Art What’s On
Newbiggin Maritime Centre: Jul 1st 2019 - Jul 31st 2019
An exhibition of paintings.
Queercastle - Nocturnal Novocastrians
Ampersand Inventions: Jul 2nd 2019 - Jul 11th 2019
Between 2007-2017 Newcastle labels: Urban & Eastern, Sounds of Seductions and Divine Trash - held various club nights throughout the North-East. These trashy & trailblazing events all shared an open door policy for all things queer, be it a costume, an attitude or just being who you truly are, rather than who you were born as. Urban & Eastern Productions dug deep into their archives and brought out to daylight some of the highlights of these legendary nights.
Barnard Castle School 6th Form Art Exhibition
The Witham: Jul 3rd 2019 - Jul 27th 2019
Enjoy a variety of two and three dimensional work produced by the Upper Sixth students for their Pre-U Art & Design course.
Modern Calligraphy with Tim Sokell
Newcastle Arts Centre: Jul 3rd 2019 - Jul 10th 2019
This is a two day course running on: Wednesdays 3rd & 10th July, 2 pm – 5 pm.
Life Drawing with Judith Davies
Newcastle Arts Centre: Jul 3rd 2019 - Jul 24th 2019
This is a 4 day course running on: Wednesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th July, 6 pm – 9 pm
Gallagher & Turner: Jul 4th 2019 - Aug 17th 2019
In their Summer exhibition ‘Coast’, Gallagher & Turner are presenting a varied selection of paintings and prints that capture and celebrate the best of our shores, with beaches and seascapes by great British artists, focusing in particular on Northumberland and our local North East coast. Northumberland-based Swedish artist Brita Granström’s joyously expressive paintings bring in a brightness suffused with metaphor, harking back to childhood fantasies of the sea, whilst local painter Malory Maki takes a more abstract approach, pulling out the rich colours, reflective surfaces and sweeping forms of the landscape.
Heads & Tales
Vane: Jul 4th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019
As part of the programme for the Chilli Studios’ Heads & Tales mental health heritage project, this exhibition will showcase work celebrating the diverse and individual experiences of mental health conditions and the benefits of artistic expression. The show features over fifty invited artists alongside Heads & Tales participants and volunteers, and includes painting, sculpture, moving image, audio, and performance, as well as guest archive items from the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Collection.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: Jul 5th 2019 - Sep 29th 2019
A major new survey exhibition presenting new works by 15 early-career artists from across the UK. Survey is the largest review of contemporary art practice in Jerwood Visual Art’s 12 years of programming, spanning a breadth of disciplines. Exhibiting artists: Chris Alton, Simeon Barclay, Hazel Brill, Flo Brooks, Emma Cousin, Joe Fletcher Orr, Tom Goddard, Ashley Holmes, Lindsey Mendick, Nicole Morris, Milly Peck, Anna Raczynski, Will Sheridan Jr, Rae-Yen Song and Frank Wasser.
Ashley Holmes: Good To Us
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: Jul 5th 2019
Join artist Ashley Holmes for a live presentation of his work Good To Us, performed in the Ground Floor gallery as part of Survey and BALTIC’s summer season preview evening.
Gateshead Art Society Summer Exhibition
St Mary's Heritage Centre: Jul 5th 2019 - Aug 23rd 2019
Gateshead Art Society was formed in 1917 and is still going strong. This exhibition showcases around 30 works by our members including paintings and drawings of local views, landscapes, and urban scenes, in oils, acrylics, inks, watercolours and pastels.
Stranger in Parts' by Kali Scott
The Exchange: Jul 5th 2019 - Jul 31st 2019
Art Preview night with live music on July 4th: 7.30pm - 10pm.
Sunderland Art Club
Arts Centre Washington: Jul 5th 2019 - Aug 3rd 2019
An exhibition showcasing work from members of the club. Most of the work will be for sale.
Execution of Justice
Ushaw College: Jul 5th 2019 - Nov 3rd 2019
Mat Collishaw has created a site-specific installation at Ushaw that explores themes of martyrdom, treason, worship and heresy. It features one of the real treasures at Ushaw: an eagle designed by Augustus Welby Pugin, the Gothic Revival architect best known for designing the interior of the Houses of Parliament. He also designed some of the buildings and many interior features at Ushaw and the renowned British artist Mat Collishaw was inspired by his work to create ‘Execution of Justice’, which will be installed in the ornate ante-chapel of the Chapel of St Cuthbert. This will feature a large animatronic eagle that will ‘face off’ with Pugin’s bird. Collishaw’s will be able to look around and twitch, raise its wings to full span, while also teasing and torturing a mechanical mouse. The eagles tensely represent both victim and aggressor, provoking thoughts of two opposing viewpoints of Christianity: Protestant and Catholic, martyr and heretic.