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!


You must be following our Instagram and/or Twitter to win so be sure to do that to win!

Episode 53 – A Foul and Awesome Display by Kirsty Harris

We’re back from our summer break and we’ve got a fantastic exhibition to get started up again with! ‘A Foul and Awesome Display‘ by Kirsty Harris is showing at Vane Gallery at the moment and it’s all about nuclear bombs, explosions, and testing. It’s such an interesting and kind of morbid topic and it’s explored in some very interesting ways. You can catch the show until the 28th September so if you can we’d really recommend it!

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

Exhibition runs until the 28th September 2019.

Location: Vane

Opening Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00-17:00

We gave some recommendations at the beginning of this epsiode so here they are:

Episode 52 – The Podcast Turns 1! 🎉

Happy Birthday to us! It was just over a year ago when we first started this podcast, and with this being episode 52 we thought we’d celebrate here, have a look back at what an amazing year it’s been, and re-introduce ourselves.

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

We’ll be coming back on the 13th September! In the meantime you can still reach us on our socials and through email, and as always if you have any recommendations send them our way!

Did you have any favourite episodes in the past year? What was the most outstanding exhibition or event you checked out yourself? You can let us know in the comments or by sending us a comment or message on our Twitter or Instagram.

Episode 50 – Susie Green and Simon Bayliss: ‘Artists’ Music Videos | Projections at Tyneside

For this week’s episode the girls popped back along to the Tyneside Cinema to check out the most recent event in the Projections programme: Susie Green & Simon Bayliss: Artists’ Music Videos. They had a fantastic evening watching an eclectic mix of music videos and true experimentations of what a music video could be.

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We managed to find a few of the music videos that were in the programme so you can check them out here:

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

Field Trip 3 – Edinburgh And The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

For this week’s episode Alice and Amy finally went on their ‘sister trip’ up to Edinburgh, where they checked out the ‘Beyond Realism | Dada and Surrealism‘ exhibition at The National Scottish Museum Of Modern Art. We do love a bit of surrealism and it was great finding some familliar artists work and learning about some new ones (well, new to us because surrealism is an old movement).

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Exhibition runs until 25th October 2020.

Here’s some more information about the exhibition.

Location: The National Scottish Museum Of Modern Art

Field Trip 2 – Barcelona and the MACBA

For this week’s episode the girls wanted to talk about that time they went to Barcelona, and their visit to the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. There were two fantastic and remarkably extensive exhibitions on show, ‘A Short Century: MACBA Collection‘ and ‘Christian Marclay: Compositions‘, so have a listen as we break these down and just generally talk about the trip.

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Find out more info about the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Episode 47 – Talking about Shieldfield Art Works with Alison Merritt Smith

For this week’s episode the wonderful Alison Merritt Smith, director of The Holy Biscuit here in Newcastle, came into the studio to have a chat about The Holy Biscuit and it’s current transition and re-brand into Shieldfield Art Works. We talked about the launch party, the current exhibition, and the effect of the rise of student accommodation has on the community.

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The SAW Launch Party is on the 7th June, 17:30 – 21:00. Find out some more info here.

Location: Shieldfield Art Works (The Holy Biscuit)

You can book the walks around Shieldfield with artist Dr Mikey Tomkins on Eventbrite.

Episode 44 – Liquid Crystal Display with Laura Sillars

For this episode, the girls popped down to Middlesbrough to have a chat with Laura Sillars, Director of the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (Mima), all about one of their current exhibitions ‘Liquid Crystal Display‘. This exhibition looks at crystals in a range of different forms, namely ‘liquid’, and the different contexts in which we as human beings interact with them on a daily basis. It was awesome having a chat with Laura and great to get some further insight into the show and how it was put together.

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The exhibition runs until 16th June 2019.

More information: here.

Location: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art