Nostalgic for Newcastle

Someone came up with the fantastic suggestion when I was leaving Newcastle in July, that before I say goodbye to the city I should document what have become my favourite and fondest places over the last three years. I thought this was a wonderful idea, especially given how cities change and evolve over time, how interiors get renovated, or... Continue Reading →

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Pop Up Pink (Part 1)

Tuesday night was the Pop Up exhibition of Pink inspired by and a result of the 'Pink' talk for Colour Studio Northumbria (http://colourstudionorthumbria.weebly.com/). These are weekly conversations mostly led by fellow course mate Rebecca Gavigan. Having led one this week myself on the topic of 'Time', I am even more in awe of how she... Continue Reading →

Auction Preview Night

So last night was our Preview Night in preparation of our Fine Art Auction next Tuesday. One week to go (drum roll please!) The team did a brilliant job of putting the work on display. Having been one of the people to run around collecting multiple artworks from all over the place I had kind of... Continue Reading →

Ken Currie

Last week I attended a talk followed by a preview of Ken Currie's work in The University Gallery. Ken Currie is a Scottish artist who's work predominantly focuses on the human body (yes I know I go on about the body in art a lot, deal with it!). For those of you who are not familiar with... Continue Reading →

Alexandra Searle: ‘Empty Vessels’

I went to what was essentially a 'pop up' exhibition last night held at the Second Floor Studios of The Newbridge Project. It was a sculptural exhibit by artist Alexandra Searle in collaboration with Left Leg Gallery. Entry was through the back of Newbridge bookshop and up two flights of stairs. As I climbed the staircase my eyes... Continue Reading →

Sarah Daglish: ‘Ichor’

So last Thursday I went to the preview of Sarah Daglish's exhibition 'Ichor'. It was my first exhibition preview I've been to with the intention of blogging about it. Normally I'm just an exhibition addict because I love seeing new things and discovering new artists. Now however I have the urge to write about and... Continue Reading →

Exhibition Preview

Last night I attended a couple of exhibition previews that were going on simultaneously. One was in Gallery North and the other in the University Gallery. It was a truly inspiring evening with so many interesting people. And lots of wine. Let's not forget the wine! The exhibition held in Gallery North was Laurence Kavanagh's 'October'. Yes... Continue Reading →

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