Balman Gallery Artists Selling Exhibition

04 Feb - 20 Jun 14

The Balman Gallery returns to Discovery Museum for a long-term residency in our temporary exhibition space.

Drawing inspiration from the Toon Times exhibition, a number of exciting and varying exhibits will be on display, all of which are available for visitors to buy.

Renowned artists showing include Derek Jones, Alan Reed, Gavin Penn, Peter Goodfellow and Leigh Lambert.

Entry is free, prints and paintings can be taken home immediately after purchase.

For further details about the artists currently showing in the Balman Gallery, Corbridge, visit: www.balmangallery.com

Featured work: Jackie Milburn by Derek Jones

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Our 1st childrens Disco is underway. If you can dance like an Elephant get along for 1 of our next sessions: 12.30, 1.30 & 2.30.

11:23am 21 Aug 2014

Great album of photos here. Thx Alex! Hope you had a great time exploring with Barry :)

Discovery Museum

A real hidden gem of the city, the FREE to enter Discovery Museum covers everything from the world's first light bulb to Napoleon's purse!

1:45pm 18 Aug 2014

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The Secret Bunker

Kitty Brightwell, a former plotter in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during World War II, tells the fascinating history of Newcastle's Secret Bunker. Find out how this RAF Fighter Command Headquarters in Kenton played a hugely significant role in the Battle of Britain. The film can be used alongside a Box of Delight (our free artefact loan service for schools) from Discovery Museum, and ends with Kitty setting a Secret Bunker Challenge to participants using the artefact box.

Matthew Darbyshire: Oak Effect

Artist Matthew Darbyshire talks to us in his studio about creating Oak Effect. This major new installation at The Shipley Art Gallery (25th January - 17th May 2014) by one of Britain's most exciting artists Matthew Darbyshire consists of a huge variety of wooden objects arranged in a home interior, itself constructed wholly from oak veneer. The objects were chosen by Matthew Darbyshire from the venues and stored collections managed by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums including those of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Oak Effect explores a world of collisions between objects, styles and eras and creates an unsettling tension between the authentic and artificial. The installation was displayed at Bloomberg Space, London in April 2013 and is a collaboration between Bloomberg SPACE, Tramway Glasgow and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

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