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Lindisfarne Gospels

The most spectacular surviving manuscript from Anglo-Saxon England will be at the heart of an exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery exploring the meaning of the Lindisfarne Gospels in today’s world. The manuscript recounts the four gospels that tell the story of Jesus and his teachings. Created in Lindisfarne on Holy Island, sometime between the death of the Northumbrian monk St Cuthbert in 687, for whom it was written, and that of its original scribe Eadfrith in 722, the book represents the golden age of design and craftsmanship in Northumbria and has survived in almost perfect condition for over one thousand years. The exhibition will look at the ways in which the Gospel book can bring people together today by inspiring thinking about who we are and where we come from, about identity, creativity, learning and sense of place.

Venue:
Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AG
Date:
Sep 17th 2022 - Dec 3rd 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Price:
£7-£12

Jericho: An Ancient City Revealed

Pioneering archaeologist Dame Kathleen Kenyon (1906-1978) excavated at the site of Ancient Jericho and established it as one of the oldest cities in the world. Kenyon was influential in the field of archaeology as a result of her skill and innovation, setting a new standard of practice through her work at Jericho. This exhibition explores the significance of Kenyon’s work, life and death in Ancient Jericho and the importance of the site in archaeological history.

Venue:
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, (off South Road), Durham, DH1 3TH
Date:
Jun 10th 2021 - Jun 10th 2023
Opening Times:
Sat-Sun 12:00 - 17:00 , Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

An Exhibition of Paintings by Sarah Dowd

Venue:
Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea, NE64 6DB
Date:
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 31st 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00 , Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Pushing the Boat Out: Shipbuilding and Ship Repair in South Tyneside

This exhibition will tell the proud story of shipbuilding, ship repair and associated industries in South Tyneside, from early wooden vessels through to the heyday of mighty ships of iron and steel. A flotilla of exquisitely detailed ship models, including loans from the National Maritime Museum, will be on show alongside shipyard workers’ tools of the trade and many nostalgic photos. Artworks by Peter Burns, himself a former shipyard plater, will be paired with a brand new series by the legendary South Shields artist Bob Olley, inspired by shipyard trades, on show for the very first time.

Venue:
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA
Date:
Sep 1st 2022 - Nov 12th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00 , Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Caroline Caycedo: Land of Friends

Carolina Caycedo makes work that addresses the commons, environmental justice, just energy transition and cultural and environmental biodiversity. Through her studio practice and fieldwork with communities impacted by large-scale infrastructure and other extraction projects, she invites viewers to consider the unsustainable pace of growth under capitalism and how we might embrace resistance and solidarity. For Caycedo’s first survey exhibition in Europe, BALTIC presents an overview of her artistic practice over the past twenty years, alongside a new commission inspired by the River Tyne, which expands her ongoing River Book series.

Venue:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Date:
May 28th 2022 - Jan 29th 2023
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

Folk Who Shaped Shields

A new exhibition which focuses on the contributions of four inspirational people whose names remain significant today and whose legacies have far outlived their own lifetimes: John Dobson, John Foster Spence, Richard Irvin and Sir James Knott.

Venue:
The Old Low Light, Clifford's Fort, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 1JA
Date:
Apr 19th 2022 - Oct 15th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Price:
£4/under 16s Free

Bees, Bees, Hark to the Bees: A Northumberland Menagerie

At Woodhorn Museum, the historic colliery Cage Shop has been transformed into a giant temple to the worker bee. Exploring collective working, community, and the environment ‘Bees, Bees, Hark to Your Bees!’ symbolically connects the miners who toiled together underground with the collective workers of the beehive. Based on the folkloric tradition of ‘telling the bees’ important news, visitors are immersed in community stories and invited to share their own.

Venue:
Woodhorn Museum , Queen Elizabeth 2nd Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF
Date:
Apr 9th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£7/£6/under 16s Free

Bottled Ocean

Imagine: it's the year 2121 and the world has changed. Due to the effects of global warming and climate change, the polar ice caps have melted and Earth has flooded. Plastic is everywhere. It's in the water, the sand and coursing through the bloodstream of every lifeform. In this thought-provoking exhibition, artist George Nuku explores what the world could look like a century from now if we don't change our relationship with the world and our use of plastic.

