Slugtown is a non-profit art gallery based in Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne.

We aim to support pioneering, experimental, and challenging contemporary art, making it accessible and engaging to all audiences.  We work with early-career artists, commissioning new work and providing a platform for ambitious exhibitions, workshops and events. Alongside this we run SlugClub – a free arts club for local young people aimed at introducing new audiences to contemporary art through making it fun and collaborative in monthly artist-designed workshops and regular exhibitions.

We want to support artists in the North East, alongside working with partners from outside of the region – with the aim of growing and developing the wider arts ecology of North East.

Since 2022, Slugtown has been located on Wretham Place in Shieldfield.  Prior to this, from 2017-18 the gallery was run from a residential property in Heaton. 

Slugtown is run by Matt Antoniak and Max Lee.  We are a Community Interest Company (12206765), and has been supported by Arts Council England, Ragdoll Foundation, Newcastle City Council, and Seven Friends Foundation.

Support us

If you would like to support us, our public programmes and SlugClub, then any donations would be massively appreciated.  You can do this in a number of ways:

You can make a one-off donation through our Paypal account. 

Alternatively, you can make regular monthly donations through our Patreon. 

Or, you can purchase unique artworks, prints, editions and other artist-designed items from Slugtown Store, either online or in person.