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, Sir Terry Frost, Borlase Smart and Bryan Wynter.
TRANSIENCE Joint exhibition by Mary Taylor and Martin Grimshaw Studio Gallery. Mary Taylor and Martin Grimshaw, live and work on the Lizard Peninsula, and are members of the Lizard Art cooperative, based at its gallery on the Trelowarren estate. At the foundation of both artists’ work is a love of this unique landscape, although each […]
Members’ Exhibition. February 2018, Main Gallery. A selection of images from our current Members’ exhibition. To view work details or to enlarge the photograph please click on the image. If you’d like to discuss a piece of work in more detail or have any questions please contact us on 01736 795579 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This exhibition showcases the work achieved by students of the year-long Porthmeor Programme at St Ives School of Painting. This programme of development gives artists at any stage of their practice an opportunity to pause, reflect and find their true creative voice.
Close to the Edge The work explores the historical, industrial, and social aspects of the coast. The subjects are shelters, huts, coastguard lookouts, mines, lighthouse buildings, surf shacks, the wreckage of industrial structures, WW2 defences and other coastal features. Structures: The places selected are marked by human activity, but with not a person in sight. […]
This second exhibition showcases the talent of the School’s highly regarded artist tutors, and includes work by Alice Mumford, Gary Long, Hilary Gibson, Kerry Harding, Ges Wilson, Amy Albright, Ashley Hold, Emma McClure, Marion Taylor, Liz Hough, Greg Humphries, Ilker Cinarel, Liz Luckwell, and Steve Dove. We open with a special one-man performance by artist […]
“Same but Different” Art shows often have a “theme”, and this one is the same…but different. Three artists, a painter, a printmaker and a sculptor from different cultures and backgrounds met for the first time (more or less) last year, and started occasional conversations. We discussed our influences and inspirations and explored, amongst other topics, […]
Time Spent is an exhibition of painting and ceramic work by four artists whose work is either a direct response to, or invokes memories of, ‘time spent’ in the landscape. Saul Cathcart dispenses with the sketchbook and works directly on to the canvas from life. Giving importance to every mark he makes, he works by […]
Private View: Friday 18th May 18:30 -20:30 This is an exhibition of works selected from the past 20 years living and creating in Cornwall. My art is like a fight in the dark – then suddenly there is light. I am very much an intuitive thinker – I need stuff: paint, metal, glue, wood, objects. […]
Joint exhibition by Michael and Nick Praed Private View: Friday 18th May 18:30 -20:30 All welcome to attend! MICHAEL J PRAED Michael Praed is one of the most well-known contemporary artists working in Cornwall. He is a prolific painter, working mainly in oils and pastels, drawing inspiration from the Cornish countryside and people. Strongly graphical, […]
Stillness/Movement/Flow An Exhibition by Carol Hosking-Smith June 21st – July 21st 2018 Private View: Friday 22nd June, 18:00-20:00 My abstract paintings are improvised. Intuition comes into play too, counter balanced by rational design. Colour is a important part of my work, I use it freely to create my own lyrical language of poetic expression. Since […]
Piper at the Penwith Private View: Friday 22nd June, 18:00-20:00 A visit to the Penwith Gallery in 1964 as a seventeen-year-old student began a lifelong involvement with painting and the gallery for John Piper. In 1969 he had his first painting exhibited as an associate member and after a spell with the Newlyn Society of […]
Private view: Friday 27th July, 18:00 – 20:00. 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 Service […]
Private View: Friday 7th September, 18:00-20:00. The exhibition ‘Uncertain Spaces’ originates from a realisation of the vast differences between people and the influence those differences have on the rippling of an unsettled world. Working with abstraction gives Sue Davis the freedom to suggest without prescribing. One can see the work is built in layers and […]
The London Group is heading west to the historic and contemporary art colony of St Ives, Cornwall, to stage an exhibition of its members’ work at the Penwith Gallery, St Ives, home of the Penwith Society of Artists. Both groups are recognised as two of the UK’s most prestigious and longest-established artists’ collectives and have […]
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 […]
Skies, Seas, Trees and Travels Private View: Friday 5th October, 18:00-20:00. Biography: Born in Newquay, Cornwall in 1943, Robert Jones studied at Falmouth School of Art where he was taught by Francis Hewlett and Robert Organ. After Falmouth he pursued post graduate studies at Manchester College of Art, and then spent some time abroad. On […]
Opening Event: Friday 5th October, 18:00-20:00. Group exhibition by Tom Leaper, Karen McEndoo, David Moore, Seamus Moran, Iona Sanders and Mark Verry A group of distinct local artists have come together to show their work in a striking group exhibition. These artists were identified and approached by Tom Leaper after having long admired the strength and […]
Patrick Haughton & Friends – 50 Years On. A retrospective with re-connections Private View: Friday 9th November, 18:00-20:00. Patrick Haughton (b. 1942) spent his formative years in North Devon, and after a Foundation Course at Exeter College of Art he studied fine art at the West of England College of Art in Bristol, […]
Private View: Friday 14th December, 18:00-20:00. Following on from Stephanie Sandercock’s first exhibition at The Penwith, ‘Gwithian Rocks’ in 2016, ‘From Godolphin to the Sea’ explores the detail in the cracks and lines along the Cornish coastal rock looking out towards the Atlantic. The show presents a collection of paintings and 3D artwork using Moroccan […]
Joint exhibition by sculptor Richard Holliday and artist Sean Hewitt in our Studio Gallery. Private View: 1st February 2019. 5:30 – 7:30, all welcome. Through colour and form, two and three dimensions, canvas and stone, two accomplished artists attempt to explore the meaning of sound and silence through the conduit of Miles Davis “In a […]
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. […]
St. Ives School of Painting: The Porthmeor Programme Private View: Friday 8th March, 18:00- 20:00 This March at the Penwith Gallery see the fourth exhibition of the St Ives School of Painting’s Porthmeor Programme. This is a year long course run over 8 weekends that aims to explore, understand and develop the artists individual creative […]
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!
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.
Private View: Friday 21st June, 17:30 – 19:30 All welcome to attend! The Society exists to promote wood engraving. It is the principal organisation and rallying point for those interested in the subject; it also maintains a lively interest in other forms of relief printmaking. Essentially, it is an artists’ exhibiting society. There are currently […]