Sinuiju Art Gallery (North Pyongan Provincial Art Gallery)
Founded in 1968 and made up of just a handful of small rooms, this modest gallery is little-visited but well worth a stop for anyone spending time in the city.
The location is central in Sinuiju city centre.
A good one for watching passers-by in the city centre
At the Sinuiju Art Gallery, you will find a selection of paintings, posters, prints, embroideries, and more inside the gallery. Most if not all of the art is by local artists but we warned that any art from Mansudae Art Studio would be under UN Sanctions and should NOT be purchased.
The quality is quite good, although (in common with many galleries in the country) it is not overly well-curated, with a mish-mash of styles and themes on the walls rather than being presented in any definable order.
However, one very positive characteristic here is that prices are much lower than art galleries in Pyongyang; sometimes even 50% less.
Also, there is often a portraitist in residence who can do a 5 min drawing of you for a very reasonable price (note, you will look a bit Korean in this drawing – if you aren’t Korean already that is!)