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Open 16 March - 8 June
Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays)
10.30 am - 4.30 pm
(last admission 4.00pm)
Admission £4.50 adults,
under 18s FREE
ADMISSION FREE ON SATURDAYS
From Easter Saturday
to 30 September:
10.00am - 5.00pm
(last admission 4.30pm)
WINNER Cornwall Tourism Awards GOLD
South West Tourism Excellence Awards GOLD
Penlee House is one of six venues included in the Art Pass scheme. For £12 full price, £7 concessions, you can have unlimited access to Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum, the Leach Pottery and Penlee House for a one week period, plus 10% discount in the shops at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange. Save money on your first visit to each venue, and return to all or any of them as often as you like during the week for no additional charge. The Art Pass is on sale at all participating venues.
Newlyn Art Gallery is dedicated to presenting varied and inspiring exhibitions of regional, national and international contemporary art in all media, with related talks and events.
Newlyn Art Gallery was established in 1895 to exhibit work by the Newlyn School artists and their contemporaries. Today the Newlyn Society of Artists, which grew out of the Newlyn School, continues to show three times each year, profiling the quality and rich variety of contemporary work made locally. Its historic collection of early Newlyn School paintings are now held and exhibited at Penlee House.
In July 2007, Newlyn launched a major new contemporary art venue, The Exchange, in the centre of Penzance. Like Newlyn Art Gallery, it presents exhibitions and events by leading regional, national and international artists in all media. Behind a dramatic undulating glass facade, The Exchange contains a stunning exhibition space, a Gallery Shop offering leading contemporary art, craft and design and a bright, vibrant cafe.
Admission is free. For opening times and further information please contact the gallery.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, TR18 5PZ Tel 01736 363715
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL T 01736 363715
Tate St Ives presents modern and contemporary art, often created in or associated with Cornwall. Its location in St Ives, with dramatic views across the town and harbour to the east and Porthmeor Beach to the north, provides a unique opportunity to view work in the surroundings in which, in many cases, it was actually created.
Since the late nineteenth century two 'schools' of art have grown up in west Cornwall, at Newlyn and St Ives. Before Tate St Ives opened in 1993, there had been no public gallery dedicated to the distinctive modern art of St Ives. Tate St Ives presents twentieth-century art in the context of Cornwall. At the heart of the programme of displays and activities is a body of work for which the town of St Ives is internationally known - the modernist art produced by artists associated with the town and its surrounding area from the 1920s onwards. The gallery also presents work by contemporary artists, often responding to the gallery's displays or to the broader Cornish scene. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden opened in 1976 and is part of Tate St Ives.
The displays at Tate St Ives change regularly, allowing a different selection from Tate's extensive collection of St Ives art to be shown each year. In addition, temporary exhibitions focus on a particular artist or theme. Through the Tate St Ives Artist Residency and programme of artists' projects, the Gallery encourages and enables the creation of new work relating to the local environment. Tate continues to acquire work for its collections, and remains committed to showing works associated with Cornwall in both London and Liverpool as well as in St Ives. Moreover, the links between the arts and artists of west Cornwall and other centres around the world mean that Tate St Ives also displays related works by non-Cornish artists.
March – October Daily 10.00–17.20, last admission 17.00
November – February Tuesday – Sunday 10.00–16.20, last admission 16.00
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, 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 twentieth century artists. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the Museum and Garden, along with paintings, drawings and archive material.
March - October Open every day 10.00 - 17.20, last admission 17.00
November - February Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.20, last admission 16.00
Note: The Garden closes at 16.20 or dusk, whichever is earlier
Barbara Hepworth Museum, Barnoon Hill St Ives. Tel: 01736 796226
For further detailed information about the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, St. Ives and details about the collections held in London, visit their website at www.tate.org.uk
Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery is probably the most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world. For decades it forged the shape of studio pottery production in the UK and beyond. Scores of potters, students and apprentices trained here, attracted from all across the world and creating an unusual mix of the very local and the completely global. Today the Leach Pottery is a living tribute to Bernard Leach and his legacy. Exhibition, gallery and shop spaces provide regular shows throughout the year featuring work by leading regional, national and international studio potters.
Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2HE Tel: +44 (0) 1736 799703
And while you're in Cornwall, don't miss...St Hilary Church and Heritage Centre
One of Penwith’s newest attractions, St Hilary Heritage Centre opened to the public in April 2011. It occupies a downstairs room in the recently renovated Old School, a picturesque building set on the edge of St Hilary churchyard. The building was rebuilt in the late 1860s and replaced an earlier parish or church house. It was built using stone from the engine house and chimney of the recently closed Wheal Anna mine. A series of panels showcase the archaeology and history of St Hilary, Ludgvan, Marazion and Perranuthnoe. In addition there are three panels on Bernard Walke and the Newlyn School artists who embellished the church in the 1920s and 1930s and another on the history of the Old School. Paintings by a number of well-known Newlyn artists like Ernest and Dod Procter, and Norman Garstin can be seen in the nearby church. The centre is open most week days from April to October between 10 am and 4 pm.
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Family Friendly and Free
The multi-award winning Falmouth Art Gallery holds a changing series of exhibitions of local and international artists. In addition, one gallery is devoted to the Town's art collection, which is one of the most important in Cornwall and features works by major British artists including Sir Frank Brangwyn RA, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Charles Napier Hemy RA, Dame Laura Knight RA, Sir Alfred Munnings RA, William Strang RA, Henry Scott Tuke RA, John William Waterhouse RA, George Frederick Watts RA.
Monday to Saturday 10 - 5pm (including spring and summer bank holidays)
Gallery Closed: during change of exhibition (except shop)
Falmouth Art Gallery Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth TR11 2RT