Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

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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, 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.

At Newlyn Art Gallery there is a focus on painting and drawing, while The Exchange is well suited to installation and social participation projects. The galleries’ international reputation allows us to bring some of the best art being produced around the globe to Cornwall. Among the artists who have received solo exhibitions are Mona Hatoum, Christine Borland, Lawrence Weiner, John Armleder, Jill Bradley, Shezad Dawood and many others. The gallery has also hosted solo exhibitions of some of the region’s foremost practitioners such as Roger Hilton, Breon O’Casey, Sandra Blow and Michael Porter.
At our venue in Newlyn we recently completed a project to enhance the outdoor spaces including secluded gardens, an outdoor cafe area and a flexible space where workshops, meeting and events can take place during the summer months.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

We will be closed Sunday 4th January – Friday 20th March inclusive, for essential decoration and maintenance work, reopening on Saturday 21st March 2015

SUMMER OPENING TIMES (From 21st March 2015) Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm Sunday: Closed

WINTER OPENING TIMES (from October 2015) Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm Sunday & Monday: Closed

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 in Penzance to Newlyn Art Gallery every 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.
Gunnar Jonsson, Hringsol, 2012. Part of In Search of the Miraculous

In Search of the Miraculous

  • 27 June — 19 September 2015 *on now

In Search of the Miraculous is an exhibition of international artists, inspired by and marking the 40th anniversary of the voyage made by Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader, who set sail alone in July 1975 in a 12½ foot dinghy Ocean Wave from Massachusetts to cross the Atlantic to Falmouth, Cornwall, disappearing en route.

In Search of the Miraculous includes artists that have a yearning for the sublime, a playful pursuit for new experiences and journeys, or a romantic contemplation of the sea and what may lie beyond the horizon.

Follow the exhibition on twitter and Instagram @newlynexchange #ISotM

At Newlyn Art Gallery

Admission

Admission: £3.50

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

No Title (Stacked Plates) 2010 by Robert Therrien

ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Therrien

  • 11 July — 26 September 2015 *on now

Therrien lives and works in Los Angeles and has had major exhibitions throughout the world. His work examines the viewer's relationship to scale. Often alluding to modest household items, such as a stack of oversized plates or a 2.5m high oil can, Therrien’s works explore the space between reality and the world of dreams, drawing the viewer into the realm of fables and fairytales, childhood games and unfinished narratives. The immediacy, accessibility and playful relationship with childhood in Therrien’s work offer huge potential for The Exchange to build upon its track record for engaging young people with contemporary art.

At the Exchange

Admission

Admission: £3.50

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Jessica Cooper in The Picture Room

Jessica Cooper in The Picture Room

  • 24 August — 19 September 2015 *on now

This exhibition features the designs, drawings and prints resulting from painter and printmaker Jess Cooper’s exploration of textile design.
The Gallery shop will have Cooper’s limited edition printed fabrics available.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

£3.50

Website

http://www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

A Game of Consequences at The Exchange

Game of Consequences

  • 1 — 30 September 2015

Inspired by the surrealists Exquisite Corpse game, this exhibition documents an elaborate Game of Consequences involving twenty artists between January and August 2015 revealing the final incarnation of the original 2m x 2m piece of primed canvas.

Admission

£3.50

Website

http://www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Terry Frost at The Exchange

Terry Frost

  • 10 October 2015 — 9 January 2016

On the event of Terry Frost’s (1915–2003) centenary, this exhibition brings together a selection of the artist’s most significant paintings, collages and sculptural forms from public and private collections across the UK. Looking at Frost’s work through ideas of performance, construction and colour, the exhibition takes a fresh perspective on his practice over six decades.
This timely retrospective has been curated by Tate St Ives and is also presented at Leeds Art Gallery this summer.

Image: Terry Frost
Autumn Rings Andeuze, September 1971
The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire (Usher Gallery, Lincoln)
© The estate of Sir Terry Frost

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.50

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.
Newlyn Nights at Newlyn Art Gallery

Newlyn Nights

  • 31 July — 11 September 2015 *on now

You can see the In Search of the Miraculous and Picture Room exhibitions for free and the Studio Café becomes a bar serving a range of drinks. Some of the events take place in the Upper Gallery so you can still enjoy the panoramic view from the Studio Café or relax in our secluded garden.

