Richard Hobson: a Northern Realist

19 Jan - 02 Mar 13

North Shields Trawlers by Richard Hobson, 1972Smoking Terraces, Swalwell by Richard Hobson 1976.

North Shields Trawlers by Richard Hobson, 1972

Richard Hobson’s work captures the essence of the North East though his dynamic watercolour landscapes which feature scenes such as coastlines, rivers, industry, shipyards and bustling auction markets.

Many of the works on show will be on sale. 

We are delighted to invite you to the preview of Richard Hobson: a Northern Realist on Friday 18 January 2013.

Please feel free to bring your family and friends and RSVP by Monday 14 January to Shipley Art Gallery by telephone: (0191) 477 1495 or email:



Did you know we are running an Art School for children aged between 8-12 years old this summer? Young artists will get hands on and experiment with drawing, felt-making, cardboard sculpture, acrylic painting and clay modelling to create an impressive mixed media still life.
The course runs from Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 July. Suitable for children for children 8-12 years old. 10am-4pm. Cost: £50.
To book email:

1:12pm 30 May 2015


First World War wedding fashions

29 May 2015

We have in the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums costume collection some beautiful wedding outfits from the First World War era. 1914 - TWCMS : D5868.