A street art entrepreneur has been reviving the former site of Polestar Recording Studios - the venue where North East band Maximo Park first rehearsed.
Tom Cuthbert, who lives in Newcastle, has spent a year renovating the building to transform it into the Tower Art Galley.
In the heart of the Ouseburn Valley, the gallery is one of the latest creative businesses helping with the regeneration of the area.
Previously a school, a bike factory and a paint-testing lab, the local landmark is best known for being the site of Polestar music studios.
Run by North East rocker Pauline Murray - part of 70s punk band Penetration from Durham - the studio was used by many of the region's music stars.
Now it is well-established street artists such as London collective 'Fresh Worms' who will be exhibiting their work there.
The space has been transformed with 3D street art and paper planes ready for the launch of the gallery's first solo exhibition on August 2, 2012.
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