36 Lime Street has a busy Spring planned with the Spring Salon Sale Sunday March 29th 10-5pm, visit the studios at 36 Lime Street and take a sneak peak at what goes on and pick up a piece of artwork. Later in May Friday 15 and Saturday 16 its the annual Late Show’s event.

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The Late Shows 2014

Friday 16th to Saturday 17th May 2014
10am – 6pm FREE ENTRY Late Shows is a free culture crawl around Newcastle and Gateshead with many popular venues normally closed in the evening opening their doors after hours on a Friday and Saturday night.
Ouseburn Open Studios
Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th November 2014
10am – 6pm FREE ENTRY
36 Lime Street Gallery are now seeking proposals for our 2014 programme.
This year’s programme will allow for 6 exhibitions to take place between May and December 2014. This space is available for artists, students and studio members to exhibit in. Any art form is welcome.
• Exhibitions will run for a maximum of two weeks, with one week installation in advance.
• 36 Lime Street will publicise the programme via its website and emarketing platforms.
• Exhibitors are able to arrange a preview for their exhibition, in consultation with 36 Lime Street.
• Artists and curators are also responsible for invigilating their own shows – each show must be open to the public for a minimum of one weekend ( 11am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday).
• 36 Lime St Gallery has no direct funding, therefore artists and curators are expected to fund their own shows.
• Artists must note that 36 Lime Street cannot insure any work while it is in the Gallery.
• Exhibitors must return the space to its original condition after finishing exhibitions.
There are 6 ‘slots’ available for the exhibitions which can be: April/May, May/June, June/July, July/Aug, Aug/Sept, Sept/Oct, Oct/Nov, Nov/Dec. Applicants are asked to state a date preference within their application.
Proposals can be submitted by email only. Applicants should send 6 relevant of recent work (72dpi JPEG), a C.V., an outline of intention for the space (including preferred dates), and a link to website or online portfolio if available
The deadline is 5pm, Friday 28th February. All artists will be informed of our selection by Friday 14th March.
If you have any further enquiries, please email us at

BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne  as part of the group show RIFF, studio tenant Paul Merrick has work on show until January 19th. Open Wed-Sun 12.00-18.00, Thursdays 12.00-20.00

Spring Salon Sale Sun 23rd March 10-5pm

New for 2014, Ouseburn venues, including 36 Lime Street are opening their studio doors for Spring to offer special prices for end of line collections and one off pieces. It’s a great opportunity to purchase affordable art, craft and design with outstanding pieces of original art work not available on the high street.  Just ahead of Mothers Day or just in time for those summer weddings, find or commission that special piece.

Studio 5WS is available for reassignment this autumn
studio available now

Studio 5WS is an L shaped, small studio / large cupboard at the top of the stairwell on the top floor of the building. The previous tenant used this space as a small office for a while and has since being using it as storage. As a result it is in need of some attention, and the walls could do with being brushed back before applying a coat of anti-damp paint. There are two single strip lights in the room and two double sockets on the wall to the left of the door. The studio has no windows.

Quarterly rent of £82.25
The exiting Member is looking for a £237.50 Premium to re-assign the lease.

Bills Electricity is charged on a usage basis with the cost of the communal areas shared between studios. Members are responsible for arranging their rates and other utilities as well as supplying and maintaining appropriate fire safety equipment for their practice, PAT testing their portable appliances and inspections of other electrical supplies.

Studio Management 36 Lime Street provides affordable studios by keeping management fees to a minimum. The studios are run by it’s Members, from taking responsibility for fire safety to overseeing building works, putting the bins out to organising exhibitions and studio tours, open studios and other events, redecorating corridors and sitting on the Board of Directors. All Members are expected to contribute to the running of the studios. An average of 5 General Committee meetings are held each year and the Board of Directors meet once a month.

Viewings Viewings will take place at 1pm on Wednesday 20th of November. If you would like to view the studio on this date please confirm your attendance with Rachel Bollen via email: If you are unable to make this date the studio will also be available to view during our Open Studio event, 10am – 6pm on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November.

Interviews Will be held during the morning of Thursday 28th November. Deadline for interview request 12pm Monday 25th November. Please contact Rachel to request an interview:

36 Lime Street Ltd’s guiding principle is to provide secure, affordable studio spaces for rent for creative artists, and in doing so to contribute towards the regeneration of the building and the area. We aim to foster the principles of co-operation in members involvement with industry and commerce, training and education, and leisure and recreational activities.

36 Lime Street is proud to be a member of the National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers.

Preview: Saturday 9th November 2013, 6pm – 8pm

Joseph Hillier is best known for his monumentally scaled sculpture for public sites in the UK and Ireland. This exhibition opens other parts of his practice to view. These new bodies of work are made on a more intimate scale and include tentative drawings and digitally rendered objects.

@ 36 Lime Street Gallery
Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th November

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November, 11am – 5pm

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November, 11am – 5pm

Saturday 9th November, 6pm – 8pm


The exhibition includes two digitally made series of sculpture. The first of these groups captures the human body in motion sequentially through time and condenses these frames of movement into singular objects. The capture of human movement through the use of computer animation and CNC machining re-examine modernist experiments by futurists in contemporary, digital terms. The ability to capture and describe human movement through these digital means represents human actions as biomorphic abstracted, tangible and miniaturised objects.

The second of these groups are 3 small figure studies laser cut in steel, these figures appear to sleep or have been knocked unconscious, they are rendered like geological strata in many curving layers. The timelessness and specifics of their making are at odds. Knockout 2 is made from motion capture-data of a boxer knocked unconscious. The piece spawned the further 2 sleeping figures.

Further drawings in the exhibition are made over found fashion photographs of models. Their juxtaposition with freehand drawing creates an ambiguous relationship, and a potent reviewing of the human form in a contemporary context.

“By rendering the human form in new processes and through geometric operations, I aim to re-view ourselves, in many terms: from our atomic makeup to our societal structures. If in doing this I create an image of humanity which belongs to it’s place, the here and now, and yet takes part in a timeless act, to recreate our image in sculptural form, then I may have made something pertinent and beautiful, to hang a question on.”

About 36 Lime Street’s Gallery Programme

As part of a wider audience development plan, 36 Lime Street is proud to present a series of new projects for the third year of its gallery space. A new programme of exhibitions and events has been co-ordinated to run from May 2013 through to January 2014 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.

If you would like to be informed about the forthcoming exhibitions, or would like to be considered for next years programme of exhibitions please contact with your contact details.

23rd & 24th November 2013

36 Lime Street warmly welcomes everyone to their annual Open Studios event, where over 25 creative practitioners show and sell their work. Glimpse inside, explore the building, talk to the artists and makers and maybe find that unique gift for Christmas. See an exciting range of paintings, prints, textiles, jewellery, furniture, glass and ceramics. 

‘30|36 Thirty years of Making It in the Ouseburn Valley’ – An exhibition in the gallery celebrating thirty years of 36 Lime Street.

Ouseburn Warehouse Workshops & Studios,
36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ
T (0191) 261 5666
Facebook: 36 Lime Street Ltd Twitter: @36LimeStreet
Opening times 10am – 6pm

Louise Bradley Level 2

Louise Bradley Level 2

Helena Seget Level 3

Helena Seget Level 3

Emma Holliday Level 3

Emma Holliday Level 3

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