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Episode 74 – An Art Night Out: Hancock Gallery & B&D Studios

Back at the beginning of March the HAWG gang went around town for a night of exhibitions, planning to do an episode about them and recommending people go check them out. We started the night in Hancock Gallery for the opening of ‘Between Distance & Desire’, then made our way down to B&D Studios for Pointer’s MIND FULL MESS. Whilst you can’t go and check out these great shows in person, they are largely available to check out on instagram.

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Episode 73 – Chatting about CRAFT with curator Michaela Wetherell

All the way back in February Alice and Rosie went along to the wonderful Thought Foundation, a cafe, community hub and art gallery over in Birtley, to check out their newest show CRAFT, curated by the amazing Michaela Wetherell. We were all geared up to get Michaela in the studio and talk to us about it, but then corona happened so we couldn’t do that. Instead of forgetting about it though we thought we’d get Michaela on the horn and talk to her about it anyways, hopefully painting a picture of some of the amazing artworks you could have seen.

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Episode 72 – It’s time for some re-introductions!

For our second episode recorded from home we thought it was a good idea to reintrouce ourselves! It’s been around a year and half since we started this podcast and we didn’t necessarily do a great job at saying who we were in the first place. Have a listen to find out what we do, why we do the podcast, and what we love in art!

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Episode 71 – A Socially Distant Update!

We’re back baby! It’s been far too long since we recorded something, and since we’re all stuck at home for the foreseeable we got a bunch of microphones and got the crew back together to talk about art! (or at least, talk about how we’re going to talk about art). So here’s a little socially distant update about what we’ve been up to and what we have planned, and as Rosie says, ‘stay home, stay safe, stay creative’.

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Episode 70 – Waiting for Winter by Rena Effendi at Side Gallery

This week we went back down to the wonderful Side Photographic Gallery to check out ‘Waiting for Winter’ by Rena Effendi. This show brings together elements of three bodies of work, based in Azerbaijan, Romania and Ukraine, which all have the common theme of traditional ways of living and working the land in some remote places.

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Exhibition runs until 5th April 2020.

More information here

Location: Side Gallery

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Episode 69 – Having a Chat with The Spaghetti Factory

For this week’s episode we had a sit down and a good chat with the two lovely ladies behind The Spaghetti Factory, Jenny McNamara and Evelyn Cromwell.

The Spaghetti Factory is a curatorial project which has evolved from one night only shows in their shared house, to currently curating a series of shows at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.

This was a lot of fun to record, so tune in to hear about their origins, their individual artistic practices, and what could be coming up next for this fab curatorial project.

Don’t forget you can have a listen to this episode and all of our other ones on Spotify, iTunes, Google, and Soundcloud!

Hot New It! 2 is on at Sunderland Museum and Winter Garden until at least the end of March, so make sure you go along and check it out!

Also the girls have some work showing in Scramble which is opening at Pineapple Black in Middlesbrough on 13th March.

More information about The Spaghetti Factory.

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Episode 68 – Illuminating the Self at Vane and Hatton

We’re back after our impromptu break with special guest Ellie, who’s back from China for a small amount of time ad eager to chat about some art! For this episode we went along to Vane Gallery and Hatton Gallery to check out Illuminating the Self, which takes place across both galleries.

“Illuminating the Self is an exhibition of new work by artists Susan Aldworth and Andrew Carnie in response to groundbreaking research led by Newcastle University into developing a new treatment for epilepsy.”

It’s such an interesting exhibition about a super important and fascinating topic, and to see if spread across two galleries is unlike anything we’ve really seen – I can’t recommend it enough!

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https://soundcloud.com/user-991312750/episode-68

Exhibition runs in Vane until 29th February, and in Hatton until 9th May.

More information here and here. And here’s a link to the CANDO website.

Location: Vane Gallery and Hatton Gallery

Here’s the book Ellie mentioned, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman.

Susan Aldworth’s pieces in Vane Gallery
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Episode 67 – Origins and Endings at the Hatton

This week the girls popped along to the Hatton to check out one of their new exhibitions, Origins and Endings, by artist Marriane Wilde and composer Mark Carroll, which does one of our favourite things and combines science and art.

“The exhibition will highlight partnerships that have culminated in creative works in response to the academic research carried out by PEALS (Policy, Ethics & Life Sciences Research Centre), and ranges across the broad themes of being human.”

We thought it was pretty fab and we’re excited to go back and see the other science-y exhbition they have on.

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Exhibition runs until 7th March.

More information here.

Location: Hatton Gallery

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Episode 66 – Under the Eaves by Ellen Ranson

For this week’s episode we went down to Hartlepool Art Gallery to check out Ellen Ranson’s (of Conny Art Festival fame) solo show, Under the Eaves. This mint display of abstract expressionism really was our cup of tea and we had such a fab time checking it out!

Abstract expressionism is emblematic of these issues, whereby female artists of the era were marginalised and disregarded, whilst male artists rose to prominence. This blueprint can be applicable to contemporary patriarchal power structures. The artists’ work aims to perform the arrogance and ego associated with the Abstract Expressionist male archetype.

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Exhibitiom runs until 14th March 2020

Location: Hartlepool Art Gallery

More information: here.

Cats Pyjama’s
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Minisode 8 – Equanipolis by Aniara Omann at Humber Street Gallery

We had such a blast checking out Humber Street Gallery for the first time we just had to make another episode about it! When we went there was a fab exhibition by Danish artist Aniara Omann called ‘Equanipolis‘, which looks at what the future of humanity just might be like. There was a whole range of stuff to have a look at, from wall-based pieces, somewhat sinister wooden mannekins, to a giant animatronic head!

Don’t forget you can have a listen to this episode and all of our other ones on Spotify, iTunes, Google, and Soundcloud!

Location: Humber Street Gallery

More information: here.