Episode 61 – The Enchanted Interior at The Laing

In this week’s episode the girls got invited back to The Laing to check out their newest exhibition The Enchanted Interior (spoiler: it was mint). This is a massive and amazingly curated exhibition that looks at the problematic and popular theme in art of the interior as a ‘gilded cage’ for women, which inhabit the space as ornaments.

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You can find out more information about this exhibition on The Laing’s website

Location: The Laing Art Gallery

Exhibition runs until 22nd February 2020 (admission costs apply)

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Things we recommended in this episode:

Episode 60 – ARTIST ROOMS Roy Lichtenstein at Hatton Gallery

For this week’s episode the girls popped back over to the Hatton Gallery, located in the Newcastle University campus, to check out ARTIST ROOMS Roy Lichtenstein.

Lichtenstein was an American Pop Artist who’s artistic career spanned 3 decades or so, until the late 1990s.

ARTIST ROOMS is a country-wide initiative which brings international artists to local gaolleries across the UK.

Exhibition runs until 4th ‘January.

More information here.

Location: Hatton Gallery

Episode 59 – Mikhail Karikis at MIMA with Elinor Morgan

For this week’s episode the girls went back along to the wonderful Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and had a chat with Senior Curator Elinor Morgan about their newest exhibition, For Many Voices by Mikhail Karikis. This exhibition is a survey of Karikis’s work over the past 10 years, and it massively employs the use of sound, documentary-style video, and a community focus.

“He employs listening as a form of activism, tuning into voices that operate beyond mainstream frequencies. In the past decade, he has shifted how he works, from creating a space in which others participate in the work to one in which they become co-producers. The resulting projects highlight alternative modes of solidarity and action, while nurturing attention, dignity and tenderness. “

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You can find out more information about this exhibition on the mima website.

Location: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Episode 58 – #Untitled10 at The Bowes Museum

A few weeks ago Alice and Rosie got to check out this year’s #Untitled10 exhibition at the Bowes Museum over in County Durham. #Untitled10 2019 saw 10 artists and craftspeople undertake a residency at the museum and respond to it’s history in a creative way. There was some fab stuff and it was all so different! It was spread out throughout the entire museum within the pre-existing pieces on show, so we had a great time just exploring the entire place and contextualising the newly made pieces.

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You can find out more information about this exhibition on the Bowes Museum website.

Bowes Museum Visitor Information (ticket prices etc.)

Things we recommended you check out in this epsiode:

Episode 57 – FilmBee ‘Visions of Collisions’ | Projections at Tyneside

For this week’s episode Alice and Amy popped back along to the Tyneside Cinema to check out the most recent event in the Projections programme: Visions of Collisions by FilmBee. FilmBee is a collective based in the North East who experiment with all things film: shooting it, developing it, screening it and creating fab events with it, like this one! This was a weird and wonderful collaboration of ideas and source material, and we learned about the concept of agonism and how that can be thought of in the cinema space.

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You can find out more information about this event on the Projections website.

Episode 56 – Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2019 Pt.2

In this week’s episode we have a continuation of our conversation about Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2019 – this time with Rosie! She exhibited with HUN this year so she tells us about that process, some of the problems she ran into (and overcame), and what her experience of the weekender was.

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You can find out more about the festival on their website.

Episode 55 – Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2019 Pt.1

In this week’s episode Alice and Amy have a chat about their experience checking out this year’s Middlesbrough Art Weekender that was on last weekend. It’s a wonderful three-day festival of art that takes over the city of Middlesbrough, and there was just so much to see!

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You can find out more about the festival on their website.

Don’t forget to check out the wonderful The Art of Being Queer on Instagram and on Spotify!

The absolutely amazing Josh from The Art of Being Queer went ahead and made this fab little video illustrating what we were talking about in the episode.

Episode 54 – Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2019

This weeks episode is all about when the girls checked out day 3 of this years amazing Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival up in Berwick-upon-Tweed. As you might recall we checked out the opening day of the festival last year, and the high expectations we got from the festival this year were met in full! We saw some amazing films, some confusing ones, some cool art, and we caught up with some old friends. If this sounds like your cup of tea then give the episode a listen!

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This year’s festival ran from 19th – 22nd September.

Things we saw:

Minisode 7 – Some Summer Honourable Mentions

On our summer break we still went out to see some cool art around the North East and whilst most (if not all) of the stuff we went to go see has finished now, we think they deserve a mention. So this episode is a short but sweet little recap of some of the cool stuff we saw this summer.

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You can find more about the exhibitions we went to go see here:

***COMPETITION TIME***

In this week’s episode Rosie begged the question ‘what would a curator’s hat look like???’ although she is an artist and not a curator, Rosie often has to put on her curators hat to describe to lovely listeners the curatorial decisions of the exhibitions we chat about!


A curator is the keeper of art at galleries and museums. Quite often it is their job to decide how artwork will be presented in a space. In some ways the curator is a bridge between gallery and artist as well as between artwork and viewer.


Just for fun, we would like YOU to tell us what a curators hat looks like! You can imagine one for your own head, Rosie’s noggin, a curator you know or an imaginary curator of your own invention! Your submission can be a drawing/doodle/painting/digital/an actual hat – anything goes! Art is art!

We’ve provided some templates as a guide but there is no need to use one if you don’t want to! The winner will be gifted a HAWG tote bag fresh off the presses!

Send in your submissions to Instagram/twitter or email us at heyartwhatsgood [at] gmail.com


Good luck and have fun!


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