Venue:
Captain Cook's Birthplace Museum, Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AT
Date:
Apr 9th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun-Fri 10:00 - 15:30 , Sat 09:30 - 15:30
Price:
£4/£2.50

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Thou shalt have a fishie, When the boat comes in: A Northumberland Menagerie

A stunning school of papercut fish flows through Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum as a playful reference to the Chantry building’s former use as a school on the banks of the river Wansbeck. ‘Thou shalt have a fishie, When the boat comes in’ explores Northumberland’s fishing and folk traditions through local songs and lyrics held in the Northumbrian Minstrelsy.

Venue:
Morpeth Chantry Bagipe Museum, Bridge Street, Morpeth, NE61 1PD
Date:
Apr 9th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Over Familiars: A Northumberland Menagerie

This exhibition reveals animal stories connected to witch craft, trials and incarceration in Northumberland. Plunge into the depths of the oldest gaol in England to discover shadowy creatures lurking within the dungeon. Upstairs in the museum, a curious collection of elevated spinning wooden plates – inspired by the story of the Witch of Seaton Sluice – will invite visitors to consider gender and class inequality within the historic witch trials and within the walls of the Old Gaol itself.

Venue:
Hexham Old Gaol, Hall Gate, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1XD
Date:
Apr 9th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£5/£4/under 16s Free

Of the Sea and Of the Sky: A Northumberland Menagerie

This exhibition will shine a spotlight on the rich diversity of Berwick’s borderland coast and explore connected themes of migration, national identity, and natural resources. Follow the journeys of migratory birds through an evolving installation of national flags and discover the ‘oddest consignment from Berwick Quayside’. A spectacular, spot-lit centerpiece will encircle visitors within a swirling mass of birds, fish and mammals that underpin Berwick’s fishing and tourism industries.

Venue:
Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, The Barracks Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1DG
Date:
Apr 9th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£5/£4/under 16s Free

Truth and Beauty – The 20th Century British Art of pioneering art collector Helen Sutherland

This exhibition celebrates the remarkable life of the British art patron and collector, Helen Sutherland and explores the importance of her early patronage of artists – such as Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, and David Jones – within the context of the development of modern British art in the early 1930s. Truth and Beauty features a number of seldom displayed loans drawn from private collections that span the entire duration of the time Sutherland collected art, with works by Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, David Jones, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Alfred Wallis, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and The Ashington Group.

Venue:
Granary Gallery, Dewar’s Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1HJ
Date:
May 21st 2022 - Oct 9th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Lubna Chowdhary, Erratics

Erratics includes Chowdhary’s recent paintings, sculptures and installations made from ceramic, wood and industrial materials. Lubna Chowdhary gathers ideas and techniques from manufacturing, design and architecture. Her works combine personal memories with references to art and material culture from around the globe, questioning what is valued and what is overlooked. This is her first large-scale museum exhibition.

Venue:
Mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ
Date:
Jun 25th 2022 - Oct 9th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 16:30 , Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Modern Pictures: The Hatton Collection

This exhibition of over fifty works from the Hatton Gallery’s permanent collection spotlights twentieth century art, a key strength of the collection. Highlights include important paintings by Francis Bacon, Prunella Clough, Patrick Heron and Keith Vaughan, as well as a painting by the celebrated twentieth century Australian artist Brett Whiteley - one of only three canvases by Whiteley in a UK public collection. The exhibition showcases the gallery’s collection of abstract paintings from the post-war period, as well as figurative paintings and a group of rarely seen drawings.

Venue:
Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, University of Newcastle, 6 Kensington Terrace, Newcastle, NE1 7RU
Date:
Sep 24th 2022 - Jan 28th 2023
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Bright Lights Remixed

An exhibition celebrating young people from Sunderland’s creativity! Having evolved over the last 26 years, Bright Lights Youth Art Exhibition, has been a platform showcasing young artists aged 11-19 at Arts Centre Washington and over the last few years has been curated by Celebrate Different Collective.

Venue:
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Mowbray Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP
Date:
Sep 17th 2022 - Oct 29th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 09:30 - 17:00 , Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

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Work, Rest and Play: A Northumberland Menagerie

This exhibition is inspired by the pit ponies that worked in coal mines including here at Woodhorn Colliery. Pit ponies spent most of their lives underground, working and living in underground stables. The artwork explores three key parts of pit pony life; hard work down the pit, being brought to the surface for heydays and holidays, and being put to pasture at the end of their working life. The wooden structures are inspired by woodworking ‘horses’- simple wooden structures used for making and manual work.

