Creative Tensions: The Penwith Society of Arts 1949-1960- Penlee House

14 September -16 November 2019
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall, UK, TR18 4HE
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In 1949, a group of artists broke away from the St Ives Society of Artists to found a new group, the Penwith Society of Arts in Cornwall.

Seventy years on from the seismic event, this exhibition looks at he range of work produced by its founder members, many of them the greatest names of the 20th century British art, including Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Barbara Hepworth, Bernard Leach and Ben Nicholson.

It examines the impact that the St Ives rebels made at the time and the creative tensions that existed between them.

Opening times

1 Apr – 31 Oct Daily, 10am – 5pm

1 Nov – 31 Mar Daily,​ 10am – 4.30pm

Ticket Prices

Aduts £5.00/ Concessions £4.00

Children (under 18)/ Friends of Penlee House: FREE

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