Welcome to the Arts Society Tyneside  (Tyneside Decorative & Fine Arts Society). We promote the enjoyment and conservation of our artistic and cultural heritage by providing regular lectures, study days, visits and voluntary activities including Church Recording, Heritage Volunteering and  the support of Arts in the Community and Young Arts.


The AGM is on Monday April 9th at 7.15pm just before the lecture so please come early. Please click here to find the papers for the AGM.

The Great Exhibition of the North

This summer, to coincide with the Great Exhibition of the North, join us for a series of outstanding talks by specialist lecturers in the fields of art, design and culture. Details of dates and titles can be found under 'lectures' on this website and detailed information about the speakers and their talks can be found by clicking here 

​All the talks wil be held at the Tyneside Cinema. Tickets cost £10.00 which includes a complimentary drink.

​The link below takes you directly to our section of the Great Exhibition website where you can follow the link and book tickets for the 7 one hour talks.

On Saturday 1st and Saturday 8th September  Marion Anderson a City Guide with 35 years of experience will be leading guided walks around Newcastle. The title of her walk is 'In the Art of the Town'. ​Each walk will start at 2.00pm at Grey's Monument and last an hour.  There is no charge but donations towards our Community Arts Project would be gratefully received.

Click below to register.


Planned Visits

10th May Coupland Castle

This is a splendid tower house, probably built sometime after 1584 by the Wallis family following a border commission recommendation that there be built a chain of forts to protect the frontier. It has been added to over the years by Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle and in the C19 by Mathew Culley. The Castle, a Grade 1 and 2 listed building sits in 25 acres of garden, arboretum, woodland and paddocks.

The property is furnished in period style and enhanced by a large collection of very interesting paintings. These are mainly the work of the present owner’s mother Pauline Konody who painted in watercolours, and maternal grandmother Isabel Codrington who painted in oils. They both exhibited widely during the 1920’s and 1930’s. 

£22.00 per person

​Look under Visits for further details

Click here for an application form.