The RePUBlic Gallery is an art gallery and community space in the centre of Blyth, Northumberland.

We are based on the ground floor of the former public house, The Kings Head. We recognise and value the rich history of our building and its social and cultural significance within the town. We are committed to a program of exhibitions that are reactive and champion local engagement. We hope RePUBlic will be a place to inspire and energise creativity.

Alongside The RePUBlic Gallery is The PUBlic Window, our window box gallery, which has for the past year exhibited a new artist every month. The PUBlic Window was our answer to the endless lockdowns and delays to physical exhibitions, it has since become a vital part of our program. We run call-outs for artists to exhibit in the window throughout the year.

As we move into our second year with both the gallery and the window open, we welcome proposals from artists, community groups and business to borrow, hire and fill our gallery with exciting projects. Email: info@republicgallery.co.uk with your ideas.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 9am – 3pm with entrance through The Kings Head CafĂ©.

CIC 36 Statement

Company Activities and How they will Benefit the Community

Our aim is to encourage and increase real engagement with high quality, contemporary art and design in Blyth and Northumberland.

Engagement with art and design across Northumberland is lower than the UK national average (Arts Council England and Northumberland Community-Wellbeing-Bulletin). We want to help address this disparity and inspire creativity in our community.

This aim will be achieved through a free program of exhibitions and events curated by practicing artist and designers. These events will be advertised through our website, social media as well as printed formats.

The gallery will be available to hire, providing essential space for the community to come together. We will champion local projects by offering non-profit rates for community groups.

The space will also be available to local business at a commercial rate, generating income which will be put towards core costs and further supplement our program of exhibitions and events. 

If Republic Gallery makes any surplus profit it will be used to

  • Insure the continuation of a free program of exhibitions and events
  • Subsidise community hire of the space
  • Facilitate projects suggested by the community