Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

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Newlyn Art Gallery exists because of a long history of contemporary art making in the far west of Cornwall and has celebrated contemporary art and supported the artists that produce it more than 120 years.
In 2007 the gallery reopened after a period of renovation with the addition of a new pavilion. At this time the gallery also launched its new space, The Exchange, in the centre of Penzance, which has enabled the organisation to take on larger, more ambitious projects across its two sites.
Formerly the town’s telephone exchange, the huge space retains the original industrial feel of the building and features a large t-shaped gallery and a striking glass facade that runs the entire length of the building. It is well suited to installation and social participation projects and its international reputation allows it to bring some of the best art being produced around the globe to Cornwall.
Together the galleries continue to present contemporary work in all media by regional, national and international artists, with a programme of events, activities and education.
Each venue has a well-stocked book and gift shop plus a café serving snacks and light lunches. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but may not be allowed in the exhibition spaces during certain times.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

WINTER OPENING (until 18 March 2017)
Tue–Sat, 10.00–17.00
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Closed for Christmas 24 – 27 Dec & New Year 1 – 2 Jan 2017
Newlyn Art Gallery will be closed for maintenance 9 Jan – 11 Feb 2017
The shop and cafe at The Exchange will be open during this time.

SUMMER OPENING TIMES (from 20 March 2017)
Mon–Sat, 10.00–17.00
Closed Sundays

Admission charges

ADMISSION: £2.20 to both galleries incl Gift Aid donation
(Free for U18s, Art Pass holders and Gallery Supporters)

Getting there

DIRECTIONS
The Exchange is 600m from Penzance bus and train stations and the harbour car park. Princes Street can be approached from Market Jew Street or Chapel Street.

Newlyn Art Gallery sits at the end of Newlyn Green as you approach from Penzance.

Walk. A 2km walk between the two galleries along the promenade. Bus. Buses run from The Greenmarket in Penzance to Newlyn Art Gallery every 30 mins.

Additional info

Our shops provide a range of contemporary art books and art-related gifts and cards.

As a dog-friendly venue we welcome well-behaved dogs at both our venues.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Photographic image by Joy Gregory

Lost Languages and other voices

  • 11 February — 6 May 2017 *on now

Joy Gregory is one of the major artists to emerge from the Black British photography movement of the 1980s; a time when debates around the domain of representation were explored and challenged.
This major survey show brings together 16 bodies of work spanning 20 years. The title 'Lost Languages and other voices' refers to the works Gomera and Kalahari, in which Gregory draws attention to marginalised indigenous languages. Journeys also feature, with work made in South Africa, the Orkneys, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.
Gregory’s work is influenced by a combination of race, history, gender and aesthetics; firmly rooted in concepts of ‘truth and beauty’.
Joy Gregory was included in our recent group exhibition 'Liberties' and this solo show, curated and toured by Impressions Gallery, Bradford, expands on those ideas while introducing new ones.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

£2.20 (Incl Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both venues, free entry for Supporters, U18s and Art Pass holders

The Palace of Culture featuring work by Naomi Frears

Palace of Culture

  • 18 March — 17 April 2017 *on now

Inspired by Eastern European clubhouses for workers, Newlyn Art Gallery will be transformed into an establishment of recreational activity.
Hosted by the Gallery’s young artists collective The Collaborators, The Palace of Culture will nourish both body and mind with workshops, performance and other stimulating pursuits designed to fight cultureless leisure.
Each of the four weeks will be programmed by a different Cultural Secretary who will commission a varied selection of activity, which could include do it yourself hobby groups, sports, dance, collecting, arts, films, music, literature and amateur theatre.

• Week One UNCollective
• Week Two Keiken Collective
• Week Three Rosie Taylor
• Week Four Ella Frears

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.20 (Incl Gift Aid donation) to both venues, free entry for Supporters, U18s and Art Pass holders

New work by Simon Bayliss

Simon Bayliss Exhibition

  • 18 March — 17 April 2017 *on now

Based in St Ives, Simon’s relationship to the Cornish landscape and sea feature strongly in his work, juxtaposed with humorous, erotically charged imagery and text. This exhibition features recent watercolours made in Cornwall as well as in London during a residency with Standpoint Futures at Chisenhale Studios. He has also produced a series of slipware mugs and plates to accompany the show.

With an emphasis on affordable works The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery offers the opportunity to buy paintings, prints and drawings by some of the region’s most recognised artists. All profits from sales directly help to support the gallery’s education and exhibition activities.

Admission

£2.20 (Incl Gift Aid donation) to both venues, free entry for Supporters, U18s and Art Pass holders

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/simon-bayliss/

We All End Up Different

  • 25 March — 1 May 2017

A presentation of work created during a textile project with Year 9 students from Humphry Davy School.

In The Engine Room

Admission

£2.20 (incl Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both venues, free entry for Supporters, U18s and Art Pass holders

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/we-all-end-up-different/

Young People's Art Prize

Young People's Art Prize

  • 25 March — 1 May 2017

Our annual competition for secondary school and college students from across the county. This year’s theme is ‘identity’, with three age categories for prizes; 11-13, 14-16, and 17-19 years, plus a prize for the Visitors’ Vote, which will be awarded at the end of the exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Admission: £2.20 (incl Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both venues, free entry for Supporters, U18s and Art Pass holders

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/young-peoples-art-prize-2/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Alice's Art Classes

Alice's Art Classes at The Exchange

  • 25 March 2017 10am-12pm

A series of creative workshops designed to inspire and explore your imagination, led by one of our Collaborators Alice Bray-Ellis. Please wear old clothes as it might get messy.

