The 2011 Cornwall and Devon Galleries Guide
by RAINYDAY,22 Market Jew St, Penzance. Printed by St Ives Printers, Penbeagle,
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The Cornwall and Devon Galleries Guide is a much enlarged version of the successful West Cornwall Galleries Guide, first published as a two sided A4 sheet in 1994. The West Country has always had a reputation for excellence in the visual arts and since the opening of the Tate St Ives in 1993, leading to a major growth of the number of galleries in the area, ‘Cultural Tourism ‘ has become a major contributor to the local economy.This booklet gives an indication of the surprisingly wide range of ‘Temples of the Arts’ that exist in the two counties. In 2000 , for the first time we branched out into the rest of Cornwall and were able to present a selection of interesting establishments outside the West Cornwall peninsula and then was expanded to take in many of the Devon galleries. Although the high number of galleries in the far west peninsula means that this area tends to dominate the guide we are pleased to welcome a number of new faces from other parts of the peninsula, a list that stretches from the Scillies to the far borders of Devon . Each of the galleries featured has a strong profile of its own, historic paintings of the old Newlyn School can be found amongst the fine collection at Penlee House, The Royal Cornwall Museum- and also at the public galleries in Devon. The Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum feature the work of the St Ives School artists of 1930-75, whilst the Penwith Society, now fifty years old, shows pictures and sculpture by the major artists of today. The Arts Council sponsored Newlyn Gallery manages to maintain a double identity as the home of the Newlyn Society and also as the major space in Cornwall for travelling contemporary shows not usually seen outside the big cities. This year the newly refurbished Newlyn Gallery re-opens as does a new annexe of the Gallery The Exchange in Penzance. Many of the galleries outside Penwith reflect the wealth of talent in their own surrounding areas and of course there are the many private galleries scattered throughout the area, showing the work of the many thousand artists and craft workers who are based in Cornwall and Devon. It is important to remember that these unfunded galleries depend on sales to survive, so if you can’t afford that expensive masterpiece at the moment, the purchase of a small pot, print or card could well help secure the venue’s continued existence.
Martin Val Baker
The St Ives Art Colony - a brief history by Roy Ray
Turner was the first major artist to visit St Ives during his West Country tour of 1811 when from a high vantage point, he made a small sketch of the town, harbour and coast beyond. By the 1870s, St Ives, with its near Mediterranean light was attracting artists of many nationalities who were moving between North America, Scandinavia, Central Europe and the British Isles. This ebb and flow of artists was made easier in 1877 when the Great Western Railway opened its branch line to St Ives. At that time there were about eighty studios in the town including a number of large converted sail-lofts on Porthmeor Beach. Whistler spent the winter of 1883/4 in the town and was visited by his student Walter Sickert.
During the 1920s and 30s the towns most significant painters were John Park and Borlase Smart, the latter taking a leading role in establishing the St Ives Society of Artists in 1928. In the same year Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood made a day trip to the town during which they discovered the primitive painter Alfred Wallis. He had taken up painting in his seventies to pass the time after the death of his wife. Self taught, he used household and ships paint on on irregular shaped scraps of wood and cardboard.
In 1938 Borlase Smart persuaded the portrait painter Leonard Fuller to open the St Ives School of Painting and in the following year Ben Nicholson, his wife, the sculptor Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo moved to St Ives. Mondrian was also invited but went to the United States. With the potter Bernard Leach, who, with Shoji Hamada, had set up his Pottery in 1920, St Ives now had the nucleus of a modern art colony. Wilhelmina Barns Graham came in 1940 and, with the war over, many younger artists were attracted to the town. Many became residents in the area notably, John Wells, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Bryan Wynter, Denis Mitchell, Sven Berlin and the only abstract painter born in St Ives, Peter Lanyon.
Borlase Smart encouraged the ‘moderns’ with their fresh ideas to join the St Ives Society of Artists. Later Lanyon, Wells, Barns Graham, Wynter, Berlin and the printer Guido Morris formed the Crypt Group which became part of the breakaway group that lead to the formation of the Penwith Society of Artists. Founded as a tribute to Borlase Smart, Herbert Read was its first president and Nicholson, Hepworth and Leach were amongst its founder members.
The 1950s were exciting times and the work of the younger contemporary artists (later to be known as the ‘Middle Generation’) and the writings of Patrick Heron contributed greatly to the status of St Ives as an internaional art centre to rival New York. Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler and the art critic Clement Greenberg all visited the town as did the British painters William Scott, Alan Davie, Victor Passmore, Sandra Blow and Roger Hilton.Barbara Hepworth’s home and studios are now a museum administered by the Tate Gallery and many of her major sculptures stand where she placed them in her secluded garden.
Following the 1985 Tate London show ‘St Ives 1939-64’, which renewed interest in the colony, the Tate Gallery offered to lend its collection of St Ives paintings and sculpture if a gallery could be built in the town. Vigorous campaigning, particularly by St Ives Tate Action Group (S.T.A.G.) brought about considerable public and financial support for the project.
Since its opening in 1993 by HRH Prince Charles, the Tate St Ives visitor numbers have exceeded all expectations, creating a considerable boost to the economy of West Cornwall. More galleries and studios are emerging across the region and the arrival of a younger generation of artists ensures that St Ives will maintain its unique position in the art world.
Barbara Hepworth Museum
and Sculpture Garden
Barnoon Hill St Ives. Tel: 01736 796226
Visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a unique experience, offering a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain’s most important 20th century artists. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the Museum and Garden, along with paintings, drawings and archive material.
Hepworth lived and worked in Trewyn studios, now the Hepworth Museum, from 1949 until her death in 1975, and created many of her most famous works there. The lush, subtropical garden was an essential part of Hepworth’s creative process, when she died it opened to the public as a permanent setting to exhibit her works. Since 1980 the Tate has managed both studio and garden, providing a vital link to Tate St Ives and the artistic heritage of St Ives.
OPEN: March-October 10am-5.20pm, last admission 5pm
Nov-Feb, 10am-4.20pm (closed Mondays) last admission 4pm
ADMISSION:£ 5.25, £ 3.00 (conc) Members/18s and under Free
Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach St Ives Tel: 01736 796226
Since the late 1800s, West Cornwall has been a destination for artists from all over the world. With the arrival of Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo in 1939, St Ives became internationally known as a centre of modern art. A new generation of artists followed including Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and St Ives-born painter Peter Lanyon.
Tate St Ives, designed by architects David Shalev and Eldred Evans, opened in 1993 to celebrate the modernist legacy of the town’s international artist colony. The dynamic spirit of the artists who lived and worked in the town throughout the twentieth century is reflected in a broad programme of historic and contemporary displays that embrace the best of international modern and contemporary art, presenting temporary exhibitions, special commissions and works from the Tate Collection.
OPEN: March-October 10am-5.20pm, last admission 5pm
Nov-Feb, 10am-4.20pm (closed Mondays) last admission 4pm
ADMISSION: £ 6.25, £ 3.75 (conc) Members/18s and under Free
The Leach Pottery
Higher Stennack, St Ives TR26 2HE Tel: 01736 799703
The Leach Pottery in St Ives was established by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada in 1920. One of the great figures of 20th century art, Leach played a pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters. Scores of potters trained here over the years, making the Leach Pottery probably the most famous and certainly the most influential pottery studio on the world. Today the site includes the historic workshop and a museum space dedicated to Leach and his legacy, a contemporary shop and gallery and a working studio producing a new range of tableware, made by the resident pottery team and designed by Lead Potter, Jack Doherty.
OPEN: March – October every day10.am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm
November - Feb, Open Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun11am - 4pm
Last admissions to the museum 30 minutes before closing. Closed on Mondays (except for Bank Holiday Mondays)
Christmas Closures: Closed 24, 25 & 26 December
www.leachpottery.com email email@example.com
Street – An – Pol, St Ives, TR26 2DS Tel: 01736 793121
Established in 1996, this leading cutting edge gallery specializes in quality British contemporary art . Occupying an elegant three storey building in St Ives town centre (opposite the Guildhall and Tourist Information Centre).
There is a changing exhibition programme of both solo and mixed shows. The House of Fairy Tales will exhibiting in March. The solo exhibitions in 2011 include Andrew Hardwick, Belinda Whiting, David Pringle, Ken Spooner, Tim Shaw, Gareth Edwards, David Whittaker, Melanie Miller, Simon Allen, Lisa Wright, Sax Impey, Paul Chaney and Kate Walters. Other gallery artists include: Simon Averill, Sam Bassett, Harriet Bell, Trevor Bell, Joy Wolfenden Brown, Danny Fox, Naomi Frears, Ralph Freeman, Marcelle Hanselaar, David Kemp, Onya McCausland, Richard Nott, Michael Sandle, Mark Surridge, Rupert White, Amanda Williams Lucas and Lucy Willow. For further information please contact the gallery or visit the website.
OPEN: Monday – Sat 10 am – 5pm (all year) 7 days in summer
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org www.millenniumgallery.co.uk
24 Fore Street, St Ives. Tel: 01736 795652
Originally founded in the 1960's by Janet Leach and one of the oldest galleries in the counry,the New Craftsman has an outstanding reputation for quality contemporary craft and paintings. Spanning over three galleries on two floors, it has a continuing exhibition of contemporary Cornish art. Featuring Peter Lanyon, Wilhelmena Barns Graham, Sandra Blow, John Miller, Breon O' Casey, Bryan Pearce and others of the St Ives school alongside emerging Cornish artists. With ceramics a spaciality and stockists of Leach standardware, pieces by Lucie Rie, John Maltby, John Ward, Janet Leach, Mary Rich, Christy Keeney, Chris Carter, Peter Beard, Amanda Brier, Tamsyn Trevorrow, Akiko Hirai and Linda Styles amongst others are on show. Also, an inspiring selection of jewels by Sarah Watson, Guy Royle and many more designer makers. 2011 exhibition programme: Emma Jeffryes, Neil Davies, Matthew Lanyon and more. See website for new featured work.
OPEN: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5pm
Society of Arts
Back Road West, St Ives. Tel: 01736 795579
The Penwith Society was founded in 1949 by a group of notable contemporary artists in St Ives and its seasonal exhibitions became a national show place for contemporary work. The Society has an elected membership limited to fifty, and an unlimited associated membership. Its aims are to encourage practicing artists and craftworkers in Cornwall and to further public interest in the arts. The gallery has charity status. It is a unique complex of buildings, including public galleries, book shop, artists studios and the Print Workshop. There are continuous exhibitions of paintings, ceramics and sculpture throughout the year.
OPEN: 10am - 1pm, and 2.30pm to 5pm Tues to Sat.
Sloop Car Park, Fish Street, St Ives Tel: 01736 796051
The first ever Craft Centre in Britain opened here on this old fish market site in 1969. Nestling 50 yards away from St Ives picturesque harbour just behind the Sloop Inn, it is one of St Ives’ best kept secrets. A haven of tranquillity, the Sloop Craft Workshops are home to 12 different craftspeople/artists all producing their unique items on the premises. All can be seen working and are more than happy to have a chat about what they do , as well as take any commissions for custom-made items if you can't see what you want in their studios. Amongst the dozen craftspeople you will find makers of silver jewellery, wood carvings, stained glass, ceramics, painting, teddy bears, artists illustrators and textiles.
OPEN: All year. Summer 10am-5pm .
Winter hours may vary, phone first.
Lower Fish Street, St Ives Tel: 01736 794930
The gallery, owned by potter John Bedding, opened in 1991 and was extended in 2000 to comprise of 5 distinct exhibition spaces. Considered to be one of the principle galleries in the South West it brings together high quality ceramics, both for domestic use as well as work for the collector.
On display are both local and leading international potters. A collection of 20th Century master potters such as Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and William Marshall to name but a few can be found in the gallery. Also exhibited is pottery produced in Mashiko, Japan from the likes of the Hamada family, Tatsuzo Shimaoka and other mingei practitioners.
A small selection of silver and enamel jewellery can also be found on display. The gallery has proved an oasis of calm even at the height of summer and is a must see for anyone who has a love for ceramics.
OPEN: 10am to 5pm daily. www.st-ives-ceramics.co.uk
Ives Society of Artists & Mariners
Norway Square, St Ives. Tel: 01736 795582
The St Ives Society of Artists was founded in 1927 and received encouragement from major talents such as Stanhope Forbes and Lamorna Birch who exhibited with the Members. Since 1942 the Society has occupied the historic former Mariners Church in Norway Square which houses two galleries - the Mariners (entrance in Norway Square) hosts three Members' shows in the Spring and Autumn, an invited show and two open shows. The Crypt Gallery (entrance in Church Place) will host a changing show of Members' work in the spring and summer and again in September. At other times there are shows by individual artists and groups. Both galleries carry an extensive selection of unframed original work, prints and cards. Please see the website for a detailed list of shows and periods when the galleries are closed to re-hang.
Open: 6th March to 6th Jan Mon - Sat 10.30am - 5.30pm.
