Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

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

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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.

Michel Francois

  • 21 March — 30 May 2015 *on now

Michel Francois uses ancient techniques to create functional vessels. Whether it's bowls, jugs, or jars, the purity of form gives them a sculptural quality. His glazes are made using Feldspar, Cornish stone and ash from local trees, such as Chestnut, Ash, and Beech. By starving the kiln of oxygen he draws minerals and oxides from inside the clay to the surface. There they react with the ash glaze, combining to act as prisms that filter and reflect light. This process ensures that each piece is unique. Michel graduated from Falmouth University in 2002, then apprenticed at the Leach Pottery, St Ives. Following from this, he set up his own studio outside Helston.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome

Faye Dobinson

  • 21 March — 25 April 2015 *on now

Using maps and star charts as a starting point, Newlyn-based artist Faye Dobinson plays with the presentation of disparate facts and information to generate abstract forms
'constellations' that scatter themselves across imagined spaces. The resulting paintings, while abstracted, often speak of the sea and of Newlyn's rich maritime history. Their titles are as thorough as the information presented- geographical and topographical densities of flora and fauna sit alongside internal air transport routes and autumnal customs in Ireland. The artworks are about visual data and how we generate our own patterns of significance through process and selection. Faye Dobinson is a London-born, Cornwall-based artist working from Newlyn. Her work is concerned with relating her experience of the inner and outer spaces she inhabits. The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery shows monthly 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome

Lucy Apple at the Exchange

Lucy Apple in The Engine Room

  • 21 March — 18 April 2015 *on now

Lucy’s paintings are about conversations with strangers, friends and family, relishing the interaction between people, their body language and facial expressions.

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome.

Website

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

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014.  Photograph by Mark Blower

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014

  • 21 March — 30 May 2015 *on now

Featuring 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 comes to Cornwall with work by new and recent fine art graduates. Marking its 65th anniversary, selectors Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga chose works by the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools from nearly 1,400 submissions, including graduates from Falmouth University, Stacey Guthrie, Edward Hill, Melissa Kime and Frances Williams. The resulting exhibition is an incisive snapshot of contemporary practice, spanning diverse media, processes, themes, influences and approaches - from moving image and performance to more traditional approaches to making work such as printmaking, painting and sculpture.
Showcasing final year students, graduates and artists one year out of study, the annual national touring exhibition has consistently acted as a barometer of contemporary art practice, shining a spotlight on the hottest talents of the year.
Showing at both Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange. Follow the New Contemporaries across social media using #NewContemps

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/bloomberg-new-contemporaries-2014/

Painting by Faye Dobinson at Newlyn Art Gallery

Faye Dobinson in The Picture Room

  • 21 March — 25 April 2015 *on now

Using maps and star charts as a starting point, Newlyn-based artist Faye Dobinson plays with the presentation of disparate facts and information to generate abstract forms; 'constellations' that scatter themselves across imagined spaces. The resulting paintings, while abstracted, often speak of the sea and of Newlyn’s rich maritime history.
The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery. All works are for sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/the-picture-room/

Porcelain vessel by Michel Francois at Newlyn Art Gallery

Ash-glazed porcelain by Michel Francois

  • 21 March — 13 June 2015 *on now

Michel Francois uses ancient techniques to create functional vessels. Whether it’s bowls, jugs, or jars, the purity of form gives them a sculptural quality. His glazes are made using Feldspar, Cornish stone and ash from local trees, such as Chestnut, Ash, and Beech.
In the Studio Cafe at Newlyn Art Gallery. All pieces are for sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/the-picture-room/

Ilker Cinarel at the Exchange

Ilker Cinarel in The Engine Room

  • 25 April — 2 May 2015

'The Dad Project.' Recreating lost or missing family photos, but with his real father no longer alive, a series of surrogate fathers fill the gaps. The project can be followed on Twitter using #adoptingafather.

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome.

Website

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

Luke Frost

  • 27 April — 30 May 2015

Luke Frost's work deals primarily with colour relationships in precise compositions that question the viewer's awareness of colour and space. He is interested in exploring the pictorial possibilities and perceptions of colour in strictly formal arrangements. Areas of layered washes of colour are interrupted by stripes of contrasting or resonating colour which he refers to as 'volts'. These visually interact with the built up background hues, drawing attention to subtle modulations and contrasts, and enriching the viewer's experience of colour. The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery shows monthly 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome

Luke Frost in The Picture Room

Luke Frost in The Picture Room

  • 27 April — 13 June 2015

Luke Frost’s work deals primarily with colour relationships in precise compositions that question the viewer’s awareness of colour and space. He is interested in exploring the pictorial possibilities and perceptions of colour in strictly formal arrangements. Areas of layered washes of colour are interrupted by stripes of contrasting or resonating colour – which he refers to as ‘volts’.

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome.

Cornwall College Extramural Project in The Engine Room

  • 11 — 16 May 2015

Work by first year students from the FdA/BA(Hons) Contemporary Creative Practice course responding to briefs set by the Gallery.

Admission

Free Admission, donations welcome.

Website

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

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.
Performance by Ros Bason and Frances Tang

Exhibition Performance by Ros Bason and Frances Williams

  • 18 April 2015 11:30am-1:30pm *on now

'Fran’s People freeform interpretation (Ting and Tang anachronisms)’ a performance by Ros Bason and Frances Williams. Interventions from 11.30am around gallery with a performance at 12.15pm in the exhibition space.

Admission

Free Admission, donations welcome.

Website

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

Concert Performance by Will Sleath and Tim Carey

  • 25 April 2015 From 6:30pm

Will Sleath (flute) and Tim Carey (piano) perform Morton Feldmann’s For Christian Wolff (1986)

Admission

Tickets £13 advance 01736 794477 / williamsleath@hotmail.com or from The Exchange
£15 on door from 6.30pm

The Makers' Market at The Exchange

The Makers' Market at The Exchange

  • 16 May 2015 10am-5pm

A range of high quality and bespoke work for sale by local and regional designers and makers, including ceramics, jewellery, interior design and textiles. FREE entry, 10am – 5pm

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome.

Website

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

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.

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