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Welcome to The Tin Shed, an online platform hosting artists' studios, pop-up fairs and exhibitions.

 A huge thank you to all the talented traders who took part in our recent online Spring Artfest and to the customers for their support.

Our Artists' Studios are always open offering a great way to see some amazing work and visit their sites.


You'll also be able to meet the artists face-to-face at our Summer Art Fairs starting end of May at Bamburgh in Northumberland. 

Please see dates below.

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The Tin Shed's artists' Studios are always open! 

Take a virtual art tour across Tyneside/Wearside; Northumberland/Scottish Borders and Durham/Teesside/Yorkshire.

Visit the artists' own sites with just a click of the button to find out more about them and their work.

  Visit our Studios to find out more.

If you're an artist, designer or maker, run an art gallery or arts' events  and would like to join our Artists' Studios or take part in our events, please get in touch via our Contact page or email



Bamburgh Pavilion, Northumberland

10am till 4pm

Mon May 31 (Bank Holiday)

Sat June 26

Sun July 25

Sat Aug 28 (Bank Holiday Weekend)

(Current Covid restrictions will apply)

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Head to our virtual gallery to see Peter Hallam's latest exhibition.

Click the button below to visit.

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We shine the light on some of our artists and special guests in our Spotlight On section as they share their stories with us. 

We've been finding out how textile artist Jean Haste applies the ancient art of silk painting to everyday items and how television presenter Ian Payne  discovered hidden artistic skills during lockdown. We learn more about the life of Peter Hallam, who shares his latest exhibition with us and what led

Northumberland artist Peter Podmore to begin painting landscapes. We also meet colourful Edinburgh artist Wendy Heliwell who uses mostly recyced material in her work.


Browse our fabulous exhibitions from your sofa.

Currently showing in the Gallery is artist Peter Hallam's latest work, which was part of the recent Winter Exhibition at Newcastle's Biscuit Factory.

We're also sharing a very special fund-raising exhibition by artist Jacqueline Quinn. She is donating 25% from sales of all her work featured here, to help feed local families with young children, who are facing financial hardship due to Covid. Jacqueline, a former social worker, has already raised more than £2,000 for the cause. #nokidgoeshungry 

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