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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Remember this week is your last chance to see All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, Jeremy Deller's personal look at the impact of the Industrial Revolution on British popular culture. Free entry.

3:30pm 20 Oct 2014

A nice autumnal painting for you today - Gathering Bracken, by Henry Herbert La Thangue, 1899

1:00pm 18 Oct 2014

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A film about Discovery Museum by the Museums and Galleries Disabled Access Group

A film about Discovery Museum in Newcastle by the Museums and Galleries Disabled Access Group. Find out about Discovery Museum and what you can see here. You can also hear about the access facilities from the members of the group. The group talks about their favourite exhibits and explains what help is available for visitors such as ramps, lifts, audio guides and pre-visit information packs.

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.

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The engraving of John Hodgson

15 Oct 2014

H. F. S. Mackreth produced the miniature of John Hodgson for inclusion in Hodgson’s work ‘The History of Northumberland’. This meant an…