The Best Ways to Appreciate Art This Autumn and Winter
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JILL TATE: PERIPHERAL VISIONS
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
0191 478 1810
Jill Tate is an artist who lives and works in Newcastle. Her paintings of simplified architectural scenes are based on scale models that she has constructed and photographed. Light plays a crucial role in her work by illuminating form. For her Baltic Lightbox commission, she has merged recent paintings to make a new, large-scale piece of work titled Peripheral Visions which offers visitors a chance to reflect on the world around them in a new light.
UNTIL 5TH NOVEMBER
Temple Newsam, Leeds
In 1923 Temple Newsam opened to the public after being purchased by the City of Leeds a year before. To mark its 100th anniversary of public ownership, three artists (People Powered Press, Diana Beltran Herrera and Paul Ratcliff) have created unique artworks based on some of the most recognisable features of the house. The pieces also celebrate the nature, sights and sounds of Temple Newsam’s outdoor areas – bringing the outside, in.
DREAMS IN STONE
UNTIL 5TH NOVEMBER
A collaboration between artists Ian Scott Massie and Anna Matyus, this collaboration shows their collective love for beautiful buildings and romantic ruins. Having combined their passions, this exhibition displays a series of Anna’s etchings with Scott’s watercolour on top.
UNTIL 6TH NOVEMBER
The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth
Louisa Longstaff-Scales is a painter living in Norfolk whose work can be found in private collections both in the UK and abroad. She is showcasing new work at the gallery this autumn which captures the essence of the Northumberland sky and coastline. Some depict specific places and moments, while others amalgamate landscapes.
DAN PARRY JONES: AUTUMN COLLECTION
FROM 20TH OCTOBER
Hancock Gallery, Newcastle
0191 241 0442
Bristol-based artist Dan Parry Jones creates mixed media urban landscapes using thick layers of paint to create abstract backgrounds. His vibrant colours and figures are inspired by abstract expressionists and pop art legends such as Robert Rauschenberg and Richard Hamilton. Don’t miss this chance to see his work in Newcastle this autumn.
LIVING NORTH CHRISTMAS FAIR
0191 261 8944
Don’t miss a jam-packed day out when our North East Christmas Fair returns once again to Newcastle Racecourse. As always we’ll be showcasing work by some of the region’s most talented artists (including Craig Colquhoun’s glass sculptures, Trevor Craggs’ landscapes and sculptures, Emily Ward’s art gifts and Mary Ann Rogers’ wildlife prints). Head to our Shopping Halls to browse the best gifts, homeware and one-of-a-kind art. Our Christmas Fairs are the perfect place to shop and support independent artists ahead of the festive season.
LIFE & LIMB: PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP
Helmsley Arts Centre
The main characters in Dragon (a family-friendly puppet show at Helmsley Arts Centre on 28th October) are all hybrid hand puppets. Those who join this workshop can make their own to tell their own magical stories. All materials and tools are provided – but don’t forget to wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy!
THE NORTH’S LARGEST CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW
31ST OCTOBER–4TH NOVEMBER
Queen Mary’s School, Topcliffe
Featuring more than 70 artists and displaying over 750 individual pieces including paintings, etchings, sculptures and ceramics, Art for Youth North is a unique opportunity (that only happens every two years) to buy affordable, original art from leading professional and established artists from throughout the region. Prices range from £40 to £4,000 with a third of sales going to UK Youth, formerly Youth Clubs UK, whose patrons include HRH Princess Anne.
YEVONDE: LIFE AND COLOUR
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
0191 278 1611
On loan from the National Portrait Gallery, this exhibition will showcase the ground-breaking work of 20th century British photographer, Yevonde. More than 150 works will be on display, including 25 newly discovered photographs. She was the first person in Britain to exhibit colour photographs and her portraits include George Bernard Shaw and Princess Alexandra. Yevonde: Life and Colour will also feature self-portraiture.
LIVING NORTH’S CHRISTMAS FAIR
0191 261 8944
Don’t miss a jam-packed day out as our Christmas Fair returns once again to York Racecourse. As always we’ll be showcasing work by some of the region’s most talented artists (including Anna Cook’s paper art, Jenny Blue Art’s hand- painted ceramics and gifts, and StavesArt’s city, skyscraper, and stadium illustrations). Head to our Shopping Halls to browse the best gifts, homeware and one-of-a-kind art. Our Christmas Fairs are the perfect place to shop and support independent artists ahead of the festive season.
