Baltic's Still Open! (Kind Of)
If you’re weeping hot salty tears at the thought of not being able to get your fix of arty goodness, then fear not. BALTIC is offering several ways to connect online.
If you print it, they will come
The UK’s foremost artist-led printmaking festival, Printest, is gearing up for their next weekend extravaganza in Cumbria this May.
Shock and awesome
Ushaw in Durham continues to attract internationally acclaimed artists and Mark Fairnington is the latest. He’s been poking around their extensive permanent collection and une...
Rare spirits take flight
Sir Edward Poynter, President of the Royal Academy, described William and Evelyn De Morgan as “two of the rarest spirits of the age”, an age that bridged the late 19th and ear...
Upsetting received wisdom
In art, radicalism, real radicalism, comes from youth, does it not? The younger you are the more likely it is that you will ignore the conventions of the day, right? Wrong! ‘R...
Hearts and mines
Bob Olley paints what he knows and what he loves, which is the mining community and tight-knit north-east folk. He’s celebrating his 80th birthday with a wide-ranging exhibiti...
Tories unveil “levelling up” plan
Hey! This is no Tory plan! This is the fantasy art of Atomhawk who have a truly stunning exhibition coming to Great North Museum: Hancock.
(Coronavirus Update) It’s all sew quiet…
We LOVE the textile work of Newcastle artist Jane Sanders and you can see her magnificent creations at the Foyer Gallery of the People’s Theatre.
‘Pushing Paper’ at the Oriental Museum in Durham illustrates how artists experiment with the power of paper to express their ideas as they drag the medium into exciting new di...
Chad McCail has spent two years developing a single monumental new work that you can see at the NGCA in Sunderland. Brace yourself for ‘Toy’.
Opening on the same weekend as International Women’s Day at The Bowes Museum ‘blimey! Lucretia’ aims to spark a conversation around the representation of women in art and beyo...
‘Cock of the North
The Hancock Gallery opened to much fanfare last year but they’re only just getting started. We’ve had a sneak preview of some of the good stuff that they’ve got coming up in 2...
How exactly is this Craft?
This is ‘Craft’ because ‘Craft’ is the title of an enthralling new exhibition coming to the Thought Foundation in Birtley this February.