Aside from stunning coastlines and scrumptious food, Cornwall is also famed for its art, the beauty and diversity of which is unrivalled in the south west. To view some of this artwork for yourself, visit one of the many gorgeous galleries in Padstow, each teeming with exciting artwork from both lesser-known and world-famous artists.
Driftwood Gallery – Padstow
Located on Padstow’s harbourside, this gallery houses works from artists such as Henderson Cisz, Philip Gray and the acclaimed Rebecca Lardner, as well as many others! The family-run business has a variety of contemporary bronzes, glass, and jewellery, in addition to traditional artwork. Why not come and browse their wonderful collection before having a bite to eat at one of Padstow’s award-winning restaurants?
To learn more, visit: https://padstowlive.com/shopping/the-driftwood-gallery/
The Drang Gallery – Padstow
Also situated on the Padstow harbourfront, they aim to offer people a unique art experience, immersing clients with some of the most creative, established and emerging artwork from around the world. They pride themselves on being able to offer works form the Young British Artists and Artists that are storming the art world with their creative minds! Because their extensive list of artists, including Damien Hirst and Marc Quinn, they have established a tremendous international presence, which has only developed through the years with the help of Alastair Gibson. The gallery boasts a wide range of styles, with something for everyone!
To learn more, visit: https://padstowlive.com/things-to-do/the-drang-gallery/
Quay Art – Padstow
Expect The Unexpected at Quay Art ! They offer a wide range of original art work and limited edition fine art prints from national and international published artists together with innovative ceramics, stunning sculptures and unique gifts for discerning art lovers. Featuring works from their artist-in-residence Susi Whittaker and the massively popular bronze frog sculptures by the ‘Frogman’, Quay Art is sure to have something that catches your eye!
To learn more, visit: https://padstowlive.com/shopping/quay-art/
Circle Contemporary – Wadebridge
The gallery represents a diverse group of artists living in the UK and Europe who have a strong personal style. They are committed to showing contemporary art, which above all is visually acute, thoughtful and beautiful. Lucy Thorman runs the gallery with a professional but relaxed vibe, in keeping with west coast gallery convention. The gallery is a cool and minimal space which is continually evolving, showing emerging and well known artists, alternating group and solo exhibitions, focusing on fresh and innovative art. Guaranteed to have something for those who prefer a modern, minimalist style!
To learn more, visit: https://padstowlive.com/things-to-do/circle-contempary/