Side Gallery

Side is dedicated to showing the best in humanist documentary photography.

5-9 Side, Newcastle, NE1 3JE

0191 232 2208

67. The Coal Coast

20th May

Celebrating forty years of Side Gallery! Come and see the results of a major refurbishment and take in our current exhibition: THE COAL COAST

Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen's colour photographs, taken between 1999 and 2002, exploring the 'terrible beauty' of Durham's coal-scarred coastline.

The wreckage of the mining industry that defined a culture and shaped its communities lies strewn across its beaches.

Also, 'Song for Billy', an audiovisual installation combining New York based sound artists So Percussion's response to 'The Coal Coast' and ex-miner Freddie Welsh's personal testimony of the death of a young miner at Easington pit in the 90s.

Please note - Side Gallery is not listed in The Late Shows printed brochure.

Side Gallery 5-9 Side, Newcastle, NE1 3JE

Maintained by Harry Bailey