what's on


We are delighted to be hosting ‘Connections’ an exciting exhibition by this talented group of textile artists. Working in a range of textiles and formats and on a variety of scale there is guaranteed to be something here to appeal to everyone.

Alan Stones- Lithographs

For the first time at Gallery Forty5 we are hosting Alan Stones for a solo exhibition of his stunning lithographs.

Stewart Hardy and Frank McLaughlin

Fiddle virtuoso Stewart Hardy and Scottish guitarist/piper Frank McLaughlin posses a rare musical kinship, holding listeners spellbound with their interplay as they explore music rooted in the traditions of Scotland, the Borders and Northumberland while incorporating sensibilities from the worlds of classical, blues, klezmer and jazz.

As a duo they perform traditional and contemporary tunes stripped back to the bare essentials of fiddle, guitar and Scottish smallpipes. With their long-term collaboration, they have achieved a deep and instinctive understanding of each other’s musical interpretations. The unique and versatile approach Stewart and Frank bring to their music, combined with their ability to draw on a wide variety of styles, produces an uplifting and joyous performance.

All tickets £10

Refreshments available

The Andy May Trio

Three award-winning musicians from Newcastle – Northumbrian piper Andy May (Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies, Baltic Crossing), guitarist Ian Stephenson(Kan, Baltic Crossing) and fiddler Sophy Ball (422, Bottle Bank Band) – come together as the Andy May Trio to play high energy instrumental folk, inspired by the music of their native North East.

A typical performance might include traditional tunes from Northumberland, newly-composed material by all members of the band and an introduction to the pipes, all delivered with a warmth and humour which is sure to draw in both folk aficionados and newcomers alike for a dazzling show filled with virtuosity and energy.

All tickets £10

Refreshments available.

Northumbrian Landscape

We are looking forward to some wonderful work being shown in this exhibition which has become quite an annual event. From Nick Potter’s quirky and charming landscapes to the photography of Richard Hay.

Scissors, Rock, Paper, Stone- solo exhibition Kate Stenhouse

We are very pleased to be hosting a solo exhibition featuring the unique work of Kate Stenhouse. Working in mixed media her pieces range in size and price but are always thought provoking and eye catching.

Wild Places- an exhibition celebrating the natural beauty of rugged landscapes

We are looking forward to presenting some wonderful work in this exhibition celebrating the beauty of the natural landscape.

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

Affordable Art

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.