Current Exhibitions

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

5th October - 1st September 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: Terry Pope ‘Subjective Object Construction No 5’

1st April - 15th June 2019

Terry Pope ‘Subjective Object Construction No 5’ Based in Cornwall, Terry Pope is a British sculptor, maker of constructions, painter and art teacher, known for being one of the pioneers of Constructivist art in post-war times. His work is part of an experimental process to better understand the way we see and perceive space. Originally […]

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Main Gallery: Members’ Spring Exhibition

12th April - 15th June 2019

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

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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 & Saturday 1st June, 11:00 – 13:00   All welcome to attend! The connecting theme of this exhibition of Martin’s paintings with Laurel’s ceramics is to do with their individual […]

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Main Gallery: Members’ Summer Exhibition

21st June - 24th August 2019

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

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Studio Gallery: Peter Morrell ‘Retrospective Continued’

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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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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Main Gallery: Members’ Exhibition

30th August - 2nd November 2019

Private View: Friday 30th August, 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!   Peter Wray and Judy Collins have been collaborative painters for some thirteen years, and, since moving to Cornwall in early 2009, have established themselves as an influential and well-respected creative team, both locally […]

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New Gallery: Noel Betowski – In The Fold 2

31st August - 28th September 2019

Private View: Friday 30th August, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend!   Sixty five large scale paintings arranged as one, predominantly abstract and based on the concept of Entoptic Phenomena, dating from 1979-2019. Incorporating weaving by Pamela Jane Betowski.

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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: Penwith Studios exhibition

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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