Sheila from Shields and her cat

Celebrating 80 years of the inspirational art and animation of Sheila Graber

Painting of the Groyne lighthouse


Saturday 24 April - Saturday 16 October

Visitor information

Free entry, donations welcome

First floor exhibition space 

*The dates of this exhibition may be subject to change, given the current COVID-19 health situation. 


Jump into the colourful world of artist, animator and influential teacher Sheila Graber. This major retrospective family-friendly exhibition brings together the full range of Graber’s engaging and passionate work, including landscapes, portraits and delightful animations. Her playful and humorous cartoon cat companion features throughout. The South Shields artist is also a great champion of the creativity that exists in us all, and has encouraged and inspired countless others. As well as celebrating Graber’s own work, the exhibition will capture her wider impact and offer the opportunity for everyone to try their hand at creating an artwork.


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