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.
Imran Qureshi working on a previous project.

Imran Qureshi

  • 1 July — 1 October 2016 *on now
  • 1 July — 15 October 2016 *on now

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

ReStructured in the Meeting Room at The Exchange

ReStructured

  • 18 July — 8 October 2016 *on now

ReStructured was an evolving exhibition and residency, reuniting painters from our Structures / Strukturen exhibition in 2014 and inviting other international artists to work alongside them, responding to new displayed work.
Over three weeks in The Engine Room, 18 Jul – 6 Aug, the artists in ReStructured continued the exploration of colour, form and structure, informed by systems that underpin our lives; networks, frameworks and rules. With a programme of events ReStructured continued the dialogue that started with the original exhibition.
The display in the Meeting Room contains work that was the starting point for many of the artists, and for others, work that was made during their time at The Exchange.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.85 (Incl Gift Aid donation) to both venues, Supporters and U18s free
Free for residents of TR18 postcodes (proof of residency required)

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/restructured/

See How at The Exchange

Seen How

  • 10 August — 8 October 2016 *on now

An exhibition of art works created by illustrator Katja Rackin exploring the work of Imran Qureshi for our summer Think and Do activity booklet.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.85 (Incl Gift Aid donation) to both venues, Supporters and U18s free
Free for residents of TR18 postcodes (proof of residency required)

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/see-how/

Homemade at Newlyn Art Gallery

Homemade at Newlyn Art Gallery

  • 8 October — 5 November 2016

An exhibition of film, photography and live performance focussing on themes of identity, memory and place.
As part of Newlyn Arts Festival, a festival within a festival, Homemade is a multimedia collaboration between artists, writers, photographers, filmmakers and musicians from Cornwall. It is a celebration of community and place; an exhibition and a programme of live events. Featuring new work from Callum Mitchell, Mark Jenkin, Michael Eddy, Rick Williams, Nina Royle, Joe Gray, Anna Murphy & Bagas Degol, Pauline Sheppard, Seamas Carey, Agnieska Blonska, Victoria Abbott and more

Admission

£3.85 (Incl Gift Aid donation) to both venues, Supporters and U18s free
Free for residents of TR18 postcodes (proof of residency required)

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/homemade/

The Restless Image by Rose Finn-Kelcey © The Estate of Rose Finn-Kelcey.  Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery

Liberties

  • 22 October 2016 — 7 January 2017

An exhibition of contemporary art by 24 female artists reflecting on the 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act.
Curated by Lucy Day and Eliza Gluckman Liberties presents a snapshot of a woman’s place in British society. Body, femininity, sex, motherhood, economic and political status are explored through film, photography, sculpture, performance and painting.
Works by more than 20 women artists reflect the changes in art practice, within the context of sexual and gender equality, since the introduction of the Act.
Preview: Friday 21st October

Admission

£3.85 (Incl Gift Aid donation) to both venues, Supporters and U18s free
Free for residents of TR18 postcodes (proof of residency required)

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/liberties/

Gareth Edwards in The Picture Room

Gareth Edwards in The Picture Room

  • 12 November — 10 December 2016

From his studio on Porthmeor Beach in St Ives Edwards creates atmospheric works in oil. The exhibition will featuring small, affordable works alongside a collection of large signature landscape painting.

Admission

£2.20 incl Gift Aid donation (£2 without) for entry to both venues
Free entry for U18s, Gallery Supporters and Art Pass holders.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/gareth-edwards/

Linda Strähl, last year's winner of the Midas Award

Midas Award Show

  • 12 November 2016 — 7 January 2017

Selected from the degree show at Falmouth School of Art, the graduates will be part of a group show in the upper gallery. Last year’s winner of the Midas Award, Linda Straehl, will have a solo show in the lower gallery. The Midas Exhibition offers a valuable opportunity for graduates as they start a professional career as artists.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.20 incl Gift Aid donation (£2 without) for entry to both venues
Free entry for U18s, Gallery Supporters and Art Pass holders.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/midas-award-show/

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.
Look Groups at The Exchange

Look Groups at The Exchange

  • 1 October 2016 1-3pm *on now
  • 5 November 2016 1-3pm

Meet on the first Saturday of the month in The Exchange Cafe for a discussion with Tate specialist Ges Wallace, around the themes of the current exhibition. Based on the idea of a book group, Look Groups are a network of groups throughout Cornwall whose members meet regularly to talk about art, artists and ideas..

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, all welcome

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/look-groups/

Little Music and Movement Project

Little Music and Movement Project

  • 16 September — 16 December 2016 *on now

Weekly, Fridays, from 16th Sept, The Engine Room, The Exchange
10am babies, 10.45am toddlers
Early years music education with developmental movement activities to explore creativity and develop early skills.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

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

Website

http://www.emmiworkshops.org/little-projects

Wet Auction Newlyn Art Gallery

Wet Auction

  • 1 October 2016 6:30pm-10am *on now

In recognition of Newlyn’s history of ‘plein air’ painting, artists will be invited to leave their studios, equipped with materials and a packed lunch, and spend a day working outdoors in Newlyn, Penzance and further afield in Penwith. At the end of the day at Newlyn Art Gallery, buyers will have the opportunity to bid on the works created that very day, which may, in some cases, still be wet.

With more than 40 artists taking part this fundraising event should prove to be a fun opportunity for residents and visitors to spot artists at work in and around the town, as well as at some of our partner venues including Newlyn Filmhouse, The Gurnard’s Head, The Old Coastguard, Jubilee Pool, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, and even one artist sailing to the Isles of Scilly and back on the Scillonian.

The artists confirmed so far include Sam Bassett , Jess Cooper, Ali Corder, Mary Crocket, Naomi Frears, Anthony Frost, Stacey Guthrie, Catherine Haines, James Hankey, Becky Haughton, Bernard Irwin, John Keys, Jonty Lees, Callum Mitchell, Mat McIvor, Michael Porter, Ben Sanderson, Jesse Leroy Smith, Marion Taylor, Shelley Tregonning, Jason Walker, and Lucy Willow, with more to be confirmed.

You can follow their movements throughout the day via social media using #wetnewlyn.

By 7.30pm, the works – a spontaneous snapshot of a West Penwith day – will be hung in the upper gallery ready to be auctioned. The Wet Auction, like the day, will be fast-moving and fun; with music, food from Little Wonder Café and the Studio Café Bar open.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/wet-auction/

Camera Obscura workshop in The Engine Room

Experimental Photography: Handheld Camera Obscura

  • 15 October 2016 10-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm

The camera obscura is a way of projecting an image through a lens onto a surface. The precursor to photography the camera obscura dates back to the ancient Greeks.
In the workshop each participant will create their own handheld camera obscura, learning about the inside workings of a camera and the human eye in the process.

Booking essential as places limited
Family workshop, suitable for ages 7+.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

Led by photographer Peter Lower, the workshop is free but with a £2 donation per person to cover material costs.

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/experimental-photography-camera-obscura-workshop-tickets-27625295001

Chemigram Workshop at The Exchange

Experimental Photography: Chemigram

  • 22 October 2016 10am-12pm

First coined in the 1950’s, the Chemigram is an alternative print process, a cross between photography, painting and etching. Created by painting a resist of varnish or oil onto photographic paper and then developing the paper, each print is unpredictable and unique.
Led by Photographer Peter Lower.
Suitable for all ages from 12+
Please wear old clothes.
Booking essential as places limited.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

The workshop is free but Peter is asking for a £3 donation per person to cover material costs.

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/experimental-potography-chemigram-workshop-tickets-27625542742

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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