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Shipley Art Gallery
The Shipley Art Gallery is the North East’s leading gallery for contemporary art and design and has one of the best collections of ceramics, wood, metal, glass, textiles and furniture outside of London. It is also home to William Irving’s painting The Blaydon Races.
The Shipley’s permanent exhibitions include:
– the Designs for Life gallery, a showcase featuring more than 300 objects made over the past 2,000 years.
– the Saltwell Park Museum, a display of objects from the old Saltwell Park Museum
– stories of Gateshead through the ages.
Other gallery spaces show a range of exhibitions throughout the year. There are regular events including artist and curator talks, ‘Get Crafty’ family activity days, concerts and fairs.
The gallery can be easily reached by public transport. Take bus number 21, 22, 23, 24 or Q1, Q2 from Haymarket Bus Station Newcastle or from Gateshead Interchange (Bus and Metro).
With free parking just outside the door, we’re easy to find on Prince Consort Road, near Gateshead Central Library.
For travel information call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33