Penarth Town Council are delighted to announce the reopening of The Turner House gallery in Jan 2021*.

With some fantastic exhibitions planned, The Turner House is likely to become one of the top cultural destinations in the Vale.

Exhibitions will be free, with a changing programme that showcases the best national touring shows alongside local artists and makers.

The first exhibition we can expect is a new Hayward Gallery Touring show of screen-prints by Eduardo Paolozzi opening on the 24th of Jan 2021*. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was one of the pioneers of the pop art movement in the UK. His vibrant prints and collages highlight the importance of visual culture in times of crisis.

For history lovers, the Town Council are also curating a permanent display which showcases the building’s heritage, including an interactive touchscreen loaded with the original collection.

Exhibitions of work by Henri Matisse, Quentin Blake, and Melin Tregwynt are scheduled for later in 2021.  Of particular interest will be the annual Penarth Open Exhibition which will invite local artists of all ages to exhibit their artworks in the gallery. Details on how to submit your work will be announced later this year.

The Gallery was first opened in 1888 to exhibit the personal collection of local flour merchant, James Pyke-Thompson. He believed that seeing art improved wellbeing he made sure everyone could visit the gallery by opening on Sundays. After Pyke-Thompson’s death the building was gifted to Amuegeddfa Cymru. Many will also recall Ffotogallery, who took up residence in 2003 as the Welsh centre for photography until their departure in 2016. Penarth Town Council are very grateful to Amuegeddfa Cymru for their partnership in reopening The Turner House.

The Turner House reopens to the public on the 24th of January 2021*.

For updates about upcoming shows or information about the Penarth Open Show follow @tyturnerpenarth on Instagram & Facebook.

*Subject to Coronavirus Regulations

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