Sun afternoons from Whitsun to end of September.
Open Bank Hols. email: email@example.com www.stisa.co.uk
8 Tregenna Hill, St Ives. TR26 1HE Tel: 01736 796654
Showcasing the ceramics of South African Potter, Roelof Uys, the gallery displays a full range of stoneware dishes, mugs, lidded jars, all of which he makes in his St Ives Studio at the Old Gaolyard nearby.
Also on exhibition is the work of well known St Ives artist, Michele Wright, whose imaginative and observant work has been shown at the gallery for twelve years now. Her work hangs alongside colourful etchings by Rachael Kantaris, erotic drypoints by Trevor Price, atmospheric etchings by Anja Percival, Catherine Williams and Sally Spens and finely detailed drawings by Samuel Winterbourne. Hand made cards, distinctive lino-cuts and mixed media work by gallery owner Melanie Uys is usually shown with a range of beautifully crafted jewellery by Helen McClements.
OPEN: 10 to 5, Monday to Saturday
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Tremayne Applied Arts
Street an Pol, St Ives. Tel: 01736 797779 Fax: 793222
Situated just down the road from St Ives Guildhall this gallery is one of the forerunners in the country in the field of top quality twentieth century design. The work on show involves furniture, ceramics, studio pottery, fashion, metalwork, prints and paintings of the last hundred years - most by nationally and internationally respected designers. The gallery has the feel of an interesting small design museum - where all work is for sale.
In addition this year there is a complementary selling display of African and Eastern sculpture and artefacts.
OPEN: Summer: 10.30am to 4.30pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 10.30am to 1.30pm on Saturdays
Winter: 10.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays.
10.30am to 1.30pm on Saturdays or by appointment.
Street an Pol, St Ives TR26 2DS Tel: 01736 798844
As a specialist figurative gallery, Waterside has quickly gained a reputation as a good venue to see high quality original works by some of Cornwall's most renowned figurative artists. The gallery concentrates on trying to capture the 'spirit' of Cornwall with work by painters, potters and sculptors, displayed in a light and stylish space. The gallery is situated just down the road from the St Ives Guildhall and Tourist Information Office on the corner of Street-an-Pol and St Andrews Street.Artists represented include: Terry Whybrow, Eric Ward, Raymund Rogers, Tom Greenshields, Ray Denton, June Miles, Jo and James Bemis, Gary Long, Robert Pittam, Adrian Brough, , Douglas Hill, Paul Simms. Paul Geraghty, Richard Lannowe Hall, Sarah Brown, Jenny Woodhouse, Lynette Pierce, Nicholas St John Rosse.
OPEN: 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday
Opening times may vary in winter so please ring.
Westcotts Gallery Wills
Westcotts Quay, St Ives TR26 3BP T: 01736 795888/ 756006
Jon Grimble's new gallery is situated on the water's edge opposite St Ives Arts Club. Jon specialises in St Ives Post War art to the present day. The artists include Paul Armitage, Wilhelmina Barns Graham, Sandra Blow, Trevor Bell, Paul Feiler, Mary Ford, Terry Frost,Patrick Heron, Denny Long, Paddy Macmiadhachain, Alexander McKenzie, Ben Nicholson, Breon O'Casey, Tony O’Malley, Daphne McClure, Daphne Turner, Alfred Wallis, John Wells and Fred Yates,with Denis Mitchell, Peter Ward and John Milne sculptors.Ceramics showing from Troika,Leach and Celtic studios, glass by Norman Stuart Clarke and others.There is a comprehensive selection of art books .Tours of Sandra Blow's studio can be arranged through the gallery.
OPEN: 12 - 4pm Daily
telephone out of season to avoid a wasted journey.
Wills Lane Gallery
Wills Lane, St. Ives TR26 1AF Tel: 01736 795 723
The Wills Lane Gallery is one of the oldest galleries in St. Ives. Recently refurbished and relaunched by Petronilla Silver, former director of the Contemporary Art Society, London, it exhibits a mix of fine and applied arts by nationally known and up and coming artists. Whether starting or adding to a collection or simply looking for a present, for from £15, this is the place to go. The gallery's exhibition changes as works are sold and new works come in, and from time to time there are special exhibitions. Paintings, drawings, original prints, photographic work, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, glass, furniture. Nationally known artists include paintings by Maggi Hambling DBE, Stephen Chambers RA, Ana Maria Pacheco and Michael Porter, Photographic work by Susan Derges, ceramics by Emmanuel Cooper, Sutton Taylor and Janice Tchalenko, original prints by David Inshaw, jewellery by Marlene McKibbin and more. Directions: From the Barbara Hepworth Museum turn right down Barnoon Hill
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.30am - 5.30pm
53 Fore Street, St Ives Tel: 01736 795075
Opened in 1982 as a showcase for the work of John Bedding the St Ives potter, it was not long before Pebbles began to diversify and include the work of local jewellers, the collection gradually expanding into what can be seen today.
Amongst the wide ranging display of silver, gold and stone set jewellery is the work of some notable local jewellers including Margot Hartley, Amanda Ray, Peter Reeves, Catherine Stedman and Nikki Stringer. Other British designers include Shona Carnegie, Anna de Ville, Sophie Harley, Nick Hubbard, and Sally Ratcliffe. Pebbles also shows designer jewellery from other parts of the world, most notably Israel, Mexico and Poland. Commissions are regularly undertaken.
Open:7 days 10am - 5.30pm all year, longer hours in summer.
Painting in Newlyn
The small Cornish fishing village of Newlyn, on the shores of Mounts Bay underwent a transformation between 1880 and 1900. It became the centre for a group of artists who started a new movement in British art. As a result the name of Newlyn was to travel across the world.
Many of the artists had studied in France and Holland and spent their summers painting in Brittany. It was their Breton experiences which encouraged them to seek a comparable environment in England , and Newlyn seemed the perfect place. Indeed the similarities between Brittany and Cornwall were such that in1884 the artist Stanhope Forbes wrote shortly after his arrival in a letter to his mother: “Newlyn is a sort of English Concarneau and the haunt of a great many painters”. The other major artists, besides Forbes, who joined the Newlyn colony were Walter Langley, Edwin Harris, Ralph Todd, Leigh Suthers, Henry Scott Tuke, Alexander Chevalier Tayler, Fred Hall, Frank Bramley, T. C. Gotch, Elizabeth Armstrong (later Forbes), William Fortescue, Norman Garstin, Frank Bourdillon and Henry Rheam.
By 1888 their coherence as a group had been recognised by the title “The Newlyn School”. The artists shared a set of ideas. Most of them were admirers of the French realist painter Bastien Lepage, and they followed him in depicting everyday scenes of village life with absolute fidelity to nature, painted where possible on the spot or en plein air’. Their style was distinctive; the colours muted and the tones subtle; the use of square ended brushes gave their paint surfaces a robust and textured effect and blurred the outlines of the images.
Their paintings became highly regarded and were exhibited
regularly at the Royal Academy; several major works being acquired for national and municipal collections. The School was recognised by the critics and there were many favourable reviews.
The best work of the School was completed between 1885 and 1895. By 1900 many of the original artists had left to pursue their careers elsewhere. Some, notably Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, T.C. Gotch, Walter Langley and Norman Garstin stayed on.
It was the fame and continuing presence of these artists that played a major part in bringing the next generation to Cornwall. One of the first to arrive was Lamorna Birch, who came from Lancashire circa 1889. Others such as the Cornish born Harold Harvey and Alethea Garstin were attracted by the work of the early Newlyn artists.
It was, however, the Newlyn “School of Painting’ founded by the Forbes’s in 1899, which provided the main focal point for the new generation. Students arrived during the early 1900’s and the School provided them with not only a centre of study, but also a ready made social life which flourished in the seemingly idyllic years before the First World War. Some of these students stayed for varying periods but others spent their entire lives in West Cornwall; notably Dod and Ernest Proctor, Frank and Jessica Heath, Robert and Eleanor Hughes, Ruth Alison, Kathleen Earle, Geoffery and Jill Garnier and Gladys Hughes.
Charles Simpson came to West Cornwall in 1905, attracted by the landscape, and in 1907 Harold and Laura Knight arrived, encouraged not only by the favourable reports of a fisherman they had met in Staithes, but also by Laura’s overwhelming response to the exhibition of Cornish paintings which she had seen at Nottingham Castle in 1894: “The most important exhibition I had seen at the Castle was of the Newlyn School, then at the peak of its fame. My favourite picture then was Frank Bramley’s Hopeless Dawn. Tears came into my eyes, I thought it so wonderful. There was a little grey picture of Newlyn Bridge by Stanhope Forbes; I did not know that anyone could paint like that”. The following year, 1908, Munnings paid the first of many visits to Cornwall; “For years we had known of the famous Newlyn School and were curious to see this country that attracted artists”
From ‘Painting in Newlyn’ by Caroline Fox (Newlyn Gallery Catalogue - 1985)
Newlyn Art Gallery
New Road, Newlyn, TR18 5PZ Tel 01736 363715
Showcasing the very best of national and international work, including a majority of works produced in the region. In response to a clear interest in painting and drawing amongst visitors to the gallery, 2011 sees the launch of a strand of programming that investigates the ways contemporary artists are using painting and drawing to express their ideas and interests. Artists working in other media will continue to be a part of the programme, but painting will be the clear focus. Highlights for 2011 include an exhibition of work by Roger Hilton, one of the most significant British painters working in the third quarter of the 20th century, and an artist with a close connection to Newlyn Art Gallery, The gallery has a strong education programme and has forged extensive links with local schools and community groups. There is a shop specialising in art books and work by local artists. Admission is free.
OPEN: WINTER until 9th April, Tues - Sat, 10am - 5pm, (Sun & Mon closed) SUMMER from 11th April, Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm (Sun closed).
Penlee House Gallery
Morrab Road, Penzance. Tel: 01736 363625
Rightly described as ‘the artistic heart of West Cornwall’s heritage’, Penlee House presents a year-round programme of temporary exhibitions usually featuring work by the world-famous Newlyn and Lamorna artists (1880-1930), including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Walter Langley and Lamorna Birch. This year’s exhibition programme includes an exhibition of work by Walter Langley and his fellow Birmingham ‘Newlyners’ (11 June to 10 September 2011), and ‘Different Ways of Seeing’: Joan Gillchrest, Bryan Pearce and Fred Yates (17 September to 12 November 2011). This elegant gallery and museum also offers full wheelchair access, an excellent café and well-stocked shop. PLEASE NOTE the galleries are closed for a few days each year for re-hanging: please visit the website or telephone for details before you travel.
OPEN: Mon-Sat: Easter Saturday to 30 Sept: 10am-5pm, last admission 4.30pm 1 Oct to Good Friday: 10.30 to 4.30, last admission 4pm.
Open Bank Holidays (closed 24-28 Dec 2011 and 2 Jan 2012).
The Alverton Gallery
5 Alverton Street, Penzance 01736 351668
The Alverton Gallery is a working studio gallery with a blend of contemporary fine art, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics and craft glass. The gallery features more than sixty artists and makers predominantly from West Cornwall with a garnish of new artists from elsewhere. The eclectic mix of artworks beside the working etching press makes for an intriguing and interesting experience. The blend of fine craft work, paintings and collectables ensures that there is a full spread of prices, while the working studio nature of the space dismisses any notion of elitism. The warm welcome is backed by the knowledgeable artists who work there, always ready to see and discuss new work. Coffee and tea are on offer
OPEN: 9.30am - 5 pm Tuesday - Saturday all year round.
Causewayhead, Penzance. TR18 2SS Tel: 01736 350555
Situated in Penzance’s bustling pedestrian area, Lighthouse Gallery occupies a three storey Georgian building with a high domed skylight that lets light flood into one of the largest spaces in Cornwall. Now firmly established as one of the leading contemporary galleries, Lighthouse offers a bright, fresh and most welcoming space.
With both mixed and solo exhibitions hosted throughout the year featuring new work by prominent artists, Catherine Hyde, Benjamin Warner, Gary Long, Rosemary Trestini, John Piper, Mark Preston, David Rust, Mike Hindle, John Brenton, Gemma Pearce, Barrie Bray, Margret Steigner, Richard Pearce, Lesley Cowen, Andrea Stokes, Richard Stanley, Paul Wadsworth, June Miles and Rachael Mia Allen.
Sculpture by Dawn Benson, Raku by Brian Andrew and Eleanor Newell, Glass by Julia Mills and David Pascoe and quirky automata by Jane Ryan plus a huge range of artist made jewellery and ceramics, there’s something to tempt all tastes!
Visit the website for details of forthcoming shows and Art fairs attended by Lighthouse Gallery.
Open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm
Glass House Gallery
81/82Market Jew Street, Penzance Tel: 01736 367619
Opened in 1995 in Truro, the Glass House now exhibits in 1000 sq. ft. on two bright, spacious floors in lower Market Jew Street, Penzance:. Here you will find on view a wide range of contemporary paintings, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery.
