Together the galleries present contemporary work in all media by regional, national and international artists, with a programme of events, activities and education.
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.
EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Joy Gregory: Lost Languages and other voices
11 FEB — 06 MAY 2017
Joy Gregory is one of the most significantartists to emerge from the Black Britishphotography movement of the 1980s. This major retrospective brings together16 bodies of work exploring race, historyand gender, encompassing a wide rangeof photographic media, from digital video installations to Victorian printing techniques.
Lost Languages and other voices is an Impressions Gallery touring exhibition, curated by Anne McNeill.
A Certain Kind of Light:
27 May — 23 Sep 2017
Light in Art Over Six Decades is a major exhibition exploring how artists have responded to light, its transience and effect. Encompassing paintings, sculpture, photography, and installation, it features artworks created from the 1960s to the present day by fourteen leading artists.
The exhibition considers the different ways artists have explored the various aspects of light, from its importance as a source of illumination, as a pure sculptural material, as a mysterious force and as a source of energy that can be conceptually converted into other forms.
It includes Colour Construction by Peter Lanyon who was a leading figure at Newlyn Art Gallery in the 1950s and 60s, as well as camera-less photographs by Garry Fabian Miller who had a solo show here in 2008.
As part of the exhibition, and to mark the tenth anniversary of the opening of The Exchange, Cornwall-based artist Peter Freeman will reprogramme and update Lightwave, the dramatic lighting display illuminating the glass façade of The Exchange that he first created when the Gallery opened in 2007.
Artists in the exhibition: Roger Ackling, David Batchelor, Angela Bulloch, Garry Fabian Miller, Ceal Floyer, Peter Freeman, Raphael Hefti, Anish Kapoor, Peter Lanyon, Julian Opie, John Riddy, Mark Titchner, Paul Winstanley, Toby Ziegler.
The Engine Room at The Exchange
Showing short duration projects and exhibitions throughout the year with an emphasis on collaboration and community. The space is also used for installation and social participation projects.
TUE – SAT, 10.00 – 17.00 (until 18 Mar)
MON – Sat, 10.00 – 17.00 (from 20 Mar)