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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

Beside The Seaside: 150 Years of Northumbrian Beach Holidays

On display will be a fascinating collection of cameras, photographs and postcards, showcasing how families from different social classes have enjoyed Northumbrian seaside resorts from the Victorian era up till the present day. There will be the opportunity to play traditional seaside games such as pin the tail on the donkey and Aunt Sally, and visitors will have the chance to dress up in traditional beach attire. This interactive exhibition is perfect for families and young children looking to immerse themselves in local seaside culture. Coinciding with the exhibition will be the opportunity to view seaside paintings from internationally recognised and Alnwick Born artist Stella Vine.

Venue:
Bailiffgate Museum, 14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1LX
Date:
Apr 2nd 2022 - Aug 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun and Tue-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Adults £5/conc £4/children £1

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 and Tue-Sat 09:30 - 16:30 , Sun and Tue-Sat 00:00 - 16:00
Price:
£4/£2.50

Chris Killip: The Last Ships

Chris Killip’s photographs document the lives of working people and their resilience of spirit while at the same time recording the steady decline of industrial Britain. This exhibition, drawing from his archive, includes previously unpublished photographs of shipbuilding on Tyneside.

Venue:
Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AG
Date:
Apr 1st 2022 - Jul 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 17:00 , Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Marc Chagall: David and the Lion

An exhibition featuring a series of etchings made in 1956 by Marc Chagall. Marc Chagall was one of the most popular and distinctive artists of the 20th century. These Bible etchings, characterised by an exquisite interweaving of lines hatched, scratched, and scored, are thought to be Chagall’s greatest and most personal work as a printmaker.

Venue:
Gallagher & Turner, 30 St Mary’s Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7PQ
Date:
Jun 10th 2022 - Jul 9th 2022
Opening Times:
Sat 10:00 - 17:00 , Tue-Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

Lubna Chowdhary, Erratics

Lubna Chowdhary’s multi-part sculptural objects and installations that combine industrial manufacturing technology with highly developed hand-making techniques. Her objects fuse visual languages and cultural references from the East and West. More recently, she has introduced a range of new materials and processes.

Venue:
Mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ
Date:
Jun 25th 2022 - Oct 9th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Wed and Fri-Sat 10:00 - 16:30 , Sun 12:00 - 16:00 , Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Price:
Free

Gateshead Art Society Summer Exhibition

Art makes a comeback. Gateshead Art Society have been working throughout the pandemic – sometimes at home during lockdown and sometimes in the Shipley Art Gallery wearing masks – this exhibition of some thirty works show that the last two years have been put to good use.

Venue:
St Mary's Heritage Centre, St Mary's Church, Oakwellgate, Gateshead, NE8 2AU
Date:
Jun 13th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

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Bridget Riley: Art in Motion exhibition

Bridget Riley’s style is like no other; mind-bending, captivating and bold. The exhibition celebrates Riley’s successful career, which has spanned an amazing 70 years. It features 13 dazzling pieces, some of which have never been seen before in the region, including pieces from the museum’s own collection and loans from around the UK.

Venue:
Preston Park Museum, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3RH
Date:
Jun 18th 2022 - Sep 4th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun and Tue-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
£5/£3

Garden Festival Exhibition

This exhibition looks back at this landmark event and the transformation of the 200-acre site that was once derelict land. Held between May and October 1990, Gateshead’s Garden Festival lasted 157 days, and received over three million visitors. This exhibition looks back at this landmark event and the transformation of the 200-acre site that was once derelict land.

Venue:
St Mary's Heritage Centre, St Mary's Church, Oakwellgate, Gateshead, NE8 2AU
Date:
Jun 9th 2022 - Jul 22nd 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Price:
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

Over Familiars: A Northumberland Menagerie

Sharing 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

Race Cards

One of the most important contemporary theatre artists arrives in Newcastle. Following on from the global success of her play Salt, theatre artist Selina Thompson will begin writing her new work which explores adoption and the impact of governmental intervention into the family tree on our societal relationships with class, race, trauma and our bodies. Selina’s stunning installation Race Cards will transform the studio into a space containing 1000 cards hand written by Selina, each containing a question about race. Audiences are invited to respond, contribute and take a question away. This is first time that this urgent work will have been seen in the North East.

