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Albert Potrony: Equal Play

Exploring the principles of non-hierarchical play environments, EQUAL PLAY is a new commission by artist and educator Albert Potrony. The project explores themes of non-gendered and non-prescriptive play, and will take inspiration from Dutch architect, Aldo van Eyck, to specifically consider the role of men and childcare in relation to feminism.

Venue:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Date:
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 1st 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

Museum of Archaeology Gallery

Enjoy this new special exhibition exploring the rich prehistoric and Roman archaeology of Durham. Come to the family-friendly gallery, and discover the rich archaeological history of Durham from prehistoric times until the 21st century.

Venue:
Museum of Archaeology, Museum of Archaeology, Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3RN
Date:
Jun 18th 2021 - Jun 4th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun and Tue-Sat 10:00 - 17:00 , Mon 12:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Hidden Stories from the River Wear: Exploring 1000 years of Durham history

This exciting new online exhibition explores the collection of Gary Bankhead, an underwater archaeologist. Since 2007, Gary has been diving under Elvet Bridge in Durham, gathering over 13,500 objects dating from as early as the 12th century! In 2008, Gary created the ‘Dive into Durham’ project, which aimed to research and catalogue the River Wear collection. Explore a small selection of Gary’s objects up close alongside interviews with Gary himself and beautiful illustrations which help to bring the collection and their stories to life. Ranging from from Medieval pilgrim badges to Victorian dentures, the objects found in the River Wear bring to light the stories of romance, religion, toys lost through time and artefacts that are weird and wonderful.

Venue:
Museum of Archaeology, Museum of Archaeology, Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3RN
Date:
Jun 18th 2021 - Jun 4th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon 12:00 - 17:00 , Sun and Tue-Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Mounira Al Solh: A day is as long as a year

Mounira Al Solh’s paintings, works on paper, embroideries and films explore migration, memory, trauma and loss. Drawing from the artist’s personal conversations and encounters with those who have been affected by conflict in Syria, Lebanon and the Middle East region, Al Solh’s works tell stories of displacement and uncertainty, often reflecting on the struggles of women in the Arab world. Moving, intimate, and sometimes humorous, they consider the continued impact of war and oppression on people living in the Middle East and the importance of oral history as a record of lived experience.

Venue:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Date:
Apr 9th 2022 - Sep 4th 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

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

Newcastle University Fine Art Graduate Showcase 2021

This is a curated virtual exhibition celebrating emerging artists from the BA Fine Art graduating class of 2021. It gives our visitors another chance to see some of the artwork exhibited in the Newcastle University Fine Art Degree Show 2021.

Venue:
Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, University of Newcastle, 6 Kensington Terrace, Newcastle, NE1 7RU
Date:
Oct 21st 2021 - Aug 14th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

The Ignorant Art School

The Ignorant Art School is a curriculum devised and curated by Cooper Gallery at Duncan Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee which brings together artists, designers, educators, activists, cultural workers, students and other communities to question what art education is and whom it serves. At the Hatton Gallery the Ignorant Art School is presented as a collaborative, interactive exhibition, questioning the nature of ‘knowledge’ and how knowledge is produced and shared.

Venue:
Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, University of Newcastle, 6 Kensington Terrace, Newcastle, NE1 7RU
Date:
Mar 5th 2022 - May 21st 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

The Vasseur BALTIC Artists’ Award 2022: Ima-Abasi Okon / Laleh Khorramian / Fernando García-Dory

BALTIC's biennial award was established to recognise artists deserving of an international platform and offers a step-change moment in their career, each receiving an exhibition at BALTIC, 25,000 GBP to realise new work and a 5,000 GBP artist fee. Three established international artists are invited to nominate an artist in the early stages of their career. For the 2022 iteration, Otobong Nkanga has nominated Ima-Abasi Okon, Mika Rottenberg has nominated Laleh Khorramian and Hito Steyerl has nominated Fernando García-Dory.

Venue:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Date:
Apr 9th 2022 - Oct 2nd 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

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Baltic & Travelling Gallery: What's For Tea?

