Side Gallery


5-9 Side . Newcastle upon Tyne . NE1 3JE . 0191 232 2208

Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm (Thursday until 7pm)

Sunday, 12 noon - 4pm

Closed bank holidays


Since opening in 1977, the gallery's been committed to documentary in the tradition of the concerned photographer - our own production/commissions in the North of England and the historical and contemporary work from around the world, which continues to inspire us. Talks are organised around most of the exhibitions. The gallery sells a range of photography books, posters, postcards and prints, along with Amber films on DVD. It is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am to 5pm (until 7pm on Thursdays), Sundays, 12 noon to 4pm, and admission is FREE. It's closed on bank holidays and during exhibition changeover weeks.

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Just look at the array of free events we have programmed for you over the next few weeks!

There's got to be something amongst this lot that will take your fancy and have you climbing those rickety old stairs one last time, before we close our doors on 21st December in preparation for major refurbishment in early 2015.

CURRENT EXHIBITION (click here to find out more)


Kai Wiedenhofer Introduces 'Confrontier'

Help Secure the AmberSide Collection!

Watch this video to find out more about our unique collection. We need your help to secure it for future generations, to make it and Side Gallery more accessible, to generate new projects with schools and communities and to build awareness of the work.

• Over 28,000 photographs, 100 films - 400 individual stories and a single coherent narrative;

• A constantly growing body of work, documenting NE England and reaching beyond;

• Sustained for over 45 years - one of the most remarkable bodies of work in the history of documentary.

AmberSide Trust is being set up to secure the collection's future and encourage access its resources. Once established, it will be able to take donations direct, but if you would like to help please contact Side Gallery now. We have already received generous support from Heritage Lottery Fund, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England amd the gallery is closing after Christmas so work can begin... BUT we need to raise more to support our 3 year project, The AmberSide Collection: Access & Engagement, and to take things forward into the future.
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