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The Penwith Gallery

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I love going in here whenever I’m in St Ives. It changes regularly and it’s always inspiring. Love... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GrishGrish
Lots of well-presented artwork

This is a large gallery with varied styles of artwork and small gifts, such as silk scarves. Nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gillyjasper
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The Penwith Gallery is the home of the Penwith Society of Arts in Cornwall. The gallery, formerly a pilchard packing factory, has a remarkable complex of buildings, including three public galleries, sculpture area and archive. This allows for a...more
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Back Road West, St Ives TR26 1NL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going in here whenever I’m in St Ives. It changes regularly and it’s always inspiring. Love the space as well.

Thank GrishGrish
Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Please do keep visiting us - as you say, there is always something new to see!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large gallery with varied styles of artwork and small gifts, such as silk scarves. Nice to view but rather expensive.

Thank Gillyjasper
Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit - do come and see us again if you are in the area - we are very happy for you just to look and enjoy the exhibitions.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon first entry one does not realize the size of this impressive and interesting gallery. Works by historical artists and recent artists woeking in the area really gives one a sense of the creative vitality in this part of EnglandMore

Thank Bellamyp
Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the gallery - we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. You are not alone in your surprise at the size and space once inside - we are very lucky to have a building of this capacity in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Penwith Gallery situate in a narrow street just east of Tate St. Ives performs the dual function of both celebrating the life and works of eminent past members of the Penwith Society of Artists and showcasing for sale art by their current members. Hence...More

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Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the gallery. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit - do come back and see us again, as our exhibitions, including the historical work, are always changing.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I am no art expert I always make time to see some of the galleries when in St Ives. I found the Penwith to be quiet and relaxing, and well laid out with room to enjoy the exhibits. The accompanying notes about some of...More

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Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit - and you are right, it is a calm and relaxing space and a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of St. Ives....More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

Wonderful that this important gallery has been sensitively renovated and has the most amazing local artwork on display. We love this place.

Thank TheOrchards
Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit, and the varied work on display in our galleries. Please come again when you can.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Went especially to see Piper at the Penwith exhibition. Very interesting exhibition but too many similar paintings all in the same place, individually excellent but not together. One loses the impact. Very welcoming and helpful staff Very interesting to see other artists as well in...More

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Penwith G, Gallery Officer at The Penwith Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Penwith - please come back and see us again.

Reviewed 5 June 2018

A free to enter gallery showing pieces from a number of local artisits and sculptors - variable in style etc but visually stimulating whether it is to your taste (or not!!!) - you might be pleasantly surprised!!!

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Some of the best local artists exhibit here. Very impressed with the quality of the art. All media represented.

Thank rurikog
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I loved Coming in here airy and bright. Unusual paintings and sculptures. There was particular painting of porthminster beach which was incrediblely done. Some of them quite expensive. Free entry mini shop sells paintings and cards too. Thanks friendly staff.

Thank Georgina H
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