In its twentieth year as a free admission art gallery in Gateshead, BALTIC partners with Travelling Gallery, Scotland, on a new exhibition that will travel to communities across the North East of England. The group exhibition What’s for Tea? will be grounded within the history of BALTIC as a working flour mill opened in 1950 by Rank Hovis. It will explore food production from the perspective of local and community initiatives and their contrast with global mass production. Audiences will be invited to consider the urgency of re-thinking food production and consumption practices through local, national and international artistic practices.

Venue:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Date:
Feb 21st 2022 - Jul 18th 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

The Lost Fort

There is tantalising evidence of a Hadrianic period fort in South Shields that predates the Antonine fort of Arbeia. This small exhibition will explore what we know and don’t know about this ‘lost’ fort that controlled sea and river access to the Roman frontier. Part of Hadrian’s Wall 1900 festival, celebrating 1900 years since building of Hadrian’s Wall.

Venue:
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, NE33 2BB
Date:
Mar 28th 2022 - Oct 2nd 2022
Opening Times:
Sat 11:00 - 16:00 , Sun 13:00 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Building the Wall: Celebrating Hadrian's Wall 1900

This exhibition will explore who built Hadrian’s Wall and how, and consider the substantial practical and logistical challenges involved. It will also focus on the revealing evidence from the impressive 80 metre stretch of Wall remains at Segedunum.

Venue:
Segedunum Roman Fort, 2 Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR
Date:
Apr 2nd 2022 - Oct 1st 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00 , Mon-Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Price:
£4.95/£2.95/under 16s Free

Sunderland Indie: Earth Requiem pt 1/ A Place Unknown

Earth Requiem is 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. Visual artists include Benjamin Freeth, Chris Kent, Roland Buckingham-Hsiao, Stephanie Smith, James Wilkinson, Denise Dowdeswell, Anthony Barstow, Angela Sandwith, Barrie West, Ian Boddy, Wendy Gibson Carroll, Mike Clay, Richard MacLeod, Mike Glover, Ellie Clewlow, and Alexander McGorlick.

Venue:
Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington, NE38 8AB
Date:
Apr 12th 2022 - May 28th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon 09:30 - 17:00 , Tue-Sat 09:30 - 20:00
Price:
Free

Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021: Touring Exhibition

The RPS Documentary Photographer of the Year is an international competition attracting exceptional visual storytellers from across the world.

Venue:
Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington, NE38 8AB
Date:
May 7th 2022 - Jun 4th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon 09:30 - 17:00 , Tue-Sat 09:30 - 20:00
Price:
Free

Anthony Amoako-Attah: Transition

Ghanaian born, University of Sunderland graduate, glass artist Anthony Amoako- Attah has completed an exciting new glass artwork ‘Transition IV’ which entered the Museum’s collection last year. ‘Transition IV’ alongside other glass works by Anthony Amoako-Attah will be on display in the Art Gallery alongside an extensive online exhibition which explores the influences and narratives that make up the glass work available to view here.

Venue:
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Mowbray Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP
Date:
Apr 2nd 2022 - Jun 4th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun 14:00 - 17:00 , Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Our Hadrian's Wall: Capturing Hadrian’s Wall in its 1900th year

Tullie House garden is host to a new exhibition of photographs submitted by members of the public, exploring what The Wall means to people in 2022. Photographs show dramatic landscapes, share cherished memories and document the everyday role of this ancient boundary in modern times.

Venue:
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
Date:
Mar 5th 2022 - Jun 12th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:00 , Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Price:
Adults £10/under 18s Free

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Uncovering Roman Carlisle: The stories behind the community excavation of Carlisle’s Roman bathhouse

In 2017 archaeological investigators discovered the remains of a 3rd century Roman bathhouse at Carlisle Cricket Club, part of the former site of the largest fort on Hadrian’s Wall. This new exhibition documents the 2021 community excavation of the site. The exciting discoveries are explored through the stories of the people who found them

Venue:
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
Date:
Mar 5th 2022 - Jun 12th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:00 , Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Price:
£10/under 18s Free

To the Edges of Empire

Marking 1900 years since the commencement of the building of Hadrian’s Wall in AD122, To the Edges of Empire features beautiful and important objects to explore the role of locations and people across the Roman Empire during Hadrian’s reign. Key objects include loans from the British Museum, National Museums Scotland and The Fitzwilliam Museum, showcasing objects from the regions now known as North Africa, Syria, Germany and Eastern Europe. The importance of Britain during the time of Hadrian is explored by the awe-inspiring Newstead facemask on loan from National Museums Scotland and the return of the fascinating Ilam Pan, one of the earliest souvenirs from Hadrian’s Wall.

