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NewcastleGateshead is a must-visit city break for art lovers.

Discover a region bursting with creativity as you take your pick from art galleries in Newcastle and Gateshead showcasing art, design, sculptures and photography to suit a range of artistic tastes.

The Ouseburn Valley is the creative heart of Newcastle, boasting a lively and active community of artists, printmakers and independent galleries which makes it the perfect starting point for the artistically inclined. Home to Northern Print, Seven Stories and a number of independent artist studios which throw open their doors twice a year during Ouseburn Open Studios - visitors looking for art galleries to explore will also find The Biscuit Factory in Ouseburn which is the largest, independent commercial art, craft and design gallery in the UK.

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Fans of contemporary art can explore the airy galleries of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art on Gateshead Quayside. Drop in for free any day of the week to take in their rolling programme of thought-provoking exhibitions on display and browse their excellent shop which has a unique range of gifts and souvenirs for any art-lover. Wander across the Gateshead Millennium Bridge to discover Side Gallery tucked along a cobbled street on Newcastle Quayside which is committed to showcasing stories from the North East through powerful photography and art exhibitions in its small gallery.

Laing Art Gallery can be found in the heart of Newcastle city centre and offers visitors a chance to see regularly changing exhibitions of historic, modern and contemporary art as well as permanent exhibitions showcasing the work of renowned local artists such as Thomas Bewick, Ralph Hedley and John Martin. Shipley Art Gallery over the river in Gateshead is known for having one of the best collections of ceramics, wood, metal, glass, textiles and furniture outside of London. Both art galleries regularly run creative events and activities perfect for families looking for a fun day out in Newcastle and Gateshead.

Creativity bursts from the seams of Newcastle and Gateshead’s art galleries into the everyday spaces of the region. From iconic and instantly recognisable public art sculptures in the form of Angel of the North, to subtle street art on hidden corners, the graceful curves of Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the applauded architecture of Grey Street - NewcastleGateshead is a must-visit city break for art lovers.

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