The exhibition was something of a special event where there was an opportunity to buy “a work of art at a price that wouldn’t break the bank and every piece of art purchased will help to maintain this wonderful gallery as a space run by artists for artists” to quote the Chairman
The Penwith Gallery complex comprises three separate and distinct exhibition areas, twelve studios, a printmaking workshop, a sculpture garden and a café. Over the past two or so years a considerable programme of refurbishment has been undertaken. There are plans to continue this development with opening a reading room to allow researchers the opportunity to take advantage of the extensive archive held by the society. The archive offers a unique insight into an import aspect of the history of modern art in the UK. What is probably not realised by visitors is that the Penwith receives no public funding whatsoever; it has to generate all the money necessary to maintain and improve the old building itself. This exhibition has made substantial inroads into fulfilling these aims.