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

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.
Sophia Starling / Kate Terry / Sarah Kate Wilson

Sophia Starling / Kate Terry / Sarah Kate Wilson

  • 19 July — 26 September 2014 *on now

An exhibition of works by contemporary artists, Sophia Starling, Kate Terry and Sarah Kate Wilson, in the upper gallery will explore abstraction through a variety of media. The lower gallery will present works on paper by Sandra Blow and ephemera from her St Ives studio.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Summer season admission: £3 for both galleries (members & U18s free) free on Saturdays

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Jack Doherty

In the Studio Café : Jack Doherty

  • 19 July — 27 September 2014 *on now

An installation of forms specifically created for the cafe space by Mousehole-based potter Jack Doherty.

“Made from porcelain, the forms are thrown then carved and shaped reflecting the fluidity of the material and physicality of making. The elemental colour and surface texture are created by the fusion of fire and soda in the intense heat of the kiln, leaving behind a subtle palette of smokey grey, lemon, russet and turquoise.” Jack Doherty, 2014.

All pieces are for sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Summer season admission: £3 for both galleries (members & U18s free) free on Saturdays

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Sandra Blow

Exhibition Tours: Sandra Blow

  • 26 July — 4 October 2014 *on now

Sandra Blow (1925 - 2006) was a pioneer of the British post-war abstract movement and closely
associated with the St Ives artists. This solo show will present the larger canvases created in the last
20 years of her life.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with entry to gallery, Summer season admission: £3 for both galleries (members & U18s free) free on Saturdays

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Sandra Blow

Sandra Blow

  • 26 July — 4 October 2014 *on now

Sandra Blow (1925 - 2006) was a pioneer of the British post-war abstract movement and closely
associated with the St Ives artists. This solo show will present the larger canvases created in the last
20 years of her life.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Summer season admission: £3 for both galleries (members & U18s free) free on Saturdays

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

risks

Taking Risks

  • 23 August — 8 September 2014 *on now

23rd August – 8th September
An exhibition of work by Gold Arts Award participants.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, donations welcome

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards

  • 25 August — 27 September 2014 *on now

Stupid Beauty
A new collection of small, exquisitely coloured oil paintings.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Summer season admission: £3 for both galleries (members & U18s free) free on Saturdays

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

tim allen

Structures / Strukturen

  • 11 October 2014 — 3 January 2015

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/

CP

Caroline Pedler

  • 18 October — 15 November 2014

A new body of work for sale by Falmouth-based artist Caroline Pedler.
Pedler’s work for The Picture Room reflects her enjoyment in the visceral relationship between paintbrush, paint and page. The work, led by visions of colour, texture and space, is an antidote to Pedler’s work as a children’s book illustrator.

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.
sketchbook

Penzance Sketch Club

  • 1 May — 4 December 2014 *on now

The Engine Room, The Exchange
First Thursday of the month, (1st May, 5th June, 3rd July etc), 6.30 – 8.30pm

Penzance Sketch club is a self-led group, providing motivation and inspiration for sketching, developing ideas and supporting projects. Open to all levels of ability.

£5 fee includes refreshments.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5 fee includes refreshments.

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/

Life Drawing

Life Drawing Classes

  • 4 November 2014 6:30-8:30pm
  • 2 December 2014 6:30-8:30pm

Led by tutors from the St Ives School of Painting.
£10 per session, booking essential at www.schoolofpainting.co.uk
(£8 for School of Painting members and Newlyn Art Gallery members)

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£10 per session, booking essential at www.schoolofpainting.co.uk
(£8 for School of Painting members and Newlyn Art Gallery members)

Website

http://www.schoolofpainting.co.uk

sandra blow

A Celebration of the Life & Work of Sandra Blow

  • 5 September 2014 7-10pm

Join Ian Massey writer, artist and academic for a walk and talk through the work of Sandra Blow followed by stories and anecdotes by people who knew her.

Doors open 7pm,
Walk and Talk 7.30 – 8pm,
Interval 8 – 8.30pm,
Reminiscence 8.30 – 9.15pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5, £4 Members, booking essential

Website

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk

kids

Children’s Workshops - Looking at the works of Sandra Blow

  • 6 September 2014 10am-12pm
  • 13 September 2014 10am-12pm
  • 20 September 2014 10am-12pm
  • 27 September 2014 10am-12pm

This series of workshops will take young people on a colourful journey through the work of Sandra Blow. Each week will focus on a different approach to creating art, delivered by artists from St Ives School of Painting. Inspired by the exhibition, we will explore the way Sandra Blow worked, including gluing, tearing, sticking; material paint and texture; canvasses and collages. The final week will culminate in a combination of painting and fashion with everyone creating wearable art! Please wear old clothes as it will get messy – disposable aprons provided.
The course is ideal for young people aged 6 to 13.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£20 per child for all 4 sessions, booking essential

Website

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk

Sandra Blow: Material Nature

Sandra Blow: Material Nature

  • 26 September 2014 1-2pm

This talk will examine the ways in which the painter Sandra Blow drew upon the formal and elemental aspects of landscape, both in the development of her abstract visual language and in her studio methods and processes. Art historian Ian Massey is author of books on the painters Patrick Procktor and Keith Vaughan.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.50

Website

http://www.stivesartsclub.org/

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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