Alverton Penzance “No Label” Open Theme Photographic Competition

We are pleased to announce that our new photo contest “No Label” launches today. This time we will be running an open theme contest in which pretty much “anything goes” – aerial, architecture, black and white, cityscapes, conceptual, creative, fine art, film, landscape, macro/close-up, nature and wildlife, portrait, seascapes, urban, street, sports, travel, underwater and many more – take your pic!
In addition to cash prizes and certificates for the top three winning entries, as before the best ten photos will be printed, framed and mounted at no cost to the photographer and displayed within the gallery for thirty days. The same images will be displayed on the gallery’s website and social media.
Any photo taken anywhere in the world within the past two years will qualify for entry, subject to a small number of exceptions as set out in our contest rules.

Entry fees apply; please click here for the competition rules and details of how to enter.
The “No Label” contest will run from 25 February 2017 to 3 April 2017.
Please email your submissions to PenzanceSubmissions@Gmail.com 

We wish you the best of luck and hope to see your work in the gallery.

Cornwall photo contest


Alverton Gallery Refurbishment

Introducing the new-look Alverton Gallery following the recent refurb and makeover. Exterior works to be completed on 5 March, weather permitting.

Art Galleries Cornwall


“Coming Home” by Simon Devetta

Congratulations to photographer Simon Devetta  whose image “Coming Home” (Mevagissey)  received an Honourable Mention in our recent “We Love the Coast 2017” photographic competition. 

Simon Devetta Photographer

A framed and mounted print of “Coming Home” will be exhibited at the Alverton Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall UK during March 2017 along with the remaining top ten winning competition entries. Simon’s work can be seen on his website www.simondevetta.com


The Importance of Gifting a Camera to a Young Person

Lucie Averill Photographer

Cornwall Photographer Lucie Averill’s passion for photography began with the gift of a Kodak film camera for her ninth birthday. Now her days of shooting film are behind her, and it was the advent of digital photography that led to the immense popularity of her work on today’s social media. “The immediacy of seeing digital photos on screen and the ease of printing really appealed to me,” says Lucie. “Living in Cornwall, we are surrounded by beautiful beaches and landscape. Photography enables me to capture the sense of space, solitude and fleeting light that occur early in the morning or after sunset. I will often revisit familiar places at different times of the year because I am intrigued by the way a place can be transformed by variations in weather and light. Clouds and reflections are also a recurring theme in my work; the way wet sand acts as a giant mirror and emphasises the sense of space can take your breath away.  Equally a receding tide uncovers wonderful sculpted sand patterns, and there is something satisfying about capturing these before somebody leaves their prints. I have learnt a huge amount of technical detail from my photographer brother, Andrew Moxom, and from avid reading of photography magazines. Much of my learning to ‘see’ a photo has come from walks with my artist husband, Simon.”

Lucie’s image “Sunset Ripples” won second prize in the Alverton Penzance “We Love the Coast 2017” International Photographic Contest.

Lucie Averill Photographer

“I was very much aware of Lucie’s impressive Facebook and Instagram following,” comments Roger Driscoll, Director of the Alverton Gallery and joint host of the contest. “So I was delighted when Lucie decided to enter our competition. Sunset Ripples impressed the judges for its composition, depth of field, use of colour and stunning reflections.”

In many respects Sunset Ripples is typical of Lucie’s work. “As my photography has evolved I try to create the image ‘in camera’ as much as possible,” she says “And I now use a full frame DSLR.  I also use graduated Neutral Density Filters to balance a bright sky, and I love my 6 stop ND filter which allows me to create longer exposures for smooth seas and moving clouds. Often I stay out long after the sun has set so that I can make long exposures without the need for filters. I nearly always use a tripod – I like the way it slows me down when composing a photograph and it is vital for sharp, long exposure images.”

A framed and mounted print of Sunset Ripples will be exhibited at the Alverton Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall UK during March 2017 along with the remaining top ten winning competition entries.

Lucie’s work can be seen on her website www.lucieaverillphotography.co.uk, her Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/lucie-averill, her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lucieaverillphotography/ and on Instagram @Lucie_Averill.


“Sundown at Palliser Bay” by Brian Scurfield

Congratulations to New Zealand photographer Brian Scurfield whose image “Sundown at Palliser Bay” received an Honourable Mention in our recent “We Love the Coast 2017” photographic competition. 

Brian Scurfield Photographer

A framed and mounted print of “Sundown at Palliser Bay” will be exhibited at the Alverton Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall UK during March 2017 along with the remaining top ten winning competition entries. Brian’s work can be seen on his website http://www.memoryoflight.co.nz


“To the Sea” by Jodie Hogarth

Congratulations to Jodie Hogarth whose image “To the Sea” received an Honourable Mention in our recent “We Love the Coast 2017” photographic competition.  Jodie is a 2nd year undergraduate photography and moving image student at Lincoln University where she mainly concentrates on narrative and documentary projects.

Jodie Hogarth Photographer

“I took ‘To the Sea’ locally whilst on last year’s summer break at Cleethorpes beach,” says Jodie.  “It made a pleasant change to shoot just for the enjoyment rather than for a brief. I like to try to capture images spontaneously and with a fresh view that doesn’t require much Photoshop editing. Some of my work can be seen on my Facebook page: @jodiehogarthphotography or on my very new website:  https://jodiehogarthphotog.wixsite.com/photographywebsite

A framed and mounted print of “To the Sea” will be exhibited at the Alverton Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall UK during March 2017 along with the remaining top ten winning competition entries.


“Walking the Planks” by Sylvia Tuck

Congratulations to Sylvia Tuck whose image “Walking the Planks” received an Honourable Mention in our recent “We Love the Coast 2017” photographic competition. 

Sylvia Tuck Photo

A framed and mounted print of “Walking the Planks” will be exhibited at the Alverton Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall UK during March 2017 along with the remaining top ten winning competition entries. Sylvia doesn’t have a website or Facebook page, unlike the rest of us procrastinators…  


“Evening Light, Cot Valley” by Bob Berry

Congratulations to Bob Berry whose image “Evening Light, Cot Valley” received an Honourable Mention in our recent “We Love the Coast 2017” photographic competition.  

Cornwall Photographic Contest

A framed and mounted print of “Evening Light, Cot Valley” will be exhibited at the Alverton Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall UK during March 2017 along with the remaining top ten winning competition entries. Bob’s work can be seen on his website www.bbphoto.net


“Harbour Sunrise, Mousehole” by Steve Payter

Congratulations to Steve Payter whose image “Harbour Sunrise, Mousehole” received an Honourable Mention in our recent “We Love the Coast 2017” Photographic Competition.  

Photo Competition Cornwall

A framed and mounted print of “Harbour Sunrise, Mousehole” will be exhibited at the Alverton Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall UK during March 2017 along with the remaining top ten winning competition entries. Steve’s work can be seen on his website http://www.fgfineart.co.uk/ and his Facebook page www.facebook.com/artisancornwall