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Picture of the Month Talks
11 Jan - 20 Dec 14
29 Apr - 24 Jun 14
Conservation in the Gallery
01 May 14
Newcastle City Learning Courses Summer 2014
03 May - 03 Jul 14
Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature Exhibition Tours
07 May - 11 Jun 14
Guided Exhibition Tour
07 May 14
Busy making giant Martian rocks for The Late Shows. All in a day's work.
12:52pm 24 Apr 2014
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.
The Love Letters of William Wake
Alan Hayward from Tyne & Wear Archives shares a special collection of love letters
24 Apr 2014
A book from the Great North Museum: Hancock Library is going to be the star of an exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds this year. The book which…
17 Apr 2014
Over the past couple of months, work has been progressing steadily on the ‘Workshop of the World’ project. I’ve been working through the…