Thursday, 8 April 2010

The Shipley Gallery


Youth by Waldo Thomas Storey (1855-1915) at the Shipley Gallery, Gateshead.

The Shipley was opened in 1917 thanks to a bequest from Joseph Ainsley Davidson Shipley (1822-1909). His will left a significant sum of money and his entire art collection to the the City of Newcastle, but they rejected it, so now this small gem is to be found across the river in Gateshead whose representatives had the good sense to accept his generous gift.


The gallery is currently hosting the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 until 27 June 2010.

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