In our latest blog series 'Meet the Partners', we hear from the teams behind round two of the National Partners Programme to find out more about their unique museum and gallery venues.
Heather Pasfield, Digital Programme Producer at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, shares her experiences and highlights working on the programme, route into the museum sector and what she's looking forward to.
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is one of three regional galleries and museums to present and curate exhibitions drawn from the Arts Council Collection as part of the National Partners Programme. For more than 125 years, Newlyn Art Gallery has offered a wide and varied exhibition programme, presenting contemporary work in all media by regional, national and international artists, with a supporting programme of events across two sites.
The second venue, The Exchange, is a major contemporary art space in the centre of Penzance that opened in 2007 and was formerly the town’s telephone exchange. Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange believe that art and art organisations can perform a civic function and be relevant to, and lead a change in, social issues and this inspires their ambitous programme of exhibitions and projects aimed at connecting audiences in the south west with the Arts Council Collection.