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:



Catherine Bertola is one of the artist participating in #ActsofMaking. She's from #Gateshead too. Here is a profile of the project courtesy of a-n. Have a read while you munch your lunch!

Acts of Making: 'Breaking down that mystery of artists and their practiceā€¯
A new roving festival, Acts of Making, invites audiences in the West Midlands and Tyne & Wear to perceive craft differently through the less expected media of performance and installation. Pippa Koszerek talks to Catherine Bertola, one of six artist-makers taking part.

12:30pm 04 Mar 2015


Enigmatic Objects

26 Feb 2015

One of the most pleasurable things about working with the archaeology in the Great North Museum is the sheer variety of material we have in our collections.