West Cornwall has a long history of art and creativity, and the Newlyn School was a centre of post-impressionist painting whose heyday was prior to World War I. Its reputation has remained intact. Newlyn Art Gallery in Newlyn is a delightful discovery as is its sister gallery, The Exchange, in nearby Penzance. Both galleries focus on contemporary art which is of a high standard and internationally recognised.
If you like thought-provoking material, a visit to Newlyn Gallery won’t disappoint. There is a series of temporary exhibitions of a contemporary nature which are stylish and friendly.
While the gallery may be compact, the staff are knowledgeable and it’s affordable with a low admission fee. Coffee and cake are also available in the sea view cafe.
Newlyn Art Gallery