Venue:
Live Theatre, 27 Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle, NE1 3DQ
Date:
Jun 29th 2022 - Jul 8th 2022
Opening Times:
29th Jun - 8th Jul 2022 TBC
Price:
Pre-book a FREE 30 minute viewing between 4pm – 7pm on selected dates

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 - 17:00
Price:
Free

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Still Point: Suki Chan

A film installation by artist Suki Chan that engages with sacred spaces and places of pilgrimage. It transports the audience from the site of the humble wooden structures offering refuge along Pilgrims’ Way to Holy Island in Northumberland, to contested sacred sites in Jerusalem, and the interior spaces of abandoned Syrian villages in the Golan Heights.

Venue:
The Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick Barracks, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1DG
Date:
Jun 18th 2022 - Sep 4th 2022
Opening Times:
Sun and Wed-Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Object: Bobby Benjamin

Bobby Benjamin is an artist based in Teesside. Working primarily in found materials, he makes paintings and sculptures exploring themes of class, masculine identity and place. His use of found objects acts as a creative restraint within which he addresses the voyeuristic relationship between the arts as an industry, and the working/underclass. He challenges cultural hegemony and hierarchical perceptions of culture while embracing the history of found objects and the materiality of paint.

Venue:
Vane, 65 High St, Gateshead, NE8 2AP
Date:
Jun 9th 2022 - Jul 2nd 2022
Opening Times:
Wed-Sat 12:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Flourish Award

The 12th Flourish Award exhibition for Excellence in Printmaking, organised by West Yorkshire Print Workshop. This exhibition, established in 2009, showcases contemporary printmaking across the UK. The Flourish Printmaker of the Year is chosen from the shortlisted artists on display here.

Venue:
Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle, NE1 2NP
Date:
Jun 22nd 2022 - Jul 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Wed-Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

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

How We Live Now

The exhibition is built around an installation of work by the radical 1980s feminist architecture co-operative Matrix, whose four founding members met while students at Newcastle University. Featuring rare films, drawings, photos, architectural models, as well as posters, practice documents and press clippings, the installation explores Matrix’s use of radical methods across a range of projects, past and present.

Venue:
Newcastle Contemporary Art, High Bridge Works, 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon-Tyne, NE1 1EW
Date:
May 6th 2022 - Jul 23rd 2022
Opening Times:
Thu-Sat 12:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

An Exhibition of Paintings by Sarah Dowd

Venue:
Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea, NE64 6DB
Date:
Jul 1st 2022 - Oct 31st 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 16:00 , Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

James Fortheringhame

A painter, lecturer and garden-designer, James' work is led by a curiosity for nature and found objects. His work is a diverse mixture of formal, lucid and mixed mark making, creating interesting compositions through watercolour, acrylic and oil which depict nature and wildlife.

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

Works on Paper

The summer exhibition features drawings, watercolours and prints from the Hatton Gallery and Laing Art Gallery collections. As works on paper are light sensitive, they can usually only be displayed for short periods in temporary exhibitions like this one, making this a rare opportunity to see lesser-known artworks from the collections. Examples on display range from the sixteenth century to the present day and feature artists including Samuel Palmer, Frank Auerbach, Laura Lancaster, Chris Ofili and Bronwen Sleigh.

Venue:
Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, University of Newcastle, 6 Kensington Terrace, Newcastle, NE1 7RU
Date:
Jul 2nd 2022 - Aug 6th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

We Are Invisible We Are Visible (WAIWAV): Out of Order – Tony Heaton & Terry Smith

Out of Order, an intervention by artists Tony Heaton and Terry Smith will take place at BALTIC to mark the 102nd anniversary of the 1st Dada International Exhibition in Berlin. Alongside 31 d/Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists, a series of inspired interventions will interact with 30 museums and galleries across Britain and Northern Ireland.

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

Lisette Auton: 'Writing the Missing: The adDress'

A durational performance by Lisette Auton. It is an exploration into beauty and power within the disabled body, the artist’s missing years following illness, and through an exploration of her relationship with her sister, Madi, an acknowledgement of the wonder and necessity of interdependence.

Venue:
Mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ
Date:
Jul 2nd 2022
Opening Times:
2nd Jul 2022 10:00 - 16:30
Price:
Free

Painting for Fun Summer Exhibition

A vibrant exhibition, bringing together an eclectic group of artists united by their love of painting. With subject matter ranging from landscapes, portraits, local scenes and botanical studies, something for everyone. Paintings are produced by class members; available to buy to support the work of Painting for Fun.

