Gallery Guide Calendar 2015 | Living North

Gallery Guide Calendar 2015


Yorkshire Dales by M J Forster - Helmsley Galleries
What's going on in galleries across the North East this year
 Marina Schiano © The Estate of Jeanloup Sieff - Bowes Museum
The Watcher by Burra - Laing Art Gallery


Spring Exhibition - 6th March – 9th May
The Spring exhibition features fresh collections and new artists. Basia Roszak headlines with whimsical, dreamlike portraits that capture moments in time.  Lizzie Rowe displays a large selection of unseen still lifes and Moy Mackay unveils a new selection of textile works. 
The Biscuit Factory Gallery, Stoddart Street, Newcastle 0191 261 1103

Linda Mumba - Throughout April
An exhibition of Linda’s latest works, featuring her impressionistic landscapes painted in acrylics. 
Allendale Forge Studios, Allendale Market Square, Hexham 01434 683975

Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War - 7th March – 7th June
Revealing how a generation of artists were drawn into the Spanish Civil War, this exhibition features works by Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and John Armstrong, amongst others. While some fought, others used their work to campaign and produce fierce political statements. 
Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle 0191 232 7734

The Pursuit Of Happiness - 20th March  – 24th April
This exhibition showcases the work of five artists who have come together to explore the pursuit of happiness. With differing approaches, some portray the search for light, others isolated wild landscapes or everyday pleasures such as the beauty of favourite walks or family life.
Masham Gallery, 24 Market Place, Masham 01765 689554

Glossary - 23th March – 16th May
Celebrating the very best in contemporary printmaking, Glossary is an intimate view into the private studios of artists working in the UK today. Comprised of original prints using a variety of processes, from potato printing to digital, the exhibition will display works from Stephen Chambers, Rachael Clewlow, Tom Hammick, Bridget Jones, Katherine Jones, Julian Meredith and Hilary Paynter.
Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle 0191 261 7000

New Talent – Works by Jess Pigott and Alex Hain - 28th Mar – 18th Apr
Featuring two upcoming artists, Jess, a recent graduate of Wimbledon College of Arts, and Alex, the latest talent from an artistic family, this exhibition showcases their talent, energy and individuality. Jess focuses on natural scenes painted in oils, while Alex depicts a variety of people in acrylics. 
Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth, Cumbria  01900 822149

Changing Light - 3rd April – 18th May
Featuring new work by Sheila Dodd this exhibition will display her bold and poetic depictions of the Northumberland coast. With a refreshing approach to capturing the Northumberland coastline, Sheila’s paintings are not specific to a particular place but simply evoke the atmosphere of the landscape.  
The Old School Gallery, Foxton Road, Alnmouth, Northumberland 01665 830554

Forty Three Houses and a Ford Escort & Casing In - 18th April – 24th May
In ‘Forty Three Houses and a Ford Escort’ a series of folded maps by Yvette Hawkins portrays a biography of her homes and temporary abodes across two nations. A series of insect damaged books in ‘Casing In’ have been repaired using a process inspired by the silkworm.
Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham 01434 652477



Common Grounds: Lace Drawn from the Everyday - 9th May – 28th June
Artist Sarah Casey presents an installation of light sensitive drawings which will quite literally bring to light hidden aspects of the Museum’s Blackborne Lace Collection. This is one of the largest and most important collections of lace in the world, including a cavalier’s collar of English needle lace from around 1635. 
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham 01833 690606 

M J Forster - 9th – 24th May
Internationally renowned artist M J Forster is a watercolour painter know for his bold use of colour. Helmsley Galleries will present a collection of his latest works as well as an opportunity to meet the artist at the afternoon preview on 9th May.
Helmsley Galleries Black Swan Hotel and Feversham Arms Hotel, Helmsley 07769 665474

8 minutes 20 seconds - 15th May – 4th June
In partnership with Northumbria University’s Think Physics project, artists will present their interpretations of the science behind the sun. Taking its name from the time it takes for light from the sun to reach the earth, this exhibition will look at how the sun creates light and how we interact with it, in celebration of the UN International Year of Light.  
The Holy Biscuit, 1 Clarence Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle 0191 447 6811

