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 1970’s . 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.
Thursday 16th September, 3pm
Penwith Archive slide show and talk with Jason Lilley
Artist, curator and archivist Jason Lilley gives a fascinating insight into the contents of the newly refurbished and expanded Penwith Gallery Archive and Collection. See examples of some of the important artworks and items collected by the Society and Penwith Gallery in the last 70 years, learn about the gallery’s current programme of restoration and rediscovery with the newly created Study Centre, and prepare yourselves for some hot gossip from the heyday of Hepworth, Lanyon and friends! Free entry
Monday 20th September, 5:30pm – 7pm
Pam & Noel Betowski
Returning to the St Ives Festival, acoustic duo Pam & Noel Betowski arrange and play a mix of folk music from around the UK, Ireland, across Europe and gypsy jazz. Pam and Noel, also known as Djazz Celtica, have played together as a duo and in various bands since 1976. They have released 5 CDs a DVD and have charmed audiences at many venues throughout the UK. Pam Betowski: fiddle, ukulele, guitar, vocals, Noel Betowski: bouzouki, guitar, vocals. £5.50 plus pay bar (www.djazzceltica.co.uk). Click here for tickets.