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The Penwith Gallery

Back Road West, St Ives TR26 1NL, England
+44 1736 795579
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A good local gallery with some notable exhibits!!

A free to enter gallery showing pieces from a number of local artisits and sculptors - variable in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Resurgam20
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Dorset, United Kingdom
Fabulous space

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rurikog
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Washington Township, New Jersey
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Back Road West, St Ives TR26 1NL, England
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+44 1736 795579
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!!!

Thank Resurgam20
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank rurikog
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Reviewed March 9, 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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Reviewed February 28, 2018

Loved this place - more welcoming than the Tate and with great detail about the history of the St Ives group. Relaxed atmosphere and a great space to view the art works up close.

Thank B0rderers
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

Just opened, for a couple of months or so.easily up to the high standard long established here. Pity the listing doesn’t seem to have an effective link to the society website that has so much more information including current news and the evolution of the...More

Thank Jannerbloke
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

This is the place to go to see art at its best. Avoid the Tate. Penwith Gallery is stunning and FREE. Absolutely wonderful exhibition of art. Stunning at every turn. Spent ages in this gallery. Light and airy beautifully displayed items by Cornish artists. Would...More

Thank Sue G
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Don't waste your money going to The Tate - go to the close by Penwith Gallery instead - its free entry and amazing full of high quality local art pottery and sculptures. Staff highly approachable and most knowledgeable. My faith in art and St. Ives...More

Thank Charles A
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

There is a wonderful selection of paintings by local artists which will repay time spent in enjoying the display. A light, airy space with the pieces well mounted. Wish I'd stayed longer. Must go back.

2  Thank Peter B
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Don't waste your money going to The Tate - go to The Penwith instead - free entry (but please support them by putting some money in the collection pot) This is where you can find some quality work from lesser known and student artists. It...More

3  Thank Jan W
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

This is the only gallery I now find inspiring in St Ives. It is a wonderful space and it has an honest approach to it's artwork. There is always some good quality interesting pieces on display.

2  Thank rankingang
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You are probably going to be best asking the outlet rather than on here - sorry I can't help
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