Venue:
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
Date:
Mar 5th 2022 - Jun 12th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:00 , Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Price:
£10/under 18s Free

Colonial Ghost by Pascale Marthine Tayou

This artwork, titled ‘Colonial Ghost’, is by Cameroon-born artist Pascale Marthine Tayou and features 25 crosses each made up of five human figures held in place by prominent nails. Through Colonial Ghost, Pascale aims to invite the viewer to consider connections between colonization and the growth of Christianity in African countries.

Venue:
National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
Date:
Mar 26th 2022 - Sep 11th 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Resilience, Remedies & Reasons

Wellbeing is a general term that has increasingly entered our everyday conversations. Resilience, Remedies and Reasons exhibition explores a deeper, more personal view of what wellbeing and what the term “strength” means to individuals, with intent to serve as a reminder that we all have our own view of what it means to be well and resilient. Artist Emma Fay worked with participants from the Community Learning Project (CLiP), the West Indian Senior Citizens Leicester Ageing Together Project, Zfit Community alongside members of the public to understand their impressions of wellbeing and mental health.

Venue:
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NP
Date:
Apr 30th 2022 - Jun 29th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

From Edinburgh to London & Beyond: Railway Posters from the Golden Age of Travel

An exhibition celebrating the remarkable and striking work of some of the leading railway poster artists of the mid-twentieth century. Comprising of 40 original railway posters dating from the 1920s to the 1950s, we welcome visitors to ‘See Ushaw By Train’ – by undertaking a journey back in time from Edinburgh to London & Beyond via railway posters.

Venue:
Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels and Gardens, Woodland Road, Durham, DH7 9RH
Date:
Mar 19th 2022 - Jun 26th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Price:
Adults £9/Children £6/under 5s Free

ColourWheel 2022

A varied and engaging exhibition of artwork by members of the Ushaw-based ColourWheel art group. A small proportion of the works will be for sale, to enquire please ask at our Reception desk. Colourwheel was founded in January 2019 and has been successfully running classes ever since. The classes are fun, friendly and welcoming to all, from beginners to more experienced artists.

Venue:
Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels and Gardens, Woodland Road, Durham, DH7 9RH
Date:
Feb 25th 2022 - May 29th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Price:
Adults £9/Children £6/under 5s Free

Tales as Old as Time

This exhibition highlights various creatures and characters from classic tales, myths and folklore. Created by Susan Warlock, a painter, illustrator and storyteller who has worked, for the past three years, from a studio at Ushaw. Susan’s art reflects her life-long fascination with folklore, myths and legends, particularly those tales with dark energy and magic.

Venue:
Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels and Gardens, Woodland Road, Durham, DH7 9RH
Date:
Feb 28th 2022 - May 22nd 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Price:
Adults £9/Children £6/under 5s Free

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Our Words

A new exhibition inspired by The Word’s Lost Dialects exhibition which ran from October 2016 until June 2018. Lost Dialects celebrated lost words of the North East Dialect – words that are slowly disappearing from everyday conversations. This new exhibition, Our Words is an extension of the Lost Dialects exhibition and will explore conversations about how language is perceived, what is means to be northern, stereotypes and ways of being understood. The exhibition includes contemporary work by Erin Dickson, a visual artist from South Shields and Lizzie Lovejoy, an illustrator/spoken word poet from the North East. Work has been generated by community conversations which have taken place across South Tyneside.

Venue:
The Word, The National Centre for the Written Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF
Date:
Mar 23rd 2022 - Jul 3rd 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Thu 09:00 - 19:00 , Fri 09:00 - 17:00 , Sat-Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

The Hive

The Hive explores conversations with northern women through football analogies, bringing together content which highlights amazing northern women, as well as contemporary conversations had by local women about goals and ambitions. Find out about amazing northern women, listen to audio highlights of conversations and questions discussed by local group WHiST (Women’s Health in South Tyneside).

