Wednesday 13th May – Monday 29th June / Playhouse Gallery


North of England Art Club 

20 x 20 Exhibition

13th May – 29th June 2020

A collection of miniature originals measuring 20cm x 20cm all priced at £50 each as part of our affordable art collection. 

NEAC’s History: The Newcastle Society of Artists was first formed in 1835 as an association of professional artists. Several major North-East painters were among its members, including J. W. Carmichael, Thomas Miles Richardson (both senior and junior) and Luke Clennel. In l927 membership stood at 60, and included E.M.O’R Dickey who is represented in the permanent collection of the Laing Art Gallery.  More recently Laurence Gowing and Roger de Grey (subsequently President of the Royal Academy) took part in its exhibitions, which were held in the Laing Art Gallery. Until the early l970s the Society had a studio in Leazes Park Road, but when that was given up it lacked a permanent home until l977 when a top floor studio was offered in Bolbec Hall (part of the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society). The Newcastle Society of Artists declined the offer, but some members broke away and formed the North of England Art Club. This new club was led by Mick Mortimer and the late Ross Hickling, both distinguished artists. The club thrived with help from local businesses, and in l981 achieved the status of a registered charity with the aim of promoting appreciation of the visual arts.






The Gallery is located on the upstairs foyer of the Playhouse 

Exhibitions are open to the public

Opening times:

Monday – Saturday 10am to 4pm

and 1 hour prior to an evening event