Venue:
Shieldfield Art Works, Formerly The Holy Biscuit, Opposite The Biscuit Factory, 1 Clarence Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1YH
Date:
Jul 1st 2022 - Aug 13th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Price:
Free

Art In the Garden Exhibition

Throughout the months of May and June, North East Wilds and Chilli Studios have held Art In the Garden workshops in thein the heart of the Ouseburn. These workshops were for adults with learning and mental health needs and provided an opportunity to learn a new artistic skill whilst connecting with nature in the stunning Ouseburn community allotment space of LOT. To celebrate the success of these workshops, and to mark the Queens jubilee, an exhibition will be held on the 6th of July between 10am and 2pm. The exhibition will be open to the public and will feature some of the art works that were created by the participants. There will be snacks from vegetables grown in the Walker Kitchen Garden, an outdoor wellbeing space for people with mental health needs.

Venue:
LOT Allotment Space, directly behind the Cumberland Arms, Newcastle
Date:
Jul 6th 2022
Opening Times:
6th Jul 2022 10:00 - 14:00
Price:
Free

Jubilee

Vane presents a celebration of 25 years of its history featuring 25 artists including those from both the very first year, through to more recent times. The title ‘Jubilee’ is not about a certain other recent event and more a slightly tongue-in-cheek reference to Derek Jarman’s 1977 cult punk movie of the same title, as well as a reference to Vane’s do-it-yourself ethos.

Venue:
Vane, 65 High St, Gateshead, NE8 2AP
Date:
Jul 7th 2022 - Jul 30th 2022
Opening Times:
Wed-Sat 12:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Open Spaces Art Exhibition by Sandra Rutter

Sandra’s semi-abstract paintings have a subtle suggestion of landscapes or seascapes, blurring the lines between the actual and the abstract, and are conveyed through her use of intense colour, layers and texture. Lipskin are an acoustic duo. One guitar and two voices with ‘folk, blues, country and jazz’.

Venue:
The Exchange, 1 Howard Street, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 1SE
Date:
Jul 7th 2022 - Aug 3rd 2022
Opening Times:
Sat-Sun 14:00 - 22:30 , Mon-Fri 16:00 - 22:30
Price:
Free

Habit, Ability!

How might we continue to inhabit a damaged planet? How can we learn collectively from nature’s methods of survival and transformation? Habit, Ability! is an exhibition with events exploring ways to learn from and ‘be in’ nature. Come to The Newbridge Project, Shieldfield, Newcastle to see survival strategies found in landscapes that are considered uninhabitable by humans. Seeing survival in these places through long and continuous engagement is a strategy against the common attitude to conquer and extract from nature.

Venue:
The NewBridge Project, Shieldfield Centre 4 - 8, Clarence Walk, off Stoddart St, Newcastle, NE2 1AL
Date:
Jul 9th 2022 - Sep 23rd 2022
Opening Times:
Sat 11:00 - 17:30 , Wed-Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Paul Foster – Chasing Shadows

Since his retirement from a career in business in 2015 Paul has dedicated himself to painting full time. Paul’s subjects are mostly landscapes, both locally and also farther afield, including views from a number of countries that he has visited. This exhibition also features one or two paintings from Paul’s university days which show how his work has developed.

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

Horizons

Horizons is a Performance film by artist Penelope Payne. Inspired by the fisherwomen of Cullercoats Bay, this short film sees women come together to collectively obscure the horizon using banners that mimic the fisherwomen's traditional skirts. The work talks of the forgotten histories and halted female futures. Banners from the performance will also be on display.

Venue:
Three Tanners Bank, Three Tanners Bank, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE30 1JH
Date:
Jul 16th 2022
Opening Times:
16th Jul 2022 11:00 - 15:00
Price:
Free

Rhea Storr: The Image That Spits, The Eye That Accumulates

Rhea Storr is an artist filmmaker who explores the representation of Black and mixed-race cultures. In this film, a mixed race body explores a Norfolk landscape whose future is uncertain due to coastal erosion. The physical erosion of the landscape mirrors the now obsolete expired Kodachrome film once hailed as the new archival film for its vibrant colours but no longer able to be processed.

