Newlyn Art Gallery
It continues to present contemporary work in all media by regional, national and international artists, with a changing programme of exhibitions and events.
EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
22 JUL - 16 SEP
An exhibition that focusses on the art of making, in particular the renaissance of handcrafting functional objects with a purity of materials. Integral to the exhibition will be a practical workshop space in the upper gallery for craft-making. One-hour ‘taster’ classes will be led each morning by regional makers (free with admission), with charged, full-day intensive workshops on Saturdays.
Craft from a range of makers will be displayed alongside artists’ film and photography that focusses on the art of making, a connection to materials and sharing of skills. With so much manufactured disposal objects in our world, it is a reminder that we can all make objects with our hands.
Details of which classes are available each day will be listed here.
They will be suitable for all ages over 7 years. U12s must be accompanied by an adult.
A donation is requested for materials. Bookings for morning classes need to be made in person in the Gallery. Bookings and payment for Saturday workshops will be through eventbrite.
7PM, SUN 17 SEP
In recognition of Newlyn’s history of ‘plein air’ painting, artists will once again be invited to leave their studios, equipped with materials and a packed lunch, and spend a day working outdoors in Newlyn, Penzance and further afield in Penwith. At the end of the day at Newlyn Art Gallery, buyers will have the opportunity to bid on the works created that very day, which may, in some cases, still be wet.
23 SEP - 6 JAN
A solo exhibition celebrating the work of the painter Robyn Denny presented across both our venues.
Robyn Denny (1930-2014) was one of an internationally acclaimed group who transformed British art in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, leading it into the international mainstream. His resolutely urban abstract paintings on a large scale, captured the cool, modernising mood of the time.
Graduating from RCA in 1957, within a decade he was enjoying considerable international success, alongside his contemporaries Howard Hodgkin, Bridget Riley, Peter Blake and David Hockney. In 1966, he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale with Anthony Caro, Bernard Cohen, Harold Cohen and Richard Smith and at the time of his 1973 Tate retrospective he was the youngest artist to be so honoured. This exhibition is a celebration of the work of an artist key to British abstraction, who kept his eye firmly on America and his London contemporaries.
This exhibition offers an in depth understanding of the evolution of his work over five decades and an exploration of the importance and contemporary relevance of his work. Importantly, the exhibition will draw attention to later works, dating from the early 1980s and beyond, that have only rarely been presented publicly before.
THE PICTURE ROOM
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.
21 AUG - 16 SEP
A collection of limited edition prints, including etchings and screen prints, which Bassett creates alongside his painted works.
All works are for sale.
An exhibition of paintings by Albert Reuss from the Newlyn Art Gallery collection, bequeathed to the gallery after Reuss’s death.
All works are for sale.
FRI 6 OCT, 17.30 – 19.30
To celebrate the publication of a biography of Albert Reuss by Susan Soyinka
Author’s talk 18.00 – 19.00
Free, all welcome.
9 OCT – 4 NOV
A new body of work by Helston-based artist painted across the surfaces of sculpturally arranged panels, exploring the landscape as seen through satellite GPS systems.
7 NOV – 2 DEC
A collection of prints, sculptures and drawings that explore man’s relationship with the sea and its mythologies, by Cornwall-based artist and performer.
IDEAL SCIENCE, RISO PRINTS
5 DEC – 6 JAN 2018
A group exhibition by artists working in Cornwall and across the UK, who use Riso printing as part of their wider practice.
Curated by Joseph Townsend of Housework Press, London.
MON – SAT 10.00 – 17.00