7 Crows

1 Mar 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

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Penwith Gallery

St Ives
England, United Kingdom


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  • St Ives Bus Station
  • St Ives Train Station
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The 7 bronze crow sculptures currently on display at the Penwith Gallery St Ives are the work of sculptor Tom Leaper.


The story of the crows began when small paper origami birds began to appear on the front desk, left by an anonymous artist.  After some investigation the culprit was identified as the 7 Crows Studio (although the artist remains at large).  Tom happened to pop in to the gallery while the staff were discussing the mystery, and decided to take the idea further and enlarge them into bronze with marble plinths to raise money to fund the upgrade of the lighting in the gallery.  The originator of the origami crows happily agreed to the concept, and the work began…

Each crow is around 48cm tall and mounted on an individual plinth of jesmonite marble.  They are now all sold, and 100% of the proceeds are going towards the costs of improved lighting for the gallery, and revamp of our sculpture garden.  Anyone who has purchased a crow will therefore be part of the legacy of the building and will have their name featured on a plaque in the gallery once the upgrades are complete.

Contact us on 01736 795579 or write to us at mail@penwithgallery.com with any enquiries.

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