Cornwall Living 2017

Lighthouse family

Stunning and eclectic, colourful and unique… art at the Lighthouse gallery.

A unique, large three storey Georgian building with its vaulted domed ceiling providing an incredible pool of natural light is home to one of our favourite galleries in Cornwall… the Lighthouse gallery in Penzance… with its wonderful mix of paintings, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery. Set over two floors the clean lines and simple layout provides a fresh, bright space in which to appreciate the work of Cornwall’s leading, and talented emerging, artists. First opened in 2003 by Directors Tracey Spry and Christine Weschke, Lighthouse Gallery is now firmly established amongst the most respected galleries in Cornwall.

I speak to Tracey and Christine. “It all started back in the spring of 2003: as friends, and both mothers of young daughters, we wanted to start a business that would fit in with our lifestyles. We’d always loved browsing in galleries and collecting pieces by local artists, so opening a gallery of our own seemed the most natural thing in the world”, Tracey tells me with a smile. “And we’ve come a long way since then…” Christine adds: “As well as running the gallery now we exhibit at several art fairs in London and Bristol; our next one is the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea this October. Taking local artists work to a wider audience is a big part of our job, and benefits all of us. We have a growing mailing list of collectors in the London area… some actually come to Penzance to seek us out!”

They both obviously love what they do and are equally passionate about the artists they work with. Tracey grins, “But one of the most pleasurable outcomes of owning a gallery for the past 13 years is the friendships we have made along the way… and we’ve had so much fun!” The pair tell me they have some exciting exhibitions planned for 2017, which is shaping up to be their busiest yet. So keep an eye on their website for details or pop in for a look… it’s sure to make your heart sing!

LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY

54/55 Causewayhead, Penzance TR18 2SS

01736 350555

www.lighthouse-gallery.com

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