend! This exhibition is a showcase for some of the best wood engravings from Britain and around the world. The prints are chosen from an open submission and include other relief prints – linocuts and woodcuts. Whilst contemporary wood engravers all use the same […]

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Main Gallery: Members’ Summer Exhibition

22nd June - 24th August 2019

Private View: Friday 21st June, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!

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Studio Gallery: Echoes

27th July - 24th August 2019

Group exhibition from Sue Davis, Lesley Harry and Jane Smith. Private View: Friday 26th July, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!

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New Gallery: Associates’ Summer Exhibition

27th July - 24th August 2019

Private View: Friday 26th July, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!

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Studio Gallery: Peter Wray & Judy Collins

31st August - 28th September 2019

Joint exhibition by artists Peter Wray and Judy Collins. Private View: Friday 30th August, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!

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New Gallery: Noel Betowski

31st August - 28th September 2019

Private View: Friday 30th August, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!

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Main Gallery: Members’ Exhibition

31st August - 2nd November 2019

Private View: Friday 30th August, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!

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Studio Gallery: Sally Spens and Philip Wakeham

5th October - 2nd November 2019

Private View: Friday 4th October, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!

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New Gallery: 70th Anniversary of Penwith Society of Arts.

5th October - 2nd November 2019

Private View: Friday 4th October, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!

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Studio Gallery: Sue Thornton

9th November - 7th December 2019

Private View: Friday 8th November, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!

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New Gallery: Associates’ Winter Exhibition

9th November - 7th December 2019

Private View: Friday 8th November, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!

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Main Gallery: Members’ Winter Exhibition

9th November - 11th January 2020

Private View: Friday 8th November, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!

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Studio Gallery: Ken Gill

14th December - 11th January 2020

Private View: Friday 13th December, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!

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