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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Join our Assistant Keeper of Art for a guided tour of the Turner & Constable exhibition today at 12.30 and 1.30pm. Admission charges apply.


Exhibition Tour with Marie-Thérèse Mayne - Laing Art Gallery
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View of Richmond Hill and Bridge, exhibited 1808, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), Tate. Photo © Tate, London 2013.

11:08am 16 Apr 2014

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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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