Students from Tyne Metropolitan College’s Creative Studios have launched a new exhibition ‘FISHING’ at the Old Low Lights Heritage Centre, which is the perfect location for the art which draws upon their own interpretation of the sea.

The paintings and drawings depicted the sea and the surrounding area, North Shields has long been tied to the sea, the Fish Quay is a historical nod to days gone by, its purpose has changed over time and now features restaurants and eateries offers superb views of the coastline.  

The latest exhibition from the Creative Studios Higher Education students, from both HND Fine Art and Foundation Degree in Applied Fine Art Practice courses, is a wonderful collection of creative talent, with paintings that feature vivid scenes of harbour life to textural art that opens the senses to the sea.

Dr John O'Rourke, Programme Leader for the HND Fine Art and Foundation Degree in Applied Fine Art Practice courses said: “The calibre of student work this year is exceptional, the students have worked extremely hard to truly bring ‘Fishing’ to life, each piece of art brings a new dimension to the exhibition.  The Old Low Lights Heritage Centre is the perfect backdrop for the exhibition and over the years we have held some great events here, working with Pearl and the team to showcase our student talent.”

The exhibition ‘Fishing’ is on now until the 27th February 2017 at the Old Low Lights Heritage Centre, North Shields. For more information about exhibition viewing times you can email or if you are interested in studying an art and design course at the Creative Studios call 0191 229 5000 or visit