Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange offers a wide and varied exhibition programme across two sites, presenting contemporary work in all media by regional, national and international artists, with a supporting programme of events.
The gallery has a long history of art-making in West Cornwall and celebrates contemporary art having supported artists for more than 125 years (and counting!) The Gallery Shop sells ceramics, jewellery, cards and art books, and the Studio Cafe serves tea, coffee and cakes during the summer. In the winter the space is used to display ceramics and crafts. The gallery recently completed a project to enhance its outdoor spaces including secluded gardens with pebble seating. The Picture Room is an additional gallery space presenting selling exhibitions by leading regional artists.
The second site is The Exchange which is located off historic Chapel Street, within easy walking distance of Penzance bus and train stations. It has a wonderful book and gift shop plus a café serving snacks and light lunches. Well behaved dogs are welcome at both venues, but may not be allowed in the exhibition spaces during certain shows.
A great chance to enjoy some family time within a gallery setting, during the school holidays each of the venues offers free DIY Make & Do Activities often related to the current exhibition, and always lots of fun. To accompany their summer exhibitions they produce a booklet designed for visiting families to take a closer look at the exhibitions together.
Visit their website for more information and for information on family events, call 01736 780869