Limelight Classic Books Saturday 17th November

For one day only Angela Stanger-Leathes will have a selection of Limelight Classic Books Collection to browse and buy at downstairs in the Tower House Gallery. There will be 19th Century antiquarian, children’s illustrated books and modern first editions. Many are rare editions and very collectable.

Pipe Dreams by Rolf Wojciechowski – Opening evening Saturday 10th November

Pipe Dreams is a photo construction based on pavement pictures, advertisements and figures showing the frailty of our existence. In the words of Rolf himself:

“Photography with another dimension” challenging “the repipe dreams copyliability of our visual perception of reality in the urban environment. The juxtaposition of images of pipes and drains, homeless people and the constant appearance and disintegration of advertisement, is a reminder of the impermanence of our existence.

There will be an Open Evening 6 – 8pm Saturday 10th November which has free wine, nibbles and music.

The exhibition will run during our normal opening hours until Saturday 8th December when there will be a Closing Evening 6 – 8pm. with free wine, nibbles and music.

Plastics in Birds Exhibition

The exhibition will start on Wednesday 25th July until the end of August. We aim to highlight the work of Northeast England Beached Bird Surveys group (NEBBS) who have been collecting birds for analysis and the results of the analysis so far coordinated by Dan Turner at Dove Marine Laboratories.

Plastics in Birds Exhibition July 25th 2018

If you feel strongly about the tide of plastic around us come and have a look at some of the research showing the results of it. Or if you would like to do something about it then there are ways you could help. Even if you are not really bothered see what it means for you and your descendants.

Studio for rent

We have a studio for rent with a ceramic kiln for use whenever needed. The terms of the rent would be negotiated depending on the amount of involvement you would want with the gallery. For instance you may want to use the gallery as an exhibition space for which we could waiver commission if you are renting a space and helping run the gallery. If you would like to be involved with the gallery it would be very helpful and would be a good learning experience. We are looking for someone to look after the gallery one day a week as I rely on volunteers to do this. Obviously if you are wanting to exhibit your work in the gallery we would have to see your work.

The gallery is also exhibiting environmental themes so if you have an interest in that area you are very welcome.

Volunteers welcome

We are looking for anyone who is genuinely interested in art to volunteer 1 day a week to look after the gallery. You will have plenty of support and it will be a learning opportunity. You can meet and chat to customers and it is a very social experience. There is also the opportunity to do your own work in the studio area if you like on the quieter periods of the day.  Please email, ring or text Rose if interested.



Plastics In Birds Exhibition

We will give you a date for  the summer exhibition soon that will demonstrate the work of the Dove Marine Laboratory’s work on analysis of the stomach contents of seabirds, mainly fulmars. This research is being coordinated in the Netherlands involving many countries around the world. The North East coast is one of the sites used to collect the birds. Be prepared for some grim images and analysis. We hope to make it hard hitting to inspire people to change their habits.

Seaton Sluice First School Exhibition

commenced on the 8th of February and will end on Sunday 15th April. We hope you enjoy the ‘Space’ paintings by each year of Seaton Sluice First School and their different interpretations of how they see space. They love seeing their work in the gallery and hope that they feel proud of their work. Some may even want toseaton sluice glitterstarspic5seaton sluice starsskypic8 be artists in the future.

Seaton Sluice First School Exhibition

Seaton Sluice First School are exploring Space in this exhibition. The dark skies of Northumberland offer a chance to view the stars quite easily and the children have responded to what they have seen in the skies this winter. They love to see their work in the gallery and we hope everyone appreciates the effort they have made .

The exhibition starts on the 8th of February until Easter.

New Artist Stephen Elson

Stephen works in acrylic and uses a realistic style in order to portray the atmosphere and colour of a scene. His work is delicate and colourful with an emphasis on drawing skills. His subjects are wide ranging and he paints whatever he enjoys the view of.