Art What’s On
Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection
The Bowes Museum: Aug 1st 2020 - Jan 17th 2021
Celebrating the centenary of acclaimed artist Norman Cornish MBE, this major retrospective tells the story of his enduring career with the most comprehensive collection of his work ever assembled, including a number of previously unseen pieces.
Art Deco by the Sea
Laing Art Gallery: Oct 17th 2020 - Feb 27th 2021
This is the first major exhibition to explore how the Art Deco style transformed the British seaside during the 1920s and 30s. Art Deco became the style of pleasure and leisure, as coastal resorts were modernised, new resorts established and transport networks modernised, to meet the needs of a new age in mass tourism. The show will celebrate iconic examples of seaside architecture, from hotels and apartment blocks to lidos and cinemas, and it will show how the Art Deco style permeated all aspects of life by the sea from fashion and furniture to fairgrounds and funfairs. The exhibition will include around 120 works drawn from public and private collections across the UK.
Huma Bhabha: Against Time
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: Sep 19th 2020 - Jan 21st 2021
For her first major survey exhibition in Europe, Bhabha will present a selection of sculptures, comprising found and discarded materials alongside drawings mainly focusing on the human figure.
THE MAKING OF HUSBANDS: Christina Ramberg in Dialogue
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: Sep 19th 2020 - Feb 21st 2021
A major exhibition that brings together works by Christina Ramberg, her contemporaries and younger artists to explore the urgency her work speaks to contemporary debate around gender and identity.
Hatton Gallery: Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 23rd 2021
A solo exhibition of work by Linder Sterling. 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.
Sheila from Shields
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery: Oct 10th 2020 - Apr 10th 2021
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.
Gavin Watson: Protect & Survive
Gallagher & Turner: Nov 26th 2020 - Jan 23rd 2021
Exhibition of paintings by Northumberland based artist Gavin Watson