Alan Thompson - 16th – 25th May
Mainly known for his Lake District oil paintings, Alan Thompson is inspired by the changing seasons and has an intimate knowledge of this landscape. Alongside beautifully lit lakeland scenes, Alan has also produced flower studies and a number of French and Italian landscapes. The exhibition at Beckstones will present his latest works. 
Beckstones Art Gallery, Greystoke Ghyll, Nr Penrith, Cumbria 01768 483601

Peter J Rodgers - 16th May
With his distinctive style, Peter brings to life cities ranging from New York to Newcastle. His work is  powerful and evocative, often presenting rain-soaked scenes in watercolour. The Art Room 2 will present his latest works.
The Artroom 2, Second Floor, Fenwick, Northumberland Street, Newcastle 0191 233 1394

John Myatt Masterclass - 16th May
Forger of famous artists including Matisse, Chagall and Le Corbusier, John Myatt is now a legitimate and respected artist who will be visiting Treeby & Bolton to unveil his new collection of work, meet visitors and talk about his art, which he creates in the style of great art masters. 
Treeby & Bolton 12 Lake Road, Keswick, Cumbria 01768 772443

Arcadia - May 22nd – 4th July
Presenting new work by printmakers from across the country, Arcadia displays pieces from artists such as Flora McLachlan, Ian MacCulloch, Annie Soudian, Ann Burnham and Rebecca Hearle whose work is concerned with the romantic landscape in the midst of the technological revolution. 
Masham Gallery, 24 Market Place, Masham 01765 689554



A Day in the Life - 13th June – TBC
This varied exhibition will showcase work by over fifteen artists, tasked with producing pieces to the title ‘A Day in The Life’. Acting as snapshots, the works will be interpretations and reactions to moments in everyday life. The exhibition will also feature work by artists such as Norman Cornish and Sheila Fell. 
Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth, Cumbria 01900 822149

Picture This - 20th June – 27th September
An exhibition from the British Library, Picture This looks back at ten iconic illustrated children’s books. The exhibition includes rare first editions and original artwork by Quentin Blake, Michael Foreman, Peggy Fortnum and Lauren Child. Revisiting popular stories and characters that have been re-illustrated and reinterpreted, the exhibition is a celebration of the most admired British children’s books.
Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle 0191 232 7734

Bensham Grove Silversmiths - 23rd June – 4th July
This exhibition will showcase works from a variety of silversmiths, from beginners to professionals. The display will celebrate the culmination of work by students learning the craft and processes of forging, cutting, stone setting, annealing and polishing. 
Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead 0191 477 1495

Antony Gormley: Space Stations - 26th June – 8th August
Creator of the iconic Angel of the North, Antony Gormley’s works on paper align architecture with anatomy. This exhibition demonstrates his drawings which reconcile the body with its habitat and treat it as a space within space. 
Hatton Gallery, Kings Road, Newcastle University 0191 208 6059



Man >><< Land: Objects, Still & Moving Images - 11th July – 5th September 
An Iranian artist who has lived in the Netherlands for 20 years, Khosro Adibi’s work is multi-disciplinary. His exhibition comprises of environmental sculptures and temporary land art works, as well as elements of video and photography. 
Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham 01434 652477

Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal - 11th July – 25th October
The Bowes Museum presents the first exhibition in the UK to showcase the French fashion designer’s life and work. Focusing on his vision and the significant influence this has had on women’s fashion, the exhibition will present fifty pieces, including iconic garments from the Russian Collection, the Mondrian dresses and the Tuxedo, and will explore his diverse influences, as well as the different eras and styles of his creative career.
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham 01833 690606 

Domesticity: Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Naomi Alexander - 29th July – 31st October
This exhibition showcases the interior scenes of Naomi Alexander, which will include a variety of works depicting homes around the world that she has painted over the past 30 years.
Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead 0191 477 1495



Lucy Pittaway - 15th – 31st August
A charity event to fundraise for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Lucy will be exhibiting to raise money for the charity in memory of her father. 
Tennants Auction House, Harmby Road, Leyburn 01969 623780

A Marvellous Menagerie - 15th August – 27th September
An eclectic array of jewellery, ceramics, glass, sculpture, print and paint by talented artists which will portray a colourful celebration of the animal world. 
Masham Gallery, 24 Market Place, Masham 01765 689554