Among artists continually showing at the Gallery are: Painters: Colin Orchard, Sasha Harding, Noel Betowski, Carrie Taylor, Jason Lilley, Jeremy King, John Emanuel, Jenny Woodhouse, Richard Lannowe Hall, Peter Perry, David Beer, Michael Praed, Valerie Davide and Judy Symons. Potters: John Bedding, Sam Hall, Sarah Dunstan, Trevor Corser, Simon Rich, Hugh West, Dan Chapple and Ben Barker. Sculptors: Stephen Clutterbuck, Stephanie Cunningham, Walter Awlson, Katherine Jenkin and Ellen Sunde. Printmakers: Trevor Price, Michele Wright, Ian Laurie, Rachael Kantaris, Rosemary Vanns and David Morris.
Visit the website to see all work shown in the gallery and perhaps join the mailing list to be kept informed of events. The Glass House is a member of the Arts Council's Own Art scheme.
OPEN: 10.30 - 5.00 Monday to Saturday through the year.
New Street Gallery
4 New Street, Penzance, TR18 2LZ Tel: 01736 361222
A unique little gallery with cheerful purple awnings, tucked away in the shadow of the Exchange Gallery in Penzance. New Street Gallery is steadily gaining a reputation for being an accessible, friendly place to visit. Showcasing the work of a group of fine and applied artists all living and working within a 10 mile radius of Penzance and also featuring work by guest artists. Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass and Jewellery are represented and because the artists run the gallery they offer their work at affordable prices.
From Market Jew Street, New Street runs between Peasgoods Pharmacy and The Star Inn. The Gallery is a few yards down on the left diagonally opposite the Exchange Gallery Cafe.
OPEN: Monday to Saturday 10.30am - 5pm www.newstgallery.org.uk
Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL Tel: 01736 363715
A major contemporary art space, The Exchange enables audiences to see work on a scale never before accessible in the region. It shows an exciting and innovative programme featuring national and international works, alongside the best of those produced in the local area. Highlights for 2011 include experimental works by local artists in the annual 'Transition' programme, and PRINT!, a major exhibition of contemporary and historic printmaking, including a working a print studio within the gallery space.
Refurbishment work early in 2011 relocated the shop to the gallery foyer, creating a larger, well-stocked shop, selling a wide range of artist-made jewellery, ceramics, art books and cards. At the same time the licensed cafe was extended, to provide additional and more varied seating. Serving light lunches and snacks, organic coffee, teas, hot chocolate and soft drinks, the cafe is a popular destination. For details of events and classes visit the website. Admission is free.
OPEN: WINTER until 9th April, Tues - Sat, 10am - 5pm, (Sun & Mon closed) SUMMER from 11th April, Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm (Sun closed).
1 Parade St, Queens Sq, Penzance TR18 4BU 01736 874749
Cornwall Contemporary opened on 1st September 2006. The gallery is situated at the top of historic Chapel Street in Penzance and is within five minutes walking distance of both Penlee House and The Exchange. It is a large, spacious gallery set out over three floors. The ground floor is used for changing exhibitions and the upper two floors are used for mixed work by gallery artists. Exhibitions at Cornwall Contemporary change monthly and aim to represent the best of art in Cornwall and from out of the county from as far afield as Norway and the West Coast of America. Well established and highly respected artists often exhibit alongside some of the most promising up - and - coming art school graduates. Regular exhibiting artists include Neil Pinkett, Daphne McClure, Emma Dunbar, Nancy Pickard, Alasdair Lindsay, Maggie Matthews, Emma McClure, Fiona Millais, Simon Pooley, Simon Stooks, Jorunn Mulen, Shirley Foote, Paul Lewin and Janet Lynch amongst others. Send e-mail address to go on the mail out
OPEN: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm throughout the year
Newlyn School Gallery
58 Chapel Street Penzance TR18 4AE 01736-366448
The owners of the Newlyn School Gallery have 30 years experience in fine art, of which 22 years in London and have sold to museums and institutions, worldwide. Now based in Penzance it specialises and is constantly offering many paintings of the Newlyn School of Art and St Ives group, like Stanhope & Elizabeth Forbes, Walter Langley, Henry Scott Tuke, Norman & Alethea Garstin, Edwin Harris, Charles Napier Hemy, Samuel John Lamorna Birch, Denys Law, William Banks Fortescue, Garstin Cox, Charles Walter Simpson, Harold Harvey, Marcella Smith, Frank Bourdillon, T C Gotch. They fully guarantee all their paintings provenance and are always interested in buying good fine art paintings.
OPEN: Mondays/Fridays 12-4pm, Sats 11am-1pm or by appt.
56 Chapel St, Penzance TR18 4AE Tel: 01736 361756/351555
Stoneman Gallery is situated in the heart of Penzance’s most historic street. The Gallery has three floors of Contemporary art, ceramics and jewellery. Linda Stoneman represents the Frost Estate for the sale of prints as well as having a permanent stock of Breon O’Casey sculptures, paintings and prints. Shows change regularly and represent various local and nationally acclaimed artists including Eileen Cooper RA, Sandra Blow RA, Patrick Heron, John Hoyland RA, Maurice Cockrill RA, William Crozier, Anthony Frost, Gary Hume RA, Bo Hilton, Jason Walker, Heath Hearn, Karen Wade and many others. Ceramics by Robin Welch, Essex Tyler, Philomena Pretsell and Annie Turner: Jewellery by Georgia Stoneman, Guy Royle, Emily Nixon and Disa Allsopp
OPEN: Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 5pm. mob:07971873268
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Penzance Arts Club
Chapel Street Penzance Tel: 01736 363761
The Arts Club (as featured in the Hip Hotels Budget publication) is situated opposite St Mary's Church at the bottom of Chapel Street. A number of well-known local artists figure amongst its mem bership. It offers accommodation, restaurant, bar and walled garden as well as exhibition space and painting and writing holidays. Life drawing sessions and poetry evenings take place weekly, and the club facilities can be hired out for functions. Paintings by members such as Rose Hilton, Anthony Frost, Clive Williams and Jonothan Coudrille are permanently on display throughout the building. While a a diverse rota of Individual exhibitions by members are hung fortnightly in the Foyer Gallery. A selection of jewellery, pottery, photographs and sculpture is also often to be seen. The seven room accommodation with sea views is available to non members. Full Club memberships are currently available. The Penzance Arts Club Dining Room is open to members and non-members all week for lunch and dinner from April to October and at weekends during the winter
GALLERY OPEN: 9am to Midnight Tuesday through Saturday.
Times may vary on Sunday and Monday
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7 Coinagehall St. Penzance TR18 4AY Tel. 01736 332229
Now the only Photographic Gallery in Cornwall, the PZ Gallery is a spacious venue in Penzance,with fanastic panoramic views of the Bay, an ideal place to see larger images. This prominent and imposing quasi art-deco showroom is located west of the docks and is adjacent to the town’s famous 1930’s Jubilee lido pool. The gallery specialises in photography as an art form to exhibit Cornish and internationally renowned photographers and has the best coffee in town.
There is always an eclectic collection of archival and contemporary photography featuring the works of Rene Burri, John Blakemore, Humphrey Spender, Lewis Morley, David Redfern, Neil Libbitt, Simon Marsden, Jane Bown and Charles Roff.
OPEN: from 1st April-October 31st. Tuesday-Sunday 12-6 pm www.pzgallery.com e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
& by appointment 01736 332229
W. H. Lane & Son
Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
Queen St, Penzance TR18 4DF.Tel: 01736 361447/ f: 350097
The South West’s only specialist Fine Art auctioneers, established in 1934. Known for the sale and valuation of paintings & sculpture of the Newlyn, St Ives and Modern British School. Six major painting sales each year, including important works by artists of the Newlyn and St Ives Schools with illustrated catalogues mailed worldwide. A chance to find a rare picture from the county’s rich artistic heritage as Forbes and Frosts mix with Lanyons, Knights and Yates. The company also undertakes valuations for insurance or probate purposes. Catalogues are available on line at : www.the-saleroom.com/whlane All sales include live on-line bidding.
SALES are held on Thursdays with viewing on:- Saturday 9am- 12.30pm & Sunday 2pm - 4.30pm & Tuesday 10.00am -1.00pm & 2pm - 4.30pm & Wed 9am - 1pm & 2pm - 7pm prior to Sale.
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Other places of interest in Penzance
Penlee House Museum & Gallery
Morrab Road, Penzance. Tel: 01736 363625
Penlee House specialises in displaying work from the Newlyn and Lamorna artists (1880-1930), much of which captures the social history and landscape of West Cornwall at the turn of the last century. This year’s exhibition programme includes ‘Treasures from the Earth’, an exploration of the area’s archaeology, including a stunning Bronze Age gold necklace on loan from the British Museum (5 March to 23 May 2011). The museum displays cover 6000 years of history in West Cornwall from the Stone Age to the C.20th, and the recently refurbished Social History gallery features changing displays covering life in this fascinating and unique area. This elegant gallery and museum also offers full wheelchair access, an excellent café and well-stocked shop.
OPEN: Mon-Sat: Easter Saturday to 30 Sept: 10am-5pm, last admission 4.30pm 1 Oct to Good Friday: 10.30 to 4.30, last admission 4pm.
Open Bank Holidays (closed 24-28 Dec 2011 and 2 Jan 2012).
Vegetarian Cafe & Health Food Shop
Bread Street, Penzance Tel: 01736 362828
Archie Browns is a popular Health Food Shop and Café. The café is upstairs in a bright airy space that makes it a good place to see a changing exhibition of pictures by local artists whilst taking lunch, coffee or tea.
The cafe uses local organic produce whenever possible to create tasty daily specials including vegan & gluten-free meals. Outside catering for weddings, parties and receptions can also be catered for. The well stocked health food shop specialises in herbal and home remedies and houses an alternative therapy room offering acupuncture, homeopathy, reflexology and a herbalist.
OPEN: Mon to Sat 9am to 5.30pm. & occasional evenings
23 Market Jew Street, Penzance. Tel: 01736 365607
Books Plus is situated in Market Jew Street, the historic shopping centre for Penzance and West Cornwall. Now open for over ten years, it has built up a substantial reputation for its wide and varied stock and for the friendly, efficient and knowledgeable service provided. Books of local interest are a particularly strong feature, including books on local history, mining and fishing industries, Cornish language, novels set in Cornwall and works on the Newlyn and St Ives Schools of Painting. Many new hardbacks have discounts of up to 33% and all top selling paperbacks are automatically one pound off. Books Plus prides itself on its book ordering service, most orders arriving within 24 hours. Browsers, be they visitors or locals, are always welcome.
OPEN: 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.
Market House Galleries
Market Place, Penzance TR18 2JE Tel: 01736 366656
Market House Galleries is situated in the familiar landmark building behind the Humphry Davy statue at the top of Market Jew Street. Inside there is a diverse selection of quality local art and craft including turned wood, hand carved tree spirits, pottery, art and photographic cards and prints.
They also stock a wide range of greetings cards, gifts, jewellery, clothing and accessories as well as skin care products from cards and gifts, jewellery, clothing and accessories as well as skin care ranges from Neals Yard and Cornish B Naturals, pocket money toys, professor puzzles and award winning Tantrix games. Many products are organic, ethical or fair trade. Artwork by Sarah Vivian, Tim Wright and Alice Newton, and photograhy by Diana Verboom and Phillip Trevennen is regularly on display.
OPEN: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
The Painted Bird
41 Market Jew Street, Penzance Tel: 01736 366714
Recently opened to complement their St.Ives shop, The Painted Bird is in one of Penzance's most eye-catching buildings at the lower end of Market Jew Street. The larger space enables this highly colourful shop to display bigger items for the home, with selections of throws and quilts, curtains and tablecloths, clocks and mirrors, lighting and prints, ceramics and tableware. Clothing accessories include a wide range of scarves and bags, hats and gloves and they also stock fashion clothing in the Penzance pemises. There is locally made jewellery at affordable prices. A large and diverse collection of cards and general giftware make it an good place to buy a card or a present.
OPEN: 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday all year.
Morrab Gardens, Penzance. Tel: 01736 364474
Formerly known as the Penzance Library. An Independent
subscription Library of over 50,000 volumes covering virtually all subjects except modern science and technology, with large collections on history, literature and religion. There is a comprehensive Cornish collection of books, newspapers and manuscripts including the Borlase letters; a West Cornwall photographic archive; many runs of 18th and 19th century periodicals and a collection of over 2000 books published before 1800.
Non - members may use the library for a small daily fee, but may not borrow books.
OPEN: 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 1pm Saturday
118 Market Jew Street, Penzance. Tel: 01736 333016
As does its sister shop in St Ives, Pebbles of Penzance, now situated at the top end of Market Jew Street, opposite the Davy statue, stocks a comprehensive collection of jewellery, alongside leather goods and mirrors by Emma Edelston.
