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Stoke Art Workshops and Exhibitions

Originally founded in 2016 as a Custom Tattoo Studio, Great Bear is now also home to a full-size gallery along with an art workshop.

Our new gallery and workshop spaces are based on Hose Street in Tunstall, infamous in the 60’s for being home to The Golden Torch, a Northern Soul hotspot. The space is a blank canvas for installations, but has its own character which comes from traces of the old historical building that still remain.

Through workshops and exhibitions in collaboration with both businesses and individual creatives, we hope to give something back to the city and help bring out the creative side in our community along with inspiring the next generation of creatives.

In our space you’ll be able to:

  • Hire our art facilities
  • Sign up for a workshop
  • Run a workshop
  • View our exhibitions
  • Host your own exhibitions
  • Collaborate with our in-house creatives


Check out our events calendar

Exhibition Space

Host your exhibition in a warm, welcoming and open space, ideal for sharing and engaging with local art.

Our exhibition space is open to all creatives, including artists, designers, illustrators, street artists, curators, writers and beyond.

Contact us to find out more


Our workshops aim to help people be inspired to learn a new craft!

Work in a small, supportive group with lots of advice and guidance from experienced creatives. Look out for our workshops throughout the year.

See our upcoming workshops