Venue:
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, c/o National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
Date:
Jul 16th 2022 - Sep 11th 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

GemArts Masala Festival: Lore by Mani Kambo and Narivad by Sofia Barton

This exhibition showcases artwork by two North East artists of South Asian heritage. Mani Kambo’s practice explores the inner spirit by drawing on her own personal totemic symbols. Visuals are repeated throughout her work like markers linking to notions of spirituality, rebirth and the cyclical nature of life and death. Sofia Barton's Navidad is an exploration of the Indian suffragettes who helped shape feminism on a global scale. With the use of matchbox designs inspired by those in her grandfather's collection, Sofia creates a homage of images to these influential figures.

Venue:
Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4LN
Date:
Jul 18th 2022 - Sep 10th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Tue and Thu-Fri 09:00 - 19:00 , Wed 09:00 - 17:00 , Sat 09:00 - 13:00
Price:
Free

FieldJournal – Kim McDermottroe

Kim is an artist. She is also autistic and experiences pareidolia. Kim sees faces everywhere. This can be very intense for her. She has an immediate connection with and empathy for the character peeping out from the knots in a tree or the marks on a path. It’s in these moments she finds lots of her characters. Although detailed, her illustrations don’t aim for hyper realistic “portraits” of the faces she sees, but rather they are a starting point of inspiration. This FieldJournal exhibition will show her rough sketches, illustrations, her puppets and short experimental animated sequences which explore story and movement in stop motion.

Venue:
Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington, NE38 8AB
Date:
Jul 28th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022
Opening Times:
Mon 09:30 - 17:00 , Tue-Sat 09:30 - 20:00
Price:
Free

Beyond Visual - Solo Exhibition by Thiago Ponsancini

Brazilian born but now very much an adopted Geordie, Thiago Ponsancini presents his first unique abstract art exhibition. Using acrylics, metallics and other mixed media on canvas, his multilayered creations use contrasting and complementary colours and textures - inviting you to interpret them however you please, limited only by your own imagination. As a design professional and teacher, Thiago understands that form follows function. However in art he uses his creative expression to celebrate beauty and artistic connection as their own goal and reward- and would love you to join him in doing the same.

Venue:
Bottleworks, 8 Riverside Walk, Ouseburn, Newcastle, NE6 1LX
Date:
Jul 28th 2022 - Aug 2nd 2022
Opening Times:
28th Jul - 2nd Aug 2022 10:00 - 18:00
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:
Jul 30th 2022 - Feb 11th 2023
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 17:00 , Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Emii Alrai: Reverse Defence

Venue:
Workplace Gallery, The Old Post Office, 19/21 West Street, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 1AD
Date:
Jul 30th 2022 - Oct 8th 2022
Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Time Travel Across Many Worlds

As we travel across worlds in the exhibition, we encounter works of multiple perspectives, physical and sensorial in virtual reality, video, game design and sound by 11 artists. To travel through their works, in various combinations, we travel from one generation to the next, from fiction to fantasy, reality to dreaming, and from self-reflection to transcendence. As travellers, our destination is what is to come. The exhibition is a work in progress. Our curiosity is what moves us on.

Venue:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Date:
Aug 17th 2022 - Aug 21st 2022
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 18:00
Price:
Free

Newcastle University MFA Fine Art & MA Creative Arts Practice degree show 2022

A display of work by emerging artists studying at Newcastle University.

Venue:
Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, University of Newcastle, 6 Kensington Terrace, Newcastle, NE1 7RU
Date:
Aug 20th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Back To Life

An exhibition of new paintings by North East based Artist Kevin Day. Oil paintings that show a real life depiction of a time and place as well as orchestrated visions of cityscapes. Preview event Friday August 26th 6pm - 9pm.

Venue:
Bottleworks, 8 Riverside Walk, Ouseburn, Newcastle, NE6 1LX
Date:
Aug 25th 2022 - Aug 31st 2022
Opening Times:
25th - 31st Aug 2022 10:00 - 20:00
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 1st 2022 - Jan 31st 2023
Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

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:
Tue-Sat 10:00 - 17:00 , Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Price:
Admission charges apply

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-Sat 10:00 - 17:00 , Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Price:
Free

Sahej Rahal: Mythmachine

This exhibition will include a new body of work conceived as an immersive virtual playground that responds to chaos, luck and chance. Mythmachine comes from the future and will transform and expand in response to players. It is a site for the rehearsal of cohabitation between human and non-human systems through speech, song and rhythm.

Venue:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Date:
Sep 24th 2022 - Sep 3rd 2023
Opening Times:
Daily 10:00 - 18:00
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