Art What’s On
Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art
Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Book: Jul 21st 2017 - Jun 30th 2018
Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle. The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.
Joséphine Bowes – The Woman of Fashion Celebrating 125 years of Her Museum
The Bowes Museum: Aug 26th 2017 - Jun 10th 2018
The Museum’s 125th anniversary celebrations continue with a new in-focus display in the award winning Fashion & Textile Gallery. The display pays tribute to founder Joséphine Bowes, who was a driving force behind the creation of The Bowes Museum, highlighting her influence as a socialite and devotee of fashion.
Kurt Schwitters: Collage & Assemblage
Hatton Gallery: Oct 7th 2017 - May 12th 2018
Kurt Schwitters: Collage & Assemblage focuses on Schwitters’ pioneering career long use of collage, a significant development in 20th century art practice. Fascinating dialogues exist between these works and those of the Independent Group and early pop artists on display in Pioneers of Pop and Schwitters' Merz Barn Wall, permanently displayed in the Hatton Gallery.
National Glass Centre Collection
National Glass Centre: Sep 16th 2017 - Oct 31st 2018
This is the first opportunity to see a significant selection of work from National Glass Centre’s permanent collection. Many of the pieces have been made by international artists who have spent time working at National Glass Centre. The exhibition will be complemented by a film piece held in NGCA’s collection to celebrate our plans to open the new ground floor gallery in 2018.
Sean Scully: 1970
Hatton Gallery: Feb 10th 2018 - May 26th 2018
Sean Scully is renowned globally as the master of Post-Minimalist Abstraction. In 1968 Scully moved to Newcastle University, it was here that he made breakthroughs which laid the foundation for the rest of Scully’s career. Presenting paintings and drawings from 1968-1974, this exhibition demonstrates the remarkable early confidence of Scully’s work and the genesis of his continued fascination with stripes, and the spaces in between.
The Hills are High
Oriental Museum: Feb 9th 2018 - Sep 9th 2018
An exhibition by curator/photographer Lauren Barnes, illustrating the everyday lives of South Koreans over the course of a single year. Hills are High explores the issues of politics and popular culture that are familiar to visitors, but goes further to reveal some of the main challenges and joys of life in South Korea today.
Shift and Signal
The NewBridge Project: Nov 1st 2017 - May 31st 2018
An attempt to imagine how we can go deeper in our adaptations to the crises of the contemporary moment such as social inequality, climate change, and species extinction. The project is an attempt to SHIFT us beyond stuck conversations about how we implement change, drawing upon identity psychology and behavioural theory as a means to overcome obstacles to change, and then to SIGNAL towards responses and better ways of living that are already appearing. The work is led by Dr Alex Lockwood, a writer, journalist, activist and scholar who’s been working in areas of climate change, development praxis and critical animal studies since 2001.
Riches of China: Splendour, Status and Symbolism
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery: Feb 10th 2018 - May 1st 2018
A major new exhibition introducing and exploring the fascinating history and stunning art of China. Costume and embroidery from the Emperor's court alongside pottery, jade and artefacts from the Shang to Qing dynasties and beyond will bring the splendour of Imperial China to Carlisle. International loans will be shown outside of China for the first time, supplemented by objects on loan from UK organisations and Tullie House's own Chinese collection. Discover the role of warriors and scholars in the Emperor's court, explore the rich symbolism of Chinese art and learn about the ancient Silk Road that linked China to the West for thousands of years, bringing Chinese goods to Carlisle and taking ideas and tastes from Britain back to the producing centres of China.
Serena Korda: Missing Time
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: Feb 9th 2018 - May 28th 2018
Serena Korda works across performance, sound and sculpture reconsidering aspects of communion and tradition in our lives. Korda is the 2016-17 Norma Lipman and BALTIC Fellow in Ceramic Sculpture at Newcastle University, a two-year residency that culminates in this exhibition.
Jasmina Cibic: This Machine Builds Nations
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: Feb 9th 2018 - May 28th 2018
Jasmina Cibic’s practice explores how art, architecture and political rhetoric are deployed and instrumentalised in the name of the nation. Bringing together film, sculpture, performance and installation into multi-layered projects, the core themes of Jasmina Cibic’s practice explore how art, architecture and political rhetoric are deployed and instrumentalised in the name of the nation.
Feel After the New See
Hatton Gallery: Feb 17th 2018 - May 19th 2018
A new commission by Newcastle-based artist Kate Liston marks the first in a series of annual site-specific projects responding to the unique architecture and remarkable history of the Hatton Gallery, as well as its pivotal role in international innovations in exhibition design and installation art.
A Portrait of Place
The Bowes Museum: Feb 10th 2018 - May 13th 2018
A series of our overlay, pushed bowl forms, with colours moving through the seasons, exploring the landscape of Teesdale & The Bowes Museum.
Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's: Mar 15th 2018 - Jun 1st 2018
2018 marks the end of the international commemorations of the First World War but the role of women in the war is a story that is yet to be fully told. WomensWork100 is an international programme of activities to recognise and celebrate the working lives of women during the First World War and beyond. This display includes images from both Gateshead Local Studies’ Collections and the Imperial War Museum showing how women, often unknowingly, pressed for progress in their working lives, against the backdrop of the struggle for female rights.