The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Shipley Art Gallery, Tyne and Wear Museums

It is now the North East’s leading gallery for design and contemporary craft, including the Henry Rothschild Collection of studio ceramics on long-term loan to the gallery since 1994. The Rothschild Collection gives an in-depth perspective on the diversity of ceramic practice in the UK over the past twenty-five years.

The recently added Designs for Life galleries showcase over three hundred objects from the last two thousand years. The gallery stages a varied programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

Guest editor’s note:
The Shipley Art Gallery is a real gem. Located on the outskirts of Gateshead town centre, the beautiful, grand Edwardian building still holds many of its original and quirky architectural features.

It has a permanent display of objects from its extensive craft and design collections, as well as a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions and events that range from showcases of regional designers and makers to larger touring exhibitions.

Reviewed by: Catherine Bertola


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