Shipley Art Gallery

Shipley Art Gallery
Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE8 4JB
  • Telephone 0191 477 1495
  • Opening times Tue–Sat 10am–4pm; closed Sun & Mon.
  • Seasonal times Closed bank holidays.
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  • Website shipleyartgallery.org.uk
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Shipley Art Gallery

The North East's leading gallery of craft & design

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Events at this venue

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Angel of the North Maquette

Artists and designers often use maquettes to test ideas before producing the final form and these are rarely seen by the public. This maquette, produced by Gormley during the development of the Angel of the North, is made from plaster and balsa wood. It was used by Gormley to cast the bronze replica of the Angel that is…

Tue 27 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 477 1495

Wed 28 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 477 1495

Thu 29 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 477 1495

…and 40 more dates until 25 Apr

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Under normal circumstances, U3A members would organise a 'behind-the-scenes' tour with members of the public and take them into in the Shipley stores. The gallery closure has meant this is not possible therefore U3A have kindly given us the scripts from some of their tours, to help our visitors enjoy our collections from…

Tue 27 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Wed 28 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Thu 29 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

…and 40 more dates until 25 Apr

The Blaydon Races

See William C Irving's famous depiction of the Blaydon Races, painted in 1903. The annual Blaydon Races and Fair was a major event on Tyneside in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The attractions shown in this well-known and much loved painting include a large open carriage pulled by a team of white horses, men…

Tue 27 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Wed 28 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Thu 29 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

…and 40 more dates until 25 Apr

Ceramic classes: Make a trio of tapas dishes

Join Muddy Fingers Pottery on a tapas dish making workshop. You’ll make a trio of small tapas dishes perfect for olives, peppers and dips. All materials and tools will be provided so you can make your own unique design. Tuition will be from professional potters from Muddy Fingers. Pots will be glazed in a glaze of your…

Sat 2 Mar

£45 / 0191 477 1495

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Join us to design and make your own fresh Christmas wreath with a professional florist. With a demonstration and guidance from Hollie at Button Rose Floral Design, this workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. All materials will be provided, including a range of different fresh foliage, ribbons…

Sat 16 Nov

£30 / 0191 477 1495

Sat 23 Nov

£30 / 0191 477 1495

Fused Glass Bowl Workshop with Kimoci Glass

Try your hand at fused glass - the perfect Mother's Day treat! Led by a friendly tutor from Kimoci Glass, you’ll be shown how to make a stunning fused glass bowl using Bullseye sheet glass, frits, powders and metal inclusions. Your bowl will be taken away to be fired and you’ll be able to collect it at a later date. The…

Sat 9 Mar

Sold out / 0191 477 1495

Sat 22 Jun

£45 / 0191 477 1495

Sat 5 Oct

£45 / 0191 477 1495

Fused Glass Christmas decorations with Kimoci Glass Workshop

Try your hand at fused glass in this workshop with Kimoci Glass. Under the guidance of a friendly tutor, you'll make some beautiful glass Christmas decorations using coloured Bullseye sheet glass, frits, powders or metal inclusions. Workshops are suitable for absolute beginners and those with some experience of working…

Sat 30 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Hand Embroidered Landscape Workshop

Create your own stunning hand embroidered landscape, under the guidance of textile artist Louise Goult. Learn how to select, layer and piece fabrics together to create the background for your chosen landscape. Details are built up using a range of hand embroidery stitches, embellishments and a variety of threads. By the…

Sat 11 May

£30 / 0191 477 1495

Makers in Clay: British Studio Pottery

The studio pottery movement introduced a new way of making to early 20th century Britain. Rather than mass produced ceramics, the work of many hands, individual potters began to create one-off pieces which were an expression of their creativity in clay. This was not a nostalgic return to pre-industrial processes but a…

Tue 27 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Wed 28 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Thu 29 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

…and 40 more dates until 25 Apr

Mother's Day Fused Glass Bowl Workshop with Kimoci Glass

Try your hand at fused glass - the perfect Mother's Day treat! Led by a friendly tutor from Kimoci Glass, you’ll be shown how to make a stunning fused glass bowl using Bullseye sheet glass, frits, powders and metal inclusions. Your bowl will be taken away to be fired and you’ll be able to collect it at a later date. The…

Sat 9 Mar

£45 / 0191 477 1495

National Lottery Open Week

This National Lottery Open Week, we're saying #ThanksToYou with a free guided tour of the Shipley Art Gallery's Arts and Craft Collection. Every week National Lottery players raise over £30 million for good cause projects, like ours. To thank National Lottery players for their support, we will be offering a free guided…

Wed 13 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

National Lottery Open Week - Arts and Crafts Collection Tour

Discover the Shipley Art Gallery’s Art and Craft collections, and enjoy a tour of some of the highlights.

