Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

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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

WINTER OPENING (until 18 March 2017)
Tue–Sat, 10.00–17.00
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Closed for Christmas 24 – 27 Dec & New Year 1 – 2 Jan 2017
Newlyn Art Gallery will be closed for maintenance 9 Jan – 11 Feb 2017
The shop and cafe at The Exchange will be open during this time.

SUMMER OPENING TIMES (from 20 March 2017)
Mon–Sat, 10.00–17.00
Closed Sundays

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.
Photographic image by Joy Gregory

Lost Languages and other voices

  • 11 February — 6 May 2017 *on now

Joy Gregory is one of the major artists to emerge from the Black British photography movement of the 1980s; a time when debates around the domain of representation were explored and challenged.
This major survey show brings together 16 bodies of work spanning 20 years. The title 'Lost Languages and other voices' refers to the works Gomera and Kalahari, in which Gregory draws attention to marginalised indigenous languages. Journeys also feature, with work made in South Africa, the Orkneys, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.
Gregory’s work is influenced by a combination of race, history, gender and aesthetics; firmly rooted in concepts of ‘truth and beauty’.
Joy Gregory was included in our recent group exhibition 'Liberties' and this solo show, curated and toured by Impressions Gallery, Bradford, expands on those ideas while introducing new ones.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

£2.20 (Incl Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both venues, free entry for Supporters, U18s and Art Pass holders

Cafe Morte The Tears of Things

Cafe Morte: The Tears of Things

  • 11 February — 18 March 2017 *on now

A growing collection of broken objects to initiate conversation around the emotional value and attachment we have to something that is broken in our lives. The collection will form the beginning of a growing body of
research relating to death and loss.

Exhibition at The Exchange, in The Engine Room

Admission

£2.20 (Incl Gift Aid donation) to both venues, free entry for Supporters, U18s and Art Pass holders

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/cafe-morte-tears-things-2/

Image by Shelly Tregnoning

Shelly Tregoning Exhibition

  • 14 February — 11 March 2017 *on now

This collection of tiny works is an abstract observation of bearded faces – each has a story which
forms their identity and the way each wears their beards enhances this identity.

“Recently, at a festival, I was amused by a barber’s stand where the main pursuit was pognotrophy- the art of cultivating and grooming beards. Why has the beard once again become so fashionable?” asks Shelly.

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) to both venues, free entry for Supporters, U18s and Art Pass holders

Image from Transition 2016 by Steve Tanner

Transition 2017

  • 14 February — 11 March 2017 *on now

Transition is an opportunity for artists, or artist groups, to use the gallery space to consider how a series of works is developing or to try out ideas for an installation or interactive project.
Transition gives artists the time and space to take ideas forward in a public environment, aiming to explore conceptual and practical issues, without the constraints of presenting a finalised exhibition. Artists can challenge their practice and take risks concerning their usual working techniques. It offers visitors the chance to see work in a state of flux, meet the artists and discuss the work.

• Week One Steve Tanner // Graham Guy-Robinson
• Week Two Oliver Udy + Colin Robins // Jones + Kan + Pickles Harvey + Turnbull
• Week Three Emma Frankland + Myriddin Wannell // Synnøve Fredericks
• Week Four Jo Ball // Ali Corder + Elizabeth Loveday

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.20 (Incl Gift Aid donation) to both venues, free entry for Supporters, U18s and Art Pass holders

The Palace of Culture featuring work by Naomi Frears

Palace of Culture

  • 18 March — 17 April 2017

Inspired by Eastern European clubhouses for workers, Newlyn Art Gallery will be transformed into an establishment of recreational activity.
Hosted by the Gallery’s young artists collective The Collaborators, The Palace of Culture will nourish both body and mind with workshops, performance and other stimulating pursuits designed to fight cultureless leisure.
Each of the four weeks will be programmed by a different Cultural Secretary who will commission a varied selection of activity, which could include do it yourself hobby groups, sports, dance, collecting, arts, films, music, literature and amateur theatre.

• Week One UNCollective
• Week Two Keiken Collective
• Week Three Rosie Taylor
• Week Four Ella Frears

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.20 (Incl Gift Aid donation) to both venues, free entry for Supporters, U18s and Art Pass holders

New work by Simon Bayliss

Simon Bayliss Exhibition

  • 18 March — 17 April 2017

Based in St Ives, Simon’s relationship to the Cornish landscape and sea feature strongly in his work, juxtaposed with humorous, erotically charged imagery and text. This exhibition features recent watercolours made in Cornwall as well as in London during a residency with Standpoint Futures at Chisenhale Studios. He has also produced a series of slipware mugs and plates to accompany the show.

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.

Admission

£2.20 (Incl Gift Aid donation) to both venues, free entry for Supporters, U18s and Art Pass holders

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/simon-bayliss/

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

  • 6 January — 10 March 2017 *on now

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

Weekly, Fridays, from 6 Jan 2017, The Engine Room, The Exchange
10am babies, 10.45am toddlers

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

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

Website

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

Alice's Art Classes

Alice's Art Classes at The Exchange

  • 25 February 2017 10am-12pm
  • 4 March 2017 10am-12pm
  • 11 March 2017 10am-12pm
  • 18 March 2017 10am-12pm
  • 25 March 2017 10am-12pm

A series of creative workshops designed to inspire and explore your imagination, led by one of our Collaborators Alice Bray-Ellis. Please wear old clothes as it might get messy.

Admission

£2
Classes for ages 7 – 12 years, 12 places per session.
Booking essential

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alices-art-classes-tickets-30850545813

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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