Porthminster Gallery

Porthminster Gallery

One of the largest art galleries in St Ives, housed in a historic quayside pilchard press building. Showing curated exhibitions of original works by emerging and leading southwest and invited British Artists, along with collectable works by investment names.

As featured on BBC TV, and voted winner of ‘The Best Art Gallery in Cornwall’ Award by readers of Cornwall Today magazine, we are one of the largest fine art galleries in St Ives, with an excellent reputation for our regularly changing shows of quality original art.

Founded in York in 1999 by gallery directors David Durham and Dee Bray, the gallery specialises in modern and contemporary St Ives and British art, showcasing paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics. Our light and deceptively spacious quayside gallery is in a characterful converted pilchard-press – one of the oldest buildings in St Ives – just a few minutes walk  to the town’s bus and rail stations, and car parks.

Established 1999 and relocated to St Ives in 2006, the Porthminster Gallery has gained a strong reputation for showing original high-quality contemporary and modern St Ives, southwest and British art by emerging and established international names:

Painters: Andrew Bird; Nick Bodimeade; Angela Charles; Anne Davies; Jenny Hirst; Freya Horsley; Matthew Lanyon; Kathy Ramsay Carr; Tony Scrivener; Erin Ward; Linda Weir; Vincent Wilson; Ann Winder-Boyle.

Sculptors: Robert Fogell; Peter Hayes; Regina Heinz; Margaret Lovell FRBS RWA; Antonia Salmon.

Ceramics: Tim Andrews; Helen Beard; Carina Ciscato; Clare Conrad; Ashley Howard; Stephanie Pace; Sarah Perry; John Pollex; Craig Underhill; Elly Wall; Sasha Wardell.

Collectable St Ives and British Modern: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham; Sir Peter Blake RA; Sandra Blow RA; Paul Feiler; Terry Frost RA; Barbara Hepworth; Patrick Heron; David Hockney RA; Ben Nicholson; Breon O’Casey; Bryan Pearce; Alfred Wallis.


Monday – Saturday

11am – 5pm




Westcott’s Quay

St Ives


TR26 2DY

Tel: 01736 795888

Email: info@porthminstergallery.co.uk