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:



Here is a film about the Gareth Neal Chair in our contemporary craft collection courtesy of CultureStreet.

CultureStreet - Museums and Collections - Gareth Neal Chair
The Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead has a big collection of contemporary craft. We sent a group of year 7 pupils to look around and choose something they really liked or something that intrigued them. Sim Panasar, Keeper of Art at the Shipley was on hand to tell them more about this very unusual ch…

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Here is a Lady with a Fan by George Croegeart painted around 1888. Wonder why she is looking for forlorn? Perhaps it is the pinching corset or the wilted roses?

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