This newly built art gallery is situated in beautiful and historic Cornwall, in the far South-West of England. Yew Tree Gallery nestles into the lower slopes of Penwith's ancient moors, facing a broad sweep of the Atlantic. This peninsula, which juts out to Land's End, is studded with iron-age (and earlier) settlements and standing stones. The field patterns have not changed for thousands of years, bringing a deep awareness of the necessity of living in harmony with the land and the elements in this exposed part of West Cornwall.
The gallery opened here in November 2001 (after 30 years ‘upcountry’) with ‘EYE OF THE SOUL’, a retrospective exhibition of Lorna Graves’ paintings and ceramic sculpture and Kirsten Glasbrook’s colourful woven tapestries. ‘TOUCHING THE EDGE’ followed in May 2002 wth Fiona Millais’ paintings and Edwina Bridgeman’s mixed media sculpture. September 2002 saw the highly successful ‘TIDELINES’ exhibition, showing Elaine Pamphilon’s paintings of St Ives, John Maltby’s ceramic sculpture, Martin and Dowling’s sophisticated wood carvings and Wendy Ramshaw’s exquisite jewellery.
The 2003 season opened with ‘PEOPLE OF THE SOLITUDES’ – an unusual exhibition of photographs of nomadic Tibetan tribes by Diane Barker, etchings by Denny Long and ash and willow furniture by Guy Martin and Guy Royle’s jewellery. A legacy from ‘SEA GARDENS’ (summer) are Geraldine Jones’ living willow hut in the walled garden and a double arch in the potager. All for commissioning! The solo show of BREON O’CASEY’s paintings, sculpture and prints in September/October was a sell-out. He showed here again in 2007 and 2009.
Details of past shows can be found here.
Studio glass by JANE CHARLES, domestic pottery by JUDITH ROWE and sculpture by JOHN MALTBY are usually available at the gallery, together with original prints by ROBERT GREENHALF and others.
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Yew Tree Gallery is in Cornwall, in the farthest South-Westerly point of England, on the B3306 coast road between St Ives and St Just-in-Penwith.
It is equidistant from Morvah and Pendeen, in the courtyard of Keigwin Farmhouse.
If you are planning a visit to Cornwall, do drop in! It is wise to contact Gilly for exhibition opening times first, however.