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Newlyn Art Gallery

New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, England
+44 1736 363715
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Not worth a visit

Walked from Penzance specifically to visit and was totally disappointed. There were so few... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Denise B
Yes please coffee & art

Beautiful view. Aesome barista. Lovely place to relax and recharge. Also the bonus of the galleries... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Newlyn Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Newlyn, Cornwall. Opened in 1895, and financed by John Passmore Edwards the gallery was conceived as a home and exhibition venue for the Newlyn School of Art the works of which are now largely located at Penlee House Gallery and Museum in nearby Penzance. For almost 120 years, Newlyn Art Gallery has been bringing the best in contemporary art to audiences in the south west. In 2007 the gallery was redeveloped and we opened a second venue, The Exchange in Penzance. With two venues we are able to offer a wide and varied programme across two sites, showcasing the very best of national and international contemporary art, as well as work by some of the best artists currently working in the region. Newlyn has played an important role in supporting the development of 20th-century painting in Britain, and in acknowledgement of that history, our current programme seeks to reflect the ways in which contemporary artists, working in this country and internationally, use painting and drawing to express their ideas. The focus at Newlyn Art Gallery is on painting and drawing. Artists working in other media continue to be a part of the programme on occasions, but two-dimensional work is the clear focus. Recent shows have included major retrospectives by Roger Hilton and Breon O'Casey.At Newlyn Art Gallery, the pavilion on the seaward side of the gallery is a glass structure on ground floor level, which supports a first floor clad in wet-laid Cornish slate, a building method specific to the region, but rarely seen in modern buildings. The glass curtain wall allows panoramic views of Newlyn Green and the sea while sliding doors lead to a secluded garden and outdoor seating area. The Picture Room space shows changing exhibitions of works for sale. With an emphasis on affordable works, it 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. The Education Room & Studio Cafe on the first floor of the pavilion has a vast window offering panoramic views across Mounts Bay, as well as a skylight the length of the gabled ceiling. Well-behaved dogs are very welcome. We are a dog-friendly venue.
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“local artists” (11 reviews)
“on display” (6 reviews)
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New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Walked from Penzance specifically to visit and was totally disappointed. There were so few exhibits, not at all as it appears from their publicity material. Also it says it is dog friendly, it is not, I was paying and the woman taking the money said...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view. Aesome barista. Lovely place to relax and recharge. Also the bonus of the galleries & art shop x

Thank travellingmap2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gallery sits just behind the sea front and is accessible from the Newlyn/Penzance promenade. Well worth the detour as this is as hidden gem of a gallery. Light, airy building showing off the art in wonderful light. Don't leave without stopping for coffee upstairs...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely building, and very pleasant staff but, oh dear, what a disappointment the art is. I had hoped for a celebration of local artists which considering the area, should have been easily managed. I know art is a very individual preference but I felt there...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Weird building with nice view out the window but not a lot to view inside, not really for art lovers or local stuff so not sure why it is there, not worth paying for to visit when the main attraction is the gift shop. The...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Stunning building but very little content. Nort really worth £2.00 admission but happy to donate towards the upkeep. Handy stop off on walk from Penzance to Mousehole. Great views.

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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

My wife has wanted to visit this gallery for a while so, as we were in the area we made a specific beeline for it. Unfortunately we felt rather under-whelmed as the exhibits on show were rather lacking both in apparent quality and quantity. I'm...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Great tasting coffee and homemade cake with friendly welcoming service at reasonable prices. Huge picture windows with views out to sea.

Thank BerkshireDanni
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

No permanent collection, but visiting shows of varying quality. Some clearly evening class standard rather than professional. Much of former charm lost some years ago when interior modernised. From outside, lass extension housing cafe looks out of place, but excellent panoramic sea view from inside.

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Nice presentation, knowledgeable staff, very aware of local artists and events. Good place to pick up gifts of sketch books if you left yours at home. Excellent coffee/tea shop upstairs.

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