Venue:
Woodhorn Museum , Queen Elizabeth 2nd Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF
Date:
May 28th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£7/£6/under 16s Free

These Are Our Treasures: What Are Yours?

This project by artist Ruth Ewan will feature a display of precious personal objects belonging to the people of Tyne and Wear. From the historical to the handmade, spiritual and sentimental, family heirlooms or accidental finds, the objects and more importantly their stories will be sourced through a series of workshops run in libraries across the region, from Middlesbrough to Northumberland, as well as a public open call throughout the spring.

Venue:
Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AG
Date:
Aug 1st 2022 - Feb 11th 2023
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Price:
Free

Emii Alrai: Reverse Defence

This exhibition will be an immersive sculptural installation including drawings and ceramics that weaves together diasporic narratives referencing ancient mythology, heritage and post-colonial museum collecting and displays.

Venue:
Workplace Foundation, 12 Blandford Square, Newcastle, NE1 4HZ
Date:
Jul 30th 2022 - Oct 8th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 12:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

The Story of the Middlesbrough Collection

The story of the Middlesbrough Collection is told through a new display that charts the many phases of the collection and acknowledges those who have been involved in assembling it over 100 years.

Venue:
Mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ
Date:
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 9th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 16:30 , Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Journey in Colour

This exhibition is inspired by the vivid colours of The Bowes Museum’s extensive art collection. The collection originates from many different parts of the world and was loved, admired and enjoyed by Museum founder Joséphine Bowes and her husband John. Here you will discover the colours of 80 objects because they have been diligently analysed by a team of designers and artists from the UK and China. These designers and artists have created new works of art, vases and lights entirely inspired by the colours they found in the art works here at The Bowes Museum.

Venue:
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP
Date:
Jun 18th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
£15.50/Over 60s £13.50/Students £6/Young people £5

The Lost Spells: Listening to a Landscape of Voices

Inspired by the beautiful new book, The Lost Spells, which features artwork and words by the beloved creators of The Lost Words – artist Jackie Morris and writer Robert Macfarlane - The Lost Spells: Listening to a Landscape of Voices is an immersive exhibition that features original artwork, soundscapes and interactive experiences.

Venue:
The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN
Date:
Jul 23rd 2022 - Jun 4th 2023
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Picture This: Then and Now

A celebration of the Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone project which as spanned several years, supported by Historic England this exhibition looks back at some of the community projects which have been inspired by the HAZ engagement. It gives a sense of place in its narrative of the built, natural and community environment of Bishop Auckland.

Venue:
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NP
Date:
Sep 12th 2022 - Nov 19th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

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Gail Henderson: Tees Valley Response Award Self-portrait, Periskepsi

Gail Henderson makes abstract self-portraits that visualise her psychological reality. Her works Sibilla 2012 and Salmacis 2012 were acquired for the Middlesbrough Collection through the Tees Valley Response Collecting scheme. This commission was created in situ by Henderson. Each line is a performance and expression of her inner state at the time of making.

Venue:
Mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ
Date:
Jun 1st 2022 - Oct 9th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 16:30 , Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Unity is Strength: Durham Miners' Gala

This landmark exhibition captures the community spirit, pride, solidarity and identity celebrated through Durham Miners’ Gala, also known as the Big Meeting. The exhibition features mining art from lenders across the region as well as pieces from the renowned Gemini Collection, including artwork by mining artists such as Tom McGuinness and Norman Cornish. Together these artworks embody the spirit of the Big Meeting and demonstrate its significance for the people of County Durham.

Venue:
Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Date:
Jun 22nd 2022 - Dec 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£7 adult/£3 child

South Tyneside Scribe by Laur Fitton

This exhibition uses reportage drawing to document life in South Tyneside from late 2019 through to 2022. This documentation allows for us to stop and reflect on everyday moments we can often take for granted. Reportage drawing is a method of illustration where artists create a drawing on location to tell stories and showcase moments going on around them. Like a private detective or journalist, the artist is sent out to follow their nose, exploring an area through making work. The exhibition also includes an activity where you can create your own reportage drawing describing life in South Tyneside.

Venue:
The Word, The National Centre for the Written Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF
Date:
Jul 20th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Thu 09:00 - 19:00 , Fri 09:00 - 17:00 , Sat-Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Frontier Voices: In Arcadia et Ego

An installation artwork made by artist Karen MacDougall working with Great North Museum: Hancock visitors on 30 May, 31 May and 1 June 2022, as part of the Frontier Voices project celebrating 1900 years since Hadrian’s Wall was built. The installation is part of the Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival. Visitors embossed metal foil to create their own individual identity tags – voices of today on Hadrian’s Frontier. The concept for the artwork is Roman columns and altars in a gallery full of evidence of the real people on the Roman Frontier 1900 years ago.

