Art What’s On
The Word, The National Centre for the Written Word: Jun 29th 2019 - Feb 23rd 2020
July 2019 marks 50 years since man first set foot on the Moon and Amazing Space! will celebrate this momentous event. Their exciting new exhibition will explore Space fact and fiction, taking visitors on a journey from planet Earth through the Solar System and beyond. Discover the stories inspired by Space and watch clips from classic science fiction movies old and new. A short film created especially for the exhibition will entertain and educate visitors about life as an astronaut: the good, the bad, and the occasionally unpleasant! Step inside our astronaut’s spacesuit and replicate the photograph taken on the first Moon landing! Children can try to solve our Space-scene jigsaw and listen to a selection of Space-themed music. See costumes from Star Trek and Star Wars and marvel at an original Washington Post newspaper dated the day after the 1969 Moon landing, which has been signed by legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
The Biscuit Factory: Jun 7th 2019 - Aug 25th 2019
Summer arrives at The Biscuit Factory with a new exhibition of contemporary paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and textiles. Painter Simon M Smith headlines the new exhibition with his latest collection of beautiful floral paintings, made with dress pattern tissue, torn paper and soft colour washes. Other highlights this season include Stuart Buchanan, whose work feature images of imagined and anonymous figures in painterly landscapes, and Astrid Weigel with her screen printed and embroidered fabric panels, lampshades and small fabric sculptures.
Interface Art Summer Exhibition
Arts Centre Washington: Aug 9th 2019 - Sep 14th 2019
Local gardens and architecture provided the inspiration to produce this visually stunning exhibition of interest and colour. Artists from Interface Arts turned sketches and photographs of local venues into paintings, etchings, mixed media, ceramics, glass and jewellery! All work is for sale. Come and enjoy
Norman Cornish: The Portraits
Gala Gallery: Jun 30th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019
As part of the Cornish centenary celebrations Gala Gallery are privileged to host a selection of portraits by the late Norman Cornish. The portraits give a rare and informal insight into the Cornish family as well as a selection of lesser seen self-portraits.
In Pursuit of Elegance: Chinese Jades from the Arnhold Collection
Oriental Museum: Jun 14th 2019 - Sep 16th 2019
An exhibition created by students studying for the MA in Museum and Artefact Studies at Durham University, celebrating the elegance of Ming and Qing dynasty Chinese jades from the Arnhold collection of Chinese art. The jades form part of a major donation to the museum, given in memory of Gerard Arnhold, philanthropist, collector and life-long supporter of the Oriental Museum.
Gateshead Art Society Summer Exhibition
St Mary's Heritage Centre: Jul 5th 2019 - Aug 23rd 2019
Gateshead Art Society was formed in 1917 and is still going strong. This exhibition showcases around 30 works by our members including paintings and drawings of local views, landscapes, and urban scenes, in oils, acrylics, inks, watercolours and pastels.
Matt Stokes: Soundmirror
Woodhorn Museum : Jul 20th 2019 - Sep 22nd 2019
Discover the incredible story of the orchid grown and named for local footballing legend Jackie Milburn at Woodhorn Museum. Stokes’ uncovered this wonderful story in a collection of Milburn family memorabilia which was gifted to Woodhorn Museum by Jackie’s son, Jack Milburn. However, both the story and the orchid then disappeared into complete obscurity; until now.
North Atlantic Drift: Migrations
The Old Low Light: Apr 30th 2019 - Oct 25th 2019
An exhibition installed in the Boat for the Old Low Light cultural and heritage centre on North Shields Fish Quay which hints at the migration of peoples, ideas and beliefs around the North Atlantic regions as mirrored in the migratory patterns of sea birds. The 36 pieces are made entirely from postage stamps, envelopes and postcards.
The Vikings in Northumbria
Durham Cathedral: Jun 11th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019
This exhibition in Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral's award-winning museum experience, traces the history of Vikings in North East England. It tells the story of the devastating raids on Lindisfarne in 793 AD, and how the Community of St Cuthbert searched for a safe home for their saint after leaving Lindisfarne in 875 AD. We also examine how, over a period of over 200 years, the Vikings invaders and later settlers shaped the political and cultural landscape of Northumbria through raids, trade and conquest.
No. 42: Jul 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019
An open exhibition without a theme, instead giving artists the opportunity to showcase works of their choice.
Super Hero Science
Life Science Centre: May 18th 2019 - Sep 22nd 2019
A show that explores superpowers and whether they really defy the laws of science. Wouldn't it be great to have superpowers like Iron Man and Spider-Man? Discover the science behind the nature-defying powers of your favourite Super Heroes. Watch as their Science Explainers recreate Spider-Man’s web-line and build an alternative power source for Iron Man’s mask live on stage!
Brilliant Bricks: A LEGO Timeline of Northern Innovation
Discovery Museum: Jul 20th 2019 - Nov 3rd 2019
Pioneering northerners have been transforming our world with their clever inventions for centuries. This exhibition, built by LEGO creator Steve Mayes, highlights what the North has done for the world through 45 intricate models, using 50,000 mini bricks. See how many of these northern innovations you recognise in this 3D timeline, which features everything from the Geordie Lamp, Stephenson's Rocket and Turbinia through to the futuristic Hyperloop. Don't forget to look for the real life Geordie inventions around the museum.
The Biscuit Factory: Jun 1st 2019 - Aug 25th 2019
An exciting new jewellery collection curated around the theme of ‘play’, showcasing a bright, playful colour palette and jewellery that’s tactile and fun to wear, as well as silver pieces with a sense of playful movement. All work is available to buy.