Lumiere, the UK’s light art biennial, returns to Durham city this November transforming it into a nocturnal art experience with spectacular light installations by artists including Ai Weiwei, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Chila Burman, Yinka Ilori and Daniel Canogar. It’s been 14 years since Lumiere launched and it’s now a global event for major artists from all over the world to exhibit their artwork free to the public. Produced by leading arts producers Artichoke, more than 35 artworks made with light will be exhibited on buildings, streets and waterways.
HARTLEPOOL ART CLUB’S 76TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION
18TH NOVEMBER–13TH JANUARY
Hartlepool Art Gallery
This exhibition is a showcase of the imagination and skills that have established Hartlepool Art Club’s reputation as one of the leading art societies in the North, and it’s the 76th of its kind. The Hartlepool Art Club offers a variety of activities including talks, demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions by practising professional artists and lecturers, encouraging Northern creatives to keep creating.
ROB VAN HOEK
FROM 24TH NOVEMBER
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Dutch artist Rob van Hoek is returning to The Biscuit Factory for a new headline exhibition. Living in a city, Rob’s paintings represent his longing for wild landscapes – he paints pastoral scenes of interlocking fields and winding country lanes. The Biscuit Factory will open Rob’s new exhibition on Friday 24th November at their Winter Social.
25TH & 26TH NOVEMBER, 2ND & 3RD DECEMBER
The Hepworth, Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield’s popular Festive Market returns this winter, in the new event space at Tileyard North. Here visitors can browse work by artists, designers, independent makers and producers working in print, textiles, jewellery, homeware and ceramics. Last year, they welcomed just over 10,800 visitors across the two Festive Market weekends, and the weekend will once again feature family activities and plenty of festivity.
OUSEBURN OPEN STUDIOS
25TH & 26TH NOVEMBER
The Ouseburn Valley
The Ouseburn Valley is the creative heart of Newcastle and Ouseburn Open Studios celebrates that as the venues there open their doors, offering a rare chance to catch a glimpse of the artists and designer-makers at work. There’ll be a huge selection of affordable and original work to buy from the likes of Jim Edwards, Northern Print and the Biscuit Tin Studios.
WINTER OPEN STUDIOS
2ND & 3RD DECEMBER
Throughout North Yorkshire
Following the success of the event in June earlier this year, North Yorkshire Open Studios is returning this December when more artists will open their doors to visitors to offer them the opportunity to have a look around their studios. Artists will be sharing new work, their processes and offering the chance to browse gifts for Christmas.
FOUND CITIES, LOST OBJECTS
8TH DECEMBER 2023–21ST APRIL 2024
Leeds Art Gallery
Visitors to Leeds Art Gallery are invited to explore the urban environment through the eyes of women and gender non- conforming artists. This exhibition features more than 60 artworks, and also includes work by Leeds and Yorkshire-based artists, with various themes including safety, belonging and power. This is an Arts Council touring exhibition (with additions by Yorkshire-based artists) curated by Lubaina Himid CBE.
STAR WILLOW WEAVING
Thorp Perrow, Bedale
Willow sculptor Anna Cross will help you create your own festive star for Christmas in this workshop at Thorp Perrow. North Yorkshire-based Anna has been making sculptures with English willow and running workshops for the past 11 years, so you’re in good hands and you’ll leave with a unique decoration to bring festive joy to your home (or to give as a gift).
VAN GOGH: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE YORK
UNTIL 31ST DECEMBER
York St Mary’s
Don’t just see the art or make the art, be a part of the art. Immerse yourself within Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings when you next visit York. The cutting edge virtual projections at York St Mary’s mean you can discover the life of this artist in a new and unique way. A unique sound and light show, it will immerse you in his familiar images thanks to this unforgettable 360 degree experience.
MIDDLESBROUGH COLLECTION: SOFT STRUCTURES
UNTIL MARCH 2024
Through drawing, painting, video, installation, textile and ceramics, this exhibition presents newly commissioned artwork by Fiona Larkin and Ian Giles and pieces from the Middlesbrough Collection cared for by MIMA. They come together to reflect on the invisible ‘threads’ and connections that underpin creative lives and communities.