Amongst the wide ranging display of silver, gold and stone set jewellery is the work of some notable local jewellers including Margot Hartley, Amanda Ray, Peter Reeves, Catherine Stedman and Nikki Stringer. Other British designers include Shona Carnegie, Anna de Ville, Sophie Harley, Nick Hubbard, and Sally Ratcliffe. Pebbles also shows designer jewellery from other parts of the world, most notably Israel, Mexico and Poland. Commissions are regularly undertaken.
OPEN: 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday all year
Newlyn Books & Art
The Old Posthouse, 9 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AJ
Tel. 01736 332266
A long established rare and used book shop that now trades from a Georgian building just below the famous Egyptian House in Penzance. Over two floors must subjects are covered from classic literature to antiquarian books about Cornwall. The largest section however is very much about art and design with a large selection of art books both new, used and remaindered. Walls without books are covered with paintings, drawings and maps, most for sale at well bellow usual gallery prices. Books not in stock can often be obtain at less than Internet prices.
Newlyn Books also buys both single items and collections of art books. Paintings can be sold through the shop on a commission basis. Valuations and insurance/probate estimates can be provided just contact the owner Kelvin Hearn.
OPEN: at least 10am to 5pm (Winter Saturdays a.m. only)
online shop at www.amazon.co.uk/shops/eankelvin
The Chapel Gallery
Chapel Row, Gulval, Penzance TR18 3BY 01736 351805
Penzance's newest gallery situated in the picturesque village of Gulval on the B3311 is also one the largest private galleries in West Cornwall. It gives a re-newed life to one of the best maintained Methodist Chapels in Cornwall and provides a unique and unusual environment for some of the best paintings in Cornwall.
Easter 2011 - A Female Perspective - The largest ever Exhibition of The finest woman painters in Cornwall. Including Rose Hilton Daphne McClure Zoe Cameron Louise McClary and Linda Weir. 22nd April - 8 May 2011 - Souvenir Catalogue Available.
See website for details of further exhibitions.
Each exhibition is a very special event with a long preparatory and short exhibition period. So only 4 Exhibitions a year. Easter, Summer, Autumn and Christmas. Free Entry Free Parking All Welcome.
OPEN: Seasonally 7 days a week 10.00am - 5.00pm
On the cliffs at Porthcurno. Tel: 01736 810181
A spectacular Open Air Theatre on the south Cornish cliffs near Lands End. The 2011 series of plays and musicals runs from May 23rd to September 25th. Evening performances are Monday to Friday at 8pm, afternoon performances are on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm. When there is no performance in progress come and visit the Rowena Cade Visitor Centre which tells the story of the building of this internationally famous cliffside theatre. The 2011 season includes William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' and 'Much Ado About Nothing' , Puccini’s ‘Madame Butterfly’ and popular musicals 'Guys And Dolls' and ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ - contact the theatre for a full programme. Refreshments are available from the Minack’s Coffee Shop overlooking the theatre and Porthcurno Bay.
OPEN: 9.30am to 5.30pm (Summer) 10am to 4pm (Winter)
New Grimsby, Tresco, Isles of Scilly. Tel: 01720 424925
Situated on the Scillies second largest island, Gallery Tresco opened in the spring of 1992 in a converted boathouse overlooking New Grimsby Harbour. It is open from Mid - February to Mid - November, with mixed exhibitions of mainly Cornish artists for most of the season. With a range of crafts, pottery, glass, woodwork, knitwear and jewellery, as well as paintings, prints and sculptures, the gallery aims to inspire and encourage new artisans as well as showcase the finest of the West Country's established astists. Gallery Tresco will be hosting 9 exhibitions throughout 2011 commencing with the Spring Exhibition opening on 25th April until 8th May (featuring 7 artists) followed by the Sea Garden Exhibition which opens on 9th May until 3rd July (featuring 11 artists). Summer Exhibitions start on the 4th July with Anthony Garratt, Rosemary Trestini and David Rust. On 14th July we open with Imogen Bone, Paul Lewin and Maggie O'Brien, and the last July Exhibition opens on the 25th with Amanda Hoskin, Neil Pinkett and Ellen Watson. August brings 3 exhibitions on the 4th, 15th and 25th - all mixed shows featuring work by our stable of artists. The Autumn Exhibition features 6 artists and runs from 6th October until the 6th November
Open: Mon to Sat 9.30am to 5pm Sundays 10.30am to 4.30pm
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The Tyler Gallery
12 Brook Street, Mousehole. TR19 6RD Tel: 01736 731109
The Tyler gallery was opened on the site of the old Mousehole Craft Shop in February 2002 and has recently moved just up Brook Street to new larger premises at no 12. It is run by Newlyn born and bred potter Essex Tyler and mainly features his own work, ornamental raku pottery which is based on an old Japanese technique. The gallery also displays a selection of paintings, prints, cards and jewellery.
Amongst the artists usually shown are Anthony Frost, John Piper, Bob Devereux, Neil Pinkett, Michael Upton, and Lucie Bray. There is jewellery by Helen Feiler, Christine Povey, and Alex Everitt. Essex Tyler himself can be seen working on his pots in situ and is happy to discuss his working methods.The gallery can be found up an alleyway on the right hand side just past The Ship Inn overlooking the harbour. The best place to park is on the North Quay Car Park.
OPEN: March to Dec 10am-6pm,
Winter hours vary so phone first (mob 07790 239467) www.tylergallery.co.uk e-mail:email@example.com
2 Carn Topna, Mousehole TR19 6QE Tel: 01736 732441
Sandpiper Gallery overlooks the beautiful fishing village of Mousehole. It offers a wide range of high quality arts and crafts, from well known artists within and outside Cornwall.On show is work by furniture maker Ben Marshall , a range of ceramics by John Leach and David Garland. Automata by Opi Toys and Lynn Muir. Wooden boats by Victor Stuart-Graham and articulated wooden fish by award winning toy maker , Jeff Soan. Textiles include hand woven rugs by Sue Marshall and ''Hookies'' by Rosa Booth.Traditional hand blown glass ware by local craftsman Tim Casey.Jewellers include , Duibhne Gough, Jack Trowbridge, Ces Van-Dop ,Georgie Stoneman and Emma Ginnever. Specializing in naive art... there is a selection of work by Breon O'Casey, Anthony Bacon , Seth Marshall, Heather Bray and Beccy Marshall.
OPEN: Daily 10.30 am - 5.30pm
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The Little Picture
Mill Lane, Mousehole, TR19 6RP Tel:01736 732877/731823
This bright and friendly gallery is situated in the heart of Mousehole. The works exhibited are a wide mix of representational, traditional and naive. Amongst the artists are: Prof. Ken Howard RA, OBE; Lionel, Anne and Kate Aggett; Ray Balkwill, Peter Barker, Anne Bull, Oliver Bull, Roger Curtis, Ray Denton, John Harvey, Tim Hall, Judy Joel and family, Stewart Middlemas, Marcelle Milo-Gray SWac, Brian Mitchell RSMA, Lynette Pierce, Sonia Robinson RSMA, SWA, Nicholas St John Rosse, Raymund M Rogers, Annie Williams, Eric Ward. There are also Original Prints by June Hicks, Carol Lander, Ian Laurie, Susie Perring, Adrienne Peverall, Lee Stevenson, Sonia Rollo, Joan Whitehead and Michele Wright. Sculpture by Marilyn Panto, and wooded birds by Ralph Williams.
OPEN: 11am to 5pm Mon to Sat and many Sundays, or by appointment. e-mail: email@example.com
Julia Mills Gallery
3 Brook Street, Mousehole, TR19 6QY Tel: 01736 731325
The Julia Mills Gallery is situated in the heart of the historic fishing village of Mousehole and is home to one of the UK's leading glass artists. The gallery provides a relaxed and friendly experience and is a cavern of contemporary art and craft. The glass ranges from small free-hanging 'tiddlers' to larger framed pieces and Julia also works to commission.
Julia uses hand-made glass from Poland and Germany which she acid-etches with her own unique designs, producing a wide array of intricate and dynamic work. Alongside Julia's glass there is a complimentary selection of jewelery, ceramics, textiles, prints and cards by Cornish as well as national makers.
The gallery itself has had a reputation for selling hand-made arts and crafts since the 1950's. It was formerly the Seastar Gallery and is owned by local artist Biddy Picard.
OPEN: Summer, 11am-5pm daily, Winter 12noon-4pm daily (Jan-Feb half term, open Fri-Sun) mob:07875279751
www.juliamillsgallery.co.uk em: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Atlantic Bank Square Gallery
Bank Square, St Just-in-Penwith. Tel: 01736 788911
Now in it's fourteenth year, and with a world-wide reputation, The Great Atlantic shows a wide range of paintings, prints and ceramics by some of the most talented and successful artists around. Details of exhibitions, special promotions, available paintings, prints and books can be viewed on the www.greatatlantic.co.uk/art website.
The Gallery is located in the heart of historic St Just-in-Penwith, Britain's most westerly town. Follow the A3071 from Penzance or the B3306 from St Ives you'll see the gallery opposite the clock tower. There is a free parking and Cape Cornwall and other accessible parts of the rugged Land's End coast are close by. A friendly welcome is assured here and at the other Great Atlantic Gallery in Falmouth.
OPEN: Monday to Saturday 10.30am - 5pm;
Sunday 2pm -5pm All year.
Turn of the Tide Studio
35 Fore Street, St. Just TR197LJ Tel: 01736 787268
This is the studio gallery of artists Tom Henderson Smith and Gabrielle Hawkes. Tom's paintings and drawings take inspiration from the festivals and people as well as from the natural forms and glowing light of Cornwall. He celebrates his love of this coastal landscape and culture in all seasons of the year through the interaction of shapes and rich colour variations within a wide range of different picture formats.
Painter/printmaker Gabrielle Hawkes finds inspiration in the interplay between inner and outer landscapes, drawing upon dream, myth and personal symbolism as well as the natural environment. Her vivid paintings and screenprints are sometimes moonlit and have a visionary quality to them.
The studio stocks a huge range of their card designs and open edition prints as well as the original works.
OPEN: Most days from 10 a.m.
but phone first if making a special journey to visit. www.hendersonsmith.co.uk
The Jane Adams Gallery
41 Fore Street, St Just, Tel 01736 787052
Situated just off the Square on Fore Street this double fronted gallery is a showcase for Jane Adams' ceramic animals which are made in the studio on the premises (visits by appointment). Also on sale is an excellent range of beautiful ceramics chosen from Cornwall and futher afield including Simon Griffith's beautiful birds,Tilly Young and Kevin Warren's range of functional tableware and Clare Mahoney's porcelain pebbles. In addition original paintings by Charlie O'Sullivan, Nancy Pickard, Louise Waugh, Joyce Ringrose and Shoiban Purdey can be seen as well as an exciting range of contemporary jewellery and textiles by Sally Wilson and Oscar and Toots. Glass wall hangings by Jill Whittaker and Robert Parker's wood clocks and table items are also featured. The gallery is known for it's friendly atmosphere and cutting edge appeal. It is also a stockist for Cannsdown Cards, and St Eval candles.Jane will be participating in Cornwall Open Studios in May/June 2011.
OPEN: Summer: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
Winter: (Jan-March/Nov-Jan) Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm
Yew Tree Gallery
Keigwin,nr Morvah & Pendeen,TR197TS Tel:01736 786425
A fine and applied art gallery for 40 years, Yew Tree Gallery overlooks the sea on the B3306 coast road between St Ives and St Just, about a mile from Morvah. There is a distinct character to the exhibitions curated by Gilly Wyatt Smith . Among artists recently and currently showing are printmakers Mark Hearld, Angie Lewin, Breon O'Casey and Angela Harding; ceramic sculptors John Maltby and Anna Lambert; jewellers Guy Royle, Duibhne Gough and Daisy Dunlop; painters Tessa Newcomb, Andrew Waddington; potters Jill Fanshawe Kato, Chris Barnes and Charlotte Jones.
'BIRDS OF A FEATHER' opens in late May with work by the Taplin family - carved wood birds, painted platters and mixed media hangings as well as the paintings and prints of wildlife artist Robert Greenhalf and Judith Rowe's domestic ceramics.
OPEN: (during exhibitions):10.30am - 5.30pm Tuesday-Saturday
Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery
Morvah, Penzance,TR20 8YT Tel: 01736 787808
Morvah Schoolhouse - a gallery, a cafe, craftshop and community arts centre, is situated in the coastal village of Morvah, on the B3306 between Zennor and Pendeen. The gallery provides a showcase for local and regional artists, holding fortnightly exhibitions throughout the year.' The craft shop sells locally produced work from ceramics to handbags.The arts centre runs a programme of events throughout the year including story-telling, poetry, music and film evenings. It has full disabled access.
OPEN: Easter- End of Oct Tues -Sun 10am-5pm + Bank Hol Mon
End of October to Easter, Thurs-Sun 11.30pm-4pm.
