Art What’s On
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Shortlist Exhibition
BALTIC 39: Jul 19th 2019 - Nov 3rd 2019
The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Shortlist Exhibition will feature work by the five artists shortlisted for Shape Art’s prestigious flagship award: Leah Clements, Laura Genevieve Jones, Amy Rosa McLachlan, Romily Alice Walden and the recipient of the 2019 bursary, Sophie Hoyle.
Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants
The Bowes Museum: Jul 20th 2019 - Nov 3rd 2019
Immerse yourself in Nick Sharratt's world, find out about his childhood and what inspired him to become an illustrator, and meet a host of the characters that he has created throughout his career including Tracy Beaker, Daisy, Hetty Feather and Pirate Pete.
Inspired by… Children
Queen's Hall Arts Centre: Jul 20th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019
This summer’s exhibition will focus on art inspired by children’s books and theatre. With something interesting for all the family just drop in to take a look and be inspired to make your own art. A mini-cini will feature family-friendly animation created by digital artists – so bring your mini-superhero along to see something new and exciting.
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
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.
Simeon Barclay: Bus2move
Workplace Gallery: Sep 20th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019
In his first institutional solo exhibition in the North East of England, Simeon Barclay presents a new body of work informed by research into dance. From the visual spectacle of contemporary dance theatre to the communal experience of the night club dance floor, the exhibition Bus2move combines costume, film and video, photography, lighting and sound. Barclay's interest in dance and its many facets centres on the construction of masculinity, with particular focus on the way popular perceptions and stereotypes become defined, contested and encoded upon the male body.
Mikhail Karikis Survey Exhibition
Mima: Oct 12th 2019 - Feb 2nd 2020
In this first survey of Mikhail Karikis’s practice, the exhibition includes six major bodies of work made across ten years including two pieces commissioned by MIMA. The presentation focuses on the voice of protest in the face of social and ecological change. Karikis makes videos, sound pieces, performance, images and installation structures. He is known for his exploration of collaboration and the political role of art. His projects are made with others, often through a lengthy period of engagement. In the past decade, he has expanded his methodologies, shifting from a space in which others participate in the work to one in which they become co-producers.