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Gallery North & GSN

Contemporary Art Practice in the Heart of the City

The Department of Arts, Northumbria University opened in 2009 its very own contemporary exhibition space Gallery North and an exciting new artist’s studio resource, Graduate Studios Northumbria. Situated on our City Campus in Squires Building on Sandyford Road Gallery North and Graduate Studio Northumbria offer a formidable and unique enterprise area in the Contemporary Arts, supporting and developing innovation, research, production, professional networking and exhibition practices.

Gallery North

Complimentary to the prestigious University Art Gallery, Gallery North’s specific brief relates to the distinctive needs of the Department of Arts providing a quality learning experience, dynamic research environment and professional exhibition space. The gallery also has a smaller dedicated experimental space, Gallery North Projects for smaller and shorter exhibitions.

To read more about Gallery North please visit the Gallery North website.

Graduate Studio Northumbria

Situated above Gallery North, Graduate Studio Northumbria is a dynamic Centre for Professional Practice and has been created to help graduate artists develop their practice and activate professional contacts across the arts, business and community networks.

GSN is also a centre of excellence for professional practice in the Arts. It provides a multi-disciplinary teaching resource and is the focal point for the delivery of personal and professional skills development. Resident artists work in generous studio spaces, and have access to business support, dedicated office equipment and an archive / library. The Graduate Studio includes one large area for messy production and temporary displays and a clean room for meetings, seminars, conferences.


Our Courses

The Department of Arts has a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses available for study.


Undergraduate Open Day Events

Looking to study in September 2019? Our Undergraduate Open Day Events are the perfect opportunity for you to find out as much as you can about our wide range of courses and world-class facilities.


12-15 Degree Show

12-15 documents the works of seventy two emerging artists from the Northumbria University BA Hons Fine Art degree.

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