Episode 36 – Missing Pieces: Homeless History of Newcastle

For this weeks episode Alice and Rosie went all around town checking out the extensive Homeless History of Newcastle series of exhibitions. It shows “rarely seen documents and photographs from local archives as well as personal stories from the past and present to find out what history can tell us about the ongoing crisis of homelessness in Britain” [source].

You can listen to this episode on Spotify, iTunes, Google and Soundcloud!

Exhibition runs until 2nd April.

More information here.

Locations: City Library, Laing Art Gallery, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Bessie Surtees House, Discovery Museum.

Episode 35 – Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, and the Sunderland Museum

For this week’s episode the girls went along to Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens to check out the Da Vinci drawings, but we were blown away by other exhibitions that were available to see as well! Specifically we loved the body of work by Andrew Tift called ‘One Day You’ll Be Older Too’, which was commissioned by the museum and features remarkably realistic hand-drawn portraits of local care home residents and their stories.

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Exhibition runs until 6th May 2019, cost is £2.50 (or free for under 16s).

More information about the Da Vinci drawings and ‘One Day You’ll Be Older Too’.

Location: Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Opening times: Monday-Tuesday, 10:00 – 15:00, Wednesday-Thursday 10:00 – 19:00, Friday-Saturday 10:00 – 17:00, Sunday 12:00 – 16:00

Episode 34 – No Man’s Land

For this week’s episode the girls went on down to Bishop Auckland to check out the fantastic touring exhibition ‘No Man’s Land’ currently showing at the Town Hall. It’s a wonderful mix of historic photography taken by women on the front lines of WWI across Europe, and some more contemporary pieces by female artists. It was honestly an awesome visit and we’d wholly recommend it!

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Exhibition runs until 6th April.

More information: here.

Location: Bishop Auckland Town Hall

Opening times: Monday 10:00-18:00, Tuesday 10:00-17:00, Wednesday 10:00-13:00, Thursday 10:00-18:00, Friday 10:00-17:00, Saturday 09:30-12:30.

Also here’s a link to the Auckland Project: https://www.aucklandproject.org. There’s a lot going on in Bishop Auckland in the next year or so so it’s perfect time to go and check it out!

Episode 33 – Digital Citizen: The Precarious Subject

For this week’s episode the girls went on down to the BALTIC to check out ‘Digital Citizen – The Precarious Subject’. It’s an expansive exhibition by several contemporary artists that takes a look at what it means to be a citizen of the world in this digital era.

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Exhibition runs until 16th June 2019.

More information: here.

Location: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Opening times: Monday – Sunday, 10:00 – 18:00

Field Trip No.1 – Living with Buildings at the Wellcome Collection

For this weeks episode the girls talk about that time they went to London in January, and when they went to go see ‘Living with Buildings’ at the Wellcome Collection. It’s an extensive exhibition that takes a look at the history of design and scientific input when it comes to the places we live and how they affect us physically and mentally – it was super interesting!

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Find out more information about the exhibition here.

Location: Wellcome Collection (it’s all the way down in London)

Exhibition on until 3rd March 2019.

Opening times: Tuesday-Wednesday 10:00 – 18:00, Thursday 10:00 – 22:00, Friday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00.

Episode 31 – The Naked Portrait at the Laing

This week the girls went on down to the Laing Art Gallery to catch the amazing ‘The Naked Portrait’ before it closes in March. It explores what it means to be ‘naked’ and how that can be represented across a huge range of mediums and styles.

You can get 20% off of the entry ticket on Wednesdays and Thursdays during February by following this link. Alternatively just check out the Laing’s Facebook page and find the offer.

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Find out more information about the exhibition: here.

Exhibition runs until 3rd March.

Location: Laing Art Gallery

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00, Sunday 14:00 – 17:00.

(Poetry shout out: You Have to Glow to Grow; Spilling the ink from my heart https://growingandglowing104424909.wordpress.com/ )

Episode 30 – Small Town Inertia by J A Mortram

This week the girls have a chat about J A Mortram’s very poignant photography exhibition, Small Town Inertia, currently showing at Side Gallery in Newcastle. The photos explore the everyday lives of Mortram’s friends and neighbours, showing how their lives are severely impacted in this era of austerity cuts and governmental neglect.

Check out J A Mortram’s website here.

Find out some more information about the exhibition here.

Location: Side Gallery

Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 – 17:00

Episode 29 – hu (Hungarian Travelling Exhibition)

Last week the girls went along to Abject Gallery to check out ‘hu’, a travelling exhibition of Hungarian artists practising in the UK. There was such a fantastic range of artworks across different mediums, and this exhibition ultimately seeks to explore if and how one’s environment affects one’s artistic practice.

Follow the exhibition on their Instagram.

Exhibition runs from 11th January until 9th February.

More information about the exhibition.

Location: Abject Gallery

Opening Times: Wednesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 17:00

Episode 27 – The Age of Love by Heather Phillipson

As part II of our BALTIC double-bill, this week the girls talk about something else they went to go see at BALTIC Late 2018: Heather Phillipson’s surreal and entrancing ‘The Age of Love’. This wonderfully alien and multi-faceted exhibition responds directly to the BALTIC’s Level 4, and is available to visit until the end of March.

Exhibition runs: 19th October 2018 – 24th March 2019

More information: here

Location: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Opening Times: Mon-Sun, 10:00 – 18:00