Photo by Ian Kingsnorth

Become a patron


More than 40 Gallery Patrons – enthusiasts, artists, collectors and philanthropists from Cornwall and beyond who love and support contemporary art in the South West – enjoy a close connection to the gallery through regular social and cultural events.

PATRONS DIARY DATES Spring / Summer 2020

Newlyn Studio Tour: Trewarveneth and Anchor
Enjoy a private tour around the iconic Newlyn artists’ studios courtesy of the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust. This will be the last chance to see the Anchor Studio, originally built for Stanhope Forbes and the Newlyn School artists, before its temporary closure for restoration works to take place from April and an opportunity to meet some of the artists working now

Patrons’ Annual Dinner: 125th Anniversary Dinner at Newlyn Art Gallery
Dinner with guest speaker, catered by award-winning Woodfired Canteen.
More details to follow.

Wiltshire Day Trip
A visit to a private collection in Marlborough, Wiltshire and Messums Wiltshire

In addition to all the benefits that Gallery Supporters enjoy, Patrons are invited to:

  • Annual Patrons’ Dinner during the gallery year
  • Artist and Curators’ Suppers following exhibition opening events.
  • Patrons’ special exhibition previews and personal tours of the exhibition by the artist or curator.
  • Special events throughout the year – invitations to attend Patrons’ receptions at Tate Modern with us, or visits to other galleries out of Cornwall.
  • Patrons also have advance opportunities to buy commissioned and limited edition artwork.

Patrons play a vital role in underpinning ambitious programming of extraordinary art and social engagement in West Cornwall that, without their help, may not otherwise happen.

A Gallery Patron’s subscription is £250 pa (£20 pm) or £400 pa per couple (£33 pm)

Become a patron

Contact Tamsin Young on 01736 363715 or [email protected] for more details.

With thanks to 2019 Patrons
Charles Hancock, President of Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange Patrons’ Circle

Charles & Judith Hancock, Charlotte Andrew, Harriet Andrew, Neil Armstrong, Edward Atter, Myfanwy Barrett CB, Richard Belling, Miranda & Andrew Bird, Colin & Julia Buddle, Angie Butler, Sandy & Michael Coates, Kim Conchie, Heather & Michael Donnelly, Jilly Easterby, Michael Grandage CBE, James Green, John & Vivian Halkes, Andy Harper, Sir Richard Heaton, Mandy Jandrell, Jeremy King, Jeremy Lavis, Madeleine & Donald Main, Lady Owen, Robin Pender, Phyllida Shaw & Don Gaudoin, Dida Tait, Nigel Williams, and anonymous Patrons.