Newlyn Art Gallery + The Exchange
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange was founded in 1895 by John Passmore Edwards the philanthropist and social reformer, who felt that art had an important role to play in people’s lives.
His vision has inspired us to think about our work with communities: how we might involve them in shaping our work, and how we can become more relevant to more people. We are an educational arts charity, an Arts Council England National Portfolio organisation, an Arts Council Collection National Partner, and a Cornwall Council Strategic Arts Client. We present contemporary work in all media across two sites in West Cornwall.
In recent years, our programmes have reached beyond the galleries into other settings, including care homes, schools and other public spaces, from beaches to places of worship, to realise our commitment to reach and engage with the broadest and largest audiences we can.