About Us


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

Our light and deceptively spacious quayside gallery at Westcott’s Quay, near to the St Ives Arts Club, is in a characterful converted pilchard-press – one of the oldest buildings in St Ives, and just a few minutes’ walk to the town's bus / rail stations, and car parks.


Founded in 1999 by gallery directors David Durham and Dee Bray, the Porthminster Gallery specialises in Contemporary and Modern St Ives and British Art, showcasing paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, and jewellery, by established and up-and-coming artists.


We also have a changing stock of highly-collectable works by major Post War Modern St Ives and British Artists including, among others: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham; Trevor Bell; Sandra Blow; Terry Frost; Barbara Hepworth; Patrick Heron; Roger Hilton; David Hockney; Bryan Ingham; Matthew Lanyon; Peter Lanyon; Margaret Lovell; Alexander Mackenzie; Denis Mitchell; Henry Moore; Ben Nicholson; Victor Pasmore; Bryan Pearce – please enquire.

Our bright, friendly and knowledgeable team look forward to welcoming you.



Interior views of the Porthminster Gallery







Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm


Address: Porthminster Gallery | Westcott's Quay | St Ives | Cornwall | TR26 2DY


Email: info@porthminstergallery.co.uk


Telephone: 01736 795888


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