Into Character - 19th August – 26th September
An exhibition showcasing artists who create a strong sense of character in their work, including Northumberland based oil painter Julia Watts who creates mythic and magical paintings to tell a story.
Coldstream Gallery, High Street, Coldstream, Berwickshire 01890 882882

A Meander Down the Esk - 27th August – 22nd September
An exhibition displaying the works of John Freeman, a landscape artist specialising in watercolours. John’s work traces a journey down Yorkshire’s River Esk, portraying the beautiful river in different scenes.
Inspired by… gallery, North York Moors National Park Centre, Whitby 01439 772738



Henderson Cisz - 19th September 
An artist of international repute, Henderson Cisz presents show-stopping cityscapes depicting the drama and diversity of modern metropolitan life. This exhibition will bring a showcase of his latest works. 
The Artroom 2, Second Floor, Fenwick, Northumberland Street, Newcastle 0191 233 1394

Katharine Morling - 19th September – 9th January 2016
Displaying her ceramics, Katherine Morling will present an exhibition of her recent and earlier works, as well as two new private commissions. Her work is instinctive, with layers of emotion and embedded stories. Some of the works will be available to buy. 
Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead 0191 477 1495

Revelations & Rifts - 19th September – 12th December
Showcasing new works by contemporary artists, this exhibition intends to explore the unseen, unheard and unknown elements of our everyday life and environment. 
Hatton Gallery, Kings Road, Newcastle University 0191 208 6059



Andrew Talbot - 10th – 18th October
An unusually versatile artist, Andrew Talbot’s work is wide ranging. He specialises in interiors and still life, as well as figures and farm animals. A hugely popular artist at previous exhibitions, Andrew will be presenting his latest works in this exhibition at Beckstones. 
Beckstones Art Gallery, Greystoke Ghyll, Nr Penrith, Cumbria 01768 483601

The Inhabited Landscape - 16th October – 11th November
Carol Tyler, the artist in residence for The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, brings an exhibition of her work exploring mankind’s relationship with the landscape. She looks at the ways man has adapted, and inhabited the moors, including standing stones and waymarkers, as well as abbeys and monasteries. 
Inspired by… gallery, North York Moors National Park Centre, Whitby 01439 772738

Antarctic Winter - 17th October – 7th February 2016 
Palace Green Library will be embracing the cold with their exhibition on the Polar Regions, focusing particularly on Antarctica. Photographs can be seen from Captain Scott’s 1910 expedition, taken by Herbert Ponting, documenting the hostile environment and everyday lives of the men. Frank Hurley’s images capture Shackleton’s legendary stranding and efforts to rescue his crew. In addition the exhibition seeks to chart ongoing exploration, environments and climate change.
Palace Green Library Palace Green, Durham 0191 334 2932



Samantha Ellis - 7th November 
Featuring quirky cityscapes with intricate designs and vivid colours, Samantha Ellis’ work is a combination of photographic reference and her own imagination. With a highly individual style she works mainly in acrylics. See her work exhibited in The Art Room 2. 
The Artroom 2, Second Floor, Fenwick, Northumberland Street, Newcastle 0191 233 1394

Home - 14th November – 31st December
The Coldstream Gallery will be marking the run up to Christmas with this exhibition of still lifes, portraits and interiors celebrating our everyday moments. You will also find a selection of gorgeous gift ideas.
Coldstream Gallery, 51 High Street, Coldstream, Berwickshire 01890 882882

New Light - 14th November – 7th February 2016
Showcasing a breadth of work by talented contemporary artists in the North of England, New Light celebrates and promotes upcoming talent. As well as being on display, the paintings and prints will be available to purchase at the exhibition. 
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham 01833 690606 

Tales of History and Heroines - 20th November – 31st December 
Looking at the role of women in history, artists Victoria Brookland, Sarah Morpeth and Josie Beszant present a variety of collages, paper-cuts and sculptures to tell their stories.
Masham Gallery, 24 Market Place, Masham 01765 689554



Picture the Poet - December 2015 – April 2016
Featuring photographs of living poets still working today, Tullie House hosts this touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery. The photos span a variety of styles and depict famous names including Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy. 
Tullie House, Castle Street, Carlisle 01228 618718

Published in: April 2015

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