27 Penpol Terrace, Hayle TR27 4BQ Tel: 01736 758465
The Hayle Gallery is located on Penpol Terrace and overlooks Hayle harbour. The gallery specialises in 19th and 20th century Cornish art and always has a good selection of work by St Ives and Newlyn School artists. Some 70 original works are always on view and stock is frequently updated. Expect to see work by artists such as Ralph Todd, Arthur Middleton Todd, S J Lamorna Birch, Garstin Cox and an array of established Newlyn School artists. St Ives artists typically include John Anthony Park, Leonard Richmond, Robert Borlase Smart, Albert Moulton Foweraker, Arthur White, Mary Mc Crossan, Charles Pears, John Ambrose and many others. Proprietor Dave Carter sources work from far and wide and his objective is to maintain a strong Cornish theme by acquiring high quality works by either known Cornish artists or by listed artists who have visited the county and painted Cornish subjects.
OPEN: Monday to Friday 10am- 5pm (closed lunch 1pm-2pm) Saturdays 10am to 1pm.
Unit 12, Pratts Market, Chapel Terrace, Hayle, TR27 4AB
Tel: 01736 752787.
Occupying the top floor of the old Weslyan chapel at the west end of Hayle,The Foundry Gallery Complex consists of several artists studios and workshops as well as a gallery and exhibition space. Resident artists include:- painter and print maker Jane Glover, photographer Andy Parker, there is a traditional photographic darkroom and also a ceramic studio which can be hired on a daily basis for throwing or hand building. A comprehensive picture framing service is also provided by Heather Dyer at H.D.Framing.
The gallery is always well stocked with original art - from late 19th century ( incluing Newlyn and St.Ives schools), to contemporary works by Cornish artists. With several varied exhibitions throughout the year, there is also a wide variety of ceramics, prints, photography, cards, etc, for sale.
OPEN: Mon to Saturday 9am to 5pm e-mail: email@example.com
42/43 Penpol Terrace, Hayle. Tel: 01736 752226
The Carnsew Gallery especially concentrates on original work by artists and craftworkers living in Cornwall, including those starting off on a career. Works on show reflect the colour, strata and inspiration of Cornwall through mixed media, especially in the ceramic form. Artists currently featured are Alice Gaskell, Claire Winterton, Paula Downing and others - with varying new works through the season.
OPEN: May to the end of September
Tuesday to Friday 10am-4.30pm. Saturday 10am -12.30pm
Other Times - Please phone or call at house.
The Square, Marazion Tel: 01736 710732
The Seagrove Gallery is in a spacious grade II listed building in the centre of the historic town of Marazion. The Gallery offers a wide range of arts and crafts including most unusually Wearable Art from some of the best makers in the U.K. Artists include Sam Littlechild Rosie Scott, Andrea Stokes, Katarina Hughes. Don Hughes, Linda Weir, Richard Lannowe Hall, Richard Blowey, John Stevenson, Sara Mead, Jackie Hollingsbee, Pamela Blackburn, Pamela & Oliver Burrows, Tamsyn Bray, Graham Muir, Jill Whittaker, Emma Edelston, Simon Rich, Eleanor Newell, Charlie Phillips, Shelagh Spear, Roy Hewson, Ian Dunlop. Wearable Art Artists & Designers include Lizzie Houghton,Terry Macey, Denise Stracey, Corinne Carr, Hilary Highet, Peet Leather, Imke Thomson, Lizzie Shirt and many more. After enjoying the atmosphere and works of art in the Gallery there is also a tea garden over looking the bay and St Michaels Mount where you can relax with a cup of coffee, cream teas, homemade cakes etc. Best to ring if making a special trip, days and times may vary
OPEN: Summer 7 days a week 10.30 am - 6pm
Winter Wednesday to Sunday inclusive 11am - 4.30pm
Market House Gallery
Market Square, Marazion. Tel: 01736 710252
Based in a large Georgian House in the centre of Marazion, the Market House Gallery covers two floors and six rooms and as such is one of the largest galleries in the area covering some 2000 square foot.
Now in their thirteenth year, they specialize in quality Post War Cornish Art, Sculpture and Ceramics. Expect to find pieces by many of the names of yesteryear as well as work by many new and upcoming artists. A range of famous Glassware both new and old and Studio Ceramics including the largest selection of Troika Pottery in the Country, is always available and on show.
New: for 2011 - An extended range of Studio Pottery from over 80 potters from the last 80 years including Leach and Leach Apprentices. See website. www.markethousegallery.co.uk
OPEN: Monday - Saturday 11am - 5pm summer and winter.
West End, Marazion. Tel: 01736 710161
Just opposite the road from the beach steps leading to the causeway to St Michael’s Mount, Avalon Art is Marazion’s longest established art gallery. Showing a wide range of work from the best of Cornish contemporary artists, abstracts and naive paintings sit alongside seascapes and landscapes. This light and vibrant gallery has a reputation for a good mix of established local and international artists and craft workers supported by a good selection of jewellery, textiles and ceramics. Enthusiastic in its support for its artists, the gallery stays open all the year round.
OPEN: Summer : seven days a week 10.30am to 5.30pm
Winter: Monday to Saturday 11am to 4.30pm.
The Cowhouse Gallery
Perranuthnoe, Cornwall TR20 9NE Tel: 01736 710538
Situated in the picturesque coastal village of Perranuthnoe between Marazion and Helston off the A394, the Cowhouse Gallery is a little cornucopia of interesting local arts and crafts. Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass, Leatherwork, Wood turning and jewellery are all displayed in a bright white art space. The gallery is entirely managed by the artists themselves which enables them to offer their work at affordable prices. Also to be found in the gallery are a collection of works by guest artists.
A few yards down from the Victoria Inn, the Cowhouse Gallery is set in the Lynfield Craft Centre next door to Village Crafts and a short walk down to the Cove and coastal walks with breathtaking views of St Michael's Mount.
OPEN: 10am - 5pm March to December
See website for winter hours
Market Place, Helston TR13 8TH Tel: 01326 564027
Situated in the centre of Helston, directly behind the Guildhall, the Museum is housed in the former Market House, built in 1837. The Museum was opened in 1949 and has expanded to become one of the largest folk museums in the South West.
The collection is centred on the trades and industries which flourished during the 19th and early 20th centuries, in and around the Lizard Peninsula. There is a huge amount of exhibits on display, mostly in themed bays and dating from the early 1800s until the 1950s. There is a Victorian Classroom and a fine Mezzanine Gallery where regular exhibitions of arts and crafts are held. There is also a Costume Gallery, and an Early Learning Area for young children.
Open: Mon-Sat 10am - 1pm, (Easter, Summer, October half-term and December from 10am-4pm).
6 Church Street, Helston. Tel: 01326 572848
Situated opposite the Museum in Church Street, Creftow Gallery is a co-operative of artists and craft workers. It has an unusual character with three rooms and a pretty courtyard with three artists' studios off where visitors are welcome. The gallery offers a wide range of contemporarywork. Artists featured this year: painters - Jane Bath, Lynne Gingell, Ian Griffiths, Trystan Marshall, Linda Matthews,Dot Searle, Lis Thomas, Paul Wadsworth. Ceramics , sculpture and jewellery - Michele Cowmeadow, Leo Hallisey, Ann Mullaley, Helen Oakes and Amanda Rawlings.
OPEN: 10am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
WINTER: (closed January) February to March ; Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 3pm. www.creftow gallery.com
Nansmellyon Rd, Mullion, nr Helston. Tel: 01326 241170
Mullion Gallery was founded in 1990 and now shows the work of over eighty artists living on The Lizard Peninsula. Amongst artists exhibiting paintings are: Robert Bell, Keith Blackburn, Isobel Ellis, Martin Grimshaw, Matthew Hedges, Elizabeth Parr, Tony Shorthouse, Joy Stokes, Vince Tutton, Mary Wastie. Also on show is pottery by Ken Blezard and Bethan Hayhurst, photography by Stuart Croft, wood carvings, jewellery etc. It is unusual to find such a wide selection of arts and crafts ‘out in the sticks’ - the gallery gives a good idea of the amount of talent in the area.
OPEN: 10am-1pm, 3-5pm. Mon to Saturday: April - September
Wed to Saturday: October to December and March
Manaccan, Helston, TR12 ^HU 01326 231811
Kestle Barton, a cluster of restored barns, is a new contemporary arts venue situated on The Lizard, along the two mile circular public footpath between Frenchman’s Creek and Helford village. In addition to a dedicated gallery, artwork is also featured in the landscaped gardens and surrounding area. An annual programme of exhibitions runs from April to October. Artworks and publications are for sale. There are also workshops and special events for people of all ages. The programming acknowledges the special locale of Kestle Barton and the many themes that this encompasses. There is free admission, ample parking and holiday accommodation for longer stays. Please see our website for more details.
OPEN: Tuesday – Sunday, Bank Holiday Mondays and by appt.
e-mail: Info@kestlebarton.co.uk www.kestlebarton.co.uk
Mawgan, Helston TR12 6AF Tel/Fax 01326 221567
Trelowarren Gallery, the original home of Cornwall Crafts , is situated in a Georgian stable block on the historic Trelowarren Estate, near Helston. The gallery was opened in 1977 by the Prince of Wales and has continued to hold exhibitions there ever since. The venue is one of the best exhibition spaces in Cornwall and regularly shows members’ work, enabling the public the view, buy or commission beautiful objects and discover new talents. The gallery also hosts touring exhibitions by eminent craftmakers from around the country, which provide a constant infusion of new ideas for those working in Cornwall. Adjacent to the gallery is a restaurant and a plant nursery as well as The Lizard Art Centre. There are also fine walks through 1000 acres of parkland.
OPEN: March - November. times vary , so please ring.
Open Space Galleries
40 Lower Market Street, Penryn, Tel: 01326 373415
Over the last three years Open Space has established a significant contemporary venue showcasing exciting and innovative high quality art, sculpture and ceramics, the majority of which originates in Cornwall and the South West. The gallery is a wonderful large, light filled and inspiring space situated opposite the town hall in the historic town of Penryn, not far from the port of Falmouth and a must see for art lovers visiting Cornwall.
The gallery features a changing calendar of solo and mixed shows throughout the year from established artists such as Katy Brown, Heath Hearn, Daphne Turner, Simon Thomas, Barbara Karn, Jane Ansell, Anne Wallace, Carl Melegari, Patrick Haughton and young, up and coming artists such as Kaisa Karikoski, Rose O’Gallivan, Amy Albright, Jamie Boyd and Elisa McLeod. The work from each show is featured on the web site and there is also a slideshow ‘Tour’ available.
OPEN: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm or by appointment.
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Great Atlantic Arwenack Street Gallery
48 Arwenack Street, Falmouth Tel: 01326 318452
Housed in a Grade II* listed Georgian building, known locally as the “Fox Building”, the gallery has spectacular views out over the River Fal, across the historic Custom House Quay. Close to ample car parking near the National Maritime Museum the gallery has wheelchair access to the ground floor. A wide range of contemporary work is exhibitedalongside regular exhibitions of prints by 20th century masters like Gill, Hockney, Matisse and Chagall. The gallery specializes in showing work by and developing lasting relationships with emerging artists. Details of exhibitions, special promotions, available paintings, prints and books can be viewed on the www.greatatlantic.co.uk website. The venue has abundant space to stage large exhibitions and promotions. Browsers are welcome here and at the other Great Atlantic Gallery in St Just-in-Penwith.
OPEN:all year round Monday to Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm on Sundays
49 High Street, Falmouth TR11 2AF Tel: 07729 394759
The Gallery is situated near the top end of the old High Street in Falmouth, amongst an ecclectic group of independent shops. The Front Exhibition room shows a combination of the best contemporary local artists - including Julian Christophers, Margritt Clegg, Mary Ford, Seamus Moran and Peter Peterson - and mixed exhibitions of paintings, prints and sculpture featuring artists from the Etching Revival to Pop Art.
The Rear Exhibition room contains an assortment of antique and contemporary works in all media. The antique prints and drawings on show are just a fraction of what is available - ask if your favourite isn't on display. At the time of publication the selection ranges from the seventeenth century to the present - etchings by the masters and the occasional bargain.
OPEN: Tuesday to Saturdays, 1pm until 5.30pm;
Mondays: Occasional opening (phone if making special trip)
Beside The Wave
10 Arwenack St, Falmouth TR11 3JA Tel:01326 211132
One of Cornwall’s most well known galleries, Beside The Wave has hosted exhibitions for leading west country artists for the past twenty one years. Situated in the main street and overlooking Falmouth harbour, the gallery has a delightful position for the exhibitions that are held every year. Several of Cornwall’s most prominent artists exhibit at the gallery including Emma Dunbar, Ted Dyer, Andrew Giddens, Mike Hindle, Amanda Hoskin, Emma Jeffryes, Paul Lewin, Alasdair Lindsay, Myles Oxenford, Neil Pinkett, John Raynes, Andrew Tozer, Richard Tuff, Andrew Waddington and Benjamin Warner. Specialising in contemporary paintings, ceramics and jewellery, the gallery also has its own range of limited edition prints. Exhibitions are available to view on the web site.
