Copyright and Take Down Policy

The contents of this site, including both text and images, are the property of Northumbria University, unless otherwise stated.

You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos, images of works of art, and other images) free of charge in any format or medium for your own personal, non-commercial use only. We encourage users to establish hyperlinks to this website, or otherwise reference information where possible.

The following attribution statement is suggested:

The University Gallery, Northumbria University

Copyright of Images

If you wish to reproduce any of the works of art featured on this site, please contact us, we may be able to supply you with an image of the work and grant the appropriate reproduction rights for works within our copyright.

If the artist(s) of the work is alive, or has been dead for less than seventy years, it is likely that this work will be subject to additional copyright restraints. It is your responsibility to obtain appropriate permission from the copyright holder before you reproduce a work of art. In some cases, The University Gallery may be able provide you with the contact details for the copyright holder.

The works of art within copyright are clearly marked ‘Copyright: [name of artist or artist’s estate]. Works marked ‘Copyright: Northumbria University’ indicate the works for which Northumbria University holds the copyright.

The Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) represents many artists and estates for matters of copyright in the UK. You can contact DACS on tel: +44 (0)20 7336 8811 fax: +44 (0)20 7336 8822, or visit the DACS website.

Take Down Policy

The University Gallery has works of art in its collections whose copyright status is unclear and despite reasonable efforts, we have not been able to trace the copyright holders. To ensure that the public can view the collection, and to increase visibility of the collection in the hope of finding the copyright holders, Northumbria University has developed a Take Down Policy, which in the first instance seeks to find copyright holder information, but also offers a clear route for copyright holders who believe their copyright is being infringed and wish for their work to be removed from the website.

The procedure for copyright holders who believe their copyright is being infringed is to:

1. Contact the University Gallery though the contact form

2. The University Gallery will acknowledge your complaint by email within 15 working days.

3. The University Gallery will remove the image(s) contested while investigating the claim and clarifying copyright permissions.

4. We will then seek clarification on what copyright permissions are permitted by the copyright holder through the completion of our copyright permissions procedure. This has the option to give no additional copyright permissions than those allowed by law.

5. The University Gallery records will be updated to reflect the wishes of the copyright holder.

Tracing Copyright

We are publishing the list of artworks whose copyright status is unclear to help with tracing copyright ownership. The dates correspond with either the artist’s lifespan, or the time in which the work is thought to have been created.

If you have any information you think may be relevant, please contact us through the Contact Form

ArtistsKnown Dates
Bidi Bowdler 
Tom Bromly1930 – 2018
Dave Brown 
Roderick Bugg 
Colin CinaB; 1943
Frank ConellyB: 1948
John Crisp1914 – 1983
Derek DaltonB: 1929
Peter DavisB: 1946
Eric Dobson1923 – 1992
Cate Farrow 
J. Frost (possibly Jane Frost)1955?
Hideo Furuta1949 – 2007
Vick Gills 
M. Hall 
Ted Hall 
David Herb 
E. Holmes 
Lynn Leon 
Dr Annie Wong Leung Kit Wah 
Dan Levy 
John Locker / Loker 
Mark Lucas 
Albert Manessier1911 – 1993
Steve McNulty 
Hughie O’DonoghueB: 1953
Ornulf OpdahlB: 1944
Keith Paisley 
Geoff Pattison 
Bill PeronneauB: 1946
Mark Smith 
Tony Smith 
A P Stewart 
Gilbert Ward