Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
Mushroom Works houses a diverse group professional artists and crafts people. Everything from furniture makers to jewellers, and print makers to painters, reside within in these four walls. Regular open studios events and exhibitions are a great chance to come and see for yourself what goes on at Mushroom Works.
A temporary meanwhile arts space in the heart of Newcastle.
Bishop Auckland, County Durham
North East Aircraft Museum
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Open: 10am-5pm daily Apr-Oct, 10am-dusk daily Nov-Mar. £5 adults, conc./children (5-16) £3, under-5s free, family £13. Houses a collection of military and civilian aircraft (35 aeroplanes in total); displays wreckology and an assortment of engines from 1908.
North Tyneside Art Studio
North Shields, Tyne and Wear
North Tyneside Art Studio is a fully functioning studio that provides materials, facilities and guidance from professional artists to people in North Tyneside who are experiencing issues with their mental health.
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
Liberty Way, Sunderland
The generous 3000 square foot space inside National Glass Centre has an initial focus on artists whose work is being created across Europe, whether made in the Alps or the heart of fascist Rome, or from the most advanced laboratories in Italy to the eastern most city in the continent deep inside the former Soviet Union. The gallery's opening programme also celebrates the achievements of artists living and working in North-East England, who share new visions of how we live now. In each of its exhibitions in 2018, an artist will reveal a brand new body of work for the first time.
Gallery Wed-Sat 12pm-4pm (studios open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm – 8.45pm on Wed). Free Northern Print is the centre for contemporary printmaking in the north-east and they have a beautiful and welcoming space devoted to showing, and making, the very best in printmaking.
Opus Art Gallery
Newcastle upon Tyne
Browse and buy original art, prints and photography from some of the world’s best modern artists. Visits to the gallery are by appointment only.
Durham, DH1 3TH
Open: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri, 12pm-5pm weekends and bank holidays. Adults £1.50, conc. & children (5-16) £0.75, families (2+3) £3.50, under-5s free. Full of fascinating objects from Japan, Mesopotamia and even further afield. Highlights include some amazing jewellery, plates, paintings and animal carvings. Also hosts temporary art exhibitions with an Oriental theme.
Open weekends, bank holidays, and Thurs in Aug. Admission: adult £6, child £3.50, family £15. Entry to tea-room and gardens free. The 300 year old estate is a spot of rural splendour amid Teesside’s urban chaos (you know it has to be good when the National Trust puts its name on it) The decor of the home is a testament to the now resurgent rococo 18th Century style and the grounds make the average garden look like a humble plant pot.
Ouse St Arts Club
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Ouse Street Arts Club is creative space within Newcastle’s vibrant, up-and-coming Ouseburn Valley East of the city’s centre and just minutes from the river Tyne and Quayside.
Palace Arts Gallery
New Gallery for creatives in Redcar and Cleveland based at the Palace Hub. Currently managed by Hickson Photography.
Pineapple Black Contemporary Arts Space
Hill Street Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough