Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art


The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) presents exhibitions of new work by artists around the world, bringing new art to new audiences.

Since 2017, the gallery has been based in the National Glass Centre, where it has focused on new work made in photography, film & video, and twenty-first century media. National newspapers once described it as ‘the best small gallery’ in the north-east, but its new home facing onto the north sea has five metre high ceilings that can present every type of artwork at its best.

The gallery has a reputation for identifying new talent locally and internationally, having awarded artists with their first ever public exhibitions from Sean Scully in 1972 through to Marvin Gaye Chetwynd.