What's On - Art & Exhibitions

September

Percy Kelly – A Retrospective
Until Sunday, January 28, 2018

This exhibition celebrates the life of Cumbrian native Percy Kelly. His entire artistic output (more than 100 pieces) created over a period of more than 60 years will be displayed collectively for the very first time.

October

Illuminating Colour
Until Sunday, March 11, 2018

This exhibition provides an opportunity to explore the relationship between colour, light and glass, featuring new works by Cate Watkinson and Colin Rennie in response to Robert Grosseteste’s theories of light and colour.

November

Illuminating Colour
Until Sunday, March 11, 2018

This exhibition provides an opportunity to explore the relationship between colour, light and glass, featuring new works by Cate Watkinson and Colin Rennie in response to Robert Grosseteste’s theories of light and colour.

Bones: Skeleton Secrets of the Animal World
Until Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Highlights from the Great North Museum: Hancock’s display of mammoth animal skeletons of beasts from the land, sea and air will be displayed at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery – a sight to behold.

Winter Exhibition
Until Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Biscuit Factory will bring the curtain down on 2017 with an exhibition featuring Hazel Mountford’s contemporary animal canvasses, and work by printmaker Rebecca Vincent and wildlife photographer Will Nichols.

New Light Prize Exhibition
Until Sunday, February 18, 2018

The visual arts charity New Light will once again be celebrating northern art, showcasing work by both well-known and emerging artists. The charity aims to make contemporary art accessible to all so expect talks and workshops to run during the exhibition too.

December

Dino Jaws
Until Sunday, April 15, 2018

Life-sized animatronic dinosaur heads – including that of the terrifying T.rex – are in residence at the Centre For Life in Newcastle, having migrated from the Natural History Museum. You can learn how dinosaurs ate, lived and survived all those millions of years ago.

New Light Prize Exhibition
Until Sunday, February 18, 2018

Celebrating contemporary Northern art, visual arts charity New Light is launching its latest prize exhibition at The Bowes Museum. See the work of well-known and emerging artists as they compete for awards and opportunities, including the £10,000 Valeria Sykes Award.

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
Hell, Heaven and Hope
Until Sunday, March 18, 2018

From Dante to Dan Brown, death is a hot topic among writers and artists. This exhibition traces the influences of Dante’s imagined journey through the afterlife on contemporary art, literature, music, film and popular culture, and may even answer the questions that keep you awake in the middle of the night.

National Glass Centre

January

The Long View
Until Sunday, March 4, 2018

Explore the secret lives of trees at this exhibition, which combines photographs, poetry, prose, word art and 3D work to introduce visitors to seven different trees. During its time in Newcastle, seven of the city’s trees will also be added to the exhibition.

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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