Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

The entrance to Newlyn Art Gallery

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

SUMMER OPENING TIMES (March - October)
Mon–Sat, 10.00–17.00
Closed Sundays

WINTER OPENING (October - March)
Tue–Sat, 10.00–17.00
Closed Sundays and Mondays

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.
Night and Day, Freya Douglas-Morris

What Is This Place?

  • 22 April — 15 July 2017 *on now

The paintings in this exhibition share a sense of improvisation. Like the act of drawing, the works are a way for the artist to work through ideas. Their marks have been made with a speed and spontaneity, executed quickly to capture changing thoughts and ideas.Some of the artists have been drawn to a particular location, repeatedly, to better understand it. For others, it’s the social and political landscape of the world today they are questioning. Memory, and its varied versions of truth, often acts as a source or starting point. From the commonplace to the cosmic, the eight artists in this exhibition are questioning with paint, what is this place?

Artists taking part:
Sam Bassett / Romi Behrens / Gordon Dalton / Freya Douglas-Morris / Danny Fox / Ben SandersonCorinna Spencer / Lucy Stein

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

Opening times (March – October)
Mon–Sat, 10.00–17.00
Closed Sundays

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/what-is-this-place/

Children sledging with a goat

Nickie Carlyon: In My Mother's Footsteps

  • 27 May — 15 July 2017 *on now

A poignant exhibition inspired by conversations between Nickie Carlyon and her mother, Elspeth, centering on an envelope of photographs which document Elspeth’s childhood.

"This project started with the discovery of an old envelope of negatives which I had developed, they were of my Mum, Elspeth and her family and her childhood idle of early life on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Elspeth is now 91, she has dementia, and the photographs are memories of a precious and distant time that she remembers with amazing clarity. They prompt conversations, laughter and tears which I have been recording, and every time we look at these together, another recollection like names of the dogs, people and their significance in Elspeth’s early childhood days.

The photographs have been a rich source of inspiration for a series of paintings; these are my imaginings of the colour and world where Mum lived. They are between reality and a dream place; they are the past which I am trying to rekindle so Mum can remember."

Nicki Carlyon

Suitable for

  • Any age

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/in-my-mothers-footsteps/

A Certain Kind of Light

  • 27 May — 23 September 2017 *on now

A Certain Kind of Light explores how artists have responded to light, its materiality, transience and effect. Encompassing paintings, sculpture, video, photography, drawing and installation, it features artworks created from the 1960s to the present day by thirteen leading artists
Given its function as the basis for vision, light has long fascinated artists as both a material and as a subject. The exhibition considers the different ways artists have explored the various aspects of light, from its importance as a source of illumination, as a pure sculptural material, as a mysterious force and as a source of energy that can be conceptually converted into other forms.

Artists in the exhibition: Roger Ackling, David Batchelor, Angela Bulloch, Garry Fabian-Miller, Ceal Floyer, Raphael Hefti, Anish Kapoor, Peter Lanyon, Julian Opie, John Riddy, Mark Titchner, Paul Winstanley and Toby Ziegler.

Curated by Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, with many works from The Arts Council Collection which is managed by Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England.

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/certain-kind-light/

Image: Forest Obscura IV by Oliver Raymond Barker

Oliver Raymond-Barker

  • 5 June — 15 July 2017 *on now

Oliver Raymond-Barker’s work encompasses photography in its broadest sense; using analogue and digital processes, natural materials and camera-less methods of image making.

This exhibition will feature prints from the Forest Obscura project; a series of sublime, ethereal images created in the forests of South Korea using a unique camera obscura.

Showing alongside these will be panoramic rockscapes and a new handmade book from Anatomy of Stone, an ongoing body of work made in the slate quarries of North Wales.

All works are for sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age

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/oliver-raymond-barker/

Work by Nina Royle

Nina Royle

  • 22 July — 19 August 2017

A new body of works on hand-shaped gesso panels by Nina Royle. Each painting is an individual expression of landscape, weather, corporality and time, however, in an exhibition context they form a collection in which each work is in dialogue with the other.

