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The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper, is a new commission by Turner prize-winning artist Susan Philipsz for Belsay Hall in Northumberland. Belsay Hall is a Greek-revival mansion designed and built by its owner Sir Charles Monck between 1809-17. It was inspired by the architecture that Sir Charles had seen whilst on honeymoon in Greece and it has been described as ’a building of…

Gogmagog – the Voices of the Bells

Gogmagog: Voices of the Bells is a new sound installation created by artist Matt Stokes. The installation, sited in the nave of the historic Holy Trinity Church in Sunderland, reinterprets a peal rung on it’s bells in 1898. Whilst the bells are currently silenced due to the condition of the bell tower, a new version of the peal has been…

Heritage Encounters

Newcastle University is a an international hub for interdisciplinary heritage studies. We are holding a conference and exhibition on the theme of ‘heritage encounters’, engaging directly with European heritage issues around the topics of 1) belongings, 2) dialogues, and 3) futures. The conference will include keynote papers from Professor Elizabeth Crooke (Ulster University) and Professor Rodney Harrison (UCL), and will…

Delicate Shuttle

From 22 June – 9 September as part of the Great Exhibition of the North, ISIS Arts will present Delicate Shuttle, a newly commissioned artwork by Henna Asikainen for Newcastle City Library. ISIS Arts works with both local and international artists to look into our communities and out to the world to produce work that captures and reveals the stories…

Walking, Looking and Telling Tales

Over the summer at National Trust’s Cherryburn, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick, you can discover a series of fascinating new miniature landscapes by the contemporary painter Mark Fairnington. Mark’s installation reflects the Northumbrian landscape and the work of printmaker Thomas Bewick, best known for his natural history books including A History of British Birds published in 1797. These celebrated illustrated…

Contemporary Art at Gibside

Over the summer at the National Trust’s Gibside you can discover new artworks by Fiona Curran and Andrew Burton inspired by the story of Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Countess of Strathmore and the heiress to the Gibside Estate. Mary Eleanor (1749 – 1800) had a lifelong passion for botany, sending explorer William Paterson to collect rare and beautiful plants from…

Contemporary Art at Gibside

Over the summer at the National Trust’s Gibside you can discover new artworks by Fiona Curran and Andrew Burton inspired by the story of Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Countess of Strathmore and the heiress to the Gibside Estate. Mary Eleanor (1749 – 1800) had a lifelong passion for botany, sending explorer William Paterson to collect rare and beautiful plants from…

A Vanished Kingdom Performance as part of Marchland Season

What can we say about our show; A Vanished Kingdom? Not much, since it’s actually mostly your show and you’ve yet to devise it! What we can say is that, with the aid of artists and performers from the Marchland season, we’ll be presenting the audience with the stories, songs, dances, artwork, history, geography… from across the European borderland and…

A Vanished Kingdom Workshops as part of Marchland Season

What can we say about our show; A Vanished Kingdom? Not much, since it’s actually mostly your show and you’ve yet to devise it! What we can say is that, with the aid of artists and performers from the Marchland season, we’ll be presenting the audience with the stories, songs, dances, artwork, history, geography… from across the European borderland and…

A Vanished Kingdom Workshops as part of Marchland Season

What can we say about our show; A Vanished Kingdom? Not much, since it’s actually mostly your show and you’ve yet to devise it! What we can say is that, with the aid of artists and performers from the Marchland season, we’ll be presenting the audience with the stories, songs, dances, artwork, history, geography… from across the European borderland and…