Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance
The artistic heart of West Cornwall's history

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Image: Dinner Time, 1883
By Henry Scott Tuke (1858 - 1929)
Penlee House Gallery & Museum



Bringing Home the Catch: Art and Fishing in Newlyn 1880 - 1940

24 March - 9 June 2018

The Newlyn School artists ‘discovered’ this picturesque fishing village at a transitional moment in its history. Just as the painters were setting up their easels and depicting the lives of the local Newlyn community in the 1880s, its fishing industry was expanding rapidly. Featuring a wealth of paintings, photographs and artefacts from the period 1880 to 1940, this exhibition provides an insight into how the artists chose to represent these changes, or even to ignore them for the sake of artistic licence. Curated with assistance from Dr Joanna Mattingly. Ground floor galleries. A selection of Newlyn School and Lamorna Group paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5.

Take part in Penlee Inspired 2018!

One of our favourite collaborative projects is back! Penlee Inspired offers local schools, children and adults the chance to exhibit work they have produced in response to the collections and exhibitions at Penlee House, shown alongside some of the Newlyn School paintings that inspired them.  If you’d like your work to be considered, please contact the Gallery for further information. The closing date for entries is 19 October 2018, and all are welcome to submit work for selection.  

Download the application pack here

Free Family Fun at Penlee House

Drop-in workshops every Saturday from 2.30pm-3.30pm.

For more information, please visit the events page by clicking here.

Friends' Lecture Series

To view the 2017/18 programme, please click here.