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23 Oct 2021 — 08 Jan 2022

The Exchange

An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition.

Seen is curated by young LGBTQIA+ people from Cornwall aged between 11 – 19 working in partnership with LGBT+ charity Intercom Trust.

Through workshops and conversation about contemporary art the young people have explored the importance of representation within art and culture and the many sides of what it means to be seen. The expanding subject of Queer art involves an important history of reclamation, resistance, love and freedom and often explores personal experiences as well as depictions of LGBTQIA+ cultures.

This exhibition increases young LGBTQIA+ people’s engagement with contemporary art, allows them to create a platform that speaks to them, for new voices to be heard and for them to be seen.

See Read More below for a list of particpating artists.


Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is an Arts Council Collection National Partner. The Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England.

Find out more about the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme.

LGBTQIA+  artists with work from the Arts Council Collection in the exhibition

Francis Bacon / Flo Brooks / Duncan Grant / Sunil Gupta / Maggi Hambling / David Hockney / Howard Hodgkin / Evan Ifekoya / Michael Craig Martin / Charlotte Prodger / David Robilliard / P Staff / Wolfgang Tillmans

In addition there are new exhibition commissions by LGBTQIA+ artists Rosanne Robertson, and RTiiiKA

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Venue: The Exchange
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Open: DAILY, 10.00 - 17.00

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