Art What’s On
Word Bank of Lost Dialects
The Word, The National Centre for the Written Word: Feb 1st 2019 - Sep 15th 2019
A celebration of the thousands of North East dialect words donated during The Word’s original Lost Dialects exhibition, Word Bank of Lost Dialects is a new exhibition by artists Jane Glennie and Robert Good which invites you to experience the donated words. The Word Bank contains around 2,400 donations of ‘lost words’ from the North East. You will be able to view the full Word Bank and take a rubbing of some of your most-loved Geordie words. You will be able to find out about the history of some of the most popular words donated, discover some of the more obscure and vote for your favourites.
Simon and Tom Bloor: The City Is Where We're Going Next
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: Apr 8th 2019 - Jun 2nd 2019
You are invited to discover an alternative landscape where the structures of urban development become the stuff of play. Explore a maze, build a tower, climb a sculpture and reclaim the city as a space for fun. The City Is Where We're Going Next explores artists Simon and Tom Bloor’s ongoing interest in the urban environment and the potential of cities as spaces for play. The exhibition takes its title from American landscape architect and urban playground designer M. Paul Freidberg’s idea of ‘enjoying the city – taking landscape architecture away from this preconceived notion that the city is a hostile place… to me the city is where we're going next.’
Ifeoma U. Anyaeji
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: May 24th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019
Ifeoma U. Anyaeji (born 1981, Benin City, Nigeria) makes sculptures and installations from discarded bottles and non-biodegradable plastic bags. Using a method which she terms ‘Plasto-art’, Anyaeji creates intricately-woven structures and reliefs with a traditional Nigerian hair-plaiting technique called ‘threading’. For her first solo presentation in the UK, Anyaeji will present new and recent work in BALTIC’s level 2 gallery.
Goya's Prison: The Year of Despair
The Bowes Museum: Mar 23rd 2019 - Jun 23rd 2019
Late in 1792 Goya became severely ill, and even though he eventually recovered he was left profoundly deaf for the rest of his days. During a period of recuperation he produced a set of small cabinet paintings on tin plate that were to define the rest of his career.The Bowes Museum’s Interior of a Prison is one of this series of works, and the Museum’s Director, Adrian Jenkins, explored the story behind the picture created during this monumental moment in Goya’s life.
LEGO: Building The Bowes Museum
The Bowes Museum: May 25th 2019 - Oct 13th 2019
Everyone of all ages, from children to the young at heart, can see the Museum in a new way – recreate the history and collections in LEGO Start with building some of the objects from the collection that tell the story of John and Joséphine before ending up in a makerspace that explains how the Museum was built.
National Glass Centre: Apr 6th 2019 - Sep 15th 2019
To celebrate National Glass Centre’s 21st birthday they will present an exhibition featuring the work of artists who have played a role in establishing Sunderland’s reputation as an international centre of excellence for glass. NGC 21 includes more individual artists than any other exhibition presented at National Glass Centre in recent times.
Whistler and Nature
Laing Art Gallery: Mar 30th 2019 - Jun 16th 2019
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was an American artist who lived most of his life in the UK. He was known for his innovative artistic style and bold personality, with a reputation for verbal and legal retaliations against art critics, dealers and artists who insulted his work, and those with whom he had quarrelled. This exhibition reveals new research into the influence of industry, the military and historical revivalism on one of the greatest artists of the nineteenth century through his depictions of natural and industrial landscapes.
Segedunum Roman Fort: May 25th 2019 - Sep 25th 2019
This exhibition explores the depiction of ancient Rome's great northern frontier of Hadrian’s Wall in cartoons. The exhibition will feature cartoons from the 19th to the 21st century, including some originally produced for Punch and the Illustrated London Evening News. Also featuring are works of the late Roger Oram, who produced the Arbeia Society magazine, and many other cartoon works imagining life on Hadrian’s Wall.
Feasting and Fasting: The Great Kitchen at Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral: Feb 11th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019
The 14th century Great Kitchen is one of the highlights of the Cathedral's award-winning museum experience, Open Treasure. Today, it houses the Treasures of St Cuthbert, but it has seen many changes over the centuries. This exhibition explores its history, how it was built, and gives an insight into the food and drink that would have been prepared there.
Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure
Great North Museum: Hancock: May 18th 2019 - Oct 6th 2019
Following his visits to Dorchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow, the Natural History Museum's famous Diplodocus cast 'Dippy' is coming to the Great North Museum: Hancock in May 2019. Dippy lived in London for over 100 years but now he's on an adventure around the UK. The Diplodocus was unveiled to the British public in 1905 and was cast from the type specimen found in America. The full skeleton is 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres high. Come and see Dippy and get inspired about the natural world!
Liquid Crystal Display
Mima: Feb 23rd 2019 - Jun 16th 2019
This exhibition looks at a crystal era, exploring a world supported by crystal mineral technologies. Contemporary artworks, historic artefacts and minerals from the Middlesbrough area are combined through this exhibition. The display also looks at extraction, mineral exploitation and sparkling objects from the deep. Historically associated with mystical healing, gazing and alchemical practices, crystals are prevalent in everyday technology including computers, mobile phones and state-of-the-art medical equipment.
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery: Feb 18th 2019 - Jan 26th 2020
Exploring links between Tullie House’s Japanese and Cumbrian Collections. As some of Tullie House’s Pre-Raphaelite paintings are currently on tour in Japan, they were inspired to explore the Japanese collections held here at Tullie House. While recognising that Japan and its traditional art is very different culturally and aesthetically to Cumbria’s, there are similarities in the artists’ inspiration and outlook, techniques and visual qualities. These qualities are explored in a display that features work by Thomas Bushby, Sheila Fell, Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai, and Percy Kelly. Some of which have never, or infrequently been exhibited at Tullie House.
The Biscuit Factory: Mar 1st 2019 - May 26th 2019
The Biscuit Factory unveils its new spring line-up of contemporary art