The first Whistlefish Gallery opened in St Ives in 1998 and such was its success that new shops followed in Truro, Falmouth and, in 2005, at South Quay, Padstow. Founded by Lyn Thompson, the Gallery has a wonderful selection of well-priced cards and prints commissioned from local artists and in 2008 they opened a dedicated framing and production workshop.
If you have visited the shop you will know that space is at a premium and so the next logical step was to expand into larger premises and so in March Lyn and her trusty team will be opening a new shop alongside the Whistlefish Gallery in Padstow. The original shop will continue to sell cards and prints and the new one will add a range of gift wrap, branded goods and gifts.
Although the two shops will have separate entrances the frontages are being combined and painting and general tiding up is being done at the moment. We wish Lyn and her team all the very best for her new venture and hope that our many customers will enjoy looking around the new Gallery.
Incidentally, the name “Whistlefish” comes originally from St Ives where , in Victorian times, the locals caught the “three bearded roach’, commonly known as Whistlefish, in rock pools.
http://www.thewhistlefish.com for the online shop and more information.
STOP PRESS: The new Whistlefish in Padstow has opened today (March 4th) and is looking very splendid.