Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange offers a wide and varied exhibition programme across its two sites, presenting contemporary work in all media by regional, national and international artists, with a supporting programme of events. 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 was redeveloped and a second venue was opened, 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. It is well suited to installation and social participation projects and its international reputation allows to bring some of the best art being produced around the globe to Cornwall. The Exchange is located off historic Chapel Street, within easy walking distance of the bus and train stations. There is a well-stocked book and gift shop plus a café serving snacks and light lunches.
Well behaved dogs are welcome to both venues, but may not be allowed in the exhibition spaces during certain times.
Newlyn Art Gallery has a stunning seaside location with two elegant garden areas and the café is fully glazed, with panoramic views over Mount’s Bay and Newlyn Harbour. –