Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

Charity information

Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange is a contemporary visual art gallery located over two large public galleries in West Cornwall, committed to supporting the best of national and international work

Founded 1895

  • Mission statement

    Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange, Penzance have celebrated contemporary visual art and supported the artists that produce it for over 100 years.

    From our two venues our mission is to support the research, development and presentation of contemporary work by emerging national and international artists, including those from our region, and seek to encourage the direct participation of our visitors in our programmes.

    We offer a firm commitment to artistic professional development at all levels, ages and stages of progression.

    We are committed to creating a resilient and permeable organisation that maintains a dialogue with new and existing audiences. We recognise the value of our venues as ‘social spaces’, offering different layers of experience to many, and our work adapts to reflect their interests.

    We are actively seeking ways of working to ensure our survival and position ourselves well for recovery, becoming more efficient and effective by focussing our efforts in a small number of key areas. We will continue to develop our regional strategic role to ensure the continuing development of a strong and vibrant visual arts sector in the South West.

  • Aims

    Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange aims to:

    • To implement an exhibition programme that supports and reflects the quality and diversity of local, national and international contemporary art practice.
    • To move rapidly to a way of working to ensure our survival and position ourselves well for recovery (to become a more resilient organisation)
    • To develop an ongoing conversation with our visitors and to adapt our work to their interests (to become a more permeable organisation)
    • To recognise the value of our venues as ‘social spaces’, offering different layers of experience to many and become more efficient and effective by focussing our efforts in a small number of key areas
    • Develop our regional strategic role to ensure the continuing development of a strong and vibrant visual arts sector in the South West.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1895

    Registered Charity Number: 273785

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 9

    Volunteers: 25

    Phone number: 01736 363715

    Address: Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange Princes Street Penzance Cornwall TR18 2NL

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