Although the iconic BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art dominates the horizon of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne’s alternative art scene, there are a handful of smaller institutions scattered throughout the city which are absolutely worth a visit. Home to cutting-edge art and ambitious projects, Newcastle’s reputation as a cultural hub is shaped largely by these thriving artistic centres, all of which are free to visit.
The NewBridge Project
Set in a disused office block at the heart of the city, The NewBridge Project consists of an exhibition space, a bookshop café and over 80 artists’ studios. The artist-led community focuses on exploring new approaches to art practice and nurturing a strong community feel, with regular free exhibitions of artists’ work, events, talks, screenings, and discussion groups. The bookshop is worth a special mention, as some of its stock will not be found elsewhere.
12 NewBridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 0191 232 8975
Dedicated to making contemporary art accessible, Globe Gallery is a not-for-profit organization with a focus on social issues. Globe Gallery exhibitions are often experimental and always innovative.
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