Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

Newlyn Art Gallery and 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

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For almost 120 years, Newlyn Art Gallery has been bringing the best in contemporary art to audiences in the south west. In 2007 the gallery was redeveloped and we opened a second venue, The Exchange in Penzance. With two venues we are able to offer a wide and varied programme across two sites, showcasing the very best of national and international contemporary art, as well as work by some of the best artists currently working in the region.

Newlyn has played an important role in supporting the development of 20th-century painting in Britain, and in acknowledgement of that history, our current programme seeks to reflect the ways in which contemporary artists, working in this country and internationally, use painting and drawing to express their ideas. The focus at Newlyn Art Gallery is on painting and drawing. Artists working in other media continue to be a part of the programme on occasions, but two-dimensional work is the clear focus. Recent shows have included major retrospectives by Roger Hilton and Breon O’Casey.

At The Exchange our huge gallery is regularly used as a project space in which artists and curators test new ideas, from The Penzance Convention held in May 2012, to Shezad Dawood’s astounding exhibition running summer 2012. A major contemporary art space, The Exchange enables audiences to see work on a scale never before accessible in the region. It is also used as a venue for live performances, film screenings and community events.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Summer
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Bank Holidays 11am - 4pm

Admission charges

Admission is free but donations to help support the gallery are welcome.
Gallery talks and some education events are free.
Group visits can be arranged and can include an introduction to the exhibition. Please telephone or email to discuss your requirements.

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 to Newlyn Art Gallery every 15-30 mins.

Additional info

GALLERY SHOP NEWLYN
Stocking a range of art books specialising in drawing and painting, as well as art magazines and greetings cards. New titles link to the current exhibitions. There is always a good selection of craft items by a range of makers, including Julia Davey. Her colourful Cornish seaside-themed tableware features images of boats moored in Penzance and Newlyn harbours/ We also have a selection of lampshades and cushions from £39 by award-winning textile designer Lorna Syson, and a range of colourful vessels by Rachel Foxwell inspired by coastal landscapes.

GALLERY BOOKSHOP THE EXCHANGE
Our well-stocked Gallery Bookshop has a varied range of books on art, architecture, photography and design as well as books for children, including a new range of books and gift items linked to Ecologies of Value.

Both galleries have family-friendly cafes.

Education is an integral part of the Gallery's activities and closely linked to the exhibition programme. The education programme explores ways of interpreting contemporary art through Gallery talks, discussions, workshops and projects for all members of the local and visiting communities. Theme & Ideas for teachers are available.

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.
Rosie Kliskey

The Collaborator’s Exhibition

  • 12 September — 1 November 2014 *on now

Celebrating a year of The Collaborators, members of the collective have come together for their first annual exhibition. The Collaborators are an informal group of young people between the age of 15 and 25 who make an active contribution to Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange’s Exhibition and Learning and Participation programmes.


Collaborators’ Social: Friday 10th October 7.30 – 9pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, Donations Welcome

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

tim allen

Structures / Strukturen

  • 11 October 2014 — 3 January 2015 *on now

A group exhibition of eight British and German painters: Tim Allen, Andrew Bick, Mark Francis, Ian McKeevor, Günter Förg, Michael Jäger, Ivo Ringe, Miro Zahra. At the centre of all the works is the interaction of colour, form and structure.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, Donations welcome.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

midas

Midas Award

  • 18 October — 15 November 2014 *on now

Five artists selected from the degree shows at Falmouth University in a group show of sculpture, painting and film work in the upper gallery. Last year’s winner, Marc Messenger, presents Existed, a solo show of miniature sculptures, inspired by Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE, Donations Welcome

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

CP

Caroline Pedler

  • 18 October — 15 November 2014 *on now

A new body of work for sale by Falmouth-based artist Caroline Pedler.
Pedler’s work for The Picture Room reflects her enjoyment in the visceral relationship between paintbrush, paint and page. The work, led by visions of colour, texture and space, is an antidote to Pedler’s work as a children’s book illustrator.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE, Donations welcome.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Volunteers’ exhibition

Volunteers’ exhibition

  • 6 — 19 November 2014

Opening night: wed 5th November at 6pm

The Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery have set aside space for 2 weeks to showcase art works by the diversely talented team of volunteers that give up their time to support both galleries.

The volunteer team come from a range of backgrounds; from university photography lecturers to postgraduates to rally drivers, so you can expect an exhibition that is interesting and varied with a combination of video, photography painting and performance. While most of them give their time here engaging people in the main exhibition, this is an opportunity to showcase and speak about their own work.

“As an organisation Newlyn art gallery is incredibly proud of the 65 volunteers and the commitment they show to the gallery and this is very simple way to use our space to their benefit and say thank you for being so great!”

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, Donations welcome

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Naomi Frears

Naomi Frears Still Here

  • 22 November 2014 — 3 January 2015

Newlyn Art Gallery
22nd November – 3rd January 2015

Naomi Frears presents Still Here; her short films alongside commissioned texts by writers and a neuroscientist exploring time and undirected thought, together with recent drawings and paintings in the lower gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, Donations Welcome

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

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.
sketchbook

Penzance Sketch Club

  • 1 May — 4 December 2014 *on now

The Engine Room, The Exchange
First Thursday of the month, (1st May, 5th June, 3rd July etc), 6.30 – 8.30pm

Penzance Sketch club is a self-led group, providing motivation and inspiration for sketching, developing ideas and supporting projects. Open to all levels of ability.

£5 fee includes refreshments.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5 fee includes refreshments.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Life Drawing

Life Drawing Classes

  • 4 November 2014 6:30-8:30pm
  • 2 December 2014 6:30-8:30pm

Led by tutors from the St Ives School of Painting.
£10 per session, booking essential at www.schoolofpainting.co.uk
(£8 for School of Painting members and Newlyn Art Gallery members)

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£10 per session, booking essential at www.schoolofpainting.co.uk
(£8 for School of Painting members and Newlyn Art Gallery members)

Website

http://www.schoolofpainting.co.uk

market

Penzance Farmers’ Markets

  • 10 October 2014 — 27 March 2015 *on now

The Exchange
Every Friday 9am – 1pm, 10th October – 27th March

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE donations welcome

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

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 to Newlyn Art Gallery every 15-30 mins.

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