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Gallery Forty5 Christmas Fair

Saturday December 1st 2018 

11am to 4:30pm  

Join the Studio Artists at Gallery Forty5 as well as a range of guest artists to enjoy the best of the season!

All of our Christmas range will be on sale and our Studio Artists will be in their studios with a range of artwork and bespoke gifts to suit all pockets.

Light refreshments available.

Come and see the miniature pony in our courtyard and steer clear of the crowds in the town!

Artists joining us include Lee kershaw from Northumbrian Images, Fiona Carvell, Helen Fay and Joan Murray with a range of prints and originals, Kate Nicholson, glass artist, Nick Potter with his unique driftwood sculptureas well as other stalls selling a wide range of goods including individually made wreaths and crackers .

‘AFFORDABLE ART’- Bespoke Art at affordable prices

December 3rd 2018 – January 5th 2019
We are delighted to be showcasing a selection of art ranging from watercolours through to 3D textiles and including both limited edition signed prints as well as jewellery and pottery. All work will be priced at £100 or under; perfect for a special Christmas gift.


Saturday 3rd November 2018 – Thursday January 10th 2019

 Florals is a joint exhibition bringing together textile artists Emma Mears and Kate Slaughter and artists Jane Murray and Jan Kirkland.

Work exhibited encompasses a range of techniques and styles, all of it unique yet affordable.

Katie Doherty

Saturday April 7th 2018  7:30pm 

Doors open 7pm

Heart – warming songs presented by three award winning folk musicians, led by singer songwriter Katie Doherty and elevated by instrumentalists Shona Mooney (The Shee, BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the year 2005) and Dave Gray (Världens Band).

Hailing from Teesside and formerly based in Newcastle (until she was swept off her feet and up a hill in County Durham by her sheep farming husband)…Katie is an award winning songwriter. Nowadays she is well known for her work with theatre, having composed the score for the successful rural touring musical Beyond the End of The Road as well as countless others for November Club, Northern Stage and The RSC. Previously, Katie has toured with Kathryn Tickell, supported Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Karine Polwart and Ray Davies amongst others. She has recorded and toured with German based, British folk band Broom Bezzums for the past six years. Katie’s first album Bridges was released on Park records. With the accompaniment of Shona and Dave, Katie’s second album is due for release in 2018.


All tickets £10 (£8 concessions)

Refreshments available

The Brothers Gillespie

Friday May 4th 2018  7:30pm

Doors open at 7pm

The Brothers Gillespie are a traditional folk song duo from Northumberland, whose music combines searing sibling vocal harmony with arrangements of guitar, fiddle, mandolin and shruti box. Their repertoire spans material from Scotland, Northumberland, England, Ireland, the traveler tradition, border ballads and their own compositions. Strongly rooted in place, they descend beneath the national boundaries to find the common ground beneath us and to draw new power in the retelling of our histories. In their music you can hear the voice of this land and feel the power of the deep Celtic taproot that lies beneath.



All tickets £8 (£5 for under 16s)

Refreshments available

A Different View

Saturday July 7th 2018 11:00 am –
Thursday August 30th 2018 5:00 pm

We are looking forward to some wonderful work being shown in our Main Gallery; our first solo exhibition by well known artist, Nick Potter. Working mainly in acrylics Nick will undoubtedly include some eye catching and thoughtful work as well as his quirky landscapes for which he is known.


Northern Reflections; textiles inspired by northern landscapes, heritage and culture. 

Saturday August 4th 2018 11:00 am –
Thursday October 4th 2018 5:00 pm

We are very pleased to be hosting an exhibition featuring the unique work of Twynne. 

The members of Twyne Textile Group all live in the North-East. Embracing disciplines which include embroidery, art quilting, rug-making and mixed media, ‘Northern Reflections’ is an exhibition of new work that has been inspired by dramatic landscapes, ancient heritage and northern cultures.

Twyne Textile Group has been exhibiting for ten years and has previously shown at National Trust Wallington, Bailiffgate in Alnwick and The Customs House in South Shields among other venues. Work will be available for purchase, and many of the artists accept commissions.


Saturday September 1st 2018 11:00 am –
Thursday October 4th 2018 5:00 pm

We are looking forward to presenting some wonderful work in this exhibition celebrating the beauty of nature, in particular the subject of flowers.

Featuring work from artists working in a range of medium from textiles to oils there will be something for every taste and budget.

Affordable Art

Saturday December 1st 2018 11:00 am
Thursday Jan 10th 2019 5:00 pm

Just in time for Christmas! This exhibition boasts a range of quality art of all genres but all priced under a hundred pounds.

More details of artists participating will follow.