OPEN: 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday.
Falmouth Art Gallery
The Moor, Falmouth. Tel: 01326 313863
Falmouth Art Gallery is situated in the Municipal Buildings, above the library on The Moor. The gallery has a small but highly important collection by major artists such as Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, George Frederic Watts, John Opie, George Romney, Sir Alfred Munnings, John Singer Sargent, Charles Napier Hemy, Henry Scott Tuke, Dame Laura Knight, William Strang, Lee Miller, Ben Nicholson and Francis Bacon. It also has one of the most important print collections outside of London which includes ‘The Art Fund Hugh Stoneman Archive’ and ‘The Art Fund’s Naomi G. Weaver Gift’. It also houses the famous painting The Lady of Shalott‚ by John William Waterhouse, and mounts an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions. The gallery foyer shop displays a range of Cornish handmade crafts, jewellery, cards, catalogues and original prints, alongside changing exhibitions.
OPEN: 10am to 5pm Monday - Saturday & Spring / Summer bank holidays. Wheelchair/pushchair access via lift on Webber St. Disabled toilets. Admission free
Feock, Truro. Tel: 01872 861039
The National Trust’s Gallery at Trelissick Garden is housed on two floors in an award winning converted nineteenth century barn next to the internationally famous garden. Run in partnership with Cornwall Crafts, it is one of the largest galleries in the region and aims to present the very best of contemporary arts and crafts in Cornwall. A series of mixed and solo shows has been arranged throughout the year with paintings, prints, sculpture and craftwork at an accessible range of prices. Contact the Gallery for details.
To reach the Gallery follow the brown signs for Trelissick Garden from the Truro/Falmouth road (A39).
OPEN: Through the year.
Times vary - ring if making a special trip
www.cornwallcrafts.co.uk e-mail: email@example.com
Lemon Street Gallery
13 Lemon Street, Truro. TR1 2LS Tel: 01872 275757
The Lemon Street Gallery features a wide range of up and coming and established artists, and is ideally placed to draw both on Cornwall's rich modernist tradition and art from further afield.
There is a yearly calendar of publications, solo and group exhibitions. Gallery artists include: Kurt Jackson, Barrie Cook, John Hoyland, John Bellany, Breon O’Casey and Jason Wason.
2009 saw the gallery's tenth anniversary and during this time it has grown from a single exhibition space to become the region's largest gallery, comprising three light-filled floors providing a classic yet contemporary backdrop to the highest quality art, ceramics and sculpture.
OPEN: 10:30 – 5:30 Monday to Saturday. Or by appointment
The Lander Gallery
Lemon Street Market, Truro Tel: 01872 275578
The Lander Gallery shows a wide range of fine art from four centuries, with a rich Cornish flavour. The open, light space shows art works varying in price from below a hundred pounds to many thousands. LANDER CLASSICS from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries include good examples of landscapes, portraits, genre and coastal scenes. Famous artists from Newlyn, Lamorna, Falmouth and St Ives are featured regularly. LANDER TODAY shows living artists, both well established and up-and-coming, in regularly changing themed exhibitions. You can browse through jewellery, ceramics, glass, sculpture and books on art. The licensed Gallery Cafe, serving lunches and teas, is a popular place to meet. The Lemon Street entrance is under the arch next to the cinema in the award winning Lemon Street Market. Moorfield car park is adjacent to the other entrance. Mobile:07966 673173
OPEN: 9a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday- Saturday
www.landergallery.co.uk e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Gallery, Portscatho
Portscatho, Nr Truro TR2 5HW Tel: 01872 580 445
The New Gallery in Portscatho on the Roseland Peninsula was founded in 1985 by artist Chris Insoll. The name reflects a move to larger premises in 1997 and includes studios which are available to view as well as the main showroom. The gallery is an artist’s run space specialising in the work of established West Country artists - most of whom also exhibit in London.
At the New Gallery there is often the opportunity to meet the artists as well as to buy work from them. Amongst regular exhibitors at the gallery are: Chris Insoll, David Shutt, Eric Ward, Trevor Felcey. Anne Plummer, Denis Abraham, Grace Gardner, Endel White, Andrea Insoll and Rod Walker. The Artist’s Co-operative is the subject of a book, Portscatho,Portrait of an Art Colony (pub Halsgrove 2006).
OPEN: Thursday to Saturday
But opening times vary. Please phone to confirm
8 The Quay, Portscatho, Truro TR2 5EP Tel: 01872 580155
Overlooking Gerrans Bay this light and airy gallery was opened in March 2006 by Cynthia Greenslade as a showcase not only for her own work but also that of a range of other Cornish artists and craftspeople. Paintings, predominantly seascapes, reflect the cliffs and coastline of Cornwall and in particular The Roseland. This theme is echoed through the selection of ceramics, jewellery and studio glass. Hand painted furniture, wooden painted items and a range of cards shown here are exclusive to Spindrift.
Amongst regular exhibitors beside Cynthia herself are Jane Adams, Sarah Drew, Adele Stanbridge, Carole Allen, Chris Prindl, Laetitia Miles, Penny Gray, Livvy Wiegand, Nicky Martin, Sue Gregor, Lucy Kemp, Alison Davies,Julie Brett, Andy THomas, Emmi-Gai Palmer, Rossanna Martin, Roy Morcomb and others.
OPEN: Winter 10.30am to 5pm Thursday to Sunday
Summer 10.30am to 5.30pm Tuesdays and Thursday to Sunday
Extended hours - holiday periods and by appointment
e-mail: email@example.com www.spindrift-gallery.co.uk
58 Fore St, Tregony .(nr Truro) Tel/fax: 01872 530505
This intimate and friendly gallery is situated next to the clock tower in the wide main street of Tregony, ‘the gateway to the Roseland Peninsula’. Established in 1998 the gallery has achieved a reputation for selling an impressive range of contemporary Cornish art. Constantly changing exhibits give the gallery a fresh look for buyers and browsers and there is a wide range of painting styles. Artists featured include: John Brenton, Andrea Stokes, John Piper, Michael Praed, Julian Dyson, Mike Hindle, Josep Pla, Alfred Adams, Richard Thorn,Michael Sanders,Victoria Hilliard, Pat Algar, Sue Haseman, Amanda Hoskin, Colin Allbrook, Paul Lewin, Robert Jones and David Rust. Ceramics by Charlotte Jones, Sue Binns, John Harlow, Adrian Brough and Dillon Rudge. Sculpture by Lawrence Murley, Theresa Gilder and Michael Storey. There are Designer Toiletries by Cath Collins, handbags by Liz Cox and locally made jewellery.
OPEN: Monday to Saturday inclusive 10am to 5pm.
(Winter 10am to 4pm) www.tregonygallery.co.uk
Veryan Green, nr Truro TR2 5QQ Tel/fax: 01872 501469
The gallery, now established for over 25 years, is situated between two of the landmark 'Round Houses' at Veryan Green, about one mile from the sea on the Roseland Peninsula. Owned by artists Samantha and Stephen Dexter, the displays feature a range of quality original paintings predominantly by established Cornish artists. In addition there are prints, photographic works, ceramics and jewellery. Expect to see works by Robin Leonard, William Nash, Jenny Wheatley, Mally Francis, Charles Francis, Philip Lyons, Ian Shearman and Michael Tregunna, as well as those of the owners and many others. The gallery has a long track record in commissioned paintings and murals made to customers requirements, ranging from the unique and contemporary to reproductions of old masters.
Open 10am to 5-30pm Tuesdays to Saturday.
71 Charlestown Rd, Charlestown, PL25 3NL 01726 65900
This friendly two-storey contemporary gallery run by artist and framer Liz Hackney features work from mainly West Country artists and craftspeople. They include David Wheeler, Lamorna Penrose, Jane Winton, Sara Holden, Roy Steadman, Alan Arthurs and Paul Clark. Crafts include pottery by Jennie Jellis and Angela Wallwork; ceramics by Dillon Rudge, Geraldine Francis, Brenda Downing and Sally Dingle; glassware by Margaret Johnson; jewellery by Sarah Drew and Janie Butler and textiles by Madeleine Millington, Cathy Peet and June Hayes. Also open and limited-edition prints, art cards and photography. An onsite framing service offers quality bespoke frames and traditional embroidery stretching. Located just up from the harbour in a courtyard opposite the old Methodist Chapel.
OPEN: All year. Please call or visit website for opening times.
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St Blazey Gate, Par. PL34 2EG Tel: 01726 812131
Housed in a former Victorian School, on the A390 east of St Austell, it is now entering its thirty-first year. There are six annual exhibitions featuring artists such as Amanda Hoskin, Simon Pooley, Jo March, Judy Hempstead, Richard Slater R.I. and many others. Many of the potters showing enjoy international reputations and there are regular displays by John Maltby, Neil Tregear , Philip Wood, Richard Godfrey and John Harlow amongst others. The scope has now been widened by the addition of work from European Potters.
Throughout the year Fellows of the Craft Potters Association take part in the shows and many other crafts are exhibited including jewellery, woodturning, painted silk, textiles, glass, collographs, prints, etchings etc. The gallery offers a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome and there is wheelchair access on request.
OPEN: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. (January and Bank Holidays 11am-4pm)
Fowey River Gallery
38 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ Tel/Fax: 01726 833828
Housed in a fine Georgian building in the heart of Fowey, Fowey River Gallery is a showcase for rising creative talent and established artists.
Situated on the upper floor, the gallery hosts exhibitions throughout the year. Regular artists include: John Brenton, Timothy Easton, Sasha Harding, Mike Hindle, Tom Holland, Tina Morgan, Neil Pinkett, Josep Pla, David Rust, Richard Thorn and Eric Ward. The magnificent, classical works of Andrew White are also exhibited. Sculptures in bronze, copper and stainless steel, ceramics, and photography also feature regularly.
The shop on the lower floor of the building stocks a wide range of gifts, including fine leather handbags, scarves, jewellery and greeting cards.
Open: Easter-Dec Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Jan-Easter Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Cry of the Gulls
2 Webb Street, Fowey PL23 1AP Tel: 01726 833838
also in Brighton
32 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB Tel 01273 734347
Established in 1991 Cry of the Gulls in the heart of the historic port of Fowey shows an eclectic range of work by contemporary artists and craftworkers with national and international profiles.
Painters include Amanda Hoskin, Mark Houlding, Bev Houlding, John Piper, Michael Strang, Rachel Mia Allen and Heath Hearn. Ceramics by Elenor Newell, Sarah Perry, Adrian Brough, Christine Feiler, Charlotte Jones and Ben Barker. Jewellers Include: Les Grimshaw, Peter Reeves, Rokz, Cindy Ashbridge, Daisy Dunlop, and Anne Farag. Artists work is represented on the comprehensive gallery website. The gallery is run by Liz and Julian Davies and offers a warm, friendly, relaxed welcome throughout the year.
OPEN: Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm. Sunday 11am-4pm. Times may vary, phone or check website for confirmation.
Market Street, Kingsand Tel: 01752 823216
Established in 2007 in the former stable of an 18 century coaching inn. Westcroft Gallery lies at the heart of the idyllic Cornish village of Kingsand.
Founders Sarah and Dylan McLees-Taylor provide a contemporary exhibition space for artists living and working on the Rame Peninsula. Their artist in residence scheme has attracted artists from all over Cornwall to come to the Peninsula including St.Ives artist Jim Woolley.
Just as important to the McLees –Taylors is a desire to promote this south east corner of Cornwall as a place where established artists can stay, discover, observe, and paint. Both feel that artists will be drawn to the quality of the light and the juxtaposition of dense, green woodland, dramatic cliffs of Whitsand Bay, local beaches and the tranquility Kingsand and Cawsand, villages which have remained unchanged for many years.
OPEN: Seven days a week in school holidays or by apointment
The Camelford Gallery
23 Market Place, Camelford PL32 9PD Tel: 01840 213980 The Camelford Gallery, situated opposite the Library in the centre of town, opened in May 2000 and is run by artist John Blight. The Gallery specialises in contemporary painting, drawing, water colours, sculptures and ceramics.
It is primarily run as an Exhibition Gallery with shows by individuals and groups. There are ten shows organised for the year 2011 by regional artists and by some from further afield.There is also a stock of work by Gallery artists displayed separately. Write or phone for details of exhibitions. The Cornwall Water Colour Society formed in 2005, which now has 20 members, is contactable through the Gallery as the venue’s owner John Blight is Chairman of the Society.
OPEN: All Year Monday to Saturday 10.30am - 5.30pm
North Cornwall Museum & Gallery
The Clease, Camelford PL32 9Pl Tel: 01840 212954
The North Cornwall Gallery first opened in 1973 and the museum in 1974. The gallery is housed above the Museum of Rural Life with views towards Roughtor and Bodmin Moor. Over the years the gallery has staged a wide variety of exhibitions of paintings and crafts by artists and craftspeople with local and international reputations. For details of the 2011 programme or to be added to the mailing list please contact Sally Holden.
