Galleries

Cool stuff in and around our Neighbourhood. 

Currently compiled as a blog by our Team. This list is ongoing and not exhaustive. 

(During Covid - 19 venues will be closed, please check their websites) 

 

  • Northern Print

    Northern Print

    Stepney Bank

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 2NP

    OPEN: Gallery Wednesday - Saturday 12pm - 4pm

                Studio (Members Only) Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am - 5pm

                                                        Thursday 10am - 8:45pm

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Facebook

     

    Northern Print is a Gallery and Print making studio with learning and participation at the heart of everything they do. They run a program of classes and events throughout the year...

  • SHIELDFIELD ART WORKS EXHIBITION
    SHIELDFIELD ART WORKS EXHIBITION

    Shieldfield Art Works (Formerly Holy Biscuit)

    1 Clarence Street

    Shieldfield

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE2 1YH

     

    Opening hours vary please see there website for details

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Facebook

     

    Shieldfield Art Works is an arts organisation that is based in the Shieldfield area of Newcastle upon Tyne. they deliver a program of theological reflection, community activism and Contemporary art. Through their arts program they articulate, question and enquire, seeking positive change in the community and the wider would...

  • Cobalt Studios

    Studios and Venue, Newcastle
    Image: The Chronicle
    Image: The Chronicle

    Cobalt Studios

    10 Boyd St,

    Shieldfield,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE2 1AP

     

    Website

     

    Check Cobalt's social media or website for openig times and events

     

    Cobalt has 14 affordable studios, an arts and music venue and a co-working project space. It runs exciting events most days/nights , including: life drawing classes, other art based workshops, music nights....

     

  • National Glass Centre: Sunderland

    National Glass Centre

    Liberty Way

    Sunderland

    SR6 0GL

     

    OPEN: Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

     

    Website

     

    Facebook

     

    Instagram 

     

    The National Glass Centre is dedicated to the history of glass making. they have a number of galleries with changing exhibitions. One really exciting thing about the glass centre is that they do daily live demonstrations from glass blowing to flameworking...

  • Platform A gallery: Middlesbrough

    Platform A gallery

    Former Parcel Store & Fish Quay 

    Middlesbrough Train Station, 

    Middlesbrough 

    TS1 1EG

     

    OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

     

    Website 

     

    Facebook

     

    Instagram

     

    In the unique position of being at Middlesbroughs central railway station you have no excuse not to give them a visit...

  • Side Gallery

    Photographic gallery, Newcastle
    Image: The Chronicle
    Image: The Chronicle

    The Side Gallery

    5-9 Side,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 3JE

     

    Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm

     

    Website

     

    The Side Gallery is renound for exciting photography exhibitions. They are dedicated to showing the best in documentary photography from the North East of England and further afield. This usually....

  • The Python Gallery: Middlesbrough

    The Python Gallery

    Royal Middlehaven House, 

    21 Gosford St, 

    Middlesbrough 

    TS2 1BB

     

    OPEN: Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm

     

    Website

     

    Facebook 

     

    Python is a mixed use creative development in the Middlehaven area of Middlesbrough. They have a fantastic cafe area with lots of lovely snacks and drinks which is great when you have been trekking round looking at art all day...

  • Hartlepool Art Gallery

    Hartlepool Art Gallery,

    Church St,

    Hartlepool,

    TS24 7EQ

     

    Open: 

    10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday

     

    Website

     

    Hartlepool Art Gallery is a beautiful restored Victorian church, built in 1854 and designed by the architect Edward Buckton Lamb.

     

    It has a great programme of local artists work on show, in both group and solo exhibitions. The links to the Northern School of Art.....

  • The Bowes Museum

    Art gallery, Barnard Castle
    Image: https://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk
    Image: https://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

    The Bowes Museum,

    Newgate,

    Barnard Castle,

    DL12 8NP

     

    Open: 10 - 5 daily (closed 25, 26 December & 1 January)

     

    This gallery is not free entry, and prices range (info on website)

     

    Website

     

    The Bowes Museum has a huge collection of artworks. The collection was started by John Bowes and Joséphine Bowes in the late 1800's, and includes Goya, El Greco, a huge collection of furniture, stained glass and the Silver Swan. 

     

    The 240 year-old....

  • Baltic 39: Newcastle

    Art Gallery
    Baltic 39: Newcastle

    Baltic 39

    31-39 High Bridge, 

    Newcastle upon Tyne 

    NE1 1EW

     

    OPEN: Monday - Saturday 9am -6pm

                Sunday 10am - 4pm 

    Gallery opening hours vary please see the website

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Baltic 39 is the little sister to the main Baltic in Gateshead. Baltic 39 has 2 galleries at the top of the building but is also home to many studios for creatives as well as the BxNU Institute and the Baltic Professor...

  • MIMA

    Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
    Image: Teeside University
    Image: Teeside University

    MIMA

    Centre Square,

    Middlesbrough

    TS1 2AZ

     

    Free entry.

     

    MIMA gallery is closed on Mondays.

    Open:

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 10:00 – 16:00, 

    Thursday 10:00 – 19:00

    Sunday 12:00 – 16:00.

    Our cafe MIMA Kitchen is open Monday to Friday 8.30 – 16:00, Saturday 9.30 – 16:00 and Sunday 12:00 – 16:00.

