Newlyn Art Gallery

Rear view of Newlyn Art Gallery
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Following updated advice from the Government, both our venues are closed until further notice as a temporary measure. We are disappointed not to be able to stay open but the health and wellbeing of our team, and our visitors, is our priority.
We are working on plans to deliver alternative programmes for as wide an audience as possible during this temporary period of closure, through our website, our social media channels and non-digital means.Join our mailing list to find out more at
Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to welcome you to the galleries again very soon.
In line with Government advice, the team will be mostly working from home, and contactable via email. A list of the staff together with their emails addresses can be found on our website should you need to get in touch.

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.
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange offers an internationally recognised contemporary art programme across its two sites, presenting work in all media by regional, national and international artists, with a supporting programme of events.

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Opening hours

Mon–Sat, 10.00–17.00

WINTER OPENING (October - March)
Tue – Sat  10.00 – 17.00.

The Studio 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)

Getting there


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.
Jode Pankhurst


  • 8 August 2020 — 2 January 2021 *on now

Including Jack Doherty, Dor & Tan, Jode Pankhurst, and Sue Pryke.
All works are for sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Richard Ballinger


  • 8 August — 12 September 2020 *on now

Drawing from the landscape Ballinger reimagines these scenes in the studio to create works with thickly-impastoed interlocking shapes, or blocks of colour.

All works are for sale, please ask for a price list.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Image: Rainbow Flag by Peter Freeman


  • 8 August — 12 September 2020 *on now

Rainbow Flag is a temporary neon installation by artist Peter Freeman, commissioned by Newlyn Art Galllery & The Exchange to celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month. Situated in the Studio Café at Newlyn Art Gallery, the form of the flag echoes the shape of the large picture window and the neon light fills the space with vibrant colour.

Peter Freeman is interested in the beauty and emotional quality of artificial light. His light sculptures and installations are poetic solutions using electric light and digital technologies to transform architectural spaces and create uplifting luminous forms that celebrate light and bring pleasure to the senses.

We’re delighted that our Rainbow Flag took on a new meaning during the pandemic, and will stay up for longer than planned.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Image by Karl Ohiri

Go On Being So

  • 8 August — 12 September 2020 *on now

An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition.

An incidental conversation between the 14 students around what it means to be a global citizen was the starting point for their exploration of the Arts Council Collection, bringing together an intriguing selection of works that say something about the world today and their place in it.

Artists include Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Claudette Johnson, Young In Hong, and Ross Sinclair.

MBA Collective looked for works which resonated with them, while also considering pieces that illustrated issues other young people in different parts of the world may be facing.

“We chose works that said something about big issues for us personally, and are universal to people of our age, such as mental health and equality,” explained the Collective.

The title Go On Being So refers to their quest for strength and resilience; “things might not be too good but there’s still life, you’re still living, there’s still beauty in it”, as demonstrated in works such as Karl Ohiri’s How to Mend A Broken Heart, and Rod Dickinson’s Egg Bag. The title also acts as a provocation, reflected in works such as Gavin Jantjes’ Freedom Hunters and Donald Rodney’s Self Portrait: Black Men Public Enemy; “it then becomes a challenge: Go On Being So – Can we? Should we?”

MBA Collective, Nov 2019

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is an Arts Council Collection National Partner. The Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England.

Find out more about the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme

View the exhibition via our website for an online tour

Open Wed-Sat


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

Getting there


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
New Road, Newlyn
TR18 5PZ




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.