Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

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We offer a wide and varied programme across our 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.
Our exhibitions are supported by a full programme of events.
At Newlyn Art Gallery we recently completed a project to enhance the outdoor spaces including secluded gardens, an outdoor cafe area and a flexible space where workshops and events can take place during the summer months.
The Exchange features a large T-shaped gallery which is also used as a project space, for film screenings, live performances and community events.
Both venues have a café serving snacks and light lunches, as well as a well-stocked shop selling books, cards, jewellery and gifts.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

SUMMER OPENING TIMES (From 2016) Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm Sunday: Closed

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

Admission charges

ADMISSION: £3.50 to both galleries
(U18s & Art Fund and Gallery Members free)
Free on Saturdays

Discounts

  • National Art Pass
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.
Drawing a Presence 2016

Drawing A Presence 2016 at Newlyn Art Gallery

  • 6 April — 25 June 2016 *on now

A survey of the output of young artist-led collectives based in Cornwall.
Drawing A Presence 2016 will pick up a question posed by the debate at the close of DaP2014
“Do you have to leave the county in order to establish yourself as an artist?”
Many of the artists in this exhibition believe it’s not where you’re based that matters, but rather what you do and how you do it.

Admission

Free admission.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/

John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, 2015 © Smoking Dogs Films. Courtesy Lisson Gallery

Vertigo Sea by John Akomfrah

  • 30 April — 25 June 2016 *on now

John Akomfrah’s acclaimed video installation Vertigo Sea.is a sensual, poetic meditation on man’s relationship with the sea and an exploration of its role in the history of slavery, migration and conflict.

Fusing archival material, readings from classical sources and newly shot footage, the work explicitly highlights the greed, horror and cruelty of the whaling industry, evoking memories of the slave trade, whilst juxtaposing sequences of African migrants making a terrifying and dangerous journey across the ocean in search of a ‘better life’.
The immersive installation delivers a timely and potent reminder of current issues around global migration, the refugee crisis and ecological concerns.

Vertigo Sea is presented with support through Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund.

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/

ArtTsea in The Engine Room

  • 21 May — 18 June 2016 *on now

Work and sketchbooks from this dynamic countywide collective, in The Engine Room at The Exchange.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome.

Website

http://www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Michael Porter will be presenting an installation of new watercolour paintings of seaweed, created within walking distance of his studio on the old harbour arm in Newlyn.  Alongside this series of work, which will dominate one complete wall of The Picture Room, Porter will also present a number of mixed media seashore works created by overlaying paint, photography and varnishes.

Michael Porter in The Picture Room

  • 23 May — 25 June 2016 *on now

Michael Porter will be presenting an installation of new watercolour paintings of seaweed, created within walking distance of his studio on the old harbour arm in Newlyn. Alongside this series of work, which will dominate one complete wall of The Picture Room, Porter will also present a number of mixed media seashore works created by overlaying paint, photography and varnishes.

Shown in The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery.

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome.

Website

http://www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Vertigo Sea by John Akomfrah

Friday Soapbox Talks

  • 3 June 2016 5:30-6:30pm
  • 17 June 2016 5:30-6:30pm

We invited action groups and charities who campaign for causes highlighted in the film to create a display of their posters and information. Each week one of the groups will give a short talk on the work they do

Friday 27th May – National Coastwatch Institution
Friday 3rd June – Sea Sanctuary
Friday 17th June – Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Each talk is followed by Supper Club

Website

http://www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Imran Qureshi working on a previous project.

Imran Qureshi

  • 1 July — 1 October 2016
  • 1 July — 15 October 2016
  • 1 — 24 July 2016

The exhibition will be presented at both gallery venues in addition to a site-specific commission for Truro Cathedral, making this arguably Qureshi's most ambitious UK exhibition to date.

The exhibitions at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange offer visitors deeper insight into Qureshi's work. The exhibition at Newlyn is quiet and reflective, presenting new and existing works, many on paper, reflecting Qureshi's mastery of the processes and devices of Muhgal Miniature painting, but also the confidence with which he subverts them.

For the single large gallery space at The Exchange, Qureshi has devised an installation where, characteristically, painted imagery spills from large canvases, across wall and floors. Appropriately this work reflects on the galleries relationship with the sea and plays with traditional devices in miniature painting to represent water in different states, reflective pools; rippling sea; falling as rain.

As part of the project Qureshi was invited to make a temporary work for an offsite location. The resulting piece will occupy part of the nave of Truro Cathedral for the first three weeks of July. It will be vast in scale, occupying much of the south aisle and spilling over rows of pews in the nave. The work will be constructed from 30,000 A2 crumpled, printed sheets carrying images devised by Qureshi and will be installed by a team of ten, working over four days under his guidance and in full public gaze.

Newlyn Art Gallery 1st July – 1st October 2016
New Road, Newlyn TR18 5PZ

The Exchange 1st July – 15th October 2016
Princes Street, Penzance TR18 2NL


Truro Cathedral 1st – 24th July 2016
St Mary’s Street, Truro

Website

http://www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Trees, Path, 2014, Screen Print. Becky Haughton

Becky Haughton in The Picture Room

  • 2 — 30 July 2016

Screen prints exploring the landscape through the layering and morphing of drawing and photography.

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

Website

http://www.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.
Saturday Craft Activities

Saturday Craft Activities

  • 4 June 2016 10am-12pm
  • 11 June 2016 10am-12pm
  • 18 June 2016 10am-12pm
  • 25 June 2016 10am-12pm

A series of free craft activities inspired by the current exhibition, Vertigo Sea, using recycled materials or found items that were washed up on our shores.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission

Website

http://www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Sushi Supper Club at The Exchange

Friday Supper Club and Saturday Sushi Bar at The Exchange

  • 3 June 2016 6:30-9:30pm
  • 8 July 2016 6:30-9:30pm
  • 5 August 2016 6:30-9:30pm
  • 2 September 2016 6:30-9:30pm

Evenings: Exhibition open 5-9:30pm, food served 6:30-9:30pm
Saturdays: food served 12-3pm
Friday 13 May – volunteers from the Calais kitchen (profits go towards the Calais kitchen)
Friday 20 May – middle eastern feast with Lafafa
Friday 27 May – flat breads and pizzas with Pi
Friday 3 June & Saturday 4 June – Sushi with Cornish fusion fish
Friday 8 July & Saturday 9 July – Sushi with Cornish fusion fish
Friday 5 Aug & Saturday 6 August – Sushi with Cornish fusion fish
Friday 2 Sept & Saturday 3 Sept – Sushi with Cornish fusion fish

Admission

£12ph
Booking essential sian.andrews@newlynartgallery.co.uk or call 01736 363715

Website

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

John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, 2015 © Smoking Dogs Films. Courtesy Lisson Gallery

Exhibition Tours

  • 25 May — 23 June 2016 *on now

Join a member of our front-of-house team every Wednesday and Thursdays for an informal tour of Vertigo Sea, at The Exchange.

Admission

Free, no need to book

Website

http://www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Vertigo Sea by John Akomfrah.

The Sea Inside a talk by Philip Hoare

  • 16 June 2016 7-9pm

At The Exchange
The Sea Inside: What does the sea and its whales mean to us now?
As part of the Vertigo Sea exhibition, Philip Hoare, award-winning author of Leviathan or, the Whale talks about the connections between human and natural history, embodied by the shape and reality of the whale, and how it is freighted with the past, the present, and the future.

Admission

Free, pay bar, all welcome

Website

http://www.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 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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