We are a co-oprative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre.As a community interest company and social enterprise we raise awareness, develop skills through tutored workshops and by creating high quality products.
Kelly is the artist in residence and the brainchild behind Artful. While you can buy a limited selection of her artwork and gifts on this site, please contact us directly if you have any specificrequirements. They are happy to help with any questions, whether you're a customer looking for artwork or gifts or a North East artist hoping we'll sell your work.
Queen's Hall Arts (QHA) is the charitable company that manages the venue, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham and provides an art service to a large part of rural Northumberland. The Queen's Hall is amagnificent early Victorian building which faces Hexham Abbey (dating from 647AD). From its christening as an arts centre in 1983 until the hand over to the charitable organisation, Queens Hall Arts in 2001, the building was under local authority control.
Also Pitmen Painters, Mining Art for sale, Northern art, Wildlife Paintings for sale, British Bird Paintings for sale, and a Botanical Paintings for sale section all of which can be purchased securelyOnline. We also have fine examples of Newcastle, Durham, Yorkshire, The Lake District, Cumbria and Scottish scenes and Northern Art and Russian Art. We Sell Art on behalf of Contemporary Artists.
After years of working as a commercial artist I wanted to rediscover why it was I went to Art College in the first place - my love for nature and the things that occur in the countryside thatsurrounds me, the stories that I see and experience daily.
The site has a dual function. Firstly, it allows both established and prospective trade customers to see new and existing products together with information on how to best market them. Secondly itallows the general public, who are finding it difficult to source Alex's work locally, an opportunity to purchase on the web.
Carl has recently paired up with long time hood maker John Mease of JM Falconry Hoods to start making a new range of hoods. These Painted Hoods (see left) are a great show of craftsman ship anddedication to their work from this pair of artists. These hoods are a great show of the talent both these artist hold and how they can be versatile in their field of work. Take a further look here on our Painted Hoods page.
Walter Holmes has been painting for 50 years. Following a formal education in earth sciences (Durham University and Imperial College, London), he studied art at various institutions, includingHammersmith and Chelsea Schools of Art and Newcastle University. Since his first one-man show in 1971 his work has been exhibited throughout the UK and is in private collections from the USA to Russia.
Graeme's flair and talent was recently recognised by Royalty and his work now has the Royal Seal of Approval and will feature in the Royal Collection. If you would like to discuss any ideas you mayhave for creating a unique sculpture for you, please contact Graeme.
We are delighted to welcome Canadian media artist Jessica Thompson as our latest research residency artist. Her practice investigates spatial and social conditions within urban environments throughinteractive artworks situated at the intersection of sound, performance and mobile technologies. Her current research investigates the ways that sound reveals spatial and social conditions within cities, and how mobile technologies complicate our relationship to place, territory and community.