Gateshead Art Society
The Society meets every Friday from 2pm till 4pm
in the Shipley Art Gallery workshop.
The Gateshead Art Society was formed by a group of artists in December1947 under
the presidency of the curator of the Shipley Art Gallery, G.Nevin Drinkwater. The Society
was, and still is, based in the Gallery workshop where members meet once a week to
produce their art. Their work is shown at the annual exhibition which is held in the Gallery,
the first of these being held in October 1948, when eighty five paintings were shown.
The Society has never been a school teaching group, although demonstrations of artistic
techniques are held regularly for the benefit of the members. Entry is made subject to the
limited size of the workshop, and by a submission of the applicants artistic works.