Art What’s On
The Bowes Museum: Oct 11th 2019 - Feb 28th 2020
10 craft makers and artists in residence at The Bowes Centre, will present a unique series of works in progress displayed around the Museum, near items or stories that influenced their creation. #Untitled10 2019 will explore the concepts of craft, materials and making, showcasing the processes involved in interpreting the Museum itself, its history and collection.
Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection
The Bowes Museum: Nov 16th 2019 - May 17th 2020
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.
Bring to Light
National Glass Centre: Sep 14th 2019 - Sep 6th 2020
Across world cultures and time, glass and ceramics have been used as materials to make objects that contain light. These objects are practical, they keep us safe from open flame or they diffuse the glare of the electric light bulb. Many artists and designers have taken these practical requirements and used glass and ceramics to create beautiful light sources that also reflect cultural or religious significance, design styles of a particular time and the skill of mastering different techniques associated with working in glass or ceramics.
Through the Looking Glass
National Glass Centre: Oct 19th 2019 - Mar 8th 2020
Although we rarely stop to acknowledge their presence, windows are part of our day to day life and for the majority of us, they are our most regular connection to glass as a material. In this exhibition Caroline and Maisie Broadhead present a body of work that considers how we perceive what we see when we look into, or out of a window. Both mother and daughter are highly established contemporary artists. Caroline Broadhead has a background in jewellery and sculpture and Maisie in photography. They have worked with National Glass Centre to make new work in glass for this exhibition which is shown alongside their existing practice.
Norman Cornish: The Sketchbooks
Palace Green Library: Nov 16th 2019 - Feb 23rd 2020
For the renowned north-eastern artist Norman Cornish MBE (1919-2014), sketching was second nature and an inherent part of his everyday life. This exhibition of little seen sketchbooks will present a new dimension to the artist’s practice, focusing on his observations of life, landscapes, and family, revealing the inner artistic processes behind some of his most iconic works.
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery: Oct 19th 2019 - Apr 18th 2020
This exhibition examines the life and times of Dr Thomas Masterman Winterbottom. Dr Winterbottom contributed greatly to the development of South Shields and Westoe in the late 18c and 19c, and contributed to medical and ethnographical research, especially in West Africa, which still has resonance today.
Chasing the rainbow
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery: Oct 26th 2019 - Apr 18th 2020
Experience over 200 captivating photographic images on display, ranging from landscape and wildlife to architecture, fashion and personal portraits. Brought to the museum by South Shields Photographic Society and South Shields Digital Group.
Rob Van Hoek Solo Show
The Biscuit Factory: Nov 15th 2019 - Feb 23rd 2020
A professional Dutch artist who has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the Netherlands, UK, Denmark and France - Rob Van Hoek is inspired by landscape, especially cultivated landscapes.
India Amos solo show
The Biscuit Factory: Oct 31st 2019 - Feb 23rd 2020
A new portrait series from India Amos. Classically trained at the renowned atelier Lavender Hill Studios, India's artistic roots lie within the fundamental principles of drawing and painting, using her unique style to bring these traditions into the 21st century.
The Biscuit Factory: Nov 15th 2019 - Feb 23rd 2020
Our winter exhibition features a contemporary mix of paintings, prints, glass, ceramics and sculpture. Our jewellery curator also presents two thematic collections; Ethical and 100 Rings.
Mikhail Karikis, For Many Voices
Mima: Oct 25th 2019 - Feb 23rd 2020
The first survey exhibition of artist Mikhail Karikis amplifies the voices of those who may be unheard, unseen and structurally neglected. It includes work made across ten years, including two pieces commissioned by MIMA. The exhibition is an arena for listening in a time of change.
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery: Oct 3rd 2019 - Mar 1st 2020
50 portraits by University of Cumbria MA Photography graduate Faye Hughes. Taking a brand new approach for Tullie House, they present a body of work that tackles head on the issues around individuals revealing their sexual and/or gender identity. Presented within the historic surroundings of the Victorian staircase, the work reinvigorates this space, and calls out our preconceived ideas of what museums should show, and where. In this series of sensitive portraits we see the warmth and humanity of individuals from Cumbria in the LGBTQI+ community and their allies, alongside moving ‘coming out’ stories; stories that demonstrate the everyday concerns and pride in your identity, and the need for support within the community.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: Nov 16th 2019 - Apr 19th 2020
In her 80th birthday year, BALTIC presents the first major UK survey of pioneering feminist artist, author and educator Judy Chicago. The exhibition spans Chicago's fifty-year career, from her early actions in the desert in the 1970s, to her most recent series, The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction (2013–16), which has not been previously shown outside of the US.