Newlyn Art Gallery

Art Galleries in Cornwall | Newlyn Art Gallery | Newlyn | Cornwall
Art Galleries in Cornwall | Newlyn Art Gallery | Newlyn | Cornwall
Art Galleries in Cornwall | Newlyn Art Gallery | Newlyn | Cornwall
Art Galleries in Cornwall | Newlyn Art Gallery | Newlyn | Cornwall
Art Galleries in Cornwall | Newlyn Art Gallery | Newlyn | Cornwall
Art Galleries in Cornwall | Newlyn Art Gallery | Newlyn | Cornwall
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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 more than 120 years.

It continues to present contemporary work in all media by regional, national and international artists, with a changing programme of exhibitions and events.



9 JUN - 22 SEP 2018


Rose Wylie is best known for creating colourful, large-scale, figurative paintings that are smart, funny, and quietly political. These are usually made from memory and draw on a wide range of cultural references from history, fashion and cinema, to mythology, sport and literature. The thread linking these fields is her interest in how images evolve and accumulate meaning – becoming familiar, iconic and part of the narrative of popular culture and wider history. 

The large scale paintings at Newlyn Art Gallery include three recent works inspired by the Pilgrims ship the Mayflower voyage, which had a final landing at Newlyn to take on fresh water before sailing to America in 1620. In the lower gallery we will present Ben Rivers’ film What Means Something (2015) which reflects on his friendship with Rose, her painting and the artistic processes they have in common.

History Painting is a Plymouth Art Centre exhibition and curated by Ben Borthwick. The exhibition is showing across both our venues.


Exhibiton Event:

Paint Your Dog. 18 AUG, 2 - 4pm. Armed with paper, paint and dog treats, painter Ben Sanderson will lead you in quick-fire, fun drawing and painting exercises to help you create off-the-cuff sketches of your dog. This workshop is for well-behaved dogs and their owners. Please bring a dog lead. £4 per slot, please choose your slot and book via eventbrite:





29 SEP - 5 JAN 2019

Many & Beautiful Things, an exhibition presented at both galleries, is concerned with that time in youth when anything is possible, everything is ahead of you, and life is a rush for new experiences. Of course, there may be inner anguishes, but still there’s an abandon, a thirst - before it inevitably leaves, usually gradually, sometimes suddenly. Many & Beautiful Things is about those points when things change.

The exhibition includes Rineke Dijkstra’s series of seven portraits of Olivier as he passed though military training with the Foreign Legion, each image recording a systematic hardening of his bearing with the realisation that he has acquired authority, responsibility and that death is very much a reality.

Melanie Manchot filmed her daughter with Super 8 for a minute each month from the age of 11 to 18 years. Presented on nine monitors, we see in 11/18 the silent and gradual change in her appearance and her ways of relating to the camera, to her mother and to the world

Joseph Szabo was a young high-school teacher struggling to connect with his students, so he suggested he photograph them in class and later, as trust grew, they invited him to their hang outs. The photographs are an evocation of 70s and 80s America and yet there is something timeless and compelling about Szabo's portrayal of the universal teenager.

Other international artists will be included, alongside commissions from mid-career artists and work by young emerging artists based in Cornwall.  A programme of events will be announced soon.





25 AUG, 3.30-5.30pm

The return of our popular Ikebana workshop.

Katsushi Koike, from Japan, will guide you through the art of Japanese flower arranging.
£20 including all materials and flowers. Booking essential, please call 01736 223125 to book.



25 AUG 6-9pm

Join us for an evening of Sushi, from Cornwall-based Naoko’s Kitchen. Hailing from Tokyo, Naoko has brought her love and knowledge of Japanese cuisine to Cornwall, where she now lives with her family.

Sittings at 18.00, 19.00 & 20.00 (Max 15 per sitting), £27 for a sushi tasting plate, which also includes a late night viewing of our summer exhibition Rose Wylie: History Painting.

Booking via eventbrite. Please note: pre-booking is essential and no drop-ins on the night possible.




Showing changing exhibitions of works for sale. With an emphasis on affordable works The Picture Room offers the opportunity to buy paintings, prints and drawings by some of the region’s most recognised artists. 

All profits from sales made in The Picture Room directly support the Gallery’s education and exhibition activities.


9 JUN – 22 SEP

The Studio Café, Newlyn Art Gallery.
Belfast based artist/ maker Derek Wilson will exhibit a range of sculptural forms alongside functional ware. Wilson combines his minimal aesthetic with accomplished craftsmanship, material knowledge and a propensity to propel modern ceramics through reinterpretation of its form.


6 AUG - 22 SEP

A collection of etchings and paintings that explore folklore, the sea and collections by artist Catherine Haines.


29 SEP - 5 JAN 2019

Newlyn-based artist Michael Porter presents a new series of exquisitely executed watercolours that explore soil, plants and the natural world.





25 MAY — 27 AUG 2018
Janet Cardiff’s internationally acclaimed sound installation Forty Part Motet (2001) is at Richmond Chapel in Penzance, a former Wesleyan Chapel and Grade II listed building, usually closed to the public. Cardiff has reworked 16th-century composer Thomas Tallis’s choral masterpiece Spem in alium nunquam habui by recording 40 individual male voices (bass, baritone, alto, tenor and child soprano) and playing each individual voice through its own speaker. The visitor can move amongst the 40 speakers to listen to single voices, or be immersed in the overall complexity of the choral ensemble.

A Groundwork exhibition presented by Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange.
Groundwork is a season of international contemporary art in Cornwall from May to September 2018. With a focus on place and an emphasis on moving image, sound and performance, the programme presents new commissions made in Cornwall, together with existing works by internationally acclaimed artists. Groundwork is organised by Helston-based arts organisation CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust).



Summer opening hours for the gallery, shop and cafe.

Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm


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