Two galleries in Penzance have revealed their summer exhibition schedule starting at the end of July.

Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange in Penzance have announced a number of exhibitions taking place across the summer until September.

In Your Hands, showing at Newlyn Art Gallery, is a group exhibition connecting international artists with people in Cornwall in collaborations to realise or fabricate their artwork.

Following the success of Extraordinary Postcards, ordinary people, artists, and non-artists, have been asked to contribute to a major part of this exhibition.

Participants have been busy during the last few months cross-stitching images of their favourite items which textile artist Klaas Rommelaere will use to create a fabric room, furnished with cross-stitched objects, ornaments and possessions created by more than 80 people across Cornwall and the UK.

Other collaborations include, Benny Nemer, a Canadian artist based in Paris, who will send a personal card each week during the exhibition to local florist, Zennor Wild, who will respond with a different floral arrangement for the gallery.

Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis, both based in Pittsburgh, USA, have commissioned the oldest existing net-maker in the UK, Henry Cowls, still working from a factory in Helston, to make a piece of every net that they produce.

These pieces will then be joined together by Drew Davies and his team at South West Play in Newlyn, creating one impossible net that theoretically could catch everything, and nothing.

Outside The Algorithm, at The Exchange will reportedly reveal interconnecting links between online culture and human life with interactive art, media, and illustrations, including interactive projections, creative coding, and meditative GIFs.

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Other artists include Damjanski, cyber-feminist Laurence Rassel, trans-activist Terre Thaemlitz, Sam Meech with interactive video projections, Martin Vargic, creator of the Map of The Internet, Rhianna Armstrong, a neuro-divergent artist, and a new installation by lighting artist Peter Freeman.

The virtual Palace of Culture continues online until 30 July.

You can view artworks from the Arts Council Collection, then teleport down to the Lower Gallery and select any of the specially created online artist-led workshops.

These exhibitions are suitable for all ages and completely free to enjoy.

There are also exhibitions of new works for sale by Kitty Hillier in The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery, and paintings and metal sculptural works by Newlyn-based Shelley Anderson in The Engine Room at The Exchange.

A programme of events includes Workshop Walks on 10 July with Felicity Tattersall and on 14 Aug, with Georgia Gendall, there will also be Summer Art Classes in August for older children in the garden at Newlyn Art Gallery and activity packs for under fives at The Exchange.

The exhibitions will be open from 10am until 5pm, seven days a week until September 11.

Admission: £4.50 (incl Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both venues, and there will be free entry for under 18s, supporters, and patrons.

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