Venue:
The Word, The National Centre for the Written Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF
Date:
Mar 23rd 2022 - Jul 3rd 2022
Opening Times:
Sat-Sun 10:00 - 16:00 , Fri 09:00 - 17:00 , Mon-Thu 09:00 - 19:00
Price:
Free

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

Grayson Perry’s series of large colourful tapestries depicting the life of fictional Sunderland born character Tim Rakewell returns to the city for the tenth anniversary of the work. Follow Tim’s story through the British class system from working-class roots through to computer software millionaire. Produced alongside the television series All in the Best Possible Taste the tapestries document a variety of British tastes and lifestyles. Britishness is also the focus of Perry’s monumental tapestry ‘Comfort Blanket’, shown in the North East for the first time and described by the artist as ‘A portrait of Britain to wrap yourself up in, a giant banknote; things we love, and love to hate.’

Venue:
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Mowbray Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP
Date:
Apr 9th 2022 - Jun 5th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00 , Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free - booking essential

Pyrex100: Joblings 1930s Art Glass

Pyrex100 opens by highlighting the art glass Jobling’s Wear Glass Works made in the 1930s. The range was an experiment by the firm at a time when their highly lucrative licence to produce Pyrex was under review. Designers were recruited from France to produce modern glass in up-to-date colours. They imitated the more expensive French products of the 1920s and 1930s, such as Lalique. It was much cheaper than glass made by the French firms, aiming at stylish though not rich customers. The range was only made for a few years. Although not a profitable line in its time, Jobling’s art glass is now popular with collectors.

Venue:
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Mowbray Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP
Date:
Mar 19th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00 , Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Arts Council Collection Print Display: Young Artist Voices – Selected by Young Asian Voices

The Arts Council Collection is primarily a collection of modern and contemporary British art, but early on in its history it also acquired prints by major 20th-century European artists alongside British artists, forming an outstanding collection of more than 1,500 printed works by over 500 artists. This display, the third and final in the series, has been chosen by Young Asian Voices’ young people and volunteers ‘VIP-Culture N Us’ – a creative group of ethnically diverse young artists from Sunderland who have been exploring the vast and extraordinary collection. The group have selected a wide range of emotive portraits from Arts Council Collection to display alongside some of their own artworks, objects, videos and a mural. Artists included in the print display: Maya Dhananjay, Evan Ifekoya, Leon Kossoff, Adeena Rahman, Joe Tilson, Zubin Thomas, Mimei Thompson and Clifton Wright.

Venue:
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Mowbray Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP
Date:
Apr 9th 2022 - Jun 5th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00 , Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Under One Roof - Newcastle University BA Fine Art Degree Show

Under One Roof - an exhibition by Newcastle University BA Fine Art graduates - brings together an inspiring display of work at the Great North Museum by the Class of 2020, for the first time since the pandemic disrupted studies and forced the cancellation of this cohort's Final degree exhibition. The exhibition includes a diverse set of contemporary voices, working across the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation, performance and new media, with work made during the Fine Art course and new work made since graduation.

Venue:
Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT
Date:
May 14th 2022 - Jun 19th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00 , Sun 11:00 - 16:00 , Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Simon Terry: An Exhibition of Paintings, Collage and Watercolours

An exhibition of work by artist Simon Terry who takes inspiration from an eclectic range of sources that he finds fascinating, including WWII imagery, birds, profiles, museum displays, cabinets and artifacts. The paintings combine these themes, using pattern and repeated images in the artwork. Simon's paintings often use a triptych format, with a central motif, and supporting narratives on side panels.

Venue:
The Gallery at Gateshead Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4LN
Date:
Mar 26th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022
Opening Times:
Wed 09:00 - 17:00 , Mon-Tue and Thu-Fri 09:00 - 19:00 , Sat 09:00 - 13:00
Price:
Free

Hidden Harmonies: Pamela and Erlend Tait

Scottish artists Pamela and Erlend Tait collaborate in this joint exhibition, combining their individual practices, techniques and inspirations.

Venue:
The Biscuit Factory, 16 Stoddard Street, Newcastle, NE2 1AN
Date:
May 6th 2022 - Jun 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Uplands

20th anniversary exhibition of members and open studio holders from Dumfries-based ambitious, rural visual art and craft development organisation 'Upland’.

