WeekendStuff: ‘Penhaul Undiscovered’ : Free Photography Exhibition


Image: Young Farmers, c.1950s
The Penhaul Archive at Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Penlee House Gallery & Museum’s current exhibition, which has been extended due to popular demand is running until 28th January 2017 and is a celebration of photographer Harry Penhaul’s life work of capturing everyday lives of Cornish people.

Born in Gulval, Penzance, in 1914, Harry Penhaul has been photographing the true lives of local Cornish people of the Penwirth Peninsula since the war ended. There are 150 photographs in the exhibition and are all glimpses into the Cornish past.

Visitors have begun to step forward and identify some of the subjects within the photos, linking them back to their own families and friends. The staff at Penlee House Gallery & Museum are even encouraging people to step forward and identify some of the people captured within Harry Penhaul’s work in order to shed light onto these wonderful images and Cornish history.
Admission to the “Penhaul Undiscovered” Exhibition is free, so why not take a trip to Penzance and discover your own Cornish heritage within these photographs?