Local History Month: Behind the Scenes Art Tour
@ Shipley Art GalleryBook Now
04 May 2017
1.30pm - 3pm
In celebration of Local History Month, join us to delve a little deeper into the Shipley’s collection of historical paintings. Join members of Gateshead University of the Third Age – who have recently co-curated exhibitions at the gallery – as they take you behind the scenes at the Shipley Art Gallery.
Featuring a new selection of paintings for 2017, this is a chance to see some of the artwork in the Shipley’s collection which is not currently on public display. You’ll learn about a range of artworks by well-known and lesser-known artists, and see how the paintings are looked after when they’re not being exhibited in the gallery. We’ll look at a different selection of artworks from our other tours.
Following the tour – which lasts about an hour – we’ll enjoy refreshments in the gallery.
Please note; the tour takes place in the gallery’s stores which have low lighting and occasional steps. Lightweight folding stools are available for those who prefer not to stand.
Shipley Art Gallery
Prince Consort Road