Venue:
Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT
Date:
Jul 1st 2022 - Dec 23rd 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00 , Sun 11:00 - 16:00 , Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

The Untold Stories and the Tides of Change to Come

This display is curated by L-INK. L-INK are a group of young people who work with the Laing Art Gallery to make exhibitions, produce events, work with artists and create artworks. L-INK were invited to create an exhibition inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels. L-INK 2022 participants are: Rea Gkarouli, Remy Harkensee, Andrew Parr, Abigail Durr, Sara Gkarouli, Naomi Harrison, Katie Carr, Sidney Parker-Fuller and Beth Driscoll, with support from Ella Nixon and Dale Glenister

Venue:
Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AG
Date:
Sep 1st 2022 - Jul 6th 2024
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Price:
Free

Classic Street Style: Weegee, Doisneau, Forsyth

Three cities, three photographers, three decades. Photographs by Weegee, Robert Doisneau & Jimmy Forsyth from the AmberSide Collection.

Venue:
Side Gallery, 5-9 Side, Quayside, Newcastle, NE1 3JE
Date:
Jul 30th 2022 - Oct 9th 2022
Opening Times:
Sat-Sun 12:00 - 17:00 , Thu-Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

When The Boat Comes In

With one year to go until Tall Ships 2023, this exhibition reveals some of the most significant works of art in the collection of Hartlepool Museums Service and explores the relationship between this seafaring nation and the waters that surround her. With a maritime history spanning the centuries, it is little wonder that the coastline of the British Isles and the industries that grew from it have inspired generations of artists.

Venue:
Hartlepool Art Gallery, The Tourist Information Centre, Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ
Date:
Jul 23rd 2022 - Nov 5th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
FREE

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Graham Rider

See the latest painting exhibition collection by artist Graham Rider. With particular focus on the hinterland between land and sea, Graham captures the feeling of standing within the scene itself.

Venue:
The Biscuit Factory, 16 Stoddard Street, Newcastle, NE2 1AN
Date:
Sep 10th 2022 - Nov 18th 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Millie Suu-Kyi solo exhibition

Winner of the Biscuit Factory's 2020 Open Contemporary Young Artist award, Millie Suu-Kyi is a ceramic sculptor and illustrator. This show is her first solo show as part of her award. The show consists of 5 characters, with each represented by a full-body illustration, a ceramic bust, a secondary close-up drawing of a 'belonging' of theirs and a corresponding ceramic version of each of these objects, providing a mixed media exploration into the facets of each character.

Venue:
The Biscuit Factory, 16 Stoddard Street, Newcastle, NE2 1AN
Date:
Sep 10th 2022 - Oct 23rd 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Our Voice

In this exhibition Richard shows how the LGBTQIA+ community continues to rely on fragile, often temporary spaces to come together. The objects in the exhibition have been inspired by recordings of older LGBTQIA+ people, gathered as part of the Handing on our History project, and workshops with LGBTQIA+ students from Greenfied Community College in Newton Aycliffe.

Venue:
The Greenfield Gallery, Greenfield Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 7LF
Date:
Sep 8th 2022 - Oct 26th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Thu 10:00 - 21:00 , Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Hidden Kingdoms: Shifting Worlds

This exhibition is the result of a collaborative research process between Derek Hill and the CBCB, initiated by Hill, Professor Jeff Errington, FRS, the centre’s director, and Professor Colin Harwood. In addition to a large number of time-lapse imaging films produced in response to experiments with microbial reactions undertaken by Hill, alongside Dr. Richard Daniel, within the labs of the CBCB, this collaboration has resulted in the creation of, to date, more than 70 large-scale paintings and multiple HD photographs, drawings, notebooks, and sketchbooks. The paintings that are currently exhibited exemplify this vast body of work.

Venue:
Baddiley-Clark Building, Newcastle, NE2 4AX
Date:
Aug 15th 2022 - Nov 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Sahej Rahal: Mythmachine

Sahej Rahal weaves together fact and fiction to create counter-mythologies that question narratives shaping the present. His myth-world takes the shape of sculptures, performances, films, paintings, installations, and AI programmes. He draws from various sources ranging from legends to science fiction, creating scenarios where beings emerge from the cracks in our civilisation.

