About Us

As featured on BBC TV, The Times newspaper, and voted winner of 'The Best Art Gallery in Cornwall' Award by readers of Cornwall Today magazine, we are one of the largest private commercial art galleries in St Ives, with an excellent reputation for our expertly curated shows of quality original art.   


Representing more than 60 British painters, printmakers, ceramicists, and sculptors, our bright and inviting main gallery at 22 Fore Street is close to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and just a few minutes' walk to the town's bus/rail stations, and car parks.


Founded in 1999 by art gallery directors DavidDurham and Dee Bray, the Porthminster Gallery champions art by the very best collectable, and up-and-coming names in British art. The gallery relocated to its current premises in September 2020, after ten years based at Westcott's Quay in St Ives.


As the main gallery in the town to specialise in highly-collectable artworks by major Post War Modern St Ives and British Artists, we hold a large and changing stock of works. Artists usuallly in stock include: Wilhelmina BARNS-GRAHAM; Trevor BELL; Peter BLAKE; Sandra BLOW; Lynn CHADWICK; Terry FROST; Barbara HEPWORTH; Patrick HERON; Roger HILTON; David HOCKNEY; Howard HODGKIN; Bryan INGHAM; Matthew LANYON; Peter LANYON; Margaret LOVELL; Alexander MACKENZIE; Denis MITCHELL; Henry MOORE; Ben NICHLSON; Victor PASMORE; Bryan PEARCE; William SCOTT - please enquire.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team looks forward to welcoming you. 





DIRECTORS:  David Durham & Dee Bray-Calvert | david@porthminstergallery.co.uk

GALLERY MANAGER:  Catherine Lewin | catherine@porthminstergallery.co.uk


MAIN GALLERY OPENING TIMES:  Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm  |  Saturday: 11am - 4pm | Sunday: CLOSED
By Appointment Only.

ADDRESS:  Porthminster Gallery | 22/22a Fore Street | St Ives | Cornwall | TR26 1HE

EMAIL:  info@porthminstergallery.co.uk

TELEPHONE:  +44(0)1736 795888

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