     

     Website

     

    A fantastic gallery in the heart of Middlesbrough, MIMA has a great permanent collection of artworks, that feature in different, rolling displays throughout the year. There is also...

  • The Woon Gallery of Asian Art

    Northumbria University, Newcastle

    Open: 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday

     

    Created through the generous support of the Woon Brothers Foundation, the new gallery space houses 47 rare and unique items from the Woon Brothers Foundation’s collection to support research and public exhibition in the region. Each item....

  • Hatton Gallery

    Art gallery, Newcastle
    Hatton Gallery

    Hatton Gallery,

    King's Rd,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 8QB

     

    Website

     

    Situated on the Newcastle University campus, the Hatton's exhibitions run throughout the year, exhibiting local and international artists....

  • Pineapple Black: Middlesbrough

    Contemporary Art Space
    Pineapple Black: Middlesbrough

    Pineapple Black

    Hillstreet Shopping Centre,

    Middlesbrough,

     TS1 1SU

    OPEN: Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Facebook

     

    Im a big fan of arts centres on high streets and in shopping complexes, as i feel this is such a great way to integrate into a community and have people see art, even if it’s just through a window...

  • The Spaghetti Factory

    Curatorial project
    The Spaghetti Factory

    The Spaghetti Factory

    Curatorial project

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Spaghetti Factory started in 2018 and consists of Eva Cromwell and Jenny Mc Namara they often collaborate with others on curatorial projects with other organisations as well as events...

  • Vane: Newcastle

    Art Gallery
    Vane: Newcastle

    Vane

    First Floor

    Commercial Union House 

    39 Pilgrim St,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 6QE

     

    OPEN: Wednesday - Saturday 12pm - 5pm

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Facebook

     

    Vane is at the heart of Newcastles thriving art scene. Based on the first floor of Commercial Union House, they have a number of excellent gallery spaces with a continually changing and dynamic program of exhibitions.

     

     

  • Slugtown: Newcastle

    Artist-run Gallery
    Slugtown: Newcastle

    Slugtown

    Shieldfield, Newcastle

    New Venue opening soon

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Slugtown is a non profit Community Interest Company, based in Shieldfield, Newcastle Upon Tyne. They are an artist run gallery who support early-career artists and have a program of events consisting of public exhibitions as well as free workshops and events...

     

     

  • The Shipley Art Gallery

    Art Gallery, Gateshead
    Image: The Chronicle
    Image: The Chronicle

    The Shipley Art Gallery,

    Prince Consort Rd,

    Gateshead,

    NE8 4JB

     

     

    Website

     

     

    OPEN:

    Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm

    Saturday: 10am - 5pm

     

    The Shipley Art Gallery is one of the leading galleries for contemporary craft in the North of England. There are five....

  • Bad Spirits

    Gateshead
    Bad Spirits

    Bad Spirits

    80 Woodbine Street

    Gateshead

    Tyne and Wear 

    NE8 1SS

     

     

    Website

     

     

    Bad Spirits is ran by Paul Stewart and Dawn Bothwell from their home in Gateshead. They create environments that support collaboration...

  • 36 Lime Street: Newcastle

    Studio Complex and Gallery
    36 Lime Street: Newcastle

    36 Lime Street

    Studio 4D, 

    36 Lime St, 

    Newcastle upon Tyne 

    NE1 2PQ

     

    OPEN: Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    36 Lime Street is a studio complex of over 40 artists and is the oldest and largest studio group in the North East...

  • Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art: Gateshead

    Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

    South Shore Road, 

    Gateshead 

    NE8 3BA

     

    OPEN: Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

                Sunday Reduced opening times

     

    Website

     

    Baltic is the largest dedicated contemporary art institution in the UK. Comprising of 5 floors, 4 of which host Galleries each with its own unique character...

  • The Auxiliary

    Art Gallery, Studios, Tool and AV Library and Workshop. Middlesbrough
    The Auxiliary

    The Auxiliary,

    31 station Street 

    Middlesbrough

    TS1 1SR

     

    OPEN: Thurs - Sat, 12-4pm

     

    Website

     

     

    The Auxiliary Project Space is an 11,000 sq.ft. warehouse in Middlesbrough. Consisting of two galleries...

  • Thought Foundation: Birtley

    Thought Foundation

    Clarity House, 

    Durham Road, 

    Birtley 

    DH3 2TB

     

    OPEN: Wednesday - Friday 9am - 4pm

                Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Thought Foundation is a community hub, consisting of a gallery and cafe environment which is popular with the local community...

  • Breeze Creatives: Newcastle

    Artist Studios and Gallery
    Breeze Creatives: Newcastle

    Breeze Creatives

    Bamburgh House,

    Market St, East,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 6BH

    OPEN: Monday - Fridat 9am - 5pm

                Saturday 11am - 5pm

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Breeze Creatives is a contemporary visual arts organisation based in the North East. They have a number of artists studios as well as a gallery called Abject Gallery which has recently been renovated...

  • by Miles Thurlow
    The New Bridge Project: Gateshead
    The NewBridge Project: Gateshead and NewBridge Books
    232-240 High Street
    Gateshead
    NE8 1AQ
    OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 6pm 
     

    The New Bridge Project is a progressive, artist-led studio group based in Newcastle and Gateshead Town Centre....