Current Exhibitions
Upcoming Exhibitions

Penwith Gallery

Penwith Gallery is the home of the Penwith Society of Arts.

The art gallery, formerly a pilchard packing factory, has a remarkable complex of buildings, including three public galleries, Porthmeor Printmakers Workshop, ten artists’ studios, a sculpture courtyard, shop and archive. This allows for an exciting programme of both contemporary and historical exhibitions year round.

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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Associate Members Summer Exhibition
26th July - 24th August 2024

Imogen Allen ‘Lumen’ | Young Penwith Artist 2024
26th July - 24th August 2024

Ellie Brown ‘Light On Her Skin’ | Young Penwith Artist 2024
26th July - 24th August 2024

Members Autumn Exhibition
30th August - 2nd November 2024

Stephanie Sandercock
30th August - 28th September 2024