What’s on at the Gallery? Spring 2020

Illuminating the Self

Illuminating the Self

Featuring original work by Susan Aldworth and Andrew Carnie it is a response to ground-breaking research led by Newcastle University into developing a new treatment for epilepsy.

Themes within the two exhibitions include the human perspective of living with epilepsy and the potential impact of technological interventions within the brain. Until 9 May 2020

Origins & Endings
This exhibition brings together the work of an artist and a musician who have collaborated with PEALS academics and scientists.

The works align with the current interest in the Medical Humanities, and the relationship between bioethics and arts practice as a medium for research and engagement. The exhibition features works by musician Mark Carroll and artist Marianne Wilde. Until 7 March 2020

Heather Ross: The Losses

This exhibition is the culmination of Heather Ross’s practice- based PhD research into the work of artist Kurt Schwitters, specifically focusing on his Merz Barn Wall.

The Losses refers to a term used in conservator’s reports, to describe the ephemera (or fragments) which have been detached or become displaced from the original artwork. Until 9 May 2020

Kurt Schwitters’
Merz Barn Wall

The Merz Barn Wall is one of the UK’s international art treasures and is on permanent display at the Hatton Gallery.

As part of the redevelopment of the Hatton, Schwitters’ Merz Barn Wall underwent essential conservation and is now presented alongside new interpretation.

On permanent display

 

 

 

Hatton Gallery Opening Times: Monday to Saturday. 10am to 5pm

What’s on locally March/April 2020

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Judy Chicago, until 19th April 2020

Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings (group exhibition), until 19th April 2020

Bringing together an outstanding selection of artworks that invite visitors to rethink the human position in the world.

 

The Laing Gallery

William and Evelyn De Morgan: ‘Two of the Rarest Spirits of the Age’
14 March to 20 June 2020

Chris Killip: The Last Ships, gallery reopens soon, check with the gallery for details.

 

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Simon Martin, until 29th March 2020

Simon Martin’s work is in the permanent collections at the Tate and the Dallas Museum amongst other international institutions.  His works have been described by the New York Times as “masterpieces of poetic discretion”.

Chad McCail: Toy, until 19th April 2020

The artist Chad McCail has spent 3 years developing a single monumental new work specially for the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.  This exhibition presents an enormous 3 dimensional cityscape that fills the entire gallery.

 

The Biscuit Factory

Spring show, from 7th March 2020

headlined by the Contemporary Young Artist Award 2020 – an exhibition featuring the work of 45 artists, shortlisted from over 1200 submissions.

 

Side Photographic Gallery

Rena Effendi – Waiting for Winter,
until 5th April 2020

Effendi’s work focuses on themes of environment, post-conflict society, the effects of oil industry on people and social disparity.

Tessa Bunny, until 5th April 2020

For 25 years Tessa has photographed rural life, working closely with individuals and communities to investigate how the landscape is shaped by humans.

 

Oriental Museum, Durham

Pushing Paper: Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to now, until 17th May 2020

A British Museum touring exhibition illustrating how artists experiment with the power of paper to express their ideas pushing the medium in new directions.

What’s on at the Gallery? Winter 2019

Kurt Schwitters' Merz Barn Wall (detail) - photo by COlin Davison

ARTIST ROOMS
Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein, Reflections on Minerva - Photo John McKenzie © National Galleries of Scotland

Roy Lichtenstein, Refelctions on Minerva 1990.
Poto John McKenzie © National GAlleries of Scotland

An exhibition of works by American Pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein.

Until 4 January 2020

Heather Ross:
All the Better to Hear You With

A preformative installation in dialogue with the work of Kurt Schwitters.
Until 15 February 2020

Lothar Götz:
Fairground Abstract

An immersive wall painting by Lothar Götz.
5 October 2019 – 4 January 2020

Illuminating the Self
Featuring original work by Susan Aldworth and Andrew Carnie.
18 January 2020 – 9 May 2020

Origins & Endings
With work by Jordan Baseman, Mark Carroll and Marianne Wilde.
18 January 2020 – 7 March 2020
Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn Wall
The Merz Barn Wall is one of the UK’s international art treasures and is on permanent display at the Hatton Gallery. As part of the redevelopment of the Hatton, Schwitters’ Merz Barn Wall underwent essential conservation and is now presented alongside new interpretation.
Permanent

Hatton Gallery Opening Times: Monday to Saturday. 10am to 5pm

What’s on locally 2019-20

Mining Art Gallery – Bishop Auckland, Co Durham Daily 10 am to 4 pm

Norman Cornish – a slice of life
Until 23rd February – Mon 12pm to 5 pm Sun, Tues-Sat 10 pm to 5pm

Part of a countrywide centenary celebration of the artist’s birth.  The exhibition includes depictions of life underground, bar scenes and domestic settings.  Norman Cornish’s work also being shown at Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham.  Norman Cornish the Sketchbooks


Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Marjolaine Ryley – This is what I see.
Until 3rd February – Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm Sun 1pm to 5 pm

A mid-career retrospective of photographic artist Marjolaine Ryley and the first to offer an overview of her entire body of work to date. The Thin Blue Lines the Deep Red Sea are featured in the exhibition.


The Biscuit Factory

India Amos – Presenting a new portrait series, until 23rd February

Rob Van Hoek – Winter Exhibition, until – 23rd February.


Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Judy Chicago, until 19th April 2020

Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings (group exhibition), until 19th April 2020

Joy Labinjo – Our histories cling to us, until 23rd February 2020

Pippa Hale – Play Rebellion, until 23rd February

What’s on locally

The Biscuit Factory
Autumn Exhibition – free admission 6th September to 3rd November
The Biscuit Factory welcomes painter, printmaker and sculptor Henrietta Corbett.
New work from: Cheryl Culver, Raquel Alvarez Sardina and Richard Sowman
New to the Gallery: Annie Waring Deborah Grice, Jill Tate and Michael St. Clair.

Vane
Paris can stay in bed  – Simon Le Ruez
3rd October to 2nd November Wednesday to Saturday 12 to 5 pm
Matthew Smith  – same dates.

Laing Gallery
The Enchanted Interior: 12TH October – 22nd February.
Always on show: Northern Spirit – celebrating artists, manufacturers and makers from the north east of England.

What’s on at the gallery

New gallery interior showing the Pioneers of Pop exhibition, photo by Colin Davidson

ARTIST ROOMS Roy Lichtenstein
An exhibition of works by American Pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein – Until 4 January 2020

Heather Ross: All the Better to Hear You With
A preformative installation in dialogue with the work of Kurt Schwitters – Until 15 February 2020

Lothar Götz: Fairground Abstract
An immersive wall painting by artist Lothar Götz – 5 October 2019 – 4 January 2020

 

 

Gallery Opening Times: Monday to Saturday. 10am to 5pm

What’s on at the Gallery? Summer 2019

New gallery entrance and shop, photo by Colin Davidson

Some exhibitions in the gallery over the summer:

Gallery Opening Times: Monday to Saturday. 10am to 5pm