Admission

£2
Classes for ages 7 – 12 years, 12 places per session.
Booking essential

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alices-art-classes-tickets-30850545813

Palace of Culture Week 1: UNCollective

Palace of Culture Week 1: UNCollective

  • 18 — 24 March 2017 *on now

The first week of Newlyn Art Gallery's Palace of Culture, hosted by UNCollective.

Each day has a theme: Costume, Movement, Digital, Sound, and Text plus a Grand Finale

Come along for the whole day or just dip in for an hour or so…

Admission

Booking essential through eventbrite.

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/palace-of-culture-1-uncollective-tickets-32477843103

Palace of Culture Week 2: Keiken Collective

Palace of Culture Week 2: Keiken Collective

  • 25 — 31 March 2017

Hosted by a different Cultural Secretary each week, The Palace of Culture will nourish both body and mind with workshops, performance and other stimulating pursuits designed to fight cultureless leisure.

House of Questions from Keiken Collective is a week-long event of FREE workshops, food, talks, art, performance, conversations and open source data.

Admission

Booking essential via Eventbrite

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/keiken-collective-12953935216

Palace of Culture Week 3: Rosie Taylor with Flock Dance

Palace of Culture Week 3: Rosie Taylor with Flock Dance

  • 1 — 7 April 2017

Hosted by a different Cultural Secretary each week, The Palace of Culture will nourish both body and mind with workshops, performance and other stimulating pursuits designed to fight cultureless leisure.

Rosie Taylor and Flock Dance curate a week focusing on movement in its many and varied forms. Dance artists Rosie Taylor and Lizzie Prince will be working in the space throughout the week. There will be morning stretch classes, choreography and mark-making workshops, a moving model drawing class, images by Nick Pumphrey, works by artist/architect Jacob Down and films such as Sam Bleakley’s Surfing as Dance, Joseph Wilson’s Mantaray, Flock Dance and Shira Klasmer’s Successions and the Physical Postcards series.

There will be lots of things to watch, to see and to do. Come and join us… all welcome.

Admission

Booking essential via Eventbrite

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/palace-of-culture-3-rosie-taylor-with-flock-dance-tickets-32480604362

from The Handbag Project (c) Joy Gregory (detail)

What do you have in your pockets?

  • 5 April 2017 2-4pm

Experimental photography workshop exploring cyanotype print, inspired by the Joy Gregory exhibition and using small objects you happen to carry in your pockets. Suitable for all ages, families welcome. Under 7s need to be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6 per person plus booking fees. Booking essential

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-do-you-have-in-your-pockets-tickets-32295860789

Palace of Culture Week 4: Ella Frears

Palace of Culture week 4: Ella Frears

  • 8 — 17 April 2017

Inspired by Eastern European clubhouses for workers, Newlyn Art Gallery has been transformed into an establishment of recreational activity.

Hosted by a different Cultural Secretary each week, The Palace of Culture will nourish both body and mind with workshops, performance and other stimulating pursuits designed to fight cultureless leisure.

Admission

Booking essential via Eventbrite

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/palace-of-culture-4-resistance-a-short-guide-to-self-improvement-tickets-32465453044?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Object of Beauty Easter Activity Workshop

Objects of Beauty

  • 12 April 2017 2-4pm

Join artist Elizabeth Loveday in making beautiful dangly Easter decorations and ornaments inspired by the Joy Gregory exhibition. Suitable for all ages, families welcome. Under 7s need to be accompanied by an adult. In The Engine Room at The Exchange.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6 per person plus booking fees. Booking essential

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/objects-of-beauty-tickets-32289831756

Makers' Market at Easter

Makers' Market at Easter

  • 15 April 2017 10am-5pm

Spring is here and with it new products for sale by the best local and regional makers in ceramics, jewellery, print, textile and more. We will have something beautiful for everyone, plus colourful Easter DIY craft activities for families and children on the day.

See our website for additional Makers' Market events.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry fee £2

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/easter-makers-market/

Cornwall Hospice Care Art Auction

Cornwall Hospice Care Art Auction

  • 13 May 2017 7-10:30pm

A wide range of works by artists from across the county will be auctioned to raise much-needed funds for Cornwall Hospice Care.

Viewing : Fri 12 May 10.00 – 17.00, Sat 13 May 10.00 – 15.00 and from 19.00 on the night.
Doors open 19.00, auction starts 20.00 with auctioneer David Lay of Lays Auctions.

Admission

£5 entry fee includes a printed catalogue, a glass of bubbly, canapés and live music from the all-female Saxophone Quartet, Café Sax.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/cornwall-hospice-care-art-auction/

Getting there

DIRECTIONS
The Exchange is 600m from Penzance bus and train stations and the harbour car park. Princes Street can be approached from Market Jew Street or Chapel Street.

Newlyn Art Gallery sits at the end of Newlyn Green as you approach from Penzance.

Walk. A 2km walk between the two galleries along the promenade. Bus. Buses run from The Greenmarket in Penzance to Newlyn Art Gallery every 30 mins.

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange
Princes Street, Penzance (The Exchange)
New Road, Newlyn (Newlyn Art Gallery)
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 2NL
England

Website

www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

E-mail

info@newlynartgallery.co.uk

Telephone

01736 363715

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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