This Liberty by Matt Stokes in collaboration with Richard Dawson
22.08.17 — 08.12.17
A film and audio installation inspired by the oldest purpose-built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol.
Drawing from traditional border ballads, This Liberty consists of five new songs, each telling the story of a different character associated with the 687-year-year-old building.
The project is part of the Meeting Point2 led by Arts&Heritage.
Birds want you to listen to their songs
01.09.17 — 29.10.17
Contemporary arts duo Juneau Projects, also known as Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler, will exhibit Birds Want You To Listen To Their Songs from 1 September - 29 October. The exhibition features an interactive print kit, viewfinders, prints, sculptures, and print blocks.
This is the first contemporary arts opportunity at Cherryburn, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick – artist, wood engraver and natur
MFA Fine Art and MA Creative Arts Practice Degree Shows
19.08.17 — 02.09.17Art, Exhibition
Newcastle University's MFA and Creative Arts Practice MA Degree Shows will see our students present a dynamic range of work, including painting, sculpture, video, light, electronic and digital installations, photography, print and sound.
Throughout the Fine Art Building, Mon - Sat 10 – 5 / Sun 10 – 4, and Culture Lab, Mon - Sat 10 – 5.
The Clockwork Garden
29.07.17 — 05.11.17Art, Exhibition
This enchanting exhibition is travelling to the Museum from a far-off planet in an immersive flourish of mechanical creatures, crystal blooms, contemporary artworks, puppets, and cloud machines. This highly creative interactive adventure will beguile and enchant children and adults alike.
29.07.17 — 05.11.17Art, Exhibition
This exhibition will delve into the complex and paradoxical history behind this iconic flower. Thought provoking contemporary artworks will be hidden, sprinkled and interwoven amongst the Museum collection, in an interactive experience that meanders through science, economics and aesthetics.
Chad McCail: Liars of Earth
24.06.17 — 08.10.17Art, Exhibition
NGCA presents the national premiere of Chad McCail's near 100-foot long drawing 'Liars of Earth'. McCail's parable has a political twist in the tale, presenting a world in which ordinary people are able to overturn the malign rule of monstrous giants.
BALTIC Artists’ Award 2017
30.06.17 — 01.10.17Exhibition
The four recipients of the inaugural BALTIC Artists' Award 2017 receive a 13-week exhibition at BALTIC, £25,000 to create new work and a £5,000 artist fee. This major new international award is the first worldwide art award to be judged solely by artists.
Chuck Close Tapestries
30.06.17 — 30.09.17Exhibition
Six extraordinary tapestries shown in the UK for the very first time. The dramatic black and white tapestries feature huge portraits of Barack Obama, artists Lyle Harris, Kiki Smith, Ellen Gallagher and Cindy Sherman together with a self-portrait of Close. Hung within the ornate interior of the Chapel, this will become a congregation of the most unusual kind.
Bethan Huws: Singing for the Sea
17.06.17 — 10.09.17Exhibition
‘Singing for the Sea’ is a film installation by internationally acclaimed artist, Bethan Huws, which documents a group of eight female Bulgarian singers performing traditional songs on Sugar Sands, Northumberland, on the coast of the North Sea. The film was co-commissioned by Artangel in 1993 and is screened in Northumberland for the first time with kind permission from Tate.