Posts by venue: Shipley Art Gallery

What ever happened to Saltwell Park Museum? (Part 3)

Read Whatever happened to Saltwell Park Museum? Part 1 Read Whatever happened to Saltwell Park Museum? Part 2 Here are excerpts from an article from the Newcastle Courant on 10 July, 1933 recording the opening of Gateshead’s Local & Industrial Museum (later… Read more

Exhibition Explorers: what we’ve discovered from the pilot, and what’s next!

Project Outline Exhibition Explorers took place at the Shipley Art Gallery between February and July 2016. It was funded by Tyne and Wear Museums’ ‘Try New Things’ (TNT) initiative which supports new and experimental museum projects. There were a total… Read more

Exhibition Explorers share their latest discoveries

Our Exhibition Explorers have been having a busy time getting out and about to all sorts of cultural venues this month! Here’s what they shared with us through the ‘Exhibition Explorers Encyclopaedia’ at their latest session: Fred brought us a… Read more

‘All Surface, All Form’: A Guest Post by Poet in Residence Joanne Clement

Last Winter, I began visiting the Shipley Art Gallery to familiarise myself with their collections whilst researching for my PhD. For the study, I am examining the engravings of Thomas Bewick to write a new collection of poems. As Bewick’s… Read more

What ever happened to Saltwell Park Museum? (Part 2)

Read Part 1 of What ever happened to Saltwell Park Museum? Saltwell Park Museum and Saltwell Towers have a close connection to another Gateshead building, the Shipley Art Gallery. Their stories are connected to another man who lived in the Towers… Read more