Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

Newlyn Art Gallery and 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 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

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 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.
tim allen

Structures / Strukturen

  • 11 October 2014 — 3 January 2015 *on now

A group exhibition of eight British and German painters: Tim Allen, Andrew Bick, Mark Francis, Ian McKeevor, Günter Förg, Michael Jäger, Ivo Ringe, Miro Zahra. At the centre of all the works is the interaction of colour, form and structure.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, Donations welcome.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

This is a Beautiful image by James Thurgood at Newlyn Art Gallery

James Thurgood - This is a beautiful image

  • 22 November 2014 — 3 January 2015 *on now

A new body of work for sale by London-based artist James Thurgood in The Picture Room and Studio Cafe at Newlyn Art Gallery

“My interest in making art is in creating work that explores our relationship with art itself.

As a result of studying photograph, and realising how images can be altered and manipulated in their conception (in-camera or post-production), Thurgood’s work investigates the viewer’s relationship with the artwork.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Newlyn Art Gallery
New Road
Newlyn
Cornwall
TR18 5PZ

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome

Naomi Frears

Naomi Frears Still Here

  • 22 November 2014 — 3 January 2015 *on now

Newlyn Art Gallery
22nd November – 3rd January 2015

Naomi Frears presents Still Here; her short films alongside commissioned texts by writers and a neuroscientist exploring time and undirected thought, together with recent drawings and paintings in the lower gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

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.
market

Penzance Farmers’ Markets

  • 10 October 2014 — 27 March 2015 *on now

The Exchange
Every Friday 9am – 1pm, 10th October – 27th March
(No Markets on Fri 26th December 2014 or 2nd January 2015)

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE donations welcome

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Advent calendar boxes at The Exchange

Advent Calendar Boxes

  • 1 December 2014 — 3 January 2015 *on now

A collaborative advent calendar display created by gallery staff, volunteers and Collaborators.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Engine Room, The Exchange
Princes Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 2NL

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome

The 50 Degrees choir who will perform at The Exchange

At The End of The Line

  • 10 January 2015 7:30-9:30pm

The 50 Degrees Choir has devised original songs, inspired in part from the ideas submitted to a Postcard To Penzance to create an entertaining, questioning and brutally honest look at the place where we live and the reasons that we live here.
The choir, in a dialogue with dancer Emily Dobson, weave a beautiful story of the hardships and joys we face and the natural world we inhabit, “at the end of the line” in the far west of Cornwall.
This exciting project has seen members of the choir with musical director Vicky Abbott create original songs for the first time since the choir’s inception over 10 years ago, in an artistic exploration, combining dance, music and words, with Agnieszka Blonska, an accomplished theatre director.
Don't miss this opportunity to be the first to hear this truly inspiring and highly entertaining body of work.
Doors and bar open from 7pm, performance at 7.30pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5, tickets available from Space on Arcade Steps, No 36 in Causewayhead, and Pure Nuff Stuff in Chapel Street, all in Penzance.

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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