Globe Gallery

Newcastle & Gateshead

Globe Gallery first opened its doors in 1994 in the former Globe Boot Company, familiar to the local community as one of the first shoe shops in North Shields. Setting out with a strong belief in community spirit we decided to keep the name, and Globe Gallery has since maintained close ties with the community.

Since then, Globe Gallery has been sited in six more locations, both in North Shields and Newcastle city centre, where most recently it was based in the former Northern Constitutional Club HQ in Commercial Union House. It is now back in a temporary space in North Shields while it finalises plans for its next permanent base.

From day one, Globe Gallery has made every effort to make art accessible to all and aspired to engage with as many people from different backgrounds as possible; our work has never been defined by the boundaries of gallery walls and we have always been keen to take art out into the community. By taking an open-door approach with artists and audiences, we endeavour to cultivate a socially-connected practice that is dynamic, responsive and engaging.