Public art

North Tyneside Council and its partners have been commissioning contemporary public art in the borough for more than 25 years.

Images can be seen in our North Tyneside public art photo gallery.

Council art collection

The North Tyneside Council Art Collection consists of 245 works, which fall into four categories:

  • contemporary paintings and limited edition prints from the last 40 years
  • oil portraits of civic dignitaries and local figures
  • seascapes and landscapes by artists associated with the Cullercoats Artists Colony
  • miscellaneous items

When North Tyneside Council was formed in 1974, we became the custodian of a disparate collection of works of art whose provenance, in many cases, was unknown or obscure. These were largely from the Victorian and early 20th century period.

From the early 1990s we also acquired a significant collection of contemporary artworks, through purchase and donation. There are nearly 90 of these pictures on permanent display at our headquarters. 

70 artworks from our collection can be viewed on the Art UK website.

Arts strategy

We have a proud record of supporting the development and growth of arts in the Borough. Across all areas of the arts progress has been made over the period of the previous strategy.

Our North Tyneside – Great Art for Everyone seeks to build on these achievements and establish North Tyneside as an exemplar of arts innovation and practice.

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Contact us

Chris Bishop
Arts, Museums and Heritage Manager

North Tyneside Council
The Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY

Telephone: (0191) 643 7413