Contemporary Art

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) 

 

  • by Will Hughes
    National Glass Centre: Sunderland

    National Glass Centre

    Liberty Way

    Sunderland

    SR6 0GL

     

    OPEN: Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

     

    Website

     

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    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...

  • by Will Hughes
    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

     

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

  • by Will Hughes
    Angel of the North

    Angel of the North 

    Durham Rd,

    Low Eighton,

    Gateshead

    NE9 7TY

    Public Sculpture 

     

    Website

     

    One of the most iconic structures in the North East is the Angel of the North. Constructed started in 1994 and was completed in 1998 by artist Antony Gormley and fabricated by Hartlepool Steel Fabrications...

  • by Will Hughes
    Laing art gallery: Newcastle

    Laing art gallery

    New Bridge St W, 

    Newcastle upon Tyne 

    NE1 8AG

     

    Opening time not available at this time

     

    Website

     

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    Founded in  1901 the funds for the gallery were provided by Alexander Laing. The gallery has a regular exhibition program of modern, historic and contemporary art...

  • The Bowes Museum

    Art gallery, Barnard Castle
    by Ellen Ranson
    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
    by Will Hughes
    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...

  • Hatton Gallery

    Art gallery, Newcastle
    by Ellen Ranson
    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
    by Will Hughes
    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...

  • Conny Art Fest

    Art festival, Consett, Co. Durham
    by Ellen Ranson
    Conny Art Fest

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    Conny is an art festival, in 2019 it ran for a course of 2 weeks in October. It takes over community centres, cafes...

  • NARC

    Magazine and Online
    by Will Hughes
    NARC

    NARC

    Magazine and Online 

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    NARC is an Online and in print magazine an independent guide to culture and alternative music in the North East. Their aim is to showcase the best music, art, literature, comedy, film, etc the North East has to offer...

  • Pandemic Programme: Online

    Online list of art content
    by Will Hughes
    Pandemic Programme: Online

    Pandemic Programme

    Online resourse of arts content to be enjoyed while under lockdown.

    Curated by Kevin Hunt

     

    Google Document 

     

    Pandemic Programme is an evolving list of some of the most interesting, entertaining, useful, relaxing, recommended and critically engaged art content produced by individual artists as well as arts organisation...

     

     

  • Slugtown: Newcastle

    Artist-run Gallery
    by Will Hughes
    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
    by Ellen Ranson
    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
    by Ellen Ranson
    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...

  • by Will Hughes
    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
    by Ellen Ranson
    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...

  • by Will Hughes
    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
    by Will Hughes
    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 Will Hughes

    Hey Art What’s Good?

    PODCAST

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

     

    Hey Art What’s Good is a podcast run by two Geordies, Alice and Rosie. They offer a light hearted and positive approach to art. Reviewing projects and exhibitions taking place in the North East...

  • Totaller

    Artist Collective
    by Will Hughes
    Totaller

    Totaller

    Artist Collective based in Newcastle and Sheffield.

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Soundcloud

     

    Totaller is a collective of four core members, their aim is to work within the bounds of an imagined or new Dark Age. To foster new forms of creation...

     

     

  • 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....