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

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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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 across 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.

Newlyn has played an important role in supporting the development of 20th-century painting in Britain, and in acknowledgement of that history, our current programme seeks to reflect the ways in which contemporary artists, working in this country and internationally, use painting and drawing to express their ideas. The focus at Newlyn Art Gallery is on painting and drawing. Artists working in other media continue to be a part of the programme on occasions, but two-dimensional work is the clear focus. Recent shows have included major retrospectives by Roger Hilton and Breon O’Casey.

At The Exchange our huge gallery is regularly used as a project space in which artists and curators test new ideas, from The Penzance Convention held in May 2012, to Shezad Dawood’s astounding exhibition running summer 2012. A major contemporary art space, The Exchange enables audiences to see work on a scale never before accessible in the region. It is also used as a venue for live performances, film screenings and community events.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Summer
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

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 to Newlyn Art Gallery every 15-30 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.
Curious Exchange display

The Curious Exchange

  • 25 January — 26 April 2014 *on now

Call in and see our display of collected curiosita! Bring your own rare, strange or beautiful object and swap it against a new curious thing, to create a new display every week. FREE

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/curiosity/

Curiosity

Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing

  • 25 January — 26 April 2014 *on now

Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing is a startling exhibition that moves wittily, sometimes mysteriously, between contemporary art, anatomy, Cold War secrets, the origins of museums and voyeurism in everyday life. Alongside the contemporary works we have invited Helston Folk Museum to present a selection of their curious items at The Exchange. Taking as a starting point the cabinets of curiosities that flourished throughout Europe in the 17th century, Curiosity is a detailed and spectacular meditation on the nature of wonder, fascination and inquiry.

Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing includes work by Salvatore Arancio, Rudolph and Leopold Blaschka, Corrine May Botz, Pablo Bronstein, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Gerard Byrne, Nina Canell, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Gunda Förster, Aurélien Froment, Laurent Grasso, Thomas Grünfeld, Susan Hiller, Toril Johannessen, Nina Katchadourian, Jeremy Millar, Matt Mullican, Katie Paterson, Aura Satz, Miroslav Tichý, and Richard Wentworth.

FREE

A Hayward Touring exhibition organised in collaboration with Turner Contemporary and in association with New York art and culture magazine Cabinet

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/curiosity/

Catherine Haines Lost Soul Trophy


Catherine Haines, Lost Soul Trophy
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  • 3 May — 7 June 2014

Catherine Haines’ new work explores anthropomorphism and its cultural roots in story telling. A contemporary take on fables from the frontier, Haines’ etchings depict outlandish trophies from expeditions, defunct maps and imaginary beasts described by past explorers. Her collection of these souvenirs and use of poetic licence is attributed to her love of folk art. All works are for sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Donations welcome.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Wherrytown skaters, James Hankey

Drawing a Presence

  • 10 May — 5 July 2014

Newlyn Art Gallery
10th May – 5th July
Drawing a Presence is a rare opportunity for young artists between the ages of 15 and 25 to present work in a major exhibition, which investigates their sense of presence, place and experience within Cornwall.

Co-curated by Elle Sambrook and Henry Osman.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, donations welcome.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Dornith Doherty, Dry Creek.

3am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night

  • 10 May — 12 July 2014

The exhibition demonstrates how this particular nocturnal hour has captured the imagination as the featured artists explore various themes – psychological, sociological, and natural – to capture something of the strangeness of the night and the extraordinary range of emotions, states and experiences it witnesses.


Full list of artists: Francis Alÿs, Tonico Lemos Auad, Jordan Baseman, Sandra Cinto, Dorothy Cross, Dornith Doherty, Anthony Goicolea, Marc Hulson, Rachel Kneebone, Nathan Mabry, Michael Palm & Willi Dorner, Hirsch Perlman, Ed Pien, Lucy Reynolds, Sophy Rickett, Paul Rooney, Anj Smith, Fred Tomaselli, Danny Treacy, Bettina von Zwehl, Tom Wood.

3am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night is a touring exhibition from the Bluecoat curated by Angela Kingston.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Free, donations welcome.