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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

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/nina-royle/

Follow My Story

  • 4 August — 7 October 2017

An exhibition of illustrations and text from The Follow My Story project, led by artists Theo Carter-Weber and Liz Howell, working with pupils from Newlyn School at Newlyn Art Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

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/

Samuel Bassett

  • 21 August — 16 September 2017

A collection of limited edition prints, including etchings and screen prints, which Bassett creates alongside his painted works.

All works are for sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2 or (£2.20 with Giftaid) for a seven day pass to both venues. Free for U18's, members and Art Pass holders.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/samuel-bassett/

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.
Little Music and Movement Project

Little Music and Movement Project

  • 19 April — 19 July 2017 *on now

Early years music education with developmental movement activities to explore creativity and develop early skills.

Sessions on Wednesday and Friday mornings in The Engine Room at The Exchange.

Weds at 10.00 for toddlers (18 months+) and children
Fri at 10.00, 10.45 and 11.30 for babies up to 18 months old

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

Booking on a termly basis, £60 for 12-week term.
To book, please call 07794 713 320 or email info@emmiworkshops.org

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/little-music-movement-project/

Poster for Makers' Market

The Makers' Market

  • 24 June 2017 10am-5pm *on now

Mazey Day is Market Day!
With a great selection of stalls by local and regional makers, including potters, print makers, jewellers, clothes makers and more, we are celebrating talent in Cornwall and beyond. If you’re after a truly special find this is for you.

We will also have a craft station where you can make a splendid paper head dress to get into festival mode.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2 entry, includes admission to the exhibition (FREE for Supporters, U18s and Art Pass holders)

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/the-makers-market-3/

The Wormery

  • 6 July 2017 11am-1pm

A welcome return of The Wormery, the gallery’s reading portal which will discuss text and images inspired by themes of A Certain Kind of Light led by Penny Florence and Lucy Stein.
Text and images provided on the day. Free, but please book through eventbrite.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Free, but please book through eventbrite

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-wormery-tickets-34851649221

Rat on polish flag

Polish Vermin

  • 16 July 2017 6:30-8pm

What is our position in the face of abuse and division?
Can we change anything?
Can I? Neutrality is not an answer and the confusion seems overwhelming.
Do I still belong here?

Polish Vermin explores our attitudes to the Brexit vote and what comes next for us all. It’s being developed in Cornwall, a county that voted leave and Bristol, a city that voted remain.

Director: Agnieszka Blonska
Performer: Patrycja Kujawska
Visuals: Michal Iwanowski
Sound: Benji Bower
Producer: Helen Edwards


Polish Vermin is being developed with support from FEAST with Arts Council England and Cornwall County Council, Arts Council England, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Arnolfini Gallery, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and Kneehigh

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets £5 online from CRBO, in person from the NT Welcome Centre at Penzance Station or by phone 01726 879500

Website

http://www.crbo.co.uk/events.php?evGrp=309

Craftschool

  • 22 July — 16 September 2017

An exhibition that focusses on the art of making, in particular the renaissance of handcrafting functional objects with a purity of materials. Integral to the exhibition will be a practical workshop space in the upper gallery for craft-making. One-hour ‘taster’ classes will be led each morning by regional makers (free with admission), with charged, full-day intensive workshops on Saturdays.

Craft from a range of makers will be displayed alongside artists’ film and photography that focusses on the art of making, a connection to materials and sharing of skills. With so much manufactured disposal objects in our world, it is a reminder that we can all make objects with our hands.

Details of which classes are available each day will be listed here.
They will be suitable for all ages over 7 years. U12s must be accompanied by an adult.
A donation is requested for materials. Bookings for morning classes need to be made in person in the Gallery. Bookings and payment for Saturday workshops will be through eventbrite.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

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/craftschool/

10th anniversary logo

Let's Celebrate!

  • 2 — 30 August 2017

Children’s workshops, for all ages, U7s to be accompanied by an adult.
Led by Alice Ellis-Bray this exclusive series of workshops celebrates ten years
of creative activity.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5, booking through eventbrite.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/10th-anniversary/

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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