Back Road East, St Ives, TR26 1NL

The Penwith Gallery was purchased by the Penwith Society of Arts in 1961 and the site was extended in the early 1970s. The complex now includes three public galleries, artists’ studios, a print workshop, a sculpture courtyard, shop and archive. The Society was founded in 1949 by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Bernard Leach, Sven Berlin and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, amongst others. This association with so many progressive and influential artists has given the Penwith Society a unique place in British art history. Today the Penwith Gallery offers a year-round programme of exhibitions by Society Members and Associates, as well as those by other artists from Cornwall and further afield. The Penwith continues to present contemporary work of outstanding quality, showing some of the most exciting and acclaimed artists working today.

Saturday September 14 (7.30pm) BOILERHOUSE and ANNAMARIA MURPHY

With a growing reputation for their earthy and generous shows, Boilerhouse are a five-piece acapella group who put their passion, joy and love of singing into every performance.
Drawing on many influences, including folk, the poetry of Charles Causley and working songs, amongst others, here is a band rooted in the Cornish singing tradition but looking out to the world. £10 Tickets on the door


Join artist and archivist Jason Lilley for a talk about works within the Penwith Gallery archive collection, exploring the rich and fascinating history of Penwith Gallery in St Ives. FREE



Saturday September 21 (5.30pm) DJAZZ CELTICA

West Cornwall-based Djazz Celtica are a dynamic acoustic music duo, performing material from gypsy jazz – the style created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in the 1930s – to folk music from around Europe, Irish traditional, Bluegrass, Klezmer and Latin. Djazz Celtica are Pam Betowski (violin) and Noel Betowski (guitar). £10 Tickets on the door



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