While women outnumber men in art school, men are exhibited more widely in art galleries ... but not at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange this summer!

The gallery is delighted to be bucking the trend with a female-focussed line-up for its summer programme.

Leading the way with a major exhibition across both the gallery’s venues is painter Rose Wylie, who was recently awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honour’s list. Her exhibition History Painting features colourful, large-scale, figurative paintings that are intelligent, funny, and quietly political.

Joining Wylie at Newlyn Art Gallery is Naomi Frears, the highly respected artist based in St Ives. For her show in The Picture Room space at the gallery, she is showing a new body of work initiated by time she spent working alongside students and staff at Plymouth University.

Frears' work is on show until August 4, and all works are for sale.

She will be followed by Catherine Haines, who will be showing a collection of etchings and paintings that explore folklore and the sea until September 22.

At The Exchange, the summer exhibition in The Engine Room space features the Trengwainton Heritage Project, curated and produced by Barbara Santi. It continues until July 28.

Adding to this illustrious female ensemble is artist Alice Ellis-Bray who is delivering weekly art classes for 7-13-year-olds during August.

In addition to the exhibitions and events taking place in the galleries, an all-women team from the gallery took part in Processions 2018, a mass participation artwork in London on June 10. The event was to mark 100 years of the Representation of the People Act, which first gave some women (and some men) the right to vote.

Details of all these exhibitions and events are listed on newlynartgallery.co.uk including booking details for the children’s art classes.

Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn TR18 5PZ

The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance TR18 2NL

01736 363715 www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Admission is £2.20 (incl Gift Aid donation) for 7-day pass to both venues, free entry for U18s, Supporters, Patrons, and local art pass holders.