OPEN: April 1st to Sept 30th - 10am to 5pm Mon to Sat
Wave 7 Gallery
Plain Street Trelights Near Port Isaac Cornwall PL293TW
Tel: 01208 880605 / 07773 822667
Wave 7 Gallery is situated in a converted barn in North Cornwall, exhibiting a wide range of contemporary artwork - paintings, glass, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, textiles & wood. There are many established and up and coming artists, including Ken Bruce, John Griffiths, John Stevenson, Danka Napiorkowska, Hermione & Richard Dunn, Linda Styles, Sarah Perry, Charlotte Jones, David White, Cornelius van Dop, Amanda Ray. All artists can be viewed on the website. It is also the working studio of Victoria Mead where she makes abstract mirrors. The gallery is on the B3314 (the main road between Wadebridge and Port Isaac).
Open: daily, except Mons 10.30- 4.30, but later in the summer.
The Padstow Studio
30 Duke Street, Padstow, PL28 8AB Tel: 01841 533777
An artist-run gallery and studio combined, The Padstow Studio offers an opportunity to view a constantly changing selection of contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture by a circle of artists working in Cornwall and further afield. All works on show are original pieces by established practitioners, including landscape paintings and drawings by Sarah Adams, Rachel Budd, Lynn Golden, Kit Surrey and Chris Thomas, collage interiors by Alison Pullen, and figurative works by Kim Bentley, Mark Cazalet, Anita Taylor and Paul Thomas. The gallery also exhibits works in bronze by Mo Farquharson and Sue Beattie, and ceramics by James Campbell.
OPEN: Thursday to Saturday 11am -1pm and 2pm -5pm.
Other times by appointment.
Over The Moon Gallery
Churchtown Square, St Agnes. TR5 0QW Tel:01872 552251
Over the Moon gallery is situated in the centre of St Agnes opposite the church. The gallery actively supports the work of established and emerging artists from inside and outside Cornwall.The gallery extends over two floors offering a year round exhibition programme of solo and group shows and also a diverse and ever changing range of contemporary painting , sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, prints and pieces made from glass, wood and metal.
Look at the website for details of the years' exhibitions and artists represented by the gallery. Also for details on how to join the mailing list and for directions to find the gallery. Member of the Own Art scheme
OPEN:Summer, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Winter, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm
5 Churchtown, St Agnes Tel: 01872 553229
Set in the middle of St Agnes, Churchtown Arts is a busy well stocked Arts and Crafts gallery. Housed within a beautifully restored fifthteenth century building that is believed to be part of the original village settlement, the gallery is host to a wide range of arts. Amongst work on display are contemporary ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery, paintings and prints, and there is also a milenerand an antiques section. In addition to the main craft gallery there are workshops, a florist and studios, via a central courtyard.
OPEN: Seven Days a week 10am to 5.30pm
Morley Contemporary Art
Tredis Barn, Tredis, nr Polbathic, Torpoint PL11 3ER
Tel: 01503 230995
Based in a converted barn in South East Cornwall, Morley Contemporary shows the work of some of the county's most exciting artists, both rising and established, in regular exhibitions. Alternatively, clients are welcome to make an appointment to view the current collection at any other time. The ever-changing showcase of work keeps the gallery fresh and exciting with a variety of subjects, styles and genres. Regular artists include Simeon Stafford, Paul Cain Smith, Gordon Couch, Jeanne Emery, Richard Slater, Sue Richardson and Linda Weir. The paintings are complimented by sculptural work, most notably that of Steve Kettle. The gallery is situated in a small hamlet so is quiet and peaceful, yet easy to access being only minutes from the A38. Owner, Louise Barnes, strives to create a friendly, welcoming environment where visitors feel relaxed to spend time browsing.
Open: 10am - 4pm during exhibitions; or by appointment
This sixth issue of The Cornwall and Devon Galleries Guide is based mainly on an amalgamation of the Cornwall Galleries Guide which was first published in 1993, and the Devon version which Bob Butler edited for a couple of years. The concept does seem to work, with advantages for the public who have a handy guide to get them around the dozens if not hundreds of galleries in the area and to the gallery owners who are able to attract the travelling art enthusiast from other parts of the peninsula.Although Devon does not enjoy as rich a tradition in the visual arts as its illustrious neighbour there are many nuggets to be uncovered here and the breadth of experience admirable. There may be no ‘ St Ives’ or ‘Newlyn’ schools of artists to offer historic sustinence and no ‘names’ on a par with Hepworth, Nicholson, Frost, Heron, Leach and Stanhope Forbes. However Devon need have no sense of inferiority, it probably has as many galleries and craft centres as Cornwall and many of these are equally exceptional. It can boast contemporary artists of the calibre of Robert Lenkiewicz, Beryl Cook, James Ravilious and Peter Randall-Page amongst others as well as some of the finest craft workers in the country. It offers artists the inspiration of superb natural landscapes and a way of life which is sympathetic to the artistic temperament. It also attracts an increasingly sophisticated public, both as residents and visitors, and this is reflected in the growth not only of arts establishments but of a vibrant and eclectic cultural identity.
We are obviously keen to have all the better Devon galleries in this publication and would be glad to hear of any venues who should be included but are not. Eventually we hope to make the Devon section of the Guide even more comprehensive and to cover many more of the craft venues for instance. In the long term I would like to find someone based in Devon who could organise a seperate edition for the county... Martin Val Baker
Plymouth and South Devon
Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery
Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AJ Tel: 01752 304774
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery holds a substantial art collection (on rotational display) including paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, miniatures, sculptures, ceramics, glass, furniture, costumes, textiles and silver. There are works by prominent local artists including Sir Joshua Reynolds, James Northcote, Samuel Prout, Charles Locke Eastlake, Benjamin Robert Haydon, Barbara Hepworth, Dorothy Doughty, Bernard Moore and the Martin Brothers. The 18th century Cottonian Collection (on permanent display) contains small groups of ceramics, bronzes and paintings, several hundred Old Master and English drawings and watercolours and thousands of fine and rare prints. Together with a sizeable library of some two thousand volumes, the Cottonian Collection has designated status, which recognizes its national and international importance. The Museum and Art Gallery also runs an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions, talks, tours workshops and events.
OPEN: Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm (last entries at 5pm), Sat and Bank Holiday Mon10am - 5pm (last entries at 4.30pm)
25 Mayflower St, City Centre, Plymouth Tel:01752 221600
Situated in the City centre with parking outside makes Somerville Gallery an easy and worthwhile destination.Allways happy to meet clients out of hours at their convenience. The gallery is firmly established as the leading authority on Robert Lenkiewicz.
West country artists have always been the main focus of this Gallery with the emphasis on quality.
The Frost dynasty are still very much in evidence. Luke Frost’s work from his Tate Show being shown. Heather Jansch introducing her life size Horse bronzes this year. Work by Lar Cann, Anthony Frost, Sir Terry Frost, David Begbie, Paul Vanstone, Dianne Nevitt, Katy Brown, Brian Rice, Chris Deakin, Henrietta Dubrey, Bob Crossley, Heath Hearn, Lisa Stokes, Ben Hartley, all available.
OPEN: 9.30am to 4pm email:email@example.com
Chapel Gallery, Saltram House
Saltram House, Plympton, Plymouth Tel: 01752 347852
Set in the gardens of the National Trust estate of Saltram House in Plymouth lies the Chapel Gallery, a perfect venue for local artists and crafts people to display and sell their work. The vaulted ceiling and huge gothic windows give natural light and lend an imposing backdrop to the varied crafts shown. The gallery is on two floors, the lower of which displays up to fifty local artists simultaneously. The upper floor holds solo exhibitions of recognised makers throughout the year. Crafts featured include ceramics, original paintings, limited edition prints, glass, jewellery, textiles and much more. Artists include Les Grimshaw, Joanna Martins, Natalie Whittle, Peter Reeves, Brett Humphries, Peter Vernon, Gregg Anston-Race, Boquio Iron & Glass and many more.
OPEN: Weekends only February, 11am - 4pm. 7 March - 13 March, daily 11am - 4.00pm (closed Fridays), 14 March - 30 October, daily 11am - 4.30pm, November & December, daily 11am - 4.pm
Martin Bush Gallery
Brewhouse, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, PL1 3QQ
Tel 07703 231150
Over the past 5 years Martin Bush has been resident artist to the Royal William Yard which has become one of Plymouth’s most exciting places to visit. Tucked away on its own peninsula to the west side of the city there is plenty to do with views of the Tamar and the buildings themselves Within the yard you will find Martin with his display of contemporary abstract, figurative and seascape paintings in a stylish modern gallery space.
Described as one of Devon’s leading contemporary painters the work on show is ever changing to reflect the mood of the seasons as well as an abstraction of the growth and modernization of the city itself. Martin sees the more vibrant paintings as reflections of journeys he has taken over the years and his expressive energy driven work have emotional influences from California to Thailand.The yard is situated west from the city centre along Union Street, left at roundabout (Durnford Street) and find the big arched entrance at the bottom, parking available.
OPEN: 6 days a week Tuesday to Sunday 10.30 – 5.30
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.martinbush.co.uk
The University of Plymouth PL$ BAA Tel: 01752 585050
Situated in The Roland Levinksy Building, Peninsula Arts is the cultural umbrella for the University of Plymouth. It showcases the best of the arts that the region has to offer and brings to Plymouth and the South West a wide range of national and international figures.
There are three galleries on the University Campus: the Peninsula Arts Gallery, the Cube3 Gallery, and the Sherwell Centre. The largest gallery, Peninsula Arts Gallery is a flexible space fitted out to international standards. In 2011 it is one of the venues which will host British Art Show 7, being bought to the city by Plymouth Visual Arts Consortium. Opening times and details of all exhibitions are on the website: www.peninsula-arts.co.uk
83 Hyde Park Road, Plymouth PL3 4JN Tel: 01752 255020
Artmill Gallery was established in the Autumn of 2002 and is situated in the leafy Hyde Park area of the city - a light and airy gallery including a sculpture courtyard. It is easy to find and has on-street parking at the front.
Isabell Pearson the founder and director of Artmill has over twenty years experience of working with painters, potters and sculptors. The gallery supports a large stable of artists and has a policy of organising exhibitions by both South West and International artwork producers. It is also periodically invited to promote artists work in the Mezzanine Gallery of the Theatre Royal in Plymouth.
OPEN: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturdays 10am - 4pm
The Wharf Gallery
Plymouth Road, Tavistock PL19 8AT Tel: 01822 613928
Opened in 1996 and situated on two floors, the gallery is a feature of the Wharf Art Centre in Tavistock - showing work by both local and international artists. Painters, Photographers and Sculptors from Germany, France, Hollans, Spain, Finland, Greenland, Azerbaijan and the U.S.A have exhibited here. as well as individual artists, local schools, groups and art societies. The Tavistock Group of Artists, Artists in cornwall, The Nebula Group, Gwynngala and the Drawn to the Valley Group have all mounted successful shows.
West Devon Borough Council and Olympus Optical Limited have supported exhibitions by renowned British photographers such as David Bailey and Barry Lategan whilst photojournalist Nick Danzigger also exhibited during the period of his TV series on Channel 4. The Wharf Gallery have also featured artists such as Barrie Cook, attracting viewers from all over the UK.
OPEN: Tuesday to Sat. 10am - 8pm, Monday 10am - 4.30pm
The Brownston Gallery
36 Church St, Modbury, Devon, PL21 OQR Tel:01548 831338
Opened in April 2006, The Brownston Gallery features only original work from leading local, regional and national artists including Kathy Ramsay Carr, Claire Loder, Adrian Green, Heidi Koenig, Teresa Pemberton, Felicity Keefe, Michael Hill and Yvonne Coomber.
Based in the historic former co-op building in the centre of Modbury, The Brownston Gallery has been designed and equipped as a contemporary visual arts gallery featuring some 1300 sq ft of exhibition space in the main gallery and 'Easel' a purpose built solo space. As well as contemporary paintings and wall-hung work for sale in all media, the gallery shows sculpture, individually designed jewellery, ceramics and glass.
The two distinct spaces enable a programme of mixed and solo exhibitions, featuring established local artists and major names from the North and indeed across the UK. A complete list of exhibitions and artists can be viewed on the web-site.
OPEN: March to December 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays e-mail: email@example.com
Cove’s Quay Gallery
6 Thorning St, Salcombe, TQ8 8DW Tel: 01548 842666
Cher May Thomas/ Mandy Robertson. 07904887479/07976372001
Coves Quay Gallery specialises in West Country Art, maintaining an international and local reputation, exhibiting and selling original contemporary art from established and emerging artists living in the West Country. Throughout the year the gallery promotes mixed and solo exhibitions with an eclectic selection of paintings, sculptures, jewellery, ceramics, sculptural garden pots, upholstered stools, blown glass,silver,hand stitched books and much more.