Website

http://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.
Detail from the map of Curious penzance

Curious Penzance

  • 25 January — 26 April 2014 *on now

Tell us a curious fact about Penzance or Newlyn!
Your suggestions will be added to the large map on the Ramp Wall, created for us by artist Sam Bassett. Curious Penzance continues our celebration of the town, A Postcard To Penzance.
The Ramp Wall, The Exchange.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, but donations welcome

Website

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

work submitted to exhibition, a human torso with a foxes head by Emily Evans - Falmouth School

Young People’s Art Prize


  • 3 — 19 April 2014 *on now

The Engine Room, The Exchange
Thursday 3rd April - Saturday 19th of April
The fifth in our annual open submission art competition for young people.
Inspired by our current exhibition Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing, this year’s theme will be Curious Creatures. Any size and any medium, the subject can be real or imagined, perhaps an intriguing hybrid, a detailed study or even a little wit of the Rococo.
A special prize, the Visitor’s Vote, will be awarded by the gallery at the end of the exhibition to the artist whose work received most votes from the public. The winner of the Visitors Vote will hang in The Exchange Cafe until 17th May.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, Donations welcome.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Easter Egg Tree

DIY Easter Holiday Activities


  • 5 — 19 April 2014 *on now

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange. 
5th - 19th April, 10am – 5pm 
Free drop-in activities for children and parents across both venues. FREE

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 0-4
  • 11-13

Admission

Free, Donations Welcome

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Dr Theo Blackmore

Disability History in Cornwall

  • 19 April 2014 11:30am-2pm *on now

The Engine Room, The Exchange
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Saturday 19th April 11.30am – 2pm


Join Dr Theo Blackmore as he illustrates how the lives of disabled people in Cornwall have changed over the last 50-100 years in a series of short films covering topics such as education, employment, hate crime, and recreation.

FREE

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, Donations Welcome

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Dressmaking Workshops

  • 30 April 2014 10am

The Engine Room, The Exchange

Wednesday mornings from 30th April, 10am – 12.30pm
Patterns, sewing, recycling and upcycling will be covered.

More info and to book a place text Jelka on 07505 296 539

£12 per session

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12 per session

Wednesday mornings from 30th April, 10am – 12.30pm

More info and to book a place text Jelka on 07505 296 539

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

A an example piece of work.

Charity Art Auction

  • 3 May 2014 8-10pm

In Aid of Cornwall Hospice Care 
The Exchange.

Saturday 3rd May, 8pm (doors open at 7pm)


A wide range of works by artists from across the county will be auctioned to raise much-needed funds for Cornwall Hospice Care. The auctioneer for the evening will be David Lay of Lays Auctions. Pay bar open.


Viewing: Friday 2nd May 10am - 5pm & Saturday 3rd May 10am - 3pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, Donations Welcome.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

The Exchange at Night

Dusk til Dawn

  • 17 — 18 May 2014 8pm-8am

Exploring the themes of our exhibition 3AM: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night, join our nocturnal artist in residence, James Hankey, and help capture the essence of this very particular time in this very particular place, using experimental photographic techniques.

As well as investigating a variety of different cameras of varying formats onsite, photographers will be dispatched on the hour every hour collecting images of whatever life they can find offsite, from kebab shop customers to night swimmers, creating a twelve hour time line.

If you'd like to take part contact cat.gibbard@newlynartgallery.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children
Life drawing classes

Life Drawing Classes

  • 22 May — 19 June 2014

In collaboration with St Ives School of Painting we bring you life drawing with a twist. Explore the human form in the context of our exhibitions with male and female models, clothed and nude. Designed to encourage confidence and inspire, these taught sessions will be suitable for all levels, led by experienced tutors from St Ives School of Painting. Bring your own sketchbook materials. A limited supply of paper will be for sale and we will have some boards to borrow. We ask participants to kindly refrain from using charcoal in order to protect fragile artwork.
£10, booking essential at www.schoolofpainting.co.uk (£8 for School of Painting members and Newlyn Art Gallery members, to book please ring St Ives School of Painting on 01736 797180.)

Thursday 22nd May, 6.30 – 8.30pm, The Exchange
Thursday 19th June, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Newlyn Art Gallery

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£10, booking essential (£8 for School of Painting members and Newlyn Art Gallery members, to book please ring St Ives School of Painting on 01736 797180.)

Website

http://schoolofpainting.co.uk/workshops/all-workshops/

Arts Activities

DIY Half Term Holiday Activities


  • 24 — 31 May 2014

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange
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24th – 31st May, 10am – 5pm

Free drop-in activities for children and parents across both venues.
FREE

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 0-4

Admission

Free, Donations Welcome.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Makers Market 


  • 31 May 2014 10am-5pm

The Exchange

31st May, 10am – 5pm


A range of high quality and bespoke work by local/regional designers and makers.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, donations welcome

Website

http://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 to Newlyn Art Gallery every 15-30 mins.

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