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

Episode 26: Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective

Last month the girls went along to BALTIC Late 2018 and had a look at the current exhibitions. In this episode they have a chat about the very ‘meaty’ Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective, which displays over 60 years of the artists fantastic and varied work.

Exhibition on until 27th January 2019.

More information about the the exhibition here.

Where to find the BALTIC.

Opening times: 10:00-18:00 everyday.

Episode 25 – Beacon Films

A little while ago the girls went over to the Whitley Bay Playhouse to check out the Beacon Films 2018 Premier, a night full of short films and entertainment. It was a fantastic and very inclusive evening, so we thought it deserved talking about.

“Beacon Films C.I.C. is a multi-award winning training and production organisation for filmmakers who have learning difficulties, autism and additional needs, whose work has received over 100 festival screenings across many countries and has been praised by people from across the world of film.”

Click here to find out some more information about Beacon Films.

Episode 24 – Exploding Collage at Hatton Gallery

This week the girls went over to Newcastle University campus to check out Exploding Collage at the Hatton Gallery, an exhibition that explores how avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century expanded the notion of collage into immersive, often ephemeral, formats.

Exhibition on until 12th January.

More information: here

Location: Hatton Gallery

Opening times: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 – 17:00

Episode 23 – North Tyneside Art Studio

For this episode the girls wanted to talk about the GeNErosity Festival and North Tyneside Art Studio, an organisation that offers a safe, non-judgemental environment where people can explore their creativity at their own pace, to help improve and sustain good mental health as part of a friendly and welcoming community.

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Some more information about the studio: here

Further info on GeNErosity Festival: here