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Other Worlds: The Art of Atomhawk
Great North Museum: Hancock: Mar 7th 2020 - Aug 2nd 2020
Go behind the scenes... https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/visit-us/virtual-tours Imagination is in all of us. You just have to find the spark. The art of Gateshead design studio Atomhawk will take you to other worlds in this new exhibition for everyone. Enter the fantasy universe of The Realm and experience Tyneside like never before as you delve into the process of a digital artist to see what makes them tick. Atomhawk’s designers have contributed to films and video games like Guardians of the Galaxy, Age of Empires and Minecraft Earth. Will they inspire you to begin your creative journey?
Sheila from Shields
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery: May 2nd 2020 - Oct 10th 2020
This new exhibition delves into the life, art and inspiration of animator and trailblazing teacher Sheila Graber from South Tyneside (and her cat). Sheila Graber is a passionate advocate for the creativity that exists in everyone, and has developed animation and inspired students for generations. This retrospective exhibition produced by Sheila explores her life journey and world view of everyone as an artist. A programme of family workshops will accompany the exhibition.
Segedunum Roman Fort: May 16th 2020 - Sep 27th 2020
An exhibition exploring the Roman interest in gladiators, chariot racing and other forms of public entertainment, including executions.
The Adventures of Clara
The Bowes Museum: May 23rd 2020 - Nov 1st 2020
In 1738 Clara was the most famous rhinoceros in Europe. She travelled the world inspiring people and creating a sensation; letters, poems, songs, paintings, books and sculptures like our very own were produced. This exhibition will tour the globe so you can see, hear, smell and learn how Clara lived and what she did. You can also find out how to help save rhinos for the future.
BALTIC 39: May 23rd 2020 - Oct 4th 2020
Huma Bhabha’s work addresses themes of colonialism, war, displacement and memory, drawing on a wide-range of art historical and cultural references, from Classicism and Cubism to sci-fi, comic books and horror films. For her first major survey exhibition in Europe, Bhabha will present a selection of sculptures, comprising found and discarded materials such as Styrofoam, clay, wire, cork, animal bones and wood, alongside drawings on photographs and works on paper, mainly focusing on the human figure.
The Making of Husbands: Christina Ramberg in Dialogue
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: May 23rd 2020 - Sep 20th 2020
The Making of Husbands: Christina Ramberg in Dialogue is a major exhibition that brings together works by Christina Ramberg (1946–1995), her contemporaries and younger artists to explore the urgency with which her work speaks to contemporary debate around gender and identity. Artists include: Alexandra Bircken, Gaylen Gerber, Allen Jones, Konrad Klapheck, Ghislaine Leung, Senga Nengudi, Ana Pellicer, Charlotte Posenenske, Richard Rezac, Diane Simpson, Terre Thaemlitz, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger and Kathleen White. Ramberg emerged as one of the most intriguing painters of a generation known as Chicago Imagists, and left a remarkable body of comic, formally elegant, erotically sinister paintings. She once described the drawings of corsets in her sketchbooks as ‘Containing, restraining, re-forming, hurting, compressing, binding, transforming a lumpy shape into a clean smooth line’. The Making of Husbands: Christina Ramberg in Dialogue explores Ramberg’s understanding of the body as deeply intertwined with its surroundings, shaped by corsets, bandages and hairdos, as well as by behavioural conventions.
Hatton Gallery: Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 8th 2020
This exhibition will be developed around a particular theme from the Hatton’s print collection, complemented by works from the collection at the Laing Art Gallery. There are over 1000 prints in the Hatton collection, representing all the major printmaking techniques from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries including engravings, etchings, mezzotints, aquatints, lithographs, woodcuts and screenprints.
Hatton Gallery: Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 23rd 2021
Most well known for her photomontage, this exhibition explores the diverse range of Linder’s practice. It explores Linder as performance artist, zine-maker, musician, documentary-photographer, collaborator, muse, guru, medium and body-builder. Linder was born in Liverpool in 1954 and was an active figure in the punk and post-punk music scenes. Probably best known for the album covers which she created, her photomontages often combine everyday images taken from fashion or home magazines with images from pornography.