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The NewBridge Project gallery space supports the production and presentation of new artwork through an artist-led programme of commissions, exhibitions, screenings, performances and events.

 

Our gallery is open Wednesday – Friday with additional Saturdays (please see social media channels or contact us for more information) from 12-5pm during exhibition periods.

The gallery is located in The Shieldfield Centre, 4-8 Clarence Walk (via Stoddart Street), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 1AL.

It is situated on the First Floor and is fully wheelchair accessible.

Check out our Programme to see what’s on!

 

The NewBridge Project gallery space supports the production and presentation of new artwork through an artist-led programme of commissions, exhibitions, screenings, performances and events. We encourage artists to make-work on their own terms, supporting ambitious and pioneering work at a grassroots level.

We provide opportunities for regional and national early-career artists at key points in their artistic development. We work with regional, national and international established and mid-career artists to enable them to experiment outside traditional institutions, and create platforms where artists at any stage of their career can exhibit alongside one another, cultivating an environment of experimentation, exchange and collaboration.

Our artist-led programme is delivered in consultation with our members, we work with a rolling committee of NewBridge artists and curators to produce a critically engaged and diverse programme responsive to the social, political and civic environment within which it exists.

 

History:

NewBridge Project Space was set up at 18 NewBridge St West in 2010, and moved to 16 NewBridge Street West in 2012 where it remained until March 2017 when the building was later demolished.

The final exhibition at its previous location was Moving on Up, Moving on Out, which showcased work by over 80 artists and NewBridge studio members past and present.

NewBridge Gallery Space reopened at our Gateshead Space in October 2017, and exhibited work by over 100 artists. We reopened our Shieldfield Gallery space in October 2021 with a series of open calls and funding opportunities, commissions by the artists Graeme Hopper (Grassi Art) and Cassie Thornton, and a residency with Slack’s Radio as part of Blazing New Worlds.