Cornwall / London “house swaps” for major UK artists’ collectives

Apr 22, 2018

Two of the UK’s longest-established and most prestigious artists’ collectives are “house swapping” this year with major exhibitions for members of the Penwith Society at The Cello Factory in central London and a return visit by The London Group to the Penwith Gallery in St Ives. Earlier in April the PSA transferred its first exhibition for 2018, with some notable additional work, to present the show to a new audience well beyond the River Tamar. The exchange will coincide with the St Ives Festival and the London Group taking over the Penwith’s New Gallery throughout September.


Academicians show at the Brownston Gallery

Apr 11, 2018

The Brownston Gallery presents its third annual exhibition of the work of a core group of members of the South West Academy. Catherine Gillen, Director, has curated the exhibition with paintings selected from the members and the collaboration is becoming an established date in the gallery’s yearly programme.


A special occasion marks the opening of the Penwith's 2018 season

Feb 28, 2018

There was a notable departure from the openings of previous years with the launch of an important publication celebrating the Penwith Society, its history and its members. Remarkably, this is the first of its kind to be produced in the seventy-year story of the group.


Solo show opens in Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

Nov 18, 2017

Chapel Arts, superbly developed into a centre for the visual and performing arts from a deconsecrated chapel, is ideally located in the heart of Cheltenham. The current exhibition and showing into early December, is "Dyworth Pow Gwyrven" comprising a body of work that continues to explore the long-held theme of landscape conditioned by geology and the mining and quarrying activity Cornwall has witnessed over many centuries.


St Ives Rotary 'Spot the Artist' sale is a continuing success story

Sep 27, 2017

During this year's September Festival, the Rotary Club of St Ives held, for the eleventh year running, their annual 'Spot the Artist' Exhibition and Sale. On Friday 15th and Saturday 16th prior viewing of the works for sale was possible at the St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios. It raised considerable attention from local enthusiasts and festival goers alike.