Venue:
The Biscuit Factory, 16 Stoddard Street, Newcastle, NE2 1AN
Date:
May 13th 2022 - Jul 24th 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Barking – A Celebration of Dogs in Art

The iconic HMV poster featuring a dog next to a gramophone is just one of the images of artworks on display in an exhibition to celebrate the nation’s wonderful love affair with its four legged best friends. Francis Barraud’s ‘His Master’s Voice’ will feature in Barking – A Celebration of Dogs in Art – showing all sides of the beloved pooch through the ages in paintings, sculptures, prints and ceramics. The outdoor exhibition has been curated from public and private collections across the North and beyond.

Venue:
Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels and Gardens, Woodland Road, Durham, DH7 9RH
Date:
Apr 8th 2022 - Jul 3rd 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Price:
Adults £9/Children £6/under 5s Free

Michael Colwill

Michael Colwill is a painter and mixed media artist, many of his paintings use Hawthorne Dene as a starting point, a place he regularly escaped to as a child growing up in difficult circumstances. The surreal landscapes Michael create often feature a mysterious heart shape of unknown origin which insinuates itself into his work.

Venue:
Arc, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL
Date:
Apr 29th 2022 - May 28th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon 12:00 - 16:00 , Wed-Sat 10:00 - 20:00 , Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Spring Fling

20th anniversary exhibition of members and open studio holders from Dumfries-based ambitious, rural visual art and craft development organisation 'Upland'.

Venue:
The Biscuit Factory, 16 Stoddard Street, Newcastle, NE2 1AN
Date:
May 13th 2022 - Jul 24th 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
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:
Daily 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£4/under 16s Free

Deeds Not Words

In honour of North Tyneside suffragette and community activist, Norah Balls, a special display about her life and many achievements will be added to the heritage gallery.

Venue:
The Old Low Light, Clifford's Fort, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 1JA
Date:
Mar 8th 2022 - Sep 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£4/under 16s Free

Anya Paintsil

Anya Paintsil is a Welsh Ghanaian artist working mainly in textiles. She combines her own hair, synthetic braids and yarns in her pieces, to represent complex debates around race, gender and identity through the very fabric of her work. Her two rugs ‘I am the predator, not the prey’ I and II, are powerful self-portraits. Tullie House has recently acquired both pieces with support of the Contemporary Art Society and they are now on display for the first time in Old Tullie House alongside other textile items from the collection.

Venue:
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
Date:
Mar 31st 2022 - Sep 22nd 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:00 , Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Price:
Adults £10/under 18s Free

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

‘A Northumberland Menagerie’ is a stunning series of new exhibitions by artist Bethan Maddocks. A ‘menagerie’ is the term used for a collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition. Museums Northumberland and Bethan Maddocks invite you to explore our menagerie of extraordinary new animal-themed exhibitions across our four museums. Discover stories of Northumberland’s animals – past and present, real, and imagined – through Bethan’s magical, paper-cut installations.

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

Glass Exchange: The Life of St Bede by Monster Chetwynd and The Moment by Katie Paterson

Monster Chetwynd’s The Life of St. Bede consists of four scenes: two scenes depict moments from The Venerable Bede’s life and two depict moments from St. Cuthbert’s life as described in Bede’s writings. Katie Paterson’s series of hourglasses, titled The Moment, will be displayed at Durham Cathedral, Sunderland Minster and the National Glass Centre. This poetic and conceptual project considers our place on Earth in the context of geological time and change.

Venue:
Durham Cathedral, Chapter Office, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EH
Date:
Mar 26th 2022 - Sep 11th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun 12:30 - 17:00 , Mon-Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Price:
Free

The BFG in Pictures

An exhibition of previously unseen Quentin Blake illustrations for Roald Dahl’s The BFG. The BFG in Pictures features 40 reproductions for Roald Dahl’s much-loved story The BFG including illustrations not used when the book was first published in 1982.

Venue:
Gala Gallery, Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA
Date:
Apr 14th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 20:30 , Sun 14:30 - 20:30
Price:
Free

Amy Celia Flagg (1893-1965)

Historian, War Photographer, Voluntary Worker & Benefactor. On 8 March 2022 - International Women’s Day - Amy C. Flagg will be commemorated by the unveiling of a blue plaque at her former home, Chapel House, in Westoe Village. This pop-up display and accompanying film marks the occasion.

