Posts by venue: Exhibitions

The Great Frost of 1784, Newcastle upon Tyne

In March 1784, Newcastle was still gripped by the frost and ice of an exceptionally hard winter. The frost and snow was so bad, said local historian John Sykes in 1824, that ‘the Tyne was three times frozen over in… Read more

Showcase Shows Case for Paterson Pavilion

And the winner… …of the Hatton Showcase: Design For A Touring Pavilion 2017… …is…. Oh get on with it ….Toby Paterson! Cue shot of tearful artist receiving the crown and a kiss from last year’s winner before teetering down the… Read more

5 things you may not have known about mourning in Victorian times – a guest blog by Lee Joseph Peacock

In Fabricating Histories, Northumbria University, in collaboration with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, are exhibiting a collection of objects from the nineteenth century and exploring ideas around historical fashion, technology, science, literature, and art. Why is the nineteenth century… Read more

Out of Chaos – art that makes you think

One of the important things in our lives is our idea of who we are and where we belong. But our settled sense of identity can be uncomfortably challenged by new situations and places. Güler Ates’ photograph dramatically conveys the feeling of… Read more

Chaïm Soutine, misfit artistic genius in 1930s Paris

Could anyone have better fitted the 20th-century archetype of an artist than Chaïm Soutine (1893–1943)? He was a temperamental social misfit who painted in a frenzy when inspiration struck him, at the same time creating an important new expressive style. Plus,… Read more