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9th April 2019 - 31st March 2020

09 APR 2019 – 31 MAR 2020 (ONGOING) 14:00 – 16:00 THE EXCHANGE Tea, Cake & Art is a creative social group for older people, particularly those living alone, who would like to meet and spend time with others. Join us for a cuppa, a chat and a little art on Tuesday afternoons in The Exchange Cafe. Free, all welcome. (FAQs on website)


February 14 - April 18

Reflections on islands, human and non-human bodies: their fluids, and where they overlap. Works in oil and watercolour. Kate has visited the Western and Northern Isles of Scotland over recent years on research trips and for residencies. The works in this exhibition explore insights regarding emanations from places, creatures and bodies which inhabit edges. Kate is also interested in sap, fluids and forces in plants and bodies which initiate and maintain life. The works reflect her various methods of investigating these…


February 14 - June 6

An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition. Hippo Campus: Where We Learn A group exhibition featuring works from the Arts Council Collection that explores alternative schooling, peer-to-peer learning and self-education. In recent years there has been increasing concern about the downgrading of arts subjects in primary, secondary and higher education. With the rise in fees, closure of courses and loss of studio space across UK art colleges, artists and their peers are increasingly initiating alternative models of education for themselves. Hippo…


February 14 - April 18

Rainbow Flag is a temporary neon installation by artist Peter Freeman, commissioned by Newlyn Art Galllery & The Exchange to celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month. Situated in the Studio Café at Newlyn Art Gallery, the form of the flag echoes the shape of the large picture window and the neon light fills the space with vibrant colour. Peter Freeman is interested in the beauty and emotional quality of artificial light. His light sculptures and installations are poetic solutions using electric light…


February 28 @ 12:30 pm - June 5 @ 2:30 pm

A SOCIAL GROUP MEETING FORTNIGHTLY TO LEARN AND TRY NEW THINGS Artists often learn specialist skills or acquire detailed knowledge during research for a new body of work. For each Lunchbreak School we will invite an artist to present a concise talk or demonstration on their newly acquired knowledge, followed by a communal, pay-what-you-want lunch, and a more informal open discussion or practical workshop for the group. Open to all who are curious. For more information or to book a…


March 5 @ 6:00 pm - March 26 @ 10:00 pm

THURSDAYS IN MARCH A weekly, evening social group meeting in The Exchange Café, celebrating the joy of creating art, especially for those who have been told all their lives that they can’t paint or draw. Group motto:  “It’s so bad, it’s good!” Free  with admission (including Spring Exhibition Pass), pay bar and refreshments. Meet at 18.00, class starts at 19.00 For more information or to book a place, please email


March 20 - April 18

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of our popular county-wide art prize for young people between the age of 11 and 19, the theme of 2020’s Young People’s Art Prize will focus on the art of protest. There are three age categories with prizes, and The Visitors’ Vote prize, awarded by the gallery at the end of the exhibition to the artist whose work received most votes by the public. Prize Winners will be announced at the Prize Giving on Thu 19…

Heartlands Markets 2020

21st March 2020 - 6th December 2021

March 21 & 22, June 6 & 7, August 29 & 30, December 5 & 6 10am – 4pm Craft markets with local sellers selling handmade and homemade items.

Porthleven Food Festival

April 17 - April 19

Friday 17 - Sunday 19 April 2020 Gather your nearest and dearest for fun and frolics at Porthleven Food Festival. Enjoy live cooking demos in the Chef’s Theatre. Lounge by the pretty harbour and listen to brass bands, buskers, choirs and BBC Music Introducing artists. Run away with the circus. Listen to authors discuss their works in the Lit Tent. And eat eat eat as you choose your favourites from hundreds of artisan and street food providers. Most of this…


April 20 - June 27

West Cornwall-based artist William Arnold will exhibit an ongoing body of work that documents – in razor-sharp detail – specimens of flora collected in neglected places, roadsides, industrial sites and business parks in an homage to the pioneers of Victorian botany.


April 20 - June 27

A new series of ceramics using black earthenware clay to make thrown and assembled pieces. 2019 marked a significant development in Richard Phethean’s work. Now established at a creative ceramic studio in west Cornwall he has embarked on a new series of works which use a coarse, black earthenware clay, making thrown, altered and assembled pieces, incorporating, hand-cut stencils and overlays of brushed slips and glazes. This new work combines references to ancient pottery, European slipware traditions, 20th-century abstract painting…

Heartlands Wedding Fair 2020

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 26 10am - 3pm Set in 19 acres of stunning landscaped park and gardens, and with the backdrop of one of the most iconic buildings in Cornwall, Heartlands is a unique location for wedding celebrations. Heartlands Wedding Fair will have local suppliers and great ideas for your big day. Entry to the fair will be free.

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