Spirit in the North

We assisted Laing Art Gallery in the redevelopment of their ground floor permanent gallery.

Laing Art Gallery recently decided to undertake an overhaul of their ground floor permanent gallery, Northern Spirit (formerly Art on Tyneside).

Art on Tyneside was installed in the early 1990s so it was looking a bit tired and out of date. It was also quite claustrophobic, and not good for large groups. So they decided that it was time to modernise the space, with the refreshed gallery being renamed Northern Spirit. Designed by Haley Sharpe, the new improved gallery is made up of three sections: Artists' Stories; River and City; and Artists and Communities. The end results have been fantastic, with the gallery having been opened up in terms of space, and greater emphasis having been placed on the objects themselves.

"ClickNetherfield have the ability to tailor the design to suit the specification precisely, and their bespoke options are brilliant"

Marie-Therese Mayne, Assistant Keeper of Fine & Decorative Art

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The Laing is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture and its exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East.


Laing Art Gallery


August 2010

Exhibition Design

Haley Sharpe Design