Venue:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Date:
Sep 24th 2022 - Sep 30th 2023
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

Earth Requiem II

Part two of an ambitious exhibition and series of events organised by The Sunderland Indie, presenting creative responses to the climate crisis. Through painting, sculpture, photography, film, music, poetry, dance, performance, talks and discussions, Sunderland’s artistic community will open a dialogue with the wider public on the most important issue facing life on planet earth today. The exhibition promises to be thoughtful, poetic, experimental, challenging but always compelling

Venue:
Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington, NE38 8AB
Date:
Sep 7th 2022 - Oct 15th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon 09:30 - 17:00 , Tue-Sat 09:30 - 20:00
Price:
Free

A Tale of a Few Cities

Back in 2020 about 100 creatives came together and collaborated in A Tale Of A Few Cities project. Devised and curated by Barry Fentiman-Hall and Sam Fentiman-Hall, founders of Wordsmithery in the Medway area, the project facilitated an exchange between writers and artists in the North East and writers in the South of England to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens.

Venue:
Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington, NE38 8AB
Date:
Sep 7th 2022 - Oct 15th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 09:30 - 20:00 , Mon 09:30 - 17:00
Price:
Free

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Michael Ewart: Recent Work

Northumberland boasts both stunning coastlines and breathtaking countryside views. Michael is a keen walker, and regularly walks in the Cheviot Hills or along the beach near Bamburgh Castle, taking inspiration from the rugged land and seascapes surrounding him. His sketchpad and pencil are always at hand and Michael can be seen sketching the scenery around him in preparation for his next painting.

Venue:
The People's Theatre, Stephenson Road, Heaton, Newcastle, NE6 5SQ
Date:
Sep 13th 2022 - Oct 21st 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:30 - 13:00 , Mon, Wed and Fri 19:30 - 20:30
Price:
Free

The Pre-Raphaelites: Women in the Picture

Women were the heartbeat of the Pre-Raphaelite movements. Through Tullie House’s superb collections they explore how women were the objects of the artists’ gaze often becoming a symbol for morality. Featuring favourite works by Gabriel Dante Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal, Edward Burne-Jones, Phoebe Anna Traquair and Arthur Hughes, they look at the pioneering nature of the Pre Raphaelites, asking the question: when before had gender been so central to art?

Venue:
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
Date:
Sep 1st 2022 - Sep 1st 2025
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£10/under 18s Free

Meet Saint Bede

This summer Durham Cathedral Museum’s latest exhibition, Meet Saint Bede, presents a snapshot into the life and legacy of this great teacher and writer, who died in 735. From science to poetry, discover the vast scale of Bede’s work, and delve into the stories of Bede’s life and the Northumbrian monasteries of his day.

Venue:
Durham Cathedral, Chapter Office, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EH
Date:
Jul 11th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:00 , Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Price:
Adult £7.50/under 16s Free

The Extraordinary In The Everyday

This exhibition seeks to connect different parts of our communities, both young and older, through a range of creative activity. Key features of the exhibition include: Jubilee Dress – A dress by artist Caroline Collinge, made up of hand folded paper flowers created with residents of Harton Grange Care Home in South Shields. The Wonderland – A fantastic Wonderland landscape inspired by South Tyneside. ‘Listen In’ artwork – Share your thoughts and experiences about living in and visiting South Tyneside through creating a fun paper game.

Venue:
The Word, The National Centre for the Written Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF
Date:
Jul 20th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Thu 09:00 - 19:00 , Fri 09:00 - 17:00 , Sat-Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

From Petticoats to the Front Line

Today the proportion of women serving in the Army today has never been higher, with women now being able to serve in all combat roles. However, this hasn’t always been the case. This exhibition tells that story, from the first woman to join the regiment in the 1780s to the more recent recruits of The Light Dragoons.

Venue:
Discovery Museum, (Closed on all Bank Holidays) Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA
Date:
Sep 1st 2022 - Feb 24th 2023
Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 10:00 - 16:00 , Sat-Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

The Way My Body Feels

This exhibition documents a series of experimental workshops which considered the links between objects, art, and medicine. The workshops explored ancient and contemporary notions of the body and embodiment. The participating students used object handling, creative practice, meditation, and selected readings to investigate what it means to learn through the body.

