Side Gallery

On 9th April 2023, Side Gallery closed to the public due to critical funding cuts and the ‘cost of living crisis’.

We’re thrilled to announce £236,615 support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for our project Transforming Amber: Building a Resilient Future. This support will secure our building for the next year, allowing us to host pop-up exhibitions and do comprehensive cataloguing. 

But this grant isn’t just about the gallery, it’s much bigger. 

Our main task over the next year is to develop a new business model and new ways to generate income so that we can become financially sustainable. 

This means exploring new partnerships and ensuring we are more connected to working photographers and the North East arts community.

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Side Gallery is dedicated to showing the best in documentary photography: rich, powerful and challenging work engaged with people’s lives and landscapes, telling stories that often get marginalised, whether they are from the North East of England or anywhere else in the world.

The gallery is close to the Tyne Bridge on Newcastle’s Quayside, see location & access details.

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Entry to the gallery is free.

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A Wounded Landscape by Marc Wilson

130 LOCATIONS, 20 COUNTRIES, 22 SURVIVOR STORIES, 6 YEARS Side Gallery is honoured to showcase the first major UK exhibition of photographer Marc Wilson’s personal journey, bearing witness to the […]

Side Gallery

5-9 Side
Newcastle upon Tyne

Opening Hours

  • The gallery is closed until further notice.