and galleries


April 1 to October 31 – CAPTURING THE LIGHT: ST IVES ARTISTS 1885-1914

In the period prior to 1914, the St Ives art colony gained a national and international reputation as a centre for the practice and teaching of landscape and marine painting out of doors.
This exhibition, new for 2024, showcases some of the leading British and foreign artists drawn to what was hailed as “the Mecca of the seascapist”, many of whom experienced career-changing influences.
Monday to Friday (10.30am-4.30pm), Saturday (10.30am-3.30pm). Included with Museum admission.


August 30 to November 2 MEMBERS AUTUMN EXHIBITION (Members Gallery)

A diverse exhibition of sculptures, ceramics, paintings, drawings, and prints from the Members of The Penwith Society of Arts, St Ives, Cornwall

August 30 to September 28 STEPHANIE SANDERCOCK EXHIBITION (Studio Gallery) 

Stephanie Sandercock returns to the Studio Gallery at The Penwith for her fifth solo exhibition of highly textured artworks inspired by the Cornish coastal rocks. Work includes various plasters and natural minerals.



August 30 to September 28 THEN AND NOW – SIX CORSHAM ALUMNI (Lanyon Gallery)

An exhibition of work by Philip Halstead, Harriet Halstead, Dorrie King, Michael Monk, Jackie Pope, and Carole Vincent


Saturday September 14 to Friday September 20 (10.30am-5.30pm) – TRANSITION

Susan Gray and Justine Lois Thorpe return to the Salthouse Gallery, Norway Square, during the first week of the September Festival to present “Transition” paintings inspired by the Cornish landscape, stretching from figurative to abstraction. A temporary open studio where the artists can be seen demonstrating their work.
Website: www.justineloisthorpe.com Instagram: justine_lois_thorpe
Website: susan-gray.co.uk Instagram: susangrayartist
Phone 07917 816519


Saturday September 14 to Monday October 14 (10-am-5pm) – JOHN BEDDING AND JASON WASON

This year marks John Bedding’s 60th year as a potter, and St Ives Ceramics are holding an exhibition dedicated to him and Jason Wason, who met at the Leach in the 1970s and have been prominent St Ives potters and friends since.
John and Jason have each developed their own unique routes following the Leach and as a gallery, founded by John Bedding, St Ives Ceramics believe that promoting ceramics from far and wide helps create an awareness about the diversity in practice and aesthetic that push the ‘traditional’ boundaries of pottery – whilst celebrating its origins.
Website: st-ives-ceramics.co.uk Phone 01736 794930


Friday September 20 to Sunday September 22 SPOT THE ARTIST

St Ives Rotary’s hugely popular Spot The Artist charity sale of paintings has become a middle weekend September Festival “tradition” at Porthmeor Studios.
First staged in 2006, the event is now regarded as one of the best charity art postcard sales in the country outside London with many local, national and international artists donating their work which is only signed on the back.
Viewing days will be on the Thursday and Friday (10am to 4pm) when you can try and recognise the works on view and target your potential buys before joining the queue.
The sale will once again take place on the Festival’s middle Sunday (9am to 1pm) this year.
The keenest bargain hunters are expected to once again “camp out” and queue overnight in Back Road West for first pick of the paintings on offer.
Proceeds, which last year exceeded £7,000, are shared between arts organisations and other good causes supported by Rotary.