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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

Carolina 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

Jala Wahid: Conflagration

Bringing together sculpture, video, sound and text, Jala Wahid’s work highlights the ways in which global and interregional politics have shaped Kurdish identity. Her innovative practice explores this at the intersection of fiction and reality and touches on urgent issues in relation to nationhood, diasporic living and migration, intergenerational connections and cultural manifestations.

Venue:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Date:
Oct 22nd 2022 - Apr 30th 2023
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

The first ever exhibition dedicated to the author-illustrator behind some of the most popular and influential children’s books and graphic novels ever published. This long-awaited retrospective shows never-before-seen material from Briggs’ personal archive, revealing the origins of iconic titles that have become household favourites, literary classics and international phenomena. With original artwork from publications including his poignant picture book The Snowman (1980) and pioneering graphic novel Ethel & Ernest (1998), the exhibition celebrates Briggs as an exceptional draughtsman, typographer, storyteller and innovator.

Venue:
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP
Date:
Nov 12th 2022 - Feb 26th 2023
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
£15.50/Over 60s £13.50/Students £6/Young people £5

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 - Mar 12th 2023
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 15:00 , Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
£4.95/£2.95/under 16s 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 - Mar 31st 2023
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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 - Feb 28th 2023
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Price:
£4/under 16s Free

Hinterlands

A group exhibition that invites us to consider our relationship with the land and its ecosystems. The artists showcased explore complex histories, mythologies, legacies and potential futures for its custodianship. The show considers the landscape of the North East, its histories, mythologies and legacies and potential futures for custodianship. New commissions and existing works by artists connected with the area reflect on ideas of rootedness and belonging, human and more-than-human relationships, boundaries, land and time in the era of the climate emergency.

Venue:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Date:
Oct 22nd 2022 - Apr 30th 2023
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

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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

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

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

Open Art Exhibition

A collection of artworks by local and regional artist in multiple artforms celebrating creativity across County Durham.

Venue:
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NP
Date:
Dec 5th 2022 - Feb 8th 2023
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 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

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

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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 - Mar 12th 2023
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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

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

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

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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

Hair: Untold Stories

There's more to hair than washing, combing and cutting. It's an extraordinary, renewable fibre with a range of unexpected possibilities. This new exhibition puts the substance before the style and unlocks the untold stories of hair. From jewellery and dresses to armour and environmental protection, the show highlights the qualities of hair as a material. It also explores our complex relationship with hair both on, and off, our heads – how and why we care so much about our hair, and how hair is entangled with society’s expectations and our relationships to others.

Venue:
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
Date:
Oct 1st 2022 - Jan 14th 2023
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£10/under 18s Free

Seshepenmehyt: Into the Afterlife

This temporary display focuses on the inner coffin of an Ancient Egyptian Lady known as Seshepenmehyt, on loan from the British Museum. This wonderfully preserved coffin provides a fascinating insight into Ancient Egyptian beliefs surrounding the afterlife and helps us explore some of the themes, gods and goddesses involved with Seshepenmehyt’s journey after her death.

Venue:
Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT
Date:
Sep 15th 2022 - Feb 19th 2023
Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00 , Sun 11:00 - 16:00 , Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Teesdale Felt and Art by Zara Louise: Power and Serenity

Artists Claire Priestley and Zara-Louise Dickinson invite you to view their 2022 exhibition inspired by local landscapes and the natural world.

Venue:
The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8YL
Date:
Nov 30th 2022 - Dec 23rd 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Margaret Rebecca Dickinson – A Botanical Artist of the Border Counties

Margaret Rebecca Dickinson was a talented and prolific botanical artist who was born in Newcastle in 1821 and lived there for four decades, before moving to Norham, near Berwick-upon-Tweed for the remaining 50 years of her life. She painted the wildflowers and some cultivated flowers of the Border Counties and travelled widely around the British Isles collecting and recording her plants. This new exhibition of original works will explore and celebrate her life with loans from the Natural History Society of Northumbria and the Royal Horticultural Society.

Venue:
Granary Gallery, Dewar’s Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1HJ
Date:
Oct 22nd 2022 - Feb 19th 2023
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

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Sunderland Illustrated: Celebrating 30 years of The University of Sunderland

National Glass Centre has worked with local artist and illustrator, Kathryn Robertson, to tell the story of key moments of our history by interpreting diverse stories from students, staff and the wider University community.

Venue:
National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
Date:
Sep 24th 2022 - Dec 11th 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Guardians of the Silk Road's Heritage: women of the mountains of central Asia

This exhibition showcases the work of the professional artists and craftswomen who do so much to preserve and transfer traditional knowledge and skills, adapting them for new audiences and popularising Central Asian folk art. Alongside photographs of the women practicing a variety of traditional craft techniques will be examples of their textile work.

