Shipley Art Gallery - Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

Shipley Art Gallery - Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums
Shipley Art Gallery
Prince Consort Road
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE8 4JB
England

Website

www.shipleyartgallery.org.uk

E-mail

info@shipleyartgallery.org.uk

Telephone

0191 477 1495

Fax

0191 478 7917

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Shipley Art Gallery
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The Shipley Art Gallery is home to a collection of over 700 breathtaking pieces by the country's leading craft makers. A dazzling selection of this collection is on permanent show and includes studio ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery, textiles and furniture. The Gallery also houses a collection of historical paintings including Dutch and Flemish old masters. Visit Made in Gateshead which explores the history of the town’s industry, its people and their skills.

William C. Irving’s spectacular painting capturing the spirit of the Blaydon Races is now on show in its new home at the Shipley Art Gallery. Following the nail-biting auction at Sotheby’s in London, Tyne & Wear Museums successfully bid £110,000 to keep this unique record of one of Tyneside’s most famous events in the region.
The gallery is home to The Henry Rothschild Study Centre which includes over 100 ceramic objects from this nationally important collection. The study centre offers experts, students and visitors the opportunity to view a survey of the major movements in British studio ceramics during the 20th century, along with a group of ceramics from European potters.

With a temporary exhibition programme and a wide range of regular events and activities there is something for all the family to enjoy.

This gallery has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Opening hours Tues-Fri 10-4
Sat 10-5
Closed Sun & Mon

Admission charges

Admission is free.

This gallery has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Collection details

Social History, Science and Technology, Fine Art, Design, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Fresh Perspectives: The Shipley Collection Revisited

  • 31 May 2014 — 21 February 2015 *on now

Oil paintings from the Shipley Art Gallery's collection are displayed in a new exhibition curated with members of the Gateshead University of the Third Age (U3A).

In 1917 the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead opened to the public with a collection of 504 paintings bequeathed by local solicitor Joseph Shipley. These paintings included both British and Continental European works, in oil and tempera. The subjects included landscapes, seascapes and a group of historic and religious subjects with a clear moral message
appropriate for a Victorian gentleman.

Since 1917 the Shipley’s painting collection has grown to over 800 paintings, with many gifts and bequests from individuals and some purchases of works that were seen as important additions.

This exhibition is the culmination of a partnership project with Gateshead University of the Third Age (U3A), with the selected paintings chosen together by the volunteers and curator. Labels in the exhibition have been written by the volunteers to give a ‘Fresh Perspective’ on this beautiful collection.

If you would like to know more about volunteering at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, or about joining the U3A in your area, please contact us at info@shipleyartgallery.org.uk.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/exhibitions/fresh-perspectives-the-shipley-collection-revisited.html

Family Feast by Barnaby Barford

Craft Now

  • 31 May 2014 — 7 February 2015 *on now

Some of the UK’s newest and most exciting contemporary textiles, glass and ceramics are brought together in Craft Now.

Makers included are Michael Brennand Wood, internationally regarded as one of the most innovative and inspiring artists working in textiles; Felicity Aylieff, whose ceramic work is informed by an artist’s residency in Jingdezhen, China, the worldwide centre for porcelain production; and influential quilt artist Pauline Burbridge.

Displayed together for the first time, this exhibition presents works purchased for the gallery using funding from the Northern Rock Foundation.

Jeweller Nora Fok works entirely in non-precious materials and her Million Dollar Collar is created entirely from the seed heads of artichokes. The accompanying Artichoke Parachute magnifies and recreates the seed heads using nylon.

Artist Paul Scott has been instrumental in demonstrating the creative potential of ceramic and print, a combination which has been used in industry for hundreds of years. His Gateshead in a Box was commissioned for the Shipley Art Gallery in 2010, consisting of individually printed tiles representing Gateshead’s past, present and future, many of which are based on the artist’s work with school pupils and members of the Gateshead community.

Also on show will be Family Feast by Barnaby Barford who works primarily with found ceramics, manipulating both mass-manufactured and antique figurines to create acerbic narratives about contemporary society.

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/exhibitions/craft-now.html

Henry Rothschild Study Centre

  • 1 November 2014 — 1 November 2018 *on now

The Henry Rothschild Study Centre presents a superb collection of 20th century craft and design amassed by Henry Rothschild between the 1940s and 2006.

The collection includes work by leading ceramicists working in Britain and internationally since the 1950s.

