Penwith Members Exhibition

Penwith Members Exhibition | 16th May – 9th June

The Penwith Society was founded in 1949 by a group of artists in St. Ives, under the distinguished leadership of Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Bernard Leach.
For the first ten years, work was displayed in rented premises in Fore Street, St. Ives, and its seasonal exhibitions became a national showplace for contemporary painting, sculpture and the crafts.

In 1960, the present site, then a pilchard-packing factory, was acquired and converted into a gallery, with artists’ studios above. In 1970 adjacent property became available, and the artist members, assisted by Barbara Hepworth, sought funds to create the present group of galleries, studios and workshops. To take on the task of maintaining its buildings and workshops, to arrange the programme of exhibitions and execute the gallery business the Penwith Galleries Ltd. was created. This is now a management body and a public charity.
It now presents a full programme of exhibitions by members and associates of the society, together with featured exhibitions by artists from Cornwall and elsewhere.

 

The Spring Members Exhibition is travelling to Chapel Arts following its showing at the Penwith Gallery

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We are delighted to announce our upcoming event

PENWITH GALLERY SPRING MEMBERS EXHIBITION at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

Preview - Wednesday 16th May, 6.30pm to 8pm. The exhibition will continue thereafter from the 17th May to the 9th June 2018.

The Penwith Gallery is the home of the Penwith Society of Arts based in St Ives, Cornwall. The society was founded in 1949 by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Bernard Leach, Sven Berlin and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, amongst other.

This association with so many progressive and influential artists has given the Penwith Society a unique place in Bristish Art history.

It now presents a full programme of exhibitions by members and associates of the society, together with featured exhibitions by artists from Cornwall and elsewhere.

17th May – 20th June 2018