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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.

Here’s links to some stuff we talked about this episode:

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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!

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

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.

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

Exhibition runs until 7th March.

More information here.

Location: Hatton Gallery

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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

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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:

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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:

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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:

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Episode 49 – The Auxiliary & hun

This episode continues from last week, where we were talking about our last visit to Middlesbrough and the Creative Factory arts trail on the 24th May. Here we have a chat about the opening of The Auxiliary’s brand new space in an old converted warehouse, and the lovely Hun event, ‘The Summer One’.

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You can find hun on Instagram, and you can check out The Auxiliary here.

The documentary Alice was talking about at the beginning of the episode was Romantic Comedy by Elizabeth Stankey (find it here on IMDb).

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Episode 46 – Worth It, part of Women of Tyneside

For this week’s episode Rosie takes a moment to remember Ewan Brown, and the girls have a chat about their recent visit to Vane Gallery to check out ‘Worth It’, a fab exhibition that explored textiles, fashion, and what it means to be a women in Tyneside today. (Part of ‘Festival of Women’, from the Women of Tyneside project).

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The exhibition actually ends today, the 25th of May.

More information about Women of Tyneside, and the Festival of Women brochure.

Location: Vane Gallery

Opening Times: 12:00 – 17:00

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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