Although wide-ranging, the collection was not intended to be comprehensive or encyclopaedic. It is a testament to Henry Rothschild’s passion for ceramics and his zest and enthusiasm for discovering outstanding works made by highly skilled craftspeople. In his own words, every piece ‘has its own story to tell and gives great pleasure on daily acquaintance’.

The Study Centre is the culmination of a long relationship between Henry Rothschild and the Shipley Art Gallery that began in 1990 with loans and gifts to the gallery. Henry was attracted to the Shipley’s commitment to encouraging public engagement with contemporary craft and design.

Today the Shipley is home to more than 330 works originally collected by Henry. This Study Centre enables us to see Henry Rothschild’s collection en masse for the first time.

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Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/displays/henry-rothschild-study-centre.html

Designs for Life

  • 1 November 2014 — 1 November 2018 *on now

The Designs for Life galleries showcase the Shipley’s craft and design collections, featuring more than 300 objects made in many parts of the world over the past 2000 years. These objects range from the special and unique to the everyday and mass-produced.

From teapots to tequilla glasses, lunchboxes to lanterns and chairs to candlesticks, this is a chance to see how design is everywhere in our lives.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/displays/designs-for-life.html

Gateshead Art Society

  • 15 November 2014 — 21 February 2015 *on now

Be inspired by this exhibition of paintings by members of Gateshead Art Society, featuring new work produced over the past year. Many of the works on the show are available to buy.

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/exhibitions/gateshead-art-society.html

Shiver the Flowers Like Fear

  • 18 — 28 February 2015

Shiver the Flowers Like Fear by Phil Begg is asound installation of spoken word, music and sound design framed around the wartime diaries of Gateshead author, playwright and social activist Ruth Dodds.

The piece offers insight into Dodds' experience of the First World War, from working twelve-hour shifts at Armstrong's munitions factory to finding solace in literature and the Northumbrian countryside. The installation aims to provide a fragmentary portrayal of the everyday struggle to come to terms with senseless, unthinkable circumstance, and the crucial efforts to maintain some semblance of everyday life on Tyneside in such turbulent times.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/events/shiver-the-flowers-like-fear.html

Eat, Drink and Make Merry!

  • 25 February — 19 December 2015

Whether it’s sharing a meal with a loved one, having a pint in the pub, making music or dressing up for a night out, people have always found ways to celebrate life and enjoy themselves. Eat, Drink and Make Merry! is all about these celebrations.

It’s the culmination of a partnership project with Gateshead University of the Third Age (U3A), with the selected works chosen by the volunteers together with the curator.

If you would like to know more about volunteering at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, or about joining the U3A in your area, please contact us. Email: info@shipleyartgallery.org.uk.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/exhibitions/eat-drink-and-make-merry.html

Image from Blooming Marvellous.

Blooming Marvellous

  • 7 March — 5 September 2015

This truly magical, life-sized knitted garden was created in 2011 by over 2,500 knitters and crocheters in Dorset. People of from the age of 2 to 99 created elements of the garden, complete with woolly flora and fauna, garden gnomes and small creatures. An exhibition guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/exhibitions/blooming-marvellous.html

Acts of Making

Acts of Making

  • 8 — 21 March 2015

Six artists - Catherine Bertola, Keith Harrison, Owl Projects, Mah Rana, Clare Twomey and Richard Wheater – will present works at the Shipley Art Gallery and community venues in Gateshead. These works celebrate performance and collaborative work, and showcase often unseen aspects of craft.

Where

Various Venues
Gateshead

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/exhibitions/acts-of-making.html

Dry Run

  • 20 May 2018 — 28 May 2015

Dry Run is an annual exhibition of artwork by second year BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics students from the University of Sunderland based at the National Glass Centre. The work on show is the culmination of the students' second year of study and the annual precursor to the following summer’s final degree show.

The exhibition demonstrates a diverse range of ideas and concepts utilising glass and ceramics as a material for artistic expression. The University of Sunderland is the foremost provider of glass and ceramics education, training and research in the UK. It attracts a steady intake of exceptional undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, as well as visiting artists of international acclaim.

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Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/exhibitions/dry-run.html

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Behind-the-Scenes Art Tours

  • 7 February 2015 10:30-11:30am
  • 20 February 2015 10:30-11:30am
  • 7 March 2015 10:30-11:30am
  • 20 March 2015 10:30-11:30am
  • 11 April 2015 10:30-11:30am
  • 24 April 2015 10:30-11:30am
  • 9 May 2015 10:30-11:30am
  • 22 May 2015 10:30-11:30am

Join us to look at a selection of paintings in the gallery archives, learn more about the collection, and explore behind the scenes of this fascinating art gallery. This popular tour is designed and led by volunteers from Gateshead University of the Third Age, who have recently co-curated exhibitions at the gallery.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Cost: £2.50

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/events/behind-the-scenes-art-tours.html

Teddy Bear Wear

  • 17 February 2015 10am-12pm

Using simple sewing techniques, artist Shirley Wells will help you to design and make a hat, dress or waistcoat. Afterwards, your teddy or doll can show off their new style on the catwalk, before they step out in style to explore the gallery.

