Art What’s On
Laing Art Gallery: Apr 1st 2019 - Sep 15th 2019
This exhibition of clothed portraits draws from the collections of the Laing Art Gallery and Hatton Gallery. Highlights include key works by leading artists such as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Allan Ramsay, William Orpen, George Clausen and Chris Ofili, Thomas Lawrence, Augustus John, Sir John Lavery, Beryl Fowler and Christina Robertson.
Vane: May 16th 2019 - May 25th 2019
An exhibition focussed on a collective textile piece created by a diverse group of women in a series of workshops exploring and expressing their experiences of being a woman on Tyneside today, using the theme of ‘Body Image and Identity’. The exhibition is presented as part of the Festival of Women, produced by the Women of Tyneside project.
Knightsbridge Art Club Summer Exhibition
The Foyer Gallery: May 7th 2019 - Jun 21st 2019
A collection of artwork ranging from delicate watercolours to vibrant acrylics, from traditional and detailed observations to unusual abstracts. An eclectic exhibition depicting landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes and the human form.
Peter Quinn RWS: Días Soleados
Gallagher & Turner: May 3rd 2019 - Jun 29th 2019
Seeing Peter Quinn’s bright watercolours is like taking a holiday, immersing yourself in the vibrant colours and spirit of foreign cities, each work capturing a true sensation of location. Whether painting vivid street scenes in Crete or Mexico City, verdant riverside scenes in London, or the architectural wonders of Venice and Ljubljana, each image has its own life and vitality.
Arts Centre Washington: May 18th 2019 - Jun 8th 2019
Sunderland College's final year HND show offers visitors an exciting opportunity to experience emerging contemporary Art and Photography practice in the region. Students will present work of great imagination and technical skill enriching our cultural environment. Much of the work is for sale or commission – ranging from paintings, photographs to sculptural pieces.
Northern Invasion – A Photography Exhibition by Scott Read
Arts Centre Washington: May 17th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019
Northern Invasion is a cross section of images from the uncountable hours over the last year that Scott has spent with up & coming bands and singers, capturing visceral live moments alongside quieter heartfelt plea's to audience's willing to listen, creating snapshots of time at differing stages of careers in vastly different sized venues. This is of a time, of a movement in music creativity.
Cheesburn Open Weekends: Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor of the Year
Cheeseburn Grange : May 18th 2019 - May 27th 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. Visitors are invited to explore the proposals in the Stables Gallery by 10 young artists who have been shortlisted to become the 2019 Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor of the Year.
Painters Outdoors: Plein Air in the North
Hartlepool Art Gallery: Mar 23rd 2019 - May 25th 2019
Bringing together the work of artists inspired by the northern landscape, Painters Outdoors: Plein Air in the North, showcases work created directly from nature in the open air, or ‘en plein air’. Connecting with the landscape and capturing the moment is shown to be the foremost subject of artistic enquiry, with the strength and vitality of every brushmark visible in all works. Curated by plein air artist Stuart Jones, historical works held in Tees Valley Museums’ collections are presented alongside contemporary works by plein air artists; David Curtis ROI RSMA, Haidee-Jo Summers ROI ARSMA, Stuart Jones, Andrew Farmer AROI, Susanna Heath and Chris Slater.
Alien Beach Party
The Bowes Museum: Apr 16th 2019 - Jun 16th 2019
From Tuesday 16 April you may get more than they bargained for. Aliens will be taking over the toy galleries, as part of the GeTINvolved Alien Beach Party exhibition. Members of the GeTINvolved group got to know the Museum’s collection and books by the author and illustrator Nick Sharratt (whose exhibition Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants is here from 20 July to 3 November). They worked with the sculptor Vicky Holbrough to create Nick Sharratt style characters including: a duck with a monkey’s tail, a monkey in red shoes, a lion/croc/monkey and a light up space ship full of green aliens.
ARTIST ROOMS: Alex Katz
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery: Mar 30th 2019 - Jun 16th 2019
Discover this must-see exhibition of works from Alex Katz (born 1927), a highly recognisable and admired artist who has inspired generations of artists and influenced advertising and popular culture since coming to public attention in 1950s New York. With their bright and bold palette, Katz’s paintings present a modern American take on the classical themes of portraiture, landscape and flowers. His immediately recognisable style draws on American and European painting traditions and is influenced by the work of Matisse and Monet. At the same time, the crisp stylised surfaces of the paintings have an affinity with pop art.
Frozen Moments of Fleeting Clarity
Newcastle Cathedral & The Castle Keep: May 25th 2019 - May 31st 2019
Cloud paintings, running along the South Isle of The Cathedral
Shieldfield Art Works Exhibition
Shieldfield Art Works: May 21st 2019 - Jul 6th 2019
Celebrating the people of Shieldfield through a eponymous launch exhibition featuring portrait photography of local residents by renowned photographer Phyllis Christopher; a map imagining a future, greener Shieldfield by Mikey Tompkins and local residents; a 3D map which tracks the money used to fuel the rapid urban development in Shieldfield by Dwellbeing; films produced by local residents as part of North EastEnders and a Shieldfield Art Works publication.
Turner: Northern Exposure
Granary Gallery: May 25th 2019 - Oct 13th 2019
Features original works by JMW Turner, one of the most renowned of English Romantic artists and explores how the landscape of the North of England transformed him from an architectural draughtsman to a poet of the landscape sublime. Focusing on his 1797 Northern Tour, the exhibition traces Turner’s journey as he left London and travelled up the country visiting many of the great castles and abbeys of Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland, before reaching Berwick and turning west to Cumbria and the Lakes. The journey is illustrated by 13 colour studies on loan from the Turner bequest at Tate with further works focusing specifically on Northumberland from the V&A and Manchester Art Gallery.