Princes Street
Penzance TR18 2NL United Kingdom
T. 01736 363715

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The Exchange is a major contemporary art space that opened in 2007 in conjunction with renovations to Newlyn Art Gallery. The gallery occupies a former telephone exchange and features a striking glass facade that runs the entire length of the building. A dramatic changing light display illuminates the glass panels according to the exhibitions and the seasons. The huge space retains the industrial feel of the original telephone exchange and features a large T-shaped gallery showing national and international contemporary art, plus work by some of the best local artists. The gallery is also used as a project space, where artists and curators can test new ideas and run workshops, film screenings, live performances and community events. The Exchange is located off historic Chapel Street, within easy walking distance of the bus and train stations.

As a dog-friendly venue, we welcome well behaved dogs on leads.

Current and forthcoming events

6 Events listed

25.01.14 - 26.04.14Exhibition ends in 10 days

Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing


19.04.14 - 19.04.14Talk begins in 3 days

Disability History in Cornwall


03.05.14 - 03.05.14Event begins in 17 days

Charity Art Auction


10.05.14 - 12.07.14Exhibition begins in 24 days

3am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night


22.05.14 - 22.05.14Workshop begins in 36 days

Life Drawing Classes


24.05.14 - 31.05.14Workshop begins in 38 days

DIY Half Term Holiday Activities