1. NEWLYN ART GALLERY AND THE EXCHANGE
Sweet Nature 4 by Robyn Denny
This autumn the galleries celebrate the work of painter Robyn Denny across both venues. Denny was one of an acclaimed group who transformed British art in the 1950s and into the ‘70s, leading it into the international mainstream. His resolutely urban, large-scale abstract paintings captured the cool, modernising mood of the time.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn TR18 5PZ
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance TR18 2NL
2. ALCHEMY TILES
Deeply Loved by Mel Chambers
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage” – Loa Tzu. Using ancient 13th Century inlay techniques, carved not painted, each tile is individually hand carved into wet clay, inlaid, glazed and fired over three days. No tile can be replicated, making each bespoke piece a truly one of a kind, visual presence in your home. Commissions are welcome.
Rose Cottage, Port Navas, Constantine, Falmouth TR11 5RJ
3. WAVE 7 GALLERY
Sea by Mike Moss
Wave 7 Gallery exhibits contemporary art and crafts across two buildings: the main gallery and the granary, which are used to showcase solo exhibitions, such as Mike Moss’s ‘Sea’, taking place from 6th October. It’s also the working studio of Victoria Mead Mirrors. Art courses and craft afternoons run throughout the season. The Gallery is open 10.30am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
Plain Streets, Trelights, Near Port Isaac PL29 3TW
4. SANDS BOUTIQUE
Zinc stars from the Nkuku Christmas Collection
Two Cornish based boutiques offering stylish ladieswear, menswear, accessories and homeware collections. Carefully curated homewares and accessories from Bohemia Design, Nkuku, Annie Sloan, Atlantic Blankets and Emma Bridgewater are displayed alongside local Cornish artisans including its own jewellery collection.
32 Penpol Terrace, Hayle TR27 4BQ
5. CUSTOMS HOUSE GALLERY
A Summer’s Day by Lin Williams
A wide selection of work by some of Cornwall’s finest artists can be found in this light and airy space on Porthleven’s harbourside. Paintings in a range of mediums, including works like this from Lin Williams, hang alongside sculptures, ceramics, jewellery and glass.
6. CSCAPE ART
Approaching the Steps by Sarah Blakey
The Craft Kiln (Cornish crafts), Sail Loft Emporium (antiques and collectables) and Cscape Art are part of The Old Workshop, next to the main Charlestown car park. Many originals, prints and cards by artist Sarah Blakey, and photographer Mick Blakey are available. See website for winter opening hours.
The Old Workshop, Charlestown PL25 3NJ
7. THE LANE GALLERY
Fine art photograph on aluminium by Clare Parker
Lane Gallery is a collective of local artists who each cover daily duties to welcome you. Traditional and abstract art plus beautiful jewellery and turned wood are on display. The entrance is through Scentstore Perfumery and upstairs to the colourful gallery.
Above the Scentstore’ Cathedral Lane, Truro TR1 2QS
8. PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM
A Stately Dance by John Armstrong ARA
Check out this fascinating exhibition of over 70 paintings by this intriguing 20th century artist who spent several years living in west Cornwall. John Armstrong’s eclectic style encompassed still life and classicism alongside more abstract works.
Morrab Road, Penzance TR18 4HE
9. QUAY ART
The Life Tree by Lisa Beta
The Life Tree is a personal picture and book of verses that takes you on a journey through the significant milestones of life with animal characters. This charming piece of art, full of detail and humour, is a unique gift for any family member with a special personal touch to treasure for a lifetime. Visit the gallery to see the amazing Life Tree.
North Quay, Padstow PL28 8AF
10. THE POLY
Fused glassware by Joshua Kerley
Joshua Kerley, who studied at Falmouth, makes contemporary fused and slumped glassware, taking inspiration from forms found in the built environment. His making practices are underpinned by an experimental use of materials, colour and pattern. See more of Joshua’s glassware at The Poly Guild.
24 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 5EG
11. The Cowhouse Gallery
The Retreat by Linda Craig
In the picturesque coastal village of Perranuthnoe, The Cowhouse Gallery is run by a group of local artists and craftspeople, offering a wide range of original work at very affordable prices. Open daily, paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodturning and leatherwork are all beautifully displayed in this bright light art space.
Lynfield Craft Centre, Perranuthnoe TR20 9NE
12. STEVE SLIMM
Meadow of Light by Steve Slimm
Renowned for their quality of light, Steve’s mystical landscape paintings can be seen in various Cornish galleries, including the wonderful Wave 7, near Port Isaac. This delightful original oil painting is currently being shown (£475),
along with a dozen similar pieces that breathe the ancient Celtic spirit of Cornwall.