For ages 7+
Children ust be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£10 per child or £18 for 2 children.

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/events/teddy-bear-wear.html

Room for Toys

  • 19 February 2015 10am-2pm

Try your hand at transforming cardboard boxes into a miniature art gallery or a living space for your toys. Decorate your space and make mini-artworks, bespoke furniture, and fixtures and fittings with the variety of materials provided.

Suitable for

Admission

£2.50 per child (£1 per extra child)

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/events/room-for-toys.html

Conservation at the Shipley Art Gallery

  • 3 — 4 March 2015 10am-4pm
  • 10 — 11 March 2015 10am-4pm

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums have a dedicated Conservation department which works across the different venues taking care of the paintings in store and getting them ready for display.

For the month of March you will be able to see our painting conservator working on the gallery on a range of paintings. She will be happy to talk about her work and answer your questions.

For further information please contact Hannah Mackay-Jackson (0191) 477 1495.

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Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/events/conservation-at-the-shipley-art-gallery.html

Acts of Making Festival: i-Log making workshop

  • 7 March 2015 10am-2:30pm
  • 21 March 2015 10am-2:30pm

In this workshop the artists will introduce you to their artwork and show you how the iLogs work. Through soldering electronics and wood working you’ll make your own fully working iLog. After the workshop there will be the option to take part in a short performance using the newly made iLogs.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Pre-booking is essential
please telephone the Shipley Art Gallery: (0191) 477 1495.

Suitable for ages 14+

Suitable for

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/events/acts-of-making-festival-i-log-making-workshop.html

Make Your Own Mug

  • 28 March 2015 2-4pm

Work with artists from Muddy Fingers Pottery to create unique patterns using found materials and stamps. Make and attach the various components of the mug, which will be taken away to be fired, and will be ready for collection from the Shipley approximately three weeks later.

Suitable for

Admission

£25

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/events/make-your-own-mug.html

Make a Springtime Hat

  • 7 April 2015 10am-12pm

Carnival artist Shirley Wells will help you to make a hat or headdress that's as unique as you are. Afterwards, step out in style and explore Blooming Marvellous - an amazing life-sized knitted garden inside the gallery.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. For ages 7+

Suitable for

Admission

Tickets are available online, £10 per child or £18 for 2 chidlren.

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/events/make-a-springtime-hat.html

Fabulous Flowers and Beautiful Bugs

  • 9 April 2015 10am-2pm

Create flowers and bugs from yarn, wool and wire and found objects inspired by our Blooming Marvellous knitted garden exhibition.

Contact (0191) 477 1495 for more details.

Suitable for

Admission

£2.50 per child (£1 per etra child)

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/events/fabulous-flowers-and-beautiful-bugs.html

Fantasy Flowerpots - Grow Your Own

  • 16 April 2015 10am-2pm

Design and decorate a plant pot and take away soil and a seed to grow your own plant in it at home, and then play detective in the gallery with our flower trail activity sheet.

Contact (0191) 477 1495 for more details.

Suitable for

Admission

£2.50 per child (£1 per etra child)

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/events/fantasy-flowerpots-grow-your-own.html

Wear your garden on your sleeve!

  • 9 May 2015 10am-12:30pm

Make a beautiful fabric wrist cuff using an enticing selection of material, buttons and beads with the help of artist Jacqueline Quinn. Take home your own piece of wearable art inspired by gardens and nature which will stay green all year round!

Materials will be provided but if you have a favourite set of embroidery needles and scissors please bring them along with any embellishments such as buttons or beads that you would like to add to your piece.

For ages 16+ with some basic sewing experience.

Suitable for

Admission

£20 per person

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/events/wear-your-garden-on-your-sleeve.html

Sock Puppets

  • 28 May 2015 10am-2pm

Bring an old sock to life (bring your own, or we will provide you with a new one!) by transforming it into a crazy character with fabrics, buttons and beads.

Contact (0191) 477 1495 for more details.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£2 per child

Website

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/shipley-art-gallery/whats-on/events/sock-puppets.html

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