The 2009 schedule includes: Richard Dack, John Hutchens, Michael Hill, Allan Green, Lionel Aggett R.I.B.A, Tom Holland, SWAC, Andrew Miller, Nick Viney, Janie Leach, Lucy Pratt, Abigail North, Rosie Burns, Margaret Eccleston and Sue Lewington. Information on all exhibiting artists in the gallery together with their portfolios may be viewed on the gallery website. To view the gallery privately or to purchase items, or to suit your visiting hours to Salcombe, please telephone the above gallery contact numbers, or view the website.
OPEN: March to October: 10.30am - 1.00 pm, 2.00pm - 5.30pm
October to March: 11.00am - 3.30pm
The Promenade, Kingsbridge Tel/fax 01548 854708
At the head of the Kingsbridge Estuary and adjacent to public parking, Harbour House has a fine Georgian gallery with regularly changing exhibitions and informal gallery talks throughout the year. Artists for 2011 include Jeremy Scrine, Emma Carter, Sarah Downham Lotto, Press Gang (Salcombe Printmakers), Greg Ramsden. the South Hams Arts Forum and Arthur Glendinning. There are two themed Open Art Exhibitions in 2011: Open Space, at Easter, and The Art of Smallness, in the autumn. Full details for all exhibitions can be found on the website. As well as offering a wide range of arts classes, Harbour House is a thriving centre for yoga, tai chi and meditation, and has a friendly vegetarian cafe with a secluded garden.
Open: all year round (see website for up-to-date information)
Exhibitions: usually Tue - Sun, 10am - 5pm (often also open on Mondays) Gallery Talks: usually Thurs at 12 noon or Saturday at 11 am. Cafe: Mon - Sat, from 10am
White Sails Gallery
1 St. Georges Sq, Dartmouth, TQ6 9AQ Tel: 01803 832272
Situated in the heart of the town, White Sails is one of Dartmouth's most popular galleries. Exhibiting a wide range of original works, ltd editions, prints and photography as well as carvings, ceramics and bronze, it has work to suit all tastes. In 2011 the gallery is adding to a collection that already boasts the likes of Kate Wyatt, Sue Howells, Clare Hooper, Sam Toft, David Short, John Rudkin, and photographer Nigel Evans, to exhibit works by local artists Kevin Wright, Laura Wall, Hazel Brown & Desmond Johnson. They are also introducing some new pieces by Audrey Hammond, Elizabeth Macdonnell, Rachel Cole, Alce Harfield and some stunning new graphite drawings by young artist, Kerry Biggadike. Online, White Sails has a collection of over 1000 works available through its website and can deliver anywhere in the UK for between £12 and £25.
OPEN: March to December - 10am - 5pm, Monday to Saturday Sunday 11am to 4pm
January & February - Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
www.whitesailsgallery.com e: firstname.lastname@example.org
White Space Art
72 Fore Street Totnes TQ9 5RU Tel: 01803 864088
White Space Art opened in the historic market town of Totnes in 2003. The gallery exhibits a selection of fine art by upcoming and well-known south-west and national artists. The gallery has major exhibitions throughout the year as well as exhibiting at various national art fairs. An ever-changing mixed exhibition is on at other times. Painters include: Louise Balaam RWA, Sarah Bowman, Vanessa Bowman, Kate Boxer, David Brayne RWS, Marilyn Browning, Stephanie Dees RSW, Matthew Draper, June Launder, Wendy McBride, David Morgan, Sarah Poland, Richard Stanley, Mary Sumner. Sculpture by Virginia Day and Mark Hall. Also ceramics and jewellery by south-west makers including, Charlotte Jones, Linda Bloomfield, Kaori Tatebayashi, Duibhne Gough, Yume Martin and Georgia Stoneman. The gallery is a member of the Art Council's own art scheme. View artworks and exhibition information on the website.
OPEN: Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm.
Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter Tel:01392 667080
Located in the heart of the city, just a few minutes walk from the High Street, Exeter Phoenix has a year round programme of exhibitions in several distinct gallery spaces. The Phoenix Gallery provides a curated programme of contemporary art exhibitions from established & emerging regional, national and international artists. The Café Bar Gallery is a busy & vibrant part of the building exhibiting work by local & regional artists which is available for sale. Gallery333 is an intimate, independent exhibition for small, contemporary art installations & creative interventions which exploit its restricted dimensionswhilst the Walkway Gallery exhibits a programme of community based exhibitions & displays. One of their annual highlights is Exeter Contemporary Open (Sept - Nov) showcasing the best in emerging contemporary art from across the nation and beyond.
OPEN: Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm – Sun 11.30am to 5.00pm. FREE
Otterton, Near Budleigh Salterton Tel: 01395 568521
Just 15 minutes from Exeter between Budleigh Salterton & Sidmouth and set beside the River Otter, Otterton Mill is truly a haven. Centred around the centuries old working watermill is an artisan bakery, award-winning cafe/restaurant, devon foods shop, live music venue, and the largest arts and crafts centre in East Devon. Occupying the upper floor of the ancient mill building, the gallery houses the work of over 150 artists and craftspeople from Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Cornwall.There is a changing selection of paintings, sculpture, furniture, prints, photography, ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, mixed media, metal and wood, displayed against the backdrop of the historic mill workings. Exhibitions are held year-round. The downstairs craft shop stocks a large range of crafts and gifts, from hand-made housewares to leather bags, fleece clothing, natural cosmetics, local-interest books, bread-boards, bird-boxes, garden sculptures, greetings cards and much more. The mill is also home to two resident jewellery artists, whose studio is also open.
OPEN: Daily 10am-5pm ( & 6pm Thurs for music & food nights)
www.ottertonmill.com email: email@example.com
Steam Gallery at Beer
Fore Street, Beer EX12 3JB Tel: 01297 625144/ f:625148
Steam Gallery is the sister gallery to Marine House at Beer gallery. Open all year, it complements Marine House by offering original paintings by artists such as Tina Morgan SWA, Charlie O'Sullivan, Gareth Thomas, Eddie Burrows, Rupert Brooks, Karl Taylor, Gillian Furlong, Amanda Ralfe, Philip Ruskin, Sue Atkinson, Judy Hempstead, Gordon Sneddon, Erica Sturla and Barbara Webb . There are Limited Edition Prints of paintings artists including Michael Morgan RI, Andrew Coates, Mike Bernard RI, John Hammond and Tina Stokes whose originals can be found at Marine House. The gallery also specialises in ceramic works by Amanda Popham, Katherine Lloyd, David Cooke, Ross Emerson, Rosemarie Cooke and Karen Lainson and studio glass by leading artists including Peter Layton, Bob Crooks, Fran Staniland, Sue Parry, Vic Bamforth, Patrick Stern, Bruce Marks, Fabrizia Bazzo and E & M Glass. Shows for 2011 are: Siddy Langley/Bob Crooks 26th Mar-15th Apr, Virtuoso Glass 17th - 30th Sept , Amanda Popham 29th Oct-11th Nov.
OPEN: 7 days a week (closed Tuesday in winter).
Summer 10am - 5.30pm, Winter 10am - 5pm
www. steamgallery.co.uk e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Marine House at Beer
Fore Street, Beer EX12 3EF Tel: 01297 625257/ f:625493
Marine House at Beer is a major gallery which is open all year and is situated in the beautiful East Devon fishing village of Beer. The gallery offers a wide and constantly changing range of paintings, pottery, sculpture, jewellery and more, with an emphasis on the South West's leading artists and craftspeople.Over fifty artists are represented, including Michael Morgan RI, Mike Bernard RI, Peter Barker, Andrew Coates, John Hammond, Tina Stokes, David Farrant, Ian Parker, Martin Procter, Mary Pym, Ian Parker, Anita Klein, Ann Blockley, Helen Tabor, Susan Bower, Graham Elliott, Alan Parry, David Eustace and Jim Farrant. Potters include: Richard Godfrey, Richard Wilson, Christie Keeney, Jane Cox, Tony Laverick, Mark Dally and Dennis Chinaworks. Shows for 2011 are: Andrew Coates 26th Mar-8th Apr, Mary Pym/Helen Tabor 18th Jun-1st Jul, Peter Barker 16th-29th Jul, Dennis Chinaworks 16th-29th Jul, Mike Bernard 17th -30th Sept, Charlie O’Sullivan 29th Oct-11th Nov.
OPEN: 7 days a week (closed Monday in winter)
Summer 10am -5.30pm, Winter 10am - 5pm
Thelma Hulbert Gallery
Elmfield House, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX
Tel: 01404 45006
The Thelma Hulbert Gallery has recently been expanded and refurbished and now covers both floors at Elmfield House, a late Georgian Grade II listed building which was once the home and studio of the painter Thelma Hulbert. The Main Gallery on the ground floor hosts a changing programme of contemporary art exhibitions and the Special Projects Room upstairs shows smaller complimentary exhibitions. Thelma Hulbert's work is also on permanent display on the first floor. The Learning Room is open to all and is regularly used by THG's youth art group 'Masterpieces.' Workshops are designed to accompany most exhibitions, please contact gallery for details. Refreshments available. THG Shop showcases the work of local/South West designer makers.
OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm Free Admission
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AF Tel: 01626 832223
The largest contemporary crafts centre in the South West exhibiting contemporary work ranging from major sculptures and furniture to jewellery and ceramics by around 300 makers, many of national and international standing.
Based in the converted grade II listed Riverside Mill at Bovey Tracey in a beautiful riverside location on the fringes of Dartmoor the venue boasts the spacious Jubilee Gallery, extended Craft Shop and The Terrace café with rooftop seating, reinforcing its reputation as a great place to spend a relaxing and entertaining couple of hours, whatever the weather. Only 2 miles off the main A38 expressway linking Exeter and Plymouth to Cornwall. Full access to all facilities for disabled and people with limited mobility
OPEN: 7 days a week 10am to 5.30pm Free admission
www.crafts.org.uk e-mail: email@example.com
38 Gold Street, Tiverton EX16 6PY Tel: 01884 259888
Situated on Gold Street, in the historic market town of Tiverton, Lantic Gallery has a good selection of the best studio pottery and sculpture together with paintings, glass, wood and jewellery. There are continuing displays by ceramic artists such as Laurel Keeley, Lawson Rudge, Rod Hare, Kevin Warren, John Maltby, Isobel Merrick and Nic Harrison with painters and print makers including John Hoar, Rachel and Mary Sumner, Jo Whiteland, Lester Halhead and Pam Pebworth and jewellers Les Grimshaw, Nina Parker and Caron Burroughs.
There are a number of exhibitions throughout the year and more details can be found on the website.
OPEN: Mon to Fri 10am-5pm and Sats 10am to 4pm
18/20 Bridge St, Hatherleigh EX20 3HY Tel: 01837-810940
The Gallery, in the centre of this small ancient market town, opened in 1991. It celebrates the landscape, animals and heritage of rural North West Devon and North Cornwall through the work of up to fifty West Country artists and makers. Featured painters include Pam Cox, Mike Moss and Sarah Woolfenden (landscapes, seascapes), Vivien Walters (animals); sculptors include Jo Seccombe (animals) and there is top quality craftwork from Maryjane Carruthers (ceramics), Inka Gabriel (glass lamps) and Isabella Whitworth (silk scarves) to name but a few, as well as jewellery, books, prints and a wide range of greetings cards. Situated just off the A386 midway between Dartmoor and Rosemoor Gardens, Hatherleigh is the ideal stopping place especially on a Tuesday (Market day). The gallery is on the level not far from the town car park (and Roger Dean's much admired 'Sheep' sculpture). Solo, group and themed exhibitions are held regularly.
Open: Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat 10am-1pm & 2-5pm, and by appt
www.salargallery.co.uk e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gallery, The Plough Arts Centre
9 - 11 Fore St, Great Torrington, EX38 8HQ
Box Off: 01805 624624 Admin: 01805 622552
The Plough Arts Centre is located in the heart of the North Devon town of Great Torrington surrounded by stunning countryside and wild coastlands which make this a great area to visit. The light and spacious first floor gallery will host an array of exhibitions from local and regional artists throughout 2011 including: Mark Rochester, Stuart Ross, Daniel Holmes-Adams, Bob Waters, Jo Pryor & Janice Myers, Polly Verity, an annual schools exhibitions and an Original Gifts Fair in December.
The exhibitions explore both contemporary and traditional art forms which are complemented by a variety of artists led 'Workshops', 'Talks’ and 'Open Competitions' including a photography competition and a drawing competition. Gifts and artwork can be purchased from the 'Artist Wall' and Craft Shop which are located on the ground floor alongside The Plough Café .The Plough Arts Centre also has a full programme of film, theatre, live music, dance and participatory arts workshops which together attract over 70,000 people each year.
OPEN : Tuesday to Saturday 10am -10-30pm
e-mail: email@example.com www.theploughartscentre.org.uk