Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange
Newlyn art Gallery and The Exchange in Penzance present contemporary work in all media by regional, national and international artists, with a programme of events, activities and education.
Photo credit: Steve Tanner
For more than 120 years, Newlyn Art Gallery has been bringing the best in contemporary art to audiences in the south west. In 2007 the gallery reopened after a period of renovation with the addition of a new pavilion. At the same time the gallery also launched its new space, The Exchange, in the centre of Penzance. 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.
Together the galleries present contemporary work in all media by regional, national and international artists, with a programme of events, activities and education.
Both venues have a café serving snacks and light lunches, as well as a well-stocked shop selling books, cards, jewellery and gifts. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but may not be allowed in the exhibition spaces during certain times.
To mark ten years since the opening of The Exchange and redevelopment of Newlyn Art Gallery the gallery is staging a series of celebratory events and launching a fundraising campaign: The Power of 10.