What's On - Art & Exhibitions

March

Jonathan Yeo: Skin Deep
Until Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Bowes Museum is the exclusive UK home for this exhibition by one of Britain’s most acclaimed artists as he explores what’s involved in cosmetic surgery – and explores the psychology behind the search for perfection.

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
Missing Time
Until Monday, May 28, 2018

Inspired by her fascination with planetary harmonics, Serena Korda combines performance, sound and sculpture with her series of large ceramic portals that act as sound resonators during a performance by North East based acapella group Mouthful.  

Everyone's History
Until Monday, May 28, 2018

As befits a museum of archaeology, this exhibition celebrates the wonderful things that have been uncovered beneath the soil by the general public. The exhibition marks the 20th anniversary of the Portable Antiques Scheme, which records findings by everyday excavators.

Museum of Archaeology, Durham
David Bomberg
Until Monday, May 28, 2018

An exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the death of David Bomberg, recognised as one of the 20th century’s leading artists. This will be the first full exhibition of his work for more than a decade, with over 60 works on show. 

Spring Exhibition
Until Sunday, May 20, 2018

Landscape painter John Brenton will be the headline artist at the gallery’s Spring Exhibition, while the work of June Berry – whose work is included in collections of the Queen and the Victoria & Albert Museum – will also be on display.

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Kurt Schnitters: Collage & Assemblage
Until Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Hatton Gallery are offering the rare chance to see all of famed German artist Kurt Schwitter’s ‘Merz’ collages in one place, featuring collections from the Tate, British Museum, the V&A and private collections. 

Rediscovering Antarctica
Until Monday, May 7, 2018

A carpenters’ son from Seaton Sluice who built a ship in Blyth went on to be the first man to make a recorded sighting of Antarctica. Sound outlandish? It’s all true, and happened 200 years ago. The seagoer’s name was William Smith, and his achievement is celebrated in this exhibition.

Batteries Not Included
Until Monday, September 3, 2018

This unique exhibition will be a trip down memory lane for some and an insight into the past for others, featuring a variety of toys, games and some rather unusual pastimes from across the years.  

April

Middlesbrough Collection
Until Saturday, June 23, 2018

Last year MIMA marked its tenth anniversary with the first-ever permanent gallery for the Middlesbrough Collection. Returning this year, the collection has developed its focus to showcase art that particularly addresses issues of global concern relevant to the local community.

Newbiggin Maritime Centre
Missing Time
Until Monday, May 28, 2018

Inspired by her fascination with planetary harmonics, Serena Korda combines performance, sound and sculpture with her series of large ceramic portals that act as sound resonators during a performance by North East based acapella group Mouthful.  

Fiona Crisp: Material Sight
Until Sunday, May 13, 2018

After 18 months creating a brand new space for art and artists in Sunderland, the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art has reopened with a major new commission. Photographer and installation artist Fiona Crisp explores how we might encounter spaces where the frontiers of our knowledge are being expanded.

Rediscovering Antarctica
Until Monday, May 7, 2018

A carpenters’ son from Seaton Sluice who built a ship in Blyth went on to be the first man to make a recorded sighting of Antarctica. Sound outlandish? It’s all true, and happened 200 years ago. The seagoer’s name was William Smith, and his achievement is celebrated in this exhibition. 

Jack Whitwell
Until Friday, May 4, 2018

Jack Whitwell is one of the few traditional copper plate photogravure artists practicing in the UK, having developed the technique while at Newcastle University. In his latest exhibition, he uniquely reimagines the atmospheric beauty of the North East coastline.

The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth
Laura Lancaster
Friday, April 27, 2018 - Friday, June 1, 2018

The Hartlepool-born artist returns to the WORKPLACE for the eighth time. Recent Paintings characteristically displays her transposition of the forgotten snap-shots of strangers into the ambiguous and uncanny territory between abstraction and figuration.

Jenny Hammond
Monday, April 30, 2018

Self-taught stained glass maker Jenny Hammond makes her gallery debut – showcasing intricate, hand-blown designs that are finished using a kiln-firing technique. Her recycling of river-washed glass lends a worn mystery to her collection which is quite unique. 

May

Linda Vine
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Durham-based artist Linda Vine’s work captures on canvas the landscapes and seascapes inspired by her travels. The bright, light and elegant works she produces are the end result of decades of experience, including working within the carpet and greeting card industries.

June

Alnmouth Arts Festival
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Sunday, June 17, 2018

Painting, printmaking, photography, dance, pottery and film – oh, and some street food to boot – are all part of the Alnmouth Arts Festival, which showcases many talented artists dotted in some unusual places around the picturesque Northumberland coastline. The 2018 edition of the festival promises to be bigger than ever, and we can’t wait.

Venues across Alnmouth

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