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

8 Events listed

06.09.14 - 28.09.14Workshop ends in 11 days

Children’s Workshops


Swimmer by Sandra Blow
26.07.14 - 04.10.14Exhibition ends in 17 days

Sandra Blow


Image by Rosie Kliskey
12.09.14 - 01.11.14Exhibition ends in 45 days

The Collaborator’s Exhibition


07.05.14 - 03.12.14Workshop ends in 77 days

Dressmaking Workshops


01.05.14 - 04.12.14Workshop ends in 78 days

Penzance Sketch Club


27.09.14 - 27.09.14Art Fair begins in 10 days

Makers Market


11.10.14 - 03.01.15Exhibition begins in 24 days

Structures / Strukturen


02.12.14 - 02.12.14Workshop begins in 76 days

Life Drawing Classes