Wed 13 Mar

Free / 0191 477 1495

Nature-inspired Mountmellick Embroidery Workshop

Create your own piece of unique textile artwork under the guidance of artist Louise Goult. Mountmellick is an Irish form of hand embroidery that's inspired by nature and uses only white threads on a white background. Beautiful and interesting details are created by combing different threads and textures. During this…

Sat 6 Jul

£30 / 0191 477 1495

Needle Felting Workshop: make a bee

Needle felting is the process of transforming un-spun wool into 3D objects, using a barbed needle. It's a bit like sculpting with wool, and very satisfying because you can create unique and impressive results quickly. Come along to this small class, and enjoy some relaxing creativity in the beautiful surroundings of the…

Fri 10 May

£10 / 0191 477 1495

Needle Felting Workshop: make a gingerbread man Christmas tree decoration

Needle felting is the process of transforming un-spun wool into 3D objects, using a barbed needle. It's a bit like sculpting with wool, and very satisfying because you can create unique and impressive results quickly. Come along to this small class, and enjoy some relaxing creativity in the beautiful surroundings of the…

Fri 15 Nov

£10 / 0191 477 1495

Needle Felting Workshop: make a ladybird

Needle felting is the process of transforming un-spun wool into 3D objects, using a barbed needle. It's a bit like sculpting with wool, and very satisfying because you can create unique and impressive results quickly. Come along to this small class, and enjoy some relaxing creativity in the beautiful surroundings of the…

Fri 26 Apr

£10 / 0191 477 1495

Needle Felting Workshop: make a pumpkin

Needle felting is the process of transforming un-spun wool into 3D objects, using a barbed needle. It's a bit like sculpting with wool, and very satisfying because you can create unique and impressive results quickly. Come along to this small class, and enjoy some relaxing creativity in the beautiful surroundings of the…

Fri 11 Oct

£10 / 0191 477 1495

Needle Felting Workshop: make a snowman Christmas tree decoration

Needle felting is the process of transforming un-spun wool into 3D objects, using a barbed needle. It's a bit like sculpting with wool, and very satisfying because you can create unique and impressive results quickly. Come along to this small class, and enjoy some relaxing creativity in the beautiful surroundings of the…

Fri 6 Dec

£10 / 0191 477 1495

Needle Felting Workshop: make a toadstool

Needle felting is the process of transforming un-spun wool into 3D objects, using a barbed needle. It's a bit like sculpting with wool, and very satisfying because you can create unique and impressive results quickly. Come along to this small class, and enjoy some relaxing creativity in the beautiful surroundings of the…

Fri 13 Sep

£10 / 0191 477 1495

Needle Felting Workshop: Make an Easter Egg

Needle felting is the process of transforming un-spun wool into 3D objects, using a barbed needle. It's a bit like sculpting with wool, and very satisfying because you can create unique and impressive results quickly. Come along to this small class, and enjoy some relaxing creativity in the beautiful surroundings of the…

Fri 15 Mar

£10 / 0191 477 1495

Online Exhibition: Winter Wellness Postcard Project

Last year, the Shipley launched the Winter Wellness Postcard Project, which was a collaborative art project involving the whole community and school groups. Participants were invited to create their own designs onto the leaf template provided and this online exhibition showcases the entries we received back. Thank you to…

Tue 27 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Wed 28 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Thu 29 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

…and 40 more dates until 25 Apr

Refracted Commentary

An online exhibition of new ceramics from Fine Art Students at Newcastle University, created in response to the Shipley’s John Christian Collection of Studio Ceramics. Students from Newcastle Fine Art were invited to devise new work in response to the Shipley’s John Christian Collection of Studio Ceramics. The collection…

Tue 27 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Wed 28 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Thu 29 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

…and 40 more dates until 25 Apr

Saltwell Park Museum

Donations welcome, free entry. For the first time in 50 years collections from Saltwell Towers in Saltwell Park are brought together for the public to enjoy here at the Shipley Art Gallery. The fascinating display includes glassware and ceramics, taxidermy, bird eggs, insects, minerals, fossils and geology, as well as…

Tue 27 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Wed 28 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Thu 29 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

…and 40 more dates until 25 Apr

Shipley Art Challenge

Take part in a weekly online art challenge hosted by Shipley Art Gallery.

Tue 27 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Wed 28 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Thu 29 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

…and 40 more dates until 25 Apr

Spring Craft Market 2024

Browse an array of stalls where local makers will be selling their handmade crafts. There'll be a wide range of artforms to tempt you, and opportunities to chat with friendly makers. There'll be drop-in crafting activities suitable for all ages. Be inspired by the artworks on display to make something to take home! After…

Sat 20 Apr

£15 / 0191 477 1495

Treasures from the Shipley Art Gallery Collection

Exhibition featuring prized items from Shipley Art Gallery's collections.

Tue 27 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Wed 28 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

Thu 29 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 477 1495

…and 40 more dates until 25 Apr