Friday 31st July
LUCY WILLOW
OPENING
Opening event for Lucy Willow’s exhibition, Dust, in The Picture Room. A series of drawings created in response to the environment of Enys House, Penryn. Food from Little Wonder Café.

Friday 7th August
7.30pm
EXHIBITION
DISCUSSION
Curator Blair Todd will lead a discussion on the themes of In Search of the Miraculous, inspired by Bas Jan Ader.
Upper Gallery.

Friday 14th August
EKHOHEAD - LIVE MUSIC
Join us for an evening of folk-influenced acoustic music by the brother and sister duo from the far west of Cornwall. £3 on the door, with all proceeds going to the musicians.

Friday 21st August
7.30pm
TALK – ROWER STEVE GARDNER
The story of how Steve Gardner, from Zennor, and Paul Harris raced across the Atlantic in 2007, in The Reason Why, a plywood rowing boat they built themselves.

Friday 28th August
JESSICA COOPER
OPENING
Opening event for Jessica Cooper’s exhibition, The Fabric Unrolls, in The Picture Room. A life-long fascination with fabrics and textile design has led Cooper to create an exhibition of her own fabrics, decorated with her iconic works. Cornish Fushion Fish will be serving sushi and sashimi.

Friday 4th September
FLOTILLA EVE
Join us for a drink on the eve of the flotilla from Newlyn to Falmouth.

Friday 11th September
7.30 - 9.30pm
GATHERING OF THE CLANS
A social event for the many artist led groups in the area, to share forthcoming projects and opportunities to collaborate.
Upper Gallery.

Sketch House events inspired by ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Therrien

  • 5 September 2015 2-4pm

Join the surreal world of The Sketch House where artists, performers and the public respond to Robert Therrien's exhibition of oversized domestic objects through improvised sound, live music, performance, installed art, storytelling, drawing and poetry workshops, culminating in a happening on 5th September, bringing to life what gets created over the sessions.

You can get involved by sending us something made in response to your house: a drawing, a photograph, a memory, a story, an object, a sound recording, a poem, a surreal object or an imaginary room. We will exhibit it in the Sketch Your House installation in the gallery. Email an image to thesketchhouse@gmail.com or drop it off at the gallery.

1st August 2-4pm
MUSIC - live improvised sound by composers Federico Reuben and Keith Michael

8th August 2-4pm
THEATRE - durational performance by Alex Goodman

15th August 2-4pm
ART - surreal object drawing workshop where the public are invited to bring in objects from home to install

29th August 2-4pm
POETRY - surreal poetry workshop by Mac Dunlop with results of art workshop and objects as inspiration

5th September 2-4pm
A HAPPENING - exhibiting the artwork made in previous sessions, including live music, poetry and surreal films
There will also be a surreal Sketch House set throughout the events with objects, curios, art materials, books and projections alongside the work made throughout the month.

All Sketch House events are FREE with admission

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

All Sketch House events are FREE with admission.

ADMISSION: £3.50 for both galleries

(members & U18s free) Free to everyone on Saturdays

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/events-workshops/

Free Art Classes at The Exchange

Free Art Classes

  • 5 September 2015 10am-12pm
  • 12 September 2015 10am-12pm
  • 19 September 2015 10am-12pm
  • 26 September 2015 10am-12pm

Suitable for 7 – 13 year olds, booking essential as places limited.
Delve into use of scale with Mae Voogd, using a variety of easy to obtain materials and simple 3-D techniques, taking inspiration from Robert Therrien's work on show at The Exchange.
Come and explore seeing things from different perspectives, creating narratives and characters from the very little to the very large!
Please bring an old teacup from home to the first session. (If you don’t have a teacup it can be a small bowl, but it should be shallow.)

To book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/little-large-tickets-18114545092

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Website

http://www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/events-workshops/

Fruitbowl Paper Folding Workshop

  • 15 September 2015 5-7pm

Transform a piece of paper into a 3-dimensional object through tearing, folding and gentle manipulation in the hand, in response to Robert Therrien's work on show at The Exchange. Experiment with this pared down material process to form larger-than-life fruit shapes and work together to create an oversize collection of colourful fruit.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

FREE, but booking essential as spaces limited, for 13 – 25 year olds
To book please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fruitbowl-tickets-18117566128

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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