Venue:
Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT
Date:
Aug 1st 2022 - Jan 1st 2023
Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00 , Sun 11:00 - 16:00 , Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

The Bellwether Project

For the past two years, 26 community artists from across South East Northumberland have joined together to be part of ‘The Bellwether Project’. Working collaboratively with INSTAR artists Trish Evans and Nick Humphreys, the groups have formed close friendships through shared passions for art, creativity and nature. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of the natural world around us. You will discover a series of embroidered gang patches designed by the groups in collaboration with INSTAR. The patches adorn items of clothing that were worn by the groups in a photoshoot with professional photographer Timm Cleasby. These photos are part of the exhibition, along with samples of the vast amount of artwork produced during the two year journey of the project.

Venue:
Woodhorn Museum , Queen Elizabeth 2nd Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF
Date:
Aug 13th 2022 - Oct 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£7/£6/under 16s Free

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Kuba Ryniewicz - Parallel Stories From Here

The intertwined stories in Parallel Stories From Here are intimate records of the photographer’s daily routes and routines, over the past few months and years: mainly Newcastle, sometimes as far as Sunderland. (Self-) imposed constraints: this neighbourhood, this demolition ground, here now, this short metro journey, this corner of a studio. My friends and family. Time and again. He shares his photographic fascinations, orchestrating a weave of images, narratives that connect but don’t cohere. Impatient of any notion of photographic objectivity, his ‘here’ is compellingly subjective. It’s how he sees and maps the world photographically. Limitation as possibility. Preview: Thurs 8th September, 5-9pm. In Conversation Event (partnership with NEPN) : Thurs 6th October, 6-8pm.

Venue:
Newcastle Contemporary Art, High Bridge Works, 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon-Tyne, NE1 1EW
Date:
Sep 9th 2022 - Oct 8th 2022
Opening Times:
Thu-Sat 12:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Rimaldas Vikšraitis: Daily Rituals of Work and Play: – The Collective Life of a Village 1975-2012

Daily Rituals of Work and Play is the first major survey exhibition in the United Kingdom of Lithuanian artist-photographer Rimaldas Vikšraitis. The exhibition spans nearly 40 years of Vikšraitis artistic practice from early unseen archival material and 8mm films through to 70 photographic works, a large number of which are being shown for the first time. The photos on display explore creativity and disability, challenge gender roles and attest to ‘Europe’ as seen from its edge in Lithuania. Many of the photos document the demise of traditional village life in Lithuania before and after the break-up of the Soviet Union (1988-91).

Venue:
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, c/o National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
Date:
Oct 1st 2022 - Jan 15th 2023
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Janina Sabaliauskaite: SENDING LOVE

The first UK solo exhibition by Lithuanian born and Newcastle based artist-photographer, researcher and independent curator Janina Sabaliauskaite. The exhibition is a love letter to her transnational LGBTQ+ community presenting new and existing images from her personal archive. Showcasing portraits of dear and loved friends – a chosen family – SENDING LOVE seeks to mobilise and make visible queer-feminist lives in the pursuit of solidarity, emancipation and positive social change.

Venue:
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, c/o National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
Date:
Sep 17th 2022 - Jan 15th 2023
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Harvest: Fruit Gathering

This exhibition features the work of two of Britain’s leading artists working in hot glass. Rachael Woodman and Neil Wilkin have worked collaboratively for almost 40 years, however, Harvest: Fruit Gathering is their first opportunity to present their work together. This exhibition has allowed both artists to express their mastery of glass as a medium, through the creation of beautiful new work inspired by the natural and spiritual world.

Venue:
National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
Date:
Sep 24th 2022 - Sep 3rd 2023
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

National Glass Centre Collection

A chance to see a selection of works from the National Glass Centre’s collection of international Studio Glass.

Venue:
National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
Date:
Sep 24th 2022 - Sep 3rd 2023
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

40 Years of Glass and Ceramics

2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the University of Sunderland’s Glass and Ceramics department. This exhibition features the work of some of the most influential students and teaching staff to have worked in the department.

Venue:
National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
Date:
Sep 24th 2022 - Mar 12th 2023
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Catherine Forsyth & Helen Pailing

Catherine Forsyth and Helen Pailing were awarded bursaries to develop new work as part of the NGC Glass Prize. This exhibition presents their research to date.

Venue:
National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
Date:
Sep 24th 2022 - Mar 12th 2023
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free