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Theatre Set Design Workshop with Tanya Axford

Theatre Set Design Workshop with Tanya Axford Wailes Room, Gateshead Central Library Saturday 16 July, 10am – 12.30pm After last season’s sell out session, Gateshead Culture Team has brought v

Sculpture In Action

Saltwell Park Tuesdays 5, 12, 19, 26 July, 10am-3pm As part of Sculpture 30 festival, Gateshead Culture Team have ‘Sculpture in Action Saltwell Park’ running every Tuesday across July 10am-3pm. Gi

MAXMondays Summer Family fun

Relaxed family fun craft sessions for MAX card holders with children who have disabilities or additional needs. A maximum of 12 children per session with an accompanying adult. Tickets for this event
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Little Lions Under 5 Playgroup

Little Lions is a playgroup specifically designed for children under 5 with disabilities or additional needs.There are two pilot sessions this term, on 22 June and 29 June, between 10:30am-11:30am and
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(0191) 277 2183 or (0191) 277 2181

End of Term Enrichment Days

Celebrate the end of the school year with a trip to Discovery Museum. Book a fun hands-on session for up to 100 pupils to join in with a variety of activities. The session will be in our Great Hall an
0191 455 8878 / 07941 266 240

Robin Webb Film & Animation Workshops

I design and run participatory and educational animation and film projects throughout the North of England. I have made well over 100 animated films in the last 13 years with many schools, organisatio

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Surface Deep @ The Shipley Art Gallery
Jan 23 – Dec 18 all-day
Surface Deep @ The Shipley Art Gallery | Gateshead | United Kingdom

This exhibition explores the riches of the Shipley’s three-dimensional craft and design collection to showcase a wealth of pattern and decoration. Many techniques are included, both on the surface and creating a ‘surface’ in glass, ceramic, textile, metal and wood.

On the Surface @ Shipley Art Gallery
Mar 5 – Dec 18 all-day
On the Surface @ Shipley Art Gallery | Gateshead | United Kingdom

This exhibition has been created to complement ‘Surface Deep’, but with the focus on two-dimensional works on art. Paintings, drawings, prints, tapestries and embroideries will be shown in a rich, multi-layered display of pattern, surfaces, colour and narrative.

Omer Fast @ BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Mar 18 – Jun 26 all-day
Omer Fast @ BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art | Gateshead | United Kingdom

Present Continuous is the first comprehensive monographic exhibition in the UK by renowned filmmaker Omer Fast.
Best known for video works that question the conventions of storytelling, media reportage and historical representation, Fast employs cinematic techniques and complex narrative structures to explore the ways stories, and consequently history and identity, are formed. Undermining the divide between ‘reality’ and ‘representation’ and between document and artifice, his practice also interrogates the potential truthfulness of images.

This exhibition, divided over BALTIC’s two largest floors, includes several recent and new installations and projection-based works. 5,000 Feet is the Best 2011, is underpinned by an interview Fast conducted with a former operator of Predator drones. The 30-minute film weaves together the operator’s account of his life and work along with scenes depicting crimes in and around Las Vegas.

CNN Concatenated 2002 is an 18-minute-long video collage edited from thousands of individual words spoken by presenters on the Cable News Network. The footage is reconstructed to form a disconcerting poetic narrative with an underlying sense of threat. The exhibition will also include Everything that Rises Must Converge 2013, a film that presents ‘a-day-in-the-life’ of four adult film performers and a new commission that will be shown for the first time internationally, Spring 2016. Despite their often overt political content, the narrative constructions and deviations of Fast’s videos, moving effortlessly from thriller, to documentary to comedy, ensure they transcend the issues he at first seems to address.

The exhibition is organised in collaboration with Jeu de Paume, Paris and KUNSTEN, Aalborg. A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue with new essays is available from BALTIC Shop.

Content Advisory
Please note that on Level 4 beyond the main gallery space, due to sexually explicit content, access to the remainder of the exhibition on this floor is limited to over 18s.

