Art What’s On
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.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: Jul 6th 2019 - Oct 13th 2019
Since the early 1980s, Akomfrah’s moving image works have offered some of the most rigorous and expansive reflections on the culture of the black diaspora, both in the UK and around the world. Akomfrah’s work initially came to prominence in the early 1980s as part of Black Audio Film Collective, a group of seven artists founded in 1982 in response to the 1981 Brixton riots. Throughout the 1990s, Akomfrah’s subject matter expanded beyond the social fractures of contemporary British society to focus on a wider historical context, from the persistent legacy of colonialism to the roots of the contemporary in classical literature. Moving into the early 2000s, Akomfrah also produced a series of atmospheric works addressing personal and historical memory. At BALTIC , Akomfrah will present three film works including the UK premiere of Precarity 2017 alongside The Unfinished Conversation 2012 and Peripeteia 2012.
The Secret Garden
Bishop Auckland Town Hall: Jul 8th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019
An immersive installation for children and their families that allows interaction with sounds and visuals through movement play. In this part of the gallery, children experience a virtual garden, with each area offering open ended, playful and creative movement activities.
The Posters of Golden Cabinet
Northern Print: Jul 10th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019
This collection of 30 posters was created from 2013-2018 for Golden Cabinet - the acclaimed experimental music night that took place at the Kirkgate Community Centre in the small market town of Shipley, West Yorkshire. Golden Cabinet’s ‘sonic attack’ attracted a hardcore of followers over its 5 years as well as the attention of the mainstream media and international artists working at the bleeding edge of music and visual art. The posters were created by Nick Loaring (The Print Project) who took his inspiration from the type of music on offer: a brain-crushingly loud / brutal / in your face experience which was often repetitive, complex and intended to re-wire your internal circuits. All the posters were letterpress printed by hand one at a time using a variety of materials (washers / screws / vintage wood-type / hand-cut lino / laser-cut & engraved hardboard / MDF) in small editions of 30 or fewer. The type was always set by hand, firstly using what was available and then moving into hot-metal in 2014.
¡VAMOS! NE: Flavio Morais Exhibition
Abject Gallery: Jul 13th 2019 - Jul 20th 2019
Flavio Morais is an internationally commissioned Brazilian artist who makes a welcome return to ¡VAMOS! – this time presenting an exhibition of new and recent work titled ‘Inutensilios’ featuring delicate wooden sculptures, detailed pen illustrations and minute drawings. The exhibition is focussed on the concept of playfulness and creativity for its own sake. Flavio states it is essential to get lost inside of oneself, creating space to do nothing or what’s deemed ‘useful’. With this collection, he celebrates activity or expression without profit or benefit. Preview: Friday, 12 July, 6pm-10pm.
¡VAMOS! NE 2019: Vhils Arts Commission
Laing Art Gallery: Jul 13th 2019
An outdoor commission with internationally renowned Portuguese artist Vhils whose signature technique is carving in bas-relief. The artist will produce for ¡VAMOS! a special portrait of a significant historical figure.
No Whole Truths
Vane: Jul 18th 2019 - Jul 27th 2019
Johannah Latchem’s work addresses themes of law, punishment and power. It intervenes in the material culture of the courthouse to establish new rituals. Her art installations are sometimes installed in courtrooms and critique the symbolic materiality of law’s historical artefacts. Latchem creates new legal objects and explores their performative role in courtrooms, challenging the existing role of courthouse rituals, and exposing the need for new ways to convey revised messages to the public. No Whole Truths (2019) is a three-channel film and sound installation that address the multiplicity of ‘truths’ in the law space.