The Penwith Gallery is a unique complex of buildings including three public galleries, a sculpture courtyard, artist studios and a shop.

To our lovely artists and visitors,

Bearing in mind the current COVID-19 situation, we’ve decided we have to do the prudent thing and close to the public for now so we can keep you all safe and get through this and out the other side. We’ll still be here though, fully digitising everything, hanging new shows and posting updates. We’re also going to be offering 1-1 digital tours of the exhibitions for free so as soon as that’s up and running make sure you book yourself a slot! We can’t wait to see you all again in person, stay safe and keep in touch in the meantime.

All best wishes, The Penwith Gallery team.

Current Exhibitions
Upcoming Exhibitions

The Penwith Gallery

The Penwith Gallery is the home of the
Penwith Society of Arts in Cornwall.

The art gallery, formerly a pilchard packing factory, has a remarkable complex of buildings, including three public galleries, sculpture area and archive. This allows for a varied and interesting series of changing exhibitions throughout the year.

The society was founded in 1949 by Barbara Hepworth,
Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Bernard Leach, Sven Berlin and Wilhelmina Barns– Graham, amongst others. Later members have included Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and Henry Moore (honorary member). This association with so many progressive and influential artists has given the Penwith Society a unique place in
British art history.

Today the society continues to play a central role in the thriving and vibrant St. Ives art community, exhibiting contemporary art from Cornwall and beyond.

The New and Studio galleries are available for hire when our programme permits.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Main Gallery: Members Summer Exhibition
20th June - 22nd August 2020

Studio Gallery: Colin Caffell
20th June - 18th July 2020

New Gallery: Michael Praed
20th June - 18th July 2020

Studio Gallery: David Moore
25th July - 22nd August 2020

New Gallery: Associates Summer Exhibition
25th July - 22nd August 2020