Newcastle Upon Tyne has a rich and varied artistic heritage.

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The Shipley Art Gallery is an art gallery situated in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England, located at the south end of Prince Consort Road.

It has a Designated Collection of national importance.OriginsThe Shipley Art Gallery first opened to the public in 1917.

This was made possible thanks to a bequest it received from wealthy local solicitor and art collector, Joseph Ainsley Davidson Shipley (1822–1909) .Shipley was a rather enigmatic person about whom little is known. He was born in Gateshead, near High Street. He was a solicitor in the Newcastle firm of Hoyle, Shipley and Hoyle. From 1884 until his death, he leased Saltwell Park House, now known as Saltwell Towers. Shipley’s main passion in life was art and collecting paintings. He bought his first painting when he was sixteen and by the time he died he had amassed a collection of some 2,500 paintings. On his death, Shipley left £30,000 and all of his pictures to the City of Newcastle, which was to build a new gallery to house the collection. This was to be known as “The Shipley Bequest”. 

Address: Prince Consort Rd, Gateshead NE8 4JB

Phone0191 477 1495

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