Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

The entrance to Newlyn Art Gallery

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

SUMMER OPENING TIMES (March - October)
Mon–Sat, 10.00–17.00

WINTER OPENING (October - March)
Tues – Sat  10.00 – 17.00.
The cafe at Newlyn Art Gallery is closed over winter.

Admission charges

ADMISSION: £3.30 to both galleries incl Gift Aid donation
(Free for U18s, Art Pass holders and Gallery Supporters)

Discounts

  • National Art Pass
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

Both of our venues have cafes on site.

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.
derek wilson ceramics

Ceramics & Crafts Display

  • 29 September 2018 — 5 January 2019 *on now

A changing display of ceramics and crafts, featuring work by Jack Doherty, Jode Pankhurt, Sue Pryke, Heather Scott, Derek Wilson, and many others.

New pieces will be added throughout the duration.
All works are for sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.30 (incl Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both venues | Free entry for Supporters, U18s and Local Art Pass holders

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/visit/

Michael Porter work

Michael Porter in The Picture Room

  • 29 September 2018 — 5 January 2019 *on now

Newlyn-based artist Michael Porter presents a new series of exquisitely executed watercolours that explore soil, plants and the natural world.

Digging in the dirt
Getting your hands dirty
Grovelling in the dirt
Flinging dirt in your face
A clod of dirt
A dirty stain
Dumped in dirt
And yet it can be so beautiful

Michael Porter, April 2018

All works are for sale.

With an emphasis on affordable works The Picture Room offers the opportunity to buy paintings, prints, drawings, and ceramics by some of the region’s most recognised artists. All profits from sales directly help to support the gallery’s learning and exhibition activities.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£3.30 (incl Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both venues, free entry for Supporters, U18s and Local Art Pass holders

Image from Joseph Szabo's 'Teenager' series

Many & Beautiful Things

  • 29 September 2018 — 5 January 2019 *on now

Many & Beautiful Things is concerned with that time in youth when anything is possible, everything is ahead of you, and life is a rush for new experiences. Presented at both galleries, the group exhibition features photography and moving image work by internationally recognised artists, mid-career artists, and young emerging artists, many still at art school. Rineke Dijkstra’s photographs of a young Foreign Legionnaire; Binelde Hyrcan’s film of four boys on an Angolan beach who strive for the good life; Melanie Manchot filmed her daughter for one minute each month from the age of 11 to 18; Santiago Mostyn’s journals of travelling across America with a group of friends and Joseph Szabo’s photographs of high school students in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Curated by Blair Todd, the exhibition also presents Catie Close’s photographic series California Roll, Naomi Frears’ text work of teenage embarrassments, Lulu Freeman & Nadja Redman film Turning 18, Housework Press’s riso print of a tombstoneing icarus, Callum Mitchell’s coming of age library, James Loraine-Smith will sign write the fragment of Sappho’s poetry that gives the exhibition its title, Lucy Willow’s film of a sea burial, and Young People Cornwall’s portraits of their peers.

Fragment24a, an exhibition within an exhibition, is a three-strand response to Many & Beautiful Things by The Collaborators, the gallery’s collective of emerging artists aged 30 and under.
A programme of events will be announced soon.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£3.30 (inc Gift Aid Donation) for a seven-day pass to both venues, free entry for Supporters, U18s and Local Art Pass holders

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/many-beautiful-things-2/

wallflower

Fragment24a

  • 29 September 2018 — 5 January 2019 *on now

Fragment24a, an exhibition within an exhibition, is a three-strand response to Many & Beautiful Things by The Collaborators, the gallery’s collective of emerging artists aged 30 and under. Running concurrent to the main show, there will be a mixed media exhibition of work in The Engine Room at The Exchange, reflecting their interests and concerns; two billboard prints of still images, one for a wall at Newlyn Art Gallery, and another at The Exchange, capturing the essence of what it’s like to be young; plus an Instagram takeover on four weekends offering a different perspective during the exhibition. All three elements will explore the same themes as Many & Beautiful Things and be a record of what it is to be young now.

The exhibition in The Engine Room will be co-selected by Cat Gibbard, and Amos Jacob, a young curator and producer of The Thrown Gauntlet festival in Falmouth. The images for the billboards will be co-selected by Oliver Udy of Antler Press and Blair Todd.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.30 (incl Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both venues | Free entry for Supporters, U18s and Local Art Pass holders

Website

http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/fragment24a/

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

http://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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