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

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Image: The Vale of Trevider, 1899
By SJ Lamorna Birch (1869 - 1955)
Private Collection, © The Artist’s Estate / Bridgeman Images

CURRENT EXHIBITION:

Entranced by a Special Place: the Art of SJ Lamorna Birch RA

16 June - 8 September 2018

A painter of pure landscape, self-taught and self-made, Samuel John Lamorna Birch RA (1869 – 1955) was the founder and father figure of the Lamorna colony of artists and writers in West Cornwall.  Entranced by a Special Place refers to Birch's lifelong association with Lamorna, from where he took his name. This exhibition brings together over seventy paintings, with work from all stages of his life and is being shown as part of the Royal Academy’s 250th Anniversary celebrations. Ground floor galleries. A selection of Newlyn School 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

The 2018/19 series, starts in September. Please click here for all the details.
 
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