Thursday, 14 September 2017

The Wet Auction is coming! - major art event this Saturday in and around Newlyn.

Plein air painting in Newlyn for the last Wet Auction

In recognition of Newlyn’s history of ‘plein air’ painting, artists will once again be invited to leave their studios, equipped with materials and a packed lunch, and spend a day working outdoors in Newlyn, Penzance and further afield in Penwith. This is a unique opportunity to buy contemporary art created on the day in situ and, at the end of the day at Newlyn Art Gallery, buyers will have the opportunity to bid on the works created, which may, in some cases, still be wet!

You can follow the artist's movements throughout the day via social media using #wetnewlyn.

At 1800 the gallery will be open so that you can preview the works. There will be food from Little Wonder cafe and a pay bar. By 19.00, the works will be hung in the upper gallery ready to be auctioned by David Lay of David Lay Auctions. The money raised is eligible to be matched, and therefore doubled, by Catalyst: Evolve in our 10th Anniversary Year so that we can continue to support art and artists in West Cornwall.


Samuel Bassett - Simon Bayliss - Lizzie Black - Angela Cockayne - Richard Cook - Mary Crockett - Jack Davis - Anthony Frost - Catherine Haines - Caroline Pedler - Michael Porter - Rachael Reeves - Shelly Tregoning - Jason Walker


Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens - Polgoon Vineyard - The Old Coastguard Hotel - St Michael’s Mount - Penzance Railway Station

Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, TR18 5PZ

01736 363715

Opening Hours: 6 - 10pm