Venue:
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, (off South Road), Durham, DH1 3TH
Date:
Oct 1st 2022 - May 21st 2023
Opening Times:
Sat-Sun 12:00 - 17:00 , Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

'There was light': Amunhotep III and his Dazzling Age

The ancient Egyptian king Amunhotep III was the grandfather of the famous boy king Tutankhamun. Using the collections of the Oriental Museum, this exhibition focuses on Tutankhamun’s family, particularly his father and grandfather, together with the courtiers who surrounded them, exploring the dazzling age of the boy king.

Venue:
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, (off South Road), Durham, DH1 3TH
Date:
Oct 1st 2022 - May 21st 2023
Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00 , Sat-Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Nature Inspires

A redisplay of the panelled room in Old Tullie House, showcasing Sheila Fell and Percy Kelly’s different approaches to the varied Cumbrian landscape, which inspired much of their work. alongside, contemporary artist Lynn Dennison incorporates natural motifs in her costume sculptures. Her pieces have recently been acquired through the Contemporary Art Society and are on display in the museum for the first time.

Venue:
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
Date:
Oct 7th 2022 - Jan 31st 2023
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£10/under 18s Free

Companion

Companion explores ways of capturing how artists describe their work and the connections made when works sit in companionship with one another. The exhibition is curated by Newcastle-based Curator and Researcher Gayle Meikle. Companion will include recent works by Tayo Adekunle, Catherine Bertola and Claire Dorsett spanning photography, painting and installation. Sonic elements throughout the exhibition will share conversations and experiences held between each artist and Meikle on how they describe and view their works. The audio conversations or sounds will act as a companion for the works in the exhibition, shifting the focus from a purely visual experience to a more aural and embodied interaction with the works.

Venue:
Workplace Foundation, 12 Blandford Square, Newcastle, NE1 4HZ
Date:
Oct 29th 2022 - Jan 14th 2023
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 12:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

Kerr Ashmore

Showcasing the amazing collection of British contemporary, abstract landscape artist, Kerr Ashmore. Land, sea and sky play a major role in her work, with Ashmore's process being both emotive and narrative all at once. Her compelling and immersive works juxtapose harmonious journeys and instinctively orchestrated moments of light and dark that reach out to share a warmth, evoking hope and a positive strength from even her darkest of pieces.

Venue:
Hancock Gallery, 2 Jesmond Road West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PQ
Date:
Oct 7th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 10:00 - 18:00 , Sat-Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Gateshead Art Society Annual Exhibition 2022

Highlighting art created by the society’s members over the year, the exhibition comprises of nearly 100 paintings with a mixture of mediums, styles and subject matters.

Venue:
Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4JB
Date:
Nov 12th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Fri 10:00 - 16:00 , Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

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Frontier Voices: Mosaic Across Time

Installation artwork made specifically for The Shrine of the Standards at Segedunum, inspired by Hadrian’s Wall 1900 years ago and the landscape of Wallsend today.

Venue:
Segedunum Roman Fort, 2 Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR
Date:
Oct 1st 2022 - Jan 31st 2023
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00 , Mon-Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Price:
Adult £5.95/conc £3.95/under 16s Free

The Auckland Project Winter Experience

Featuring a 50 ft long dried flower garland, a monumental Neapolitan Nativity scene, a first chance to see inside the much anticipated Faith Museum, festive teas, workshops and a multitude of Christmas trees.

Venue:
Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NR
Date:
Nov 18th 2022 - Dec 31st 2022
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Price:
£14 adults/£7 children/under 5s Free/families £21-£35

Luke McTaggart: Horizons

Luke McTaggart is one of best young landscape artists working in the north-east today. The paintings themselves are derived from a narrow geographical area of just a few square miles around Amble. A landscape that Luke has grown up in and that he still walks and cycles through almost every day. His paintings explore his relationship to this landscape, one dominated by the presence of the area’s huge skies and varied topography.

Venue:
Bailiffgate Museum, 14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1LX
Date:
Nov 1st 2022 - Jan 29th 2023
Opening Times:
Sun and Tue-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Adults £5/conc £4/children £1

The Weight of Ants in the Word and Mud Mapping

In this exhibition visual artist Michele Allen will be sharing work from two projects ‘The Weight of Ants in the World’ and ‘Mud Mapping,’ made in response to an ancient woodland in Team Valley and tidal mudflats on the Tyne in Gateshead. A series of works using photography and text invite us to consider our relationship to the natural world at a time of climate emergency and species loss.

Venue:
Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4LN
Date:
Nov 8th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023
Opening Times:
Sat 09:00 - 13:00 , Tue-Wed and Fri 09:00 - 17:00 , Mon and Thu 09:00 - 19:00
Price:
Free

Steam Dreams - A Show of Vintage Toy Trains and Movie Images

Experience the magic of steam trains at the movies. un for all the family, this interactive exhibition will feature a working model railway, vintage toy trains and classic movie images, including Thomas the Tank Engine and The Polar Express. Younger visitors will be able to have a go at driving the trains themselves.

