EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
All events are bookable via www.eventbrite.co.uk unless otherwise stated.
Gallery members receive a 10% discount on charged-for ticketed events
First Thursday of each month, 11am, The Exchange.
First Friday of each month, 11am Newlyn.
Join a member of staff for an informal tour and discussion about the exhibition.
No booking required, FREE
The Curious Exchange: The Exchange, 25th January – 26th April, every Saturday at 12noon
Call in and see our display of collected curiosita! Bring your own rare, strange or beautiful object and swap it against a new curious thing, to create a new display every week. FREE
Curious Penzance: The Exchange, 25th January – 26th April
Tell us a curious fact about Penzance or Newlyn! Your suggestions will be added to the large map on the Ramp Wall, created for us by artist Sam Bassett. Curious Penzance continues our celebration of Penzance. FREE
The Wormery: The Exchange, Wednesday, 5th March, 6 – 7.30pm
Two curious texts for consideration; The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk and The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal.
Free but booking essential via eventbrite https://thewormery5.eventbrite.co.uk FREE
The Exchange, Friday 4th April, 8pm – midnight
Get the weekend off to a flying start as DJ Richard Ballinger plays one fabulous record after another.
£4, via eventbrite https://jukeboxjump3.eventbrite.co.uk or on the door.
Due to popular demand, Jukebox Jump will now take place on the first Friday of every month! The dates for your diary are 2nd May, 6th June, 4th July and 1st August.
LIFE DRAWING CLASSES
Thursday 20th March, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Newlyn Art Gallery
Thursday 22nd May, 6.30 – 8.30pm, The Exchange
Thursday 19th June, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Newlyn Art Gallery
In collaboration with St Ives School of Painting we bring you life drawing with a twist. Explore the human form in the context of our exhibitions with male and female models, clothed and nude. Designed to encourage confidence and inspire, these taught sessions will be suitable for all levels, led by experienced tutors from St Ives School of Painting.
£10 per session, booking essential at www.schoolofpainting.co.uk (£8 for School of Painting members and Newlyn Art Gallery members, to book please ring St Ives School of Painting on 01736 797180.)
Bring your own sketchbook materials.A limited supply of paper will be for sale and we will have some boards to borrow. We ask participants to kindly refrain from using charcoal in order to protect fragile artwork.
The Women’s Institute visits The Exchange
To mark International Women’s Day 2014
The Exchange, Saturday 8th March, 2 – 4pm
Usually inviting others to come and speak to their members, this time the WI comes to us! WI members from different generations will talk about what being in the WI means to them, and each speaker will bring an object along that encapsulates this experience for her. Enjoy insights into an all-female institution that will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015. FREE
A Postcard To Penzance – Fresh Edition
The Exchange, Thursday, 27th March
The postcard for March is Fresh Edition. Young people living in Penzance add their voices to the debate their way, with music, poetry and performance. Curated by young people for young people. Come along and see what it’s all about!
FREE, booking essential https://p2pfreshedition.eventbrite.co.uk
Young People’s Art Prize
The Engine Room, The Exchange
Thursday 3rd April – Saturday 19th of April
The fourth in our annual open submission art competition for young people.
Inspired by our current exhibition Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing, this year’s theme will be Curious Creatures. Any size and any medium, the subject can be real or imagined, perhaps an intriguing hybrid, a detailed study or even a little wit of the Rococo.
A special prize, the Visitor’s Vote, will be awarded by the gallery at the end of the exhibition to the artist whose work received most votes from the public. The winner of the Visitors Vote will hang in The Exchange Cafe until 17th May.
Did you know…
...in 2012 we had over 50,000 visits to our galleries in Penzance and Newlyn.