The delicate scent of spring is chasing winter away. Now’s the time to reacquaint yourself with the stunning north east landscape, and here’s your chance to do so with a delicious helping of fine art on the side. This month, the Dennis Kilgallon Gallery in Allenbanks, near Hexham, is bringing together the work of two Newcastle-based artists, Kathleen Geater and Elizabeth Talbot. Taking inspiration from our region’s landscape, including the scars of its industrial past, Kathleen creates bold pieces of glass fused with other elements. Each handcrafted object is uniquely formed and the works in this exhibition explore the way a landscape can hold a memory, or imprint, of its history. Elizabeth’s paintings are a response to natural forms, reflecting textures and hues, rather than depicting specific places. Working in oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal and ink, as well as some collage and mono-printing, the artist builds layers of marks to gradually form each finished piece.
Elizabeth Talbot & Kathleen Geater, 3 March-28 April, Dennis Kilgallon Gallery (AKA The Gallery in the Hills), South Barn, East Steel, Hexham, Northumberland. denniskilgallon.co.uk