Side Gallery

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

For over 45 years, Side has been a dedicated home to documentary film and photography. Side’s mission is to be an agent for change through the commission, exhibition, and preservation of world-class visual stories that highlight social concerns and celebrate diverse lives & landscapes across the Northeast, UK, and the globe.

Now more than ever, we must protect this vital and freely accessible cultural resource so it can continue to provide an essential public platform for these important stories.

Our small team are doing everything possible to secure additional funding so that we can eventually re-open to the public. However, our future is uncertain, and we now face the possibility of permanent closure.

With the support of donors, we can continue working towards re-opening in September 2024 – but we can’t do it without you. You can help us #SAVESIDE!

Watch the campaign film

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.

Current / Upcoming Exhibitions

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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.