On Level 3, the exhibition contains scenes of violence, sexual violence and drug taking. Viewer discretion is advised. For further guidance please speak to a member of BALTIC Crew.

From Temple to Home: Celebrating Ganesha @ The Bowes Museum
May 21 – Sep 18 all-day
From Temple to Home: Celebrating Ganesha @ The Bowes Museum | Barnard Castle | United Kingdom

This vibrant, colourful exhibition from the British Museum centres on a large stone sculpture of the elephant-headed god Ganesha, depicted standing on a lotus petal. The arch supporting the figure is decorated with the mask of a lion, flanked by aquatic monsters.

Key objects include a painting showing Ganesha riding his mount, the rat ‘Vahana’, rare photographs, woodcuts and porcelain figures revealing different aspects of the iconography around this elephant-headed god.

GemArts will be working with our friends at the Bowes Museum to spread the word while From Temple to Home: Celebrating Ganesha is on display.

Presented with The Bowes Museum, as part of the British Museum tour

Animal Inside Out @ Life Science Centre
May 28 2016 – Jan 3 2017 all-day
Animal Inside Out @  Life Science Centre | Newcastle upon Tyne | United Kingdom

Explore the intricate biology, zoology and physiology of the world’s most spectacular creatures, large and small in this fascinating new exhibition by BODY WORLDS creator, anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens.

ANIMAL INSIDE OUT takes visitors on an anatomical safari of more than 100 specimens. Each animal is painstakingly preserved by the remarkable process of Plastination, invented by Dr. von Hagens.

From goats to giraffes, elephants to eels and octopuses to ostriches visitors will discover the form and function of animals both exotic and familiar. Animal biology textbooks spring to life in this unforgettable museum learning experience.

Charcoal Earth Paper – An Exhibition by Colin Rose @ The Gallery, Gateshead Central Library
May 31 @ 9:00 am – Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm
Charcoal Earth Paper - An Exhibition by Colin Rose @ The Gallery, Gateshead Central Library | Gateshead | United Kingdom

Colin Rose will be exhibiting a selection of works in the gallery inspired by his use of earth and charcoal together when working in Australia. The exhibition of recent work, presents Colin’s interest in using these natural materials with their intensity and contrast of colour and the richness they offer for making drawings.

Colin is leading a sculpture tour on Saturday 18 June to highlight some of the Public sculpture works he has made which are located in Gateshead.

The Sound of Music @ Sunderland Empire
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Sound of Music @ Sunderland Empire | Sunderland | United Kingdom

One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent new production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart.Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish new staging of The Sound of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWll.

Lucy O’Byrne fresh from her success on BBC One’s The Voice, plays the title role of Maria. She became the competition’s runner up earlier this year, impressing the nation and chart topper will.i.am with her stunning vocal range. Award winning actor and TV heart-throb Gray O’Brien plays the dashing Captain von Trapp. With a career that has spanned over two decades, he is best loved for his memorable roles in Peak Practice, Casualty and, of course, Coronation Street.

Sculpture In Action Saltwell Park @ Saltwell Park
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sculpture In Action Saltwell Park @ Saltwell Park | Gateshead | United Kingdom

As part of Sculpture 30 festival, Gateshead Culture Team have ‘Sculpture in Action Saltwell Park’ running every Tuesday across July 10am-3pm.

Gilbert Ward, our Sculpture 30 artist of the Month for July will be carving one of his stone sculptures in Saltwell Park. Gilbert, who is based near Hexham has several public art pieces in rural locations around Gateshead including Foliate Carving in Saltwell Park.

School groups are welcome to drop in for free, by pre-appointment to his carving site next to the Rose Garden to find out about his practice in action and to meet Gilbert.

If you’re interested in dropping by email CBSArtsTeam@gateshead.gov.uk and we can arrange a convenient slot.


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