Cornwall LivingIssue #139

Art in Focus

Penwith Gallery has been an institution for artists and art lovers since it opened its doors in 1961 and is home to the Penwith Society of Arts, founded in 1949 by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon and Bernard Leach among others. It was here that several of the founders ran summer schools in painting and drawing, creating a centre for the arts right here in Cornwall.

The society exhibits a year-round programme in the members’ gallery alongside two additional spaces showing works by society members, associates and artists in Cornwall and further afield. All pieces are for sale in association with the Own Art scheme, so no matter your budget you can get hold of your favourite piece. This association with so many progressive and influential artists has given the Penwith Society a unique place in British art history.

The gallery is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday for you to browse and purchase the beautiful pieces on display.

Penwith Gallery
Back Road West, St. Ives, TR26 1NL
01736 795579