September Exhibition 2019

Our annual group exhibition opens at Rock Institute on Wednesday 4 September 6pm - 9pm

Join us for a glass of wine and canapés by Fee’s Food.

The exhibition features over 40 new paintings by Jethro Jackson alongside ceramics and pottery by Paul Jackson, Ashraf Hanna and Jack Doherty and sculpture by Ben Barrell and Hamish Mackie.

The exhibition is open daily 10am - 6pm until Monday 9 September (closing at 4pm on the final day)


Porthilly Gallery Sculpture Garden

Opening in April 2019, the new Sculpture Garden at Porthilly Gallery will be a destination for the arts in North Cornwall. Launching with an inaugural exhibition of works in corten steel by Cheshire sculptor Jill Clarke, the exhibition will be officially opened by BBC presenter and keen gardener, Jo Whiley.

The intimate space has been designed by London and Devon-based garden designer Tom Simpson. Tom won a gold medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 for The South West Water Green Garden. The judges commended the garden for its ‘originality, ambition and flair’, all features which are echoed in his elegant design for the Garden at Porthilly Gallery.

We look forward to seeing you there!

2019 News & Updates

Jethro Jackson . January 2019

Jethro Jackson . January 2019

A reminder that the gallery is currently open by appointment only. If you want to visit, please call Jethro  : +44(0)7714 339364 or Daphne : +44(0) 7807 001786 or email

Dates for your 2019 Diary :

Jethro's plans for 2019 include more experimentation with painting the land & sea around Rock & Porthilly, with adventures to other parts of Cornwall and the South West ...

Jethro will also be preparing to show a selection of paintings with Grandy Art at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park from 7 - 10 March, 2019 - enquire directly to Grandy Art for complimentary tickets.

Following this, Jethro will be exhibiting in a three-man show at Wykeham Gallery in May 2019 alongside paintings by Mike Bernard and pots by Paul Jackson. 
And lastly, join us in September for the annual end of Summer exhibition at Rock Institute (dates to be confirmed). Make sure you’re on our mailing list to hear about the dates and other news from Porthilly Gallery & Studio of Jethro Jackson.

The September Exhibition, 5 - 11 September at Rock Institute, Cornwall

It's a tradition not to be missed! Jethro Jackson, Paul Jackson and Hamish Mackie will be showing new work at Rock Institute (just up the road from Porthilly Gallery) for a week long exhibition, showcasing the finest paintings, ceramics and pottery.

Save the date and join us for the Private Viewing, Wednesday 5 September, 6.30pm - 9pm. Refreshments served and the artists will be present.

If you haven't already done so - make sure you sign up to our monthly newsletter to get a first look at the collection of work for sale.

More information coming soon ...

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15% off selected prints from the online store

A selection of Limited Edition prints (edition of 30 each) by Jethro Jackson are currently available with 15% off. Take advantage of the this summer discount and get some beautiful new artwork for your home, office or as the perfect wedding gift for the couple who have it all!

Contact the gallery for more information about print editions and framing options (you can have them framed to your own colours and specifications by local framer Mike Polson at Pop Wadebridge) and take a look at the beautiful selection of prints on offer :

Wykeham Gallery - summer exhibition

Jethro Jackson is exhibiting a new collection of paintings, inspired by Cornwall's picturesque south coast, as part of the 2018 Wykeham Gallery Summer Exhibition. This small collection of new work was made during a recent exploration of the Helford Passage and Fal Estuary, an area known for it's outstanding natural beauty and tranquility. There is a beautiful quality to the south coast of Cornwall, totally unique to the area and very different to the typically rugged, cliff-lined Atlantic north coast. These paintings capture this quality and transport us to the prow of a sailing ship slipping quietly through the water at dawn.

Easter Opening!

Porthilly Gallery is CLOSED for a couple of days whilst we do a quick paint-job and set up the new exhibition in time for Easter Weekend. From Good Friday (30 March), Porthilly Gallery & Studio will be back to 'summer' opening hours - 10am - 5pm every day. We look forward to seeing you over the holidays. Visit us to see new paintings by Jethro Jackson and ceramics by Paul Jackson, Eddie Curtis, Jack Doherty and Tim Andrews.

Jethro Jackson - Cowrie Hunter, 2018, oil on board

Jethro Jackson - Cowrie Hunter, 2018, oil on board

Hand Finished Screen Print released

Working in collaboration with master print maker David D'Silva, Jethro Jackson has produced a limited edition, hand finished screen print, taken from his painting 'Boats on the Corner, Porthilly'. Each print is hand finished, making each of the 30 screen prints unique.

This scene is a regular feature in Jethro's work and it captures this little corner of Cornwall perfectly. The painterly marks and subdued tones of dawn on the estuary are beautifully translated onto paper using the screen printing process.


Limited Edition Prints - ON SALE NOW

A series of Limited Edition Giclee Prints by Jethro Jackson are on sale now - use the code CHRISTMAS17 to get 10% off all orders! Collection only (until the New Year) ...