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Relax, unwind and discover the fantastic range of arts and design on show in the friendly surroundings of the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.

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 and The Henry Rothschild collection of studio ceramics. This includes work by all major makers and studios working in ceramics during the 20th century in the UK.

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.
  • Treasures From The Shipley Art Gallery

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. Donations are welcomed, but entry is free to the gallery.

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Opening Hours

Monday CLOSED

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00

Thursday 10:00 - 16:00

Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday CLOSED

Bank Holidays CLOSED

Telephone: 0191 477 1495

info@shipleyartgallery.org.uk

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Events at Shipley Art Gallery

Exhibition Explorers

September 20th to December 13th

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Saltwell Park Museum

October 4th to November 25th

Exhibition
Saltwell Park Museum

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October 4th to November 25th

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Angel of the North maquette

Excess and the Everyday

October 4th to November 25th

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Excess and the Everyday

Treasures from the Shipley Art Gallery...

October 4th to November 25th

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Treasures from the Shipley Art Gallery Collection

Shipley Art Challenge

October 4th to November 25th

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Shipley Art Challenge

Behind-the-scenes tours

October 4th to November 25th

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Behind-the-scenes tours

Online exhibition: Winter Wellness...

October 4th to November 25th

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Online exhibition: Winter Wellness Postcard Project

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October 4th to November 25th

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The Blaydon Races

October 4th to November 25th

Exhibition
The Blaydon Races

Adult workshops: Calligraphy

October 11th

Exhibition
Adult workshops: Calligraphy

Ceramic classes: Pet Bowls

October 15th

Exhibition
Ceramic classes: Pet Bowls

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