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Colour me Happy

We’ve fallen head over heels in love with Hilke MacIntyre’s ‘Layers of Colours’ exhibition, which has just opened at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle. Pop in and grab some of that love for yourself.

There’s an exuberance to Hilke MacIntyre’s work that really pulls you in, no matter what medium she’s working in. And this solo show of her stuff really highlights the breadth and depth of her output and includes ceramics, linocuts and paintings. She was born in Germany, near the Danish border, and studied architecture at the College for Art & Design in Kiel, working in different architectural practises until she moved to Scotland in 1995. Since then, working from a studio near St Andrews, she has focused on printmaking, ceramics and paintings. Her simplified figurative work, with bold shapes, strong colours and abstract pattern reflects varied influences including ‘primitive’ and folk art styles, early 20th century European art and contemporary design. She builds layers of colour and pattern like few other artists can – all of which will be very evident if you check out this wonderful show.

Hilke MacIntyre: Layers of Colour, until 12 May, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle,