Newlyn Art Gallery

Newlyn, United Kingdom


  • New Road
  • Newlyn
  • Newlyn
  • Cornwall
  • TR18 5PA
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm (summer)
Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm (winter)

Travel Information

Bus: Buses run from the Greenmarket in Penzance to Newlyn every 30 minutes (no 1 & 6)


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Newlyn Art Gallery exists because of a long history of contemporary art making in the far west of Cornwall and has celebrated contemporary art and supported the artists that produce it for 120 years. Newlyn Art Gallery re-launched in July 2007 after a substantial expansion and refurbishment of its existing home in Newlyn and the development of a major new art space in Penzance, The Exchange, which has enabled the organisation to take on larger, more ambitious projects across its two sites. Together the galleries continue to present contemporary work in all media by regional, national and international artists, with a programme of events, activities and education.  
At Newlyn Art Gallery there is a focus on painting and drawing, while The Exchange is well suited to installation and social participation projects. The galleries’ international reputation allows it to bring some of the best art being produced around the globe to Cornwall. Among the artists who have received solo exhibitions are Mona Hatoum, Christine Borland, Lawrence Weiner, John Armleder, Jill Bradley, Shezad Dawood and many others. The gallery has also hosted solo exhibitions of some of the region’s foremost practitioners such as Roger Hilton, Breon O’Casey, Sandra Blow and Michael Porter.
At Newlyn Art Gallery, the pavilion on the seaward side of the gallery is a glass structure on ground floor level, which supports a first floor clad in wet-laid Cornish slate, a building method specific to the region, but rarely seen in modern buildings. The glass curtain wall allows panoramic views of Newlyn Green and the sea while sliding doors lead to a secluded garden and outdoor seating area. 
The Education Room & Studio Cafe on the first floor of the pavilion has a vast window offering panoramic views across Mounts Bay, as well as a skylight the length of the gabled ceiling.
As a dog-friendly venue, well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Exhibitions and events

Exhibiting Artists