- The UK’s largest independent commercial art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter
A commercial art gallery, café, and restaurant converted from a former biscuit factory which was operated by the Gibson family between 1860 and 1870. It has four floors, two of which were submerged when the street level was raised and these now serve as basement studios which are available for artists to rent.
The gallery has everything, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glass, textiles, furniture, and jewelry! So much to see.
As you walk in the space is clean and airy and nicely set out with groups of ceramics, pottery etc.
Pieces complement each other in their settings, so Jane Walkers print goes nicely with Alan Balls ceramics.
I am not really a fan of ‘modern art’ or rather I wasn’t! I did like this by Trevor Price.
I also loved the sculptures by Peter Sales. I wanted this Ostrich for my garden!
There were a few of his pieces around, I’d have had them all!
These made me smile by Susan O’Byrne
Apologies for not getting this artists name, really should take notes!!
I liked the beauty and simplicity of this wooden bowl by Jane Crisp
The gallery gives space to the sculptures so you can look all around them without knocking anything over (which is always a risk with me fat bum and camera backpack!)
The gallery runs an interest-free loan scheme which I think brilliant as it means art is affordable and the artists don’t have to encheapen themselves to make a living.
That’s it for today, but still more art to come so stay tooned!