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Porthminster Gallery

Westcotts Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY, England
+44 1736 795888
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Porthminster Gallery St Ives cornwall

Lovely gallery on the sea front with plenty of variations of art.very friendly staff and they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Roy P
Some quirky art in ths peaceful gallery

We always pop in here on our way down to town, some of the art changes, much is modern & quite... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Sarah C
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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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The award-winning* Porthminster Gallery in St Ives occupies a converted grade-1 former pilchard warehouse in a stunning location on the quayside at Westcott's Quay. A large and characterful exhibitions space hosts changing shows and ongoing...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gallery on the sea front with plenty of variations of art.very friendly staff and they really know their business,great displays and lovely lighting.we will return on our next visit to Cornwall.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We always pop in here on our way down to town, some of the art changes, much is modern & quite quirky, worth a visit

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

For me, the ceramics were the highlights of the offering. Some exquisite porcelain and bone china and some lovely studio pottery. Not to say that there weren't good artists' work on sale but not so stand-out in comparison with the other galleries in the town.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We always call in here on our way into town, just to see the latest exhibits & marvel at the novelty of some. It's a peaceful gallery, but the only offputting thing is the slight smell of sewage near the entrance

1  Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

On the main drag yet despite having signs we decided to pop in at the last minute. Much bigger than you think we lots of beautiful pieces in different forms and all seemed to be local artists.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

A good range of art works in this gallery and well worth a look because there is some good talent in my opinionMore

Thank Jan W
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David D, Owner at Porthminster Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hello Jan Thank you for your kind and positive comments following your recent visit to the Porthminster Gallery. We strive to showcase quality original art by well respected and emerging British names through a progressive programme of changing exhibitions. Thank you again and we look...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

I was delighted to wander into this exhibition space as I had been disappointed by what I had seen elsewhere in St Ives. Here there were artists with fresh ideas or who used colours in an interesting manner. The two staff were happy to help...More

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David D, Owner at Porthminster Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hello jjaf Thank you for your kind and positive comments following your recent visit to the Porthminster Gallery. It was especially encouraging to read your description of our 'artists with fresh ideas …'. One of our main aims has been to bring new and fresh...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We loved quite a lot in here, which is not something I have found myself saying very often. The staff were interested and interesting. I learnt a lot just with a casual chat. We came out feeling St Ives deserves the artistic reputation, unlike our...More

1  Thank Ruth W
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David D, Owner at Porthminster Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hello Ruth Thank you for your warm and positive review following your recent visit to Porthminster Gallery. Our staff are passionate and knowledgable about the artists and artworks on display, and in raising awareness and appreciation of contemporary British art and the St Ives Movement....More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

No visit to st Ives would be complete without a visit, great new summer show, we even made a purchase

1  Thank BobDunda
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David D, Owner at Porthminster Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hello Bob Thank you for your kind and positive review and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Kind regards David Durham

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

We had another wander round this light and airy gallery while we were on holiday in Cornwall and found the items on display very interesting. Although we liked some of the paintings, they were quite expensive so we did not buy anything. This gallery is...More

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David D, Owner at Porthminster Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hello Thank you for your very kind and positive comments in your review of the Porthminster Gallery. 'Light and airy', 'the items on display very interesting', 'the staff were very friendly and helpful' – what more could I ask for in a review? Even your...More

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