Venue:
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA
Date:
Apr 1st 2022 - Jun 25th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Royal Photographic Society: Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021

This RPS Exhibition is from an international competition attracting exceptional visual storytellers from across the world. This show recognises and celebrates the work of photographers who have used a distinctive personal approach to documenting social, medical, political and environmental issues

Venue:
Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG
Date:
May 7th 2022 - Jun 4th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 09:00 - 17:30 , Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

North Tyneside Art Studio: A Sense of Comfort

North Tyneside Art Studio helps local people to explore the way that art can improve and support their mental health. Official Launch Event: Thursday 19th at 7.30 pm with Live Music from NTAS

Venue:
The Exchange, 1 Howard Street, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 1SE
Date:
May 15th 2022 - May 31st 2022
Opening Times:
Sat-Sun 14:00 - 22:30 , Mon-Fri 16:00 - 22:30
Price:
Free

An Exhibition of Paintings by Peter Robson

Venue:
Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea, NE64 6DB
Date:
Mar 1st 2022 - Jun 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 16:00 , Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Fearsome Craftsmen

The Vikings are coming to Preston Park Museum this spring! You are invited to journey back 1,000 years and experience what life was like in a Viking village. Get dressed up as a Viking, step into a replica forge and discover archaeological finds. With a mixture of archaeological finds, collection pieces and replicas, discover how the resourceful Vikings used all sorts of materials to shape their daily life in trade and war.

Venue:
Preston Park Museum, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3RH
Date:
Mar 5th 2022 - Jun 5th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun and Tue-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£5/£3

Bee Lines Through the City

Bee Lines explores the importance and interconnectedness of bees to nature’s diverse ecosystems. Through art, music, dance and crafts we’ll investigate how humans can support bees. The exhibition will feature dance and music commissions and our activities will explore hydroponics, natural dying, seed paper and pollinator walks. Find out more at www.saw-newcastle.org/bee-lines

Venue:
Shieldfield Art Works, Formerly The Holy Biscuit, Opposite The Biscuit Factory, 1 Clarence Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1YH
Date:
Apr 1st 2022 - Jun 24th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Karanjit Panesar: Parts of Wholes

A solo exhibition by Karanjit Panesar. Karanjit Panesar is a Leeds based artist working with film, sculpture, drawing and CG animation. His work explores ideas of authenticity and agency under capitalism through looping narratives and mixed realities.

Venue:
Workplace Foundation, 12 Blandford Square, Newcastle, NE1 4HZ
Date:
Apr 30th 2022 - Jul 9th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 12:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

Macromancy: Britain and the North East of England 1985-2019

A captivating new exhibition that documents the fast-paced world of photojournalism. British documentary and editorial photojournalist Mark Pinder has been at the forefront of breaking news for over three decades, capturing the events that have shaped recent British history. Alongside his work for major national and international publications, Mark has chronicled social, political and economic changes and in Macromancy: Britain and the North East of England 1985-2019, he brings this work together to offer a unique insight into the impact of these changes on the region.

Venue:
Hartlepool Art Gallery, The Tourist Information Centre, Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ
Date:
May 7th 2022 - Jul 9th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Liquid Light: Painting in Watercolours

Watercolour painting is enormously versatile, lending itself to recording and describing a landscape or scene, or capturing ephemeral effects of light and weather. Liquid Light: Painting in Watercolours will celebrate the rich quality and variety of the Laing Art Gallery’s watercolour collection, highlighting artists from the ‘Golden Age’ of watercolours such as Joseph Mallord William Turner, John Sell Cotman and Thomas Girtin, alongside 20th and 21st century artists.

Venue:
Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AG
Date:
Mar 19th 2022 - Aug 13th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun 14:00 - 17:00 , Tue-Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
£8/£7.20

Johnnyx: Panic Panic

Johnnyx is a printer, painter and multimedia artist based in Newcastle who parodies Pop Art, advertising culture and the socio-political zeitgeist. His bold, colourful multi-layered prints collage together a vicious social commentary.

Venue:
Gallagher & Turner, 30 St Mary’s Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7PQ
Date:
Apr 29th 2022 - Jun 4th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Fri 10:00 - 18:00 , Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free