engage - exhibition



Saturday 1 April to Sunday 23 April 2023
11am-4pm (closed Mondays)

Open Bank Holiday Monday

Tremenheere Gallery
Gulval, Penzance TR20 8YL

Opening event: Saturday 1st April 2-4pm


Art is Technology – The Newlyn Society of Artists Spring ’23 Show Engage 

Article by Kate Reeves-Edwards



NSA collaborative Immersive Technology Project

Over the past nine months, five NSA members have had the opportunity to work with Professor Tanya Krzywinska, a Research Professor working with Immersive Games and Technologies at Falmouth University.  They have been given support to create augmented and virtual reality dimensions to their own work. This will be exhibited as part of the launch show for two new apps created by Tanya and NSA member Professor Penny Florence for Tremenheere Gardens, as well as being part of the NSA show.

The two Tremenheere apps are funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the work with the other 5 NSA artists is part of Falmouth and Exeter Universities’ Immersive Business outreach project  https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/immersive-business funded by European Regional Development Fund.

Newlyn Society of Artists members Michelle Ohlson, Andrew Litton, Simon Averill, Kate Walters and Pat Wilson-Smith have been developing pieces of work using Augmented Reality so that while a work might hang on the wall, other versions of it can be seen through a phone app. Kate Walters has created a piece using Virtual Reality which can be experienced using a headset so that the viewer feels inside the actual work.

The Newlyn Society of Artists always produce shows which inspire and excite. We are particularly pleased to be part of this new development in technology which opens up the art world in just the same ways in which Passmore Edwards aspired to do. We hope that you enjoy it!


Please click on the link Additional Information to read more about the artists and the work.


This show is dedicated to Passmore Edwards, who was born 200 years ago and who promoted education and accessibility to the arts for those who could not otherwise afford it. To do this, he invested in and built schools, hospitals and galleries around Cornwall and the south, including notably Newlyn Art Gallery.


engage - exhibition


Saturday 8 October to Sunday 30 October 2022
11am-4pm (closed Mondays)

Tremenheere Gallery
Gulval, Penzance TR20 8YL

Opening event: Saturday 8 October 2-4pm

“The map is not the territory” is a phrase coined by the Polish-American philosopher and engineer Alfred Korzybski. He used it to convey the fact that people often confuse models of reality with reality itself.

As visual artists, our work is a continuous modelling/depicting/mapping of the various realities which we perceive and within which we live. This theme offers the chance for NSA members to make explicit some of the issues which we face as artists, as well as to explore some of the potent questions around identity and community, boundary and belonging in our world today.

This is a rich theme for NSA members and we hope that this will produce an exciting and nuanced exhibition. 

Newlyn Society of Artists is one of the longest-surviving and most prestigious groups of professional artists in the UK. The NSA currently has close to ninety members, including artists working across all disciplines from painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and film. At least twelve have been Royal Academicians. All members are either living in or strongly connected to Cornwall’s extraordinarily active and vibrant contemporary art scene. 

Click on the link to view the list of artists and their work, including the title, medium and price.

The NSA has recently begun a very exciting partnership with the St Clare Medical Centre in Penzance. We have worked with the partners and their Site Manager, Richard Allan, to develop their beautiful new medical centre. Almost thirty NSA artists have submitted work to hang in the building, in public and staff areas and meeting rooms for one year.
We put the work up last weekend and will hold an event to celebrate the partnership and give people a chance to look round, in November. We are absolutely thrilled to see our work there in such a fabulous space – and it has transformed the whole atmosphere of the building. The NSA would like to thank both Richard and the partners for giving us a chance to give back to our community in this way.

Dear Friends and Members,

The NSA is delighted to announce an upcoming exhibition, Memory, at Tremenheere Gallery.

This spring the Newlyn Society of Artists, one of the longest-surviving and most prestigious groups of professional artists in the UK, will be holding its new exhibition at Tremenheere Gallery from Saturday April 9th to Sunday May 1st.
The title of the exhibition is Memory, but it is an open show for members to exhibit whatever current work they are producing.
The NSA has close to one hundred members, including artists working across all disciplines from painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and film. At least twelve have been Royal Academicians. All members are either living in or strongly connected to Cornwall’s extraordinarily active and vibrant contemporary art scene.
Memory brings together work which challenges and inspires, which is often radical and always thoughtful – we hope that you enjoy it.

Please join us for the opening event, Saturday 9th April.  We look forward to seeing you.



Newlyn Society of Artists’ Spring exhibition 2022

Tremenheere Gallery, Gulval, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8YL
Sat 9 April – Sun 1 May 2022, 11am-4pm (closed Mondays)
Opening event: Sat 9 April, 1-4pm

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Please join us for a public panel discussion to mark the 125th anniversary of the Newlyn Society of Artists, 1896-2021.

ART – where next?

Chaired by: Professor Penny Florence, interdisciplinary artist and writer.

Panel: Lisa Wright, artist and curator of NSA125.

Dr Ginni Button, art historian, curator, consultant.

Dr RyyA Bread, curatorial director, Kestle Barton.

Blair Todd, deputy director, Newlyn Art Gallery.

Ben Reader, artist, painter.

Charlie McQuaid, editor and publisher Yew! Magazine, the Cornish Arts and Culture Magazine.

Sunday 24 Oct, 2 – 3.30pm


Missed the event? Listen to it again:



Tremenheere Gallery

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Penzance, TR20 8YL.




Looking Forward

‘After a year of being locked-down, shut-down and closed in, this show is a chance to reflect on past experiences, or look to the future and expand our horizons… Art can give us a way to explore our own souls – there has been a powerful energy in the NSA during these times of change and we’d like to invite people to come and share this. In the beautiful space of Tremenheere Gallery, you will undoubtedly find ‘Looking Forward’ thoughtful, serious, joyful, sometimes playful… and up-lifting’, Yolande Armstrong, Chair of the NSA.

Read more Looking Forward Press release

Read more List of exhibitors Looking Forward 2021

Sat 19 June – Sun 11 July 2021
Tremenheere Gallery

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8YL

The exhibition is subject to government guidelines


The NSA are proud to be part of Penzance Arts Festival 2021 – PZ.21/Create

Friday 4 – Sunday 20 June, 2021
(NSA taking part: from Sat 12 – Fri 18 June)

The website will be updated as things progress. You can subscribe to receive updates.

Want to watch the trailer? Click on the link in the video.

As part of the Edge of Dark exhibition at Tremenheere Gallery last October there was a showing of a series of short films made by several NSA members. A video featuring all eight films has been made, called Now and Now – click on the link to view. Best viewed on a mobile device.

The artists featured are Yolande Armstrong, Julia Giles, Penny Florence, Tim Ridley, Patricia Wilson Smith, Andrew Swan, Ken Turner and Janet McEwan. You can read more about each film in this post.