Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Hoults Yard Launches Think Tank Art Space

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Hoults Yard Launches Think Tank Art Space

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HOULTS Yard is adding to its reputation as a business and media hub for the creative industries after launching an on-site art gallery.

The yard, which is home to 400 media professionals off Walker Road, has opened Think Tank - a permanent exhibition space to showcase the work of different artists.

Hoults, which was formerly home to the Tyneside pottery Malings and has been under the ownership of the Hoult family for generations, has seen a dramatic transformation from industrial estate to artistic hub in recent years.

The first in a series of revolving tenants in the exhibition space is North Shields and Newcastle-based Globe Gallery, known for its work with established and emerging artists.

It will inhabit the space until the end of this month as part of its Globe Gallery Offsite programme, which aims to breathe creativity into empty spaces across the region.

Hoults Yard managing director Charlie Hoult said: "We've been running a sustained cultural programme here, so a permanent exhibition area seemed like the next logical step. …

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