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,

We are very excited to be opening our doors once again, and welcoming you all to the gallery from Monday July the 6th at 10am! Please adhere to all social distancing guidelines and comply with government advice. If you are shielding feel free to get in touch and we can offer you a 1-1 digital tour of the exhibitions.

Stay safe and see you soon.

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 Autumn Exhibition
29th August - 31st October 2020

Studio Gallery: Stephanie Sandercock ‘Hayle to Halzephron’
29th August - 26th September 2020

New Gallery: Angela Annesley, Karen McEndoo and Ria Poole ‘Equilibrium: Wild Walking Through the Landscape’
29th August - 26th September 2020

Studio Gallery: Tom Leaper
3rd October - 31st October 2020

New Gallery: Caroline Hall
3rd October - 31st October 2020