POSTPONED: Talk: Treasures from the Shipley Art Gallery CollectionBook now
The Shipley is CLOSED from 19 March-30 April 2020 following COVID-19 advice
Wednesday 22 April
£4 per person. Refreshments available for a small donation
In 1911 local solicitor Joseph Shipley bequeathed his large collection of art to the public and provided the funding to build a Gallery in which to display it. Since the Shipley Art Gallery opened in 1919 the collection has grown to include a wider range of art practice alongside Shipley’s collection of oil paintings. The current display in the main gallery at the Shipley showcases highlights from the collection, celebrating the richness and diversity of Joseph Shipley’s gift to Gateshead.
Highlights of the Shipley Bequest include a group of outstanding sixteenth and seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings – one of the finest collections in the UK – as well as some important Victorian British paintings. Following Joseph Shipley’s original bequest, the Gallery’s collection has continued to develop with new acquisitions through public and private gifts and donations. This talk will look at some of the key pictures and hidden gems of the Shipley’s collection, with a focus on objects currently on display.