Surreal Encounters: Collecting The Marvelous

Installation shot including various works by Salvador Dali “Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.” - André Breton, Manifesto of … Continue reading Surreal Encounters: Collecting The Marvelous

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NUFA16

Tyler Coop I can remember being in my first year of uni and looking up to the third years thinking it was impossible that one day I would be putting on a show. I've always kind of felt that when I looked up to older students even at school; I remember wondering how people sat … Continue reading NUFA16

Artist Takeover at The Laing Art Gallery

At the weekend The Laing Art Gallery held an amazing Artist Takeover Event. It was the first time they had ever held such an event and it was partially a testing ground and partially to raise awareness in their aim of winning a bursary. If they succeed and win this bursary it will bring artist Marcus Coates to the … Continue reading Artist Takeover at The Laing Art Gallery

‘Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia’

Having been away from Newcastle for a while, visiting Vane Gallery's preview of 'Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia' was the best way to get me inspired enough to return to writing. Curated by Sara Makari-Aghdam, this exhibition explores her dual heritage, as she is an exotic blend of Persian and English. 'Vinyl Icons...' also explores … Continue reading ‘Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia’

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

It's weird, but sometimes the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is the thing that makes me feel most Scottish! That's not because there's a bunch of Scottish memorabilia in it - far from it! Instead there's an impressive collection of artworks ranging from Francis Bacon, to Andy Warhol, to David Hockney, to one of my … Continue reading Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Benedict Drew

I think it's say to say that Benedict Drew's wacky installation was by far my favourite work in The British Art Show 8. Exhibited within the Talbot Rice Gallery, Drew's work is the definition of transforming a space into something completely new and exciting. What had been quite a clean cut angular-looking gallery space prior to … Continue reading Benedict Drew

British Art Show 8

We had an art trip to Edinburgh on Friday to see the British Art Show 8. I felt like a school girl again being on the bus with everyone. Let's just say I'm not a morning person when lacking my usual caffeine intake! It was lovely to get away from Newcastle to a city as … Continue reading British Art Show 8