The Gibside Art Club based in Rowlands Gill has been in existence for more than 50 years.
There are currently around 45 members drawn from all over the district and surrounding areas.
We get together every Wednesday night from 7pm – 9pm in the local Community Centre at Strathmore Road Rowlands Gill, NE39 1JB to paint and enjoy each other’s company.
We hold an exhibition of our work every year on the first full weekend in October. This year it is to be held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October.
Opening times are 10.30 – 4.30 on both days. Admission is only 50p. High-quality refreshments are available at very reasonable prices – teas, coffees, cakes, savouries and soups – some home-cooked.
Our pictures are all recently painted originals. In addition, we sell a small number of unframed originals, prints and cards. You can pay by cash or credit card.
The picture of the swan and cygnets, a very peaceful watercolour painted by one of our favourite artists, Joan Turner, is the first prize in the raffle.
Raffled proceeds go every year to a charity nominated by the members of the club. This year the money will be donated to the Sick Children’s Trust.
They provide home-from-home accommodation for families with sick children in the hospital to allow families to stay close.
They built Scott House within the Freeman Hospital which provides living quarters and 18 en-suite bedrooms for families.
& Sunday 6th October
10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Refreshments & Raffle
(Raffle proceeds to the Sick Children’s Trust)
Rowlands Gill Community Centre
Pay by cash or credit card