The Shipley Centenary: Behind the Scenes Art Tour

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Delve deeper in to the Shipley Art Gallery's painting collection



Thursday 7 September

Tuesday 19 September

Thursday 2 November

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1.30pm - 3.00pm


£2.50, including refreshments


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In celebration of the Shipley Art Gallery's centenary year, join members of Gateshead University of the Third Age behind the scenes at the Shipley Art Gallery.

Featuring a new selection of paintings for 2017, this is a chance to see some of the artwork in the Shipley’s collection which is not currently on public display. You’ll learn about a range of artworks by well-known and lesser-known artists, and see how the paintings are looked after when they’re not being exhibited in the gallery.

Following the tour (which lasts about an hour) you'll enjoy refreshments in the gallery.

Please note; the tour takes place in the gallery’s stores which has low lighting and occasional steps. Lightweight folding stools are available for those who prefer not to stand.