Art What’s On
Discovery Museum: Jul 20th 2019 - Nov 3rd 2019
Pioneering northerners have been transforming our world with their clever inventions for centuries. This exhibition, built by LEGO creator Steve Mayes, highlights what the North has done for the world through 45 intricate models, using 50,000 mini bricks. See how many of these northern innovations you recognise in this 3D timeline, which features everything from the Geordie Lamp, Stephenson's Rocket and Turbinia through to the futuristic Hyperloop. Don't forget to look for the real life Geordie inventions around the museum.
Painting Summer Landscapes in Oils with Edwin Moreton
Newcastle Arts Centre: Jul 20th 2019 - Jul 27th 2019
This is a 2 day course running on: Saturdays 20th & 27th July, 10 am – 4 pm.
Journey’s Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens: Jul 20th 2019 - Sep 22nd 2019
A rare opportunity to see the UK’s first exhibition to explore the refugee crisis through illustration. The exhibition features 40 multi -media works by 12 contemporary artists, two of whom are themselves refugees. Illustrators have the unique opportunity to act as visual journalists, spending extended periods of time in situations where photography is often banned or too intrusive. Journey’s Drawn features work including Iranian artist Majid Adin’s award-winning animation for Elton John’s Rocket Man which draws on his own journey to the UK. Imprisoned for his political works in Iran, Adin was smuggled to London inside a refrigerator before winning a competition to re-imagine the iconic ballad. Palestinian-Syrian Mahmoud Salameh’s bold cartoons–inspired by 17 months in an Australian detention centre–and British Libyan Asia Alfasi’s manga explore issues faced by refugees. The exhibition also includes war zone reportage by George Butler from Syria, Olivier Kugler’s digital portraits of refugees arriving on the Greek Island of Kos, and Kate Evans’ graphic novel that recounts her experience of volunteering in the Calais Jungle.
No. 42: Jul 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019
An open exhibition without a theme, instead giving artists the opportunity to showcase works of their choice.
Art Meets Play
Thought Foundation: Jul 26th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019
This summer Thought Foundation has created an exhibition which explores your inner child and opens new doors into an immersive alternative create world where art meets play.
120th Anniversary of The Fisherman's Mission
The Old Low Light: Jul 30th 2019 - Sep 30th 2019
Retired local fishermen present the history of North Shields’ very own Fishermen’s Mission, an institution which is 120 years old in 2019.
Michael Smith - Fisherman Painter
The Old Low Light: Jul 30th 2019 - Sep 30th 2019
Michael Smith, artist, fisherman exhibits a selection of his work in conjunction with our 120th anniversary of the Fisherman’s Mission.
Mining Art by Karen M Thompson
Cafe on the Green: Aug 1st 2019 - Aug 31st 2019
Pastel Art of Miners portraits and nostalgia.
Interface Art Summer Exhibition
Arts Centre Washington: Aug 9th 2019 - Sep 14th 2019
Local gardens and architecture provided the inspiration to produce this visually stunning exhibition of interest and colour. Artists from Interface Arts turned sketches and photographs of local venues into paintings, etchings, mixed media, ceramics, glass and jewellery! All work is for sale. Come and enjoy
Elmer’s Great North Parade
The Word, The National Centre for the Written Word: Aug 21st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019
The Word will be taking part in Elmer’s Great North Parade, which will run for 11 weeks from August to November 2019. In honour of their Amazing Space exhibition and the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, The Word will be welcoming Elmer Armstrong during the trail – a celebration of the first man to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong.
Cheesburn Open Weekends: Louise Plant - Regatta
Cheeseburn Grange : Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 26th 2019
Cheeseburn is open for six weekends a year with each featuring a carefully selected exhibition, alongside some sixty other sculptures situated within ten acres of landscaped gardens. Louise sited new sculpture in the gardens at Cheeseburn in 2018 which demonstrate the wide range of her artistic practice and exploration of materials from steel to marble. For her exhibition at the Stables Gallery at Cheeseburn Louise is developing new sculpture, drawings, sound and video which reveal her investigation and experimentation into the shapes and structures of voids in water.
Newcastle University Master of Fine Art Degree Show 2019
Hatton Gallery: Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 7th 2019
Bringing together the work of emerging artists at both the mid-point and the culmination of two years of study on the MFA. The exhibition includes a diverse set of contemporary voices, practices and media including painting, new media, film, video, sculpture, photography, print, sound, performance and installation.
Gateshead’s Historic Quayside
St Mary's Heritage Centre: Sep 13th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019
Gateshead began life as a small settlement on the south bank of the River Tyne. Over the centuries the riverside area of the town developed into a bustling commercial, residential and industrial area. This display brings together historic photographs of streets, buildings and other interesting features that once defined the riverside.