FUTURELAND NOW- Reflections on the post-industrial landscape

15 Sep 12 - 20 Jan 13

Error, Teesside 2012 by Chris WainwrightMoonrise over Teesside by John KippinWhen the Boat Come In 2010/2012, John Kippin

Error, Teesside 2012 by Chris Wainwright

What role can contemporary photographic practices play in reflecting the issues of our time? FUTURELAND NOW is an exhibition of the photography of John Kippin and Chris Wainwright which will address key issues in our current society whilst reflecting on the unresolved issues of the past. The world recession and banking crisis has created a loss of job stability with the possibility of potentially seismic change. The large scale photographic landscapes of Kippin and Wainwright invoke the language of the sublime to explore this postmodern period of uncertainty and change.


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As January always seems to be a long, cold and dark month why not try something new and join us at FLAG (Friends of the Laing Art Gallery), supporting the Laing Gallery through fundraising, organising events and lectures, hosting our picture of the month talks and staffing the Friends' welcome desk.…

4:30pm 27 Feb 2015

We want to know - what's your favourite piece from our collection?

Is it Isabella and the Pot of Basil (William Holman Hunt), Laus Veneris (Edward Burne-Jones), The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (John Martin) or something else?

12:05pm 27 Feb 2015


Hatton Timelapse

A timelapse film of the installation of the Victor Pasmore: In Three Dimensions exhibition at Hatton Gallery.

Chris Stephens on Victor Pasmore

Chris Stephens, Lead Curator, Modern British Art, Tate Britain talks about the importance of Victor Pasmore in modern British art. Find out what he thinks is intriguing about Pasmore. Filmed at the preview of the Victor Pasmore: In Three Dimensions exhibition at Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.


Enigmatic Objects

26 Feb 2015

One of the most pleasurable things about working with the archaeology in the Great North Museum is the sheer variety of material we have in our collections.