Jun 26 2013

An Aladdin’s Cave of North East Art

The North East Art Collective is an initiative gallery which plays host to over 120 local artists throughout a 3000 square foot space, across 10 rooms. Based in Eldon Garden, central Newcastle, There are over 2,000 pieces on show at any time, ranging from:

  • Artisan chocolate to bespoke furniture
  • Jewellery
  • Watercolours
  • Photography
  • All the way to original oils.

The North East Art Collective prides itself as being for the local people. Not only can this gallery satisfy any style, but also every pocket, with works ranging from £10 to £10,000. This gallery’s ethos is to cater for anyone and everyone, and to celebrate the North East.

It all began almost 3 years ago when John Thompson, managing director, saw the lack of accessible art galleries dedicated to local art. Coming from a retail background, John saw local artists struggle to find sound display space. Artists he spoke to expressed their struggles in actually selling their works and allowing their talents to flourish. Therefore, John took his experience to combine with them and opened this vast space in Eldon Garden. Now, the North East Art Collective has built up a relationship within the local art community as being the place where the walls are jam backed so that no one’s talent is spared.



Now, the gallery has over 1,000 customers a week, with a growing following. Artists such as Walter Holmes and Mary Ann Rogers, just two of the resident artists, have stated the gallery’s hectic walls shouldn’t work, but they really do. The unique style makes the North East Art Collective all that more warming to its visitors, and you always get a big smile with a Murray Mint when you walk through the door.

Now expanding further, the North East Art Collective is looking for local businesses to partner with. As well as this, they offer free venue hire, as a refreshing alternative to drab, corporate environments which events can often take place in.

The gallery now offer a 10% top up on any collection, be that birthday, wedding or colleague.

So next time you’re in Newcastle, come explore this Aladdin’s cave of treasure! 


Tel: 0191 2312483 (John Thompson)




North East Art Collective
45 Eldon Gardens,
City Centre,
Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Next to Richard Sinton Jewellers

Twitter @NorthEastArtCol

Facebook /northeastartcollective