Venue:
Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG
Date:
Dec 2nd 2022 - Dec 23rd 2022
Opening Times:
Sat 00:00 - 17:00 , Mon-Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Open Exhibition

Gallagher & Turner are hosting their third Open Submission Exhibition. With sixty-two artists and makers in this year’s Open Exhibition and over eighty works, you can expect to see drawing, collage, painting, print, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and jewellery. All works are available for sale. Coinciding with the Christmas period, this presents a great opportunity to celebrate local artists across the region.

Venue:
Gallagher & Turner, 30 St Mary’s Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7PQ
Date:
Nov 26th 2022 - Jan 21st 2023
Opening Times:
Sat 10:00 - 17:00 , Tue-Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

Field Journal by Kim McDermottroe

In 2021 Kim received a Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) Grant from Arts Council England. Field Journal will activate her sketchbook, allow her to spend time developing ideas, designing characters and experimenting in animation. This project starting as 6 pages of a ‘Necronomicon’ book of illustrations for a local short film but she didn’t want to stop there, full of ideas, she’s been adding pages since 2017 between commissions. She now has 109 pages of character illustrations.

Venue:
Arc, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL
Date:
Nov 30th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon 12:00 - 16:00 , Wed-Sat 10:00 - 20:00 , Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Laughter Line

An exhibition of cartoons produced by visitors in response to the Borderline Funny exhibition shown in 2019.

Venue:
Segedunum Roman Fort, 2 Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR
Date:
Nov 1st 2022 - Mar 31st 2023
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 15:00 , Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Adult £5.95/conc £3.95/under 16s Free

No More Benign Skies by David Crawford

An accomplished North East Photographer. David’s studio is based at The Biscuit Facotry in Newcastle upon Tyne. Hi artwork is held in numerous private collections and he has exhibited widley across the UK. David’s recent photographic artwork has explored the themes of “Transience” and “Anthropogenic climate change”

Venue:
The Exchange, 1 Howard Street, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 1SE
Date:
Dec 1st 2022 - Jan 4th 2023
Opening Times:
Sun 14:00 - 21:00 , Mon-Fri 16:00 - 22:30 , Sat 14:00 - 23:00
Price:
Free

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery

Lucie Rie (1902–1995) was a ceramicist with immense technical knowledge and an inventive, experimental approach. Rie created thousands of beautiful and original pieces which transformed how ceramics were made and viewed in the UK and beyond. Rie is among the most celebrated potters of the twentieth century and she carved out her career as an independent female potter in a male-dominated industry. This new exhibition brings together more than 100 of her works from public and private collections, offering a rare opportunity to experience her ground-breaking practice across six decades.

Venue:
Mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ
Date:
Nov 11th 2022 - Feb 12th 2023
Opening Times:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00 , Tue-Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Price:
Free

Burnish

To welcome the Lindisfarne Gospels return to the north east and celebrate the craftsmanship and beauty of gold leaf of this ancient work, we are taking a contemporary look at how Northern Print’s artists use gold leaf and lustre pigments. Presenting original prints that shimmer and shine with artists include Joanna Bourne, Bridget Jones, Anja Percival, Eunice Routledge, Lucy May Schofield, Hiroyuki Suzuki, John VII and Katsutori Yuasa. All works will be available for sale.

Venue:
Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle, NE1 2NP
Date:
Nov 18th 2022 - Dec 22nd 2022
Opening Times:
Wed-Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Hartlepool Art Club’s 75th Annual Exhibition

Hartlepool Art Club’s annual exhibition showcases the creativity and talent that has established the club’s reputation as one of the leading art societies in the north of England.

Venue:
Hartlepool Art Gallery, The Tourist Information Centre, Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ
Date:
Nov 19th 2022 - Jan 14th 2023
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Exploring the Mind of Bede: museum exhibition

One of the best known medieval scholars, Bede has been called the ‘Father of English History’ and ‘Teacher of the whole Middle Ages’. Find out about him and his work in this new exhibition. See rare manuscripts and early printed books, learn about the subjects he explored and discover how he continues to influence us today.

Venue:
Durham Cathedral, Chapter Office, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EH
Date:
Nov 7th 2022 - Feb 26th 2023
Opening Times:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00 , Mon-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£7.50/under 16s and carers Free

Olga Krimon: 'Weightless'

Krimon’s work offers incredible insight into emotion, the unknown and utopian realities experienced in brief moments of life.

Venue:
Hancock Gallery, 2 Jesmond Road West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PQ
Date:
Nov 16th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023
Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 10:00 - 18:00 , Sat-Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free