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October

Gathering
Until Saturday, February 16, 2019

Collaborators Julia Heslop and Ed Wainwright have created this architectural intervention – comprising of an interconnected sequence of ‘grottoes’ assembled from found and given material, each of which will be dedicated to an artist who’s work, they believe, deserves to be reconsidered in relation to collage as an expanded, immersive or time-based practice. A structural twist on the classic art exhibition. 

Forgiveness
Until Sunday, March 24, 2019

Forgive and forget – easy, right? Not for many of us. Carrie Fertig explores the complexities surrounding this theme in her latest exhibition through a kaleidoscope of installations – incorporating film, sound, performance and sculpture, often carved using flame-worked glass.

The Inner Eye
Until Sunday, December 16, 2018

Offering visitors an introduction to the photographic work of the German Democratic Republic (still little known in the UK) this exhibition features over 250 works by 10 of the most important GDR photographers – giving an incredible and unparalleled insight into the life of ‘The Silent Country’.

Scaling the Heights
Until Friday, December 21, 2018

Working with Dr Abbie Garrington of Durham University, artists Stephen, Margaret and Kate Livingstone have recreated a series of heroic Himalayan mount climbs in miniature. Based on historical accounts of pioneering expeditions, this innovative and unusual exhibition will see vintage Action Men figures re-staging famous summit climbs by scaling the heights of prestigious mountaineering libraries.  

Catwalking
Until Sunday, January 6, 2019

Chris Moore, the king of catwalk photography, has been taking images of fashion shows for six decades. This exclusive exhibition shows 200 of his most renowned images, alongside some of the garments featured – including some from Vivienne Westwood, Prada and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Mining Art Exhibition
Until Monday, December 31, 2018

Visit the Bob Abley Art Gallery in Spennymoor Town Hall for a look at work created during the time of (and inspired by) the area’s mining history. There’ll be pieces from top local artists, and you can also visit the Mining Museum on site.

Robots – Then and Now
Until Sunday, December 2, 2018

Robots – Then and Now, developed by the Science Museum in London, tells the 500-year, work-in-progress story of building automated machines – from the humble beginnings of 16th century mechanical automatons to the latest humanoids, (and everything in between).

Heather Phillipson
Until Sunday, March 31, 2019

Produced as a major new commission that responds to BALTIC’s vast Level Four gallery, Heather Phillipson presents a series of videos, sounds and objects that operate as landmarks in a remixed geology; somewhere between agricultural vista and lunar wasteland, a spatio-temporal ‘field’ punctuated by farm equipment, holding pens and the noise of circling gulls.

Heather Phillipson
Until Sunday, March 31, 2019

Produced as a major new commission that responds to BALTIC’s vast Level Four gallery, Heather Phillipson presents a series of videos, sounds and objects that operate as landmarks in a remixed geology; somewhere between agricultural vista and lunar wasteland, a spatio-temporal ‘field’ punctuated by farm equipment, holding pens and the noise of circling gulls.

Dan Holdsworth
Until Sunday, January 6, 2019

Since 1996, artist-photographer Dan Holdsworth has explored the ‘extreme’ territories that characterise humans’ changing relationship to the natural world. Working alongside geologists, he has mapped the exact contours of Alpine glaciers and rock formations by using drones, lasers, photography, and high-end software ordinarily employed by military scientists. The result? This exhibition. 

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
Kelly Richardson
Until Sunday, December 2, 2018

Working with digital imaging software to create a vision of the near future, artist Kelly Richardson has created a series of works in which millions of glistening crystals encrust every inch of the planet’s surface – pushing the limit of what our eyes can register, our minds can conceive and the most high-tech of computers can calculate.

November

Barbed Wire and Butterflies
Until Friday, November 30, 2018

Sunderland's only independent dedicated fine art gallery is dedicated to showcasing (and selling) the finest original artworks in the region. With exhibitions rotating every month, their November offering will see resident artist Ken Devine showcase delicacy, colour, freedom and jeopardy in a new collection of originals, alongside a selection of pieces from special guests. 

Frederick Street Gallery, Sunderland
Emily Hesse
Until Saturday, December 22, 2018

Having once found clay a ‘punishment to have to work with’, Emily Hesse has since re-evaluated its creative potential after encountering its raw form on the muddy banks of the River Tees, and now encompasses both its inherent physical qualities and its symbolic role in the industrial heritage of Middlesbrough (her native town) into her work across artistic mediums.

Gateshead Art Society Annual Exhibition
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Saturday, December 22, 2018

Marking the 70th anniversary of Gateshead Art Society’s first exhibition at the Shipley Art Gallery this year, the 2018 instalment promises to display artwork from every single member of the society across a variety of media – including pencil, charcoal, oil and acrylic – offering the ideal opportunity to find a truly unique present for your secret Santa. 

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