High up on the hills in upper Redesdale, Northumberland, a curious new sculpture of a goat has appeared. The goat is featured with its front legs down and head up, with its hind legs in the air, as though it has been caught in the middle of jumping down a hill or rock. It is … Continue reading The Cheviot Goat
14th January - 8th March 2023 | Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar. Artists Tony Galuidi and Gavin Parry. I visited the Megaliths exhibition on January 15th, the day after it opened. As an ardent lover of the ancient stones and special pre-historic places that Britain has to offer, this exhibition was one which I just couldn’t pass … Continue reading Megaliths.
Ascendant: The Unwanted Monument
There is a debate raging about the appropriateness of placing a monumental sculpture called Ascendant: The Elizabeth Landmark on a moorland hilltop in Northumberland. This article engages with that debate and tries to sum it up from both sides.
Stained Glass in St Gregory’s Church, Vale of Lune.
The church of St Gregory at Marthwaite, a short distance from Sedburgh in Cumbria contains some very interesting and unusual stained glass. This mid Victorian church has stained glass windows dating from around the turn of the twentieth century, designed by Fredrick George Smith, which instead of the usual religious scenes contain much more interestimg … Continue reading Stained Glass in St Gregory’s Church, Vale of Lune.
Sage Gateshead, 4th and 5th June 2022 After seeing an advertisement for this event, I thought it looks interesting, although the Facebook advert had been quite cryptic on content. So, I got a ticket and decided to see what it was all about - it's free after all, and who doesn't like a free cultural … Continue reading Surge
Open exhibition 2022: A Portrait of Northumberland
19 February - 24 April 2023 - Woodhorn Museum Woodhorn currently has an exhibition of art in one of its galleries which are comprised of artwork submitted from an open call to the museum. From the artwork submitted they have selected over 130 pieces from a wide range of styles and mediums. The exhibition this … Continue reading Open exhibition 2022: A Portrait of Northumberland
North of Tyne Under the Stars
Newcastle upon Tyne March 10 - 13, 2022 It's not often that I look at popularised works of art that are currently running, however, having seen photographs of this particular installation online, I was intrigued enough to go into the city centre to view the spectacle myself as it was occurring. As I got to … Continue reading North of Tyne Under the Stars
Ad Minoliti – biosphere plush
Ad Minoliti - Biospheree Plush. Photo - Photo by amey I first visited this exhibit about six weeks ago, I walked away quite bemused at what I was visualising. The array of colours displayed seems chaotic to me, and quite overpowering. Now, however, I've had a few weeks to digest my initial surprise at what … Continue reading Ad Minoliti – biosphere plush
Ascendant: The Elizabeth Landmark
As this blog is relatively new, with still under a dozen articles published, and still finding its own voice in the world of art, I hadn’t imagined that an important debate on my doorstep about art, more specifically about monumental sculpture within the landscape would be something that I would feel confident sticking my nose … Continue reading Ascendant: The Elizabeth Landmark
Strange Attractors – Haegue Yang
Tate St Ives – Visited 20th September 2021 Approaching this exhibition through the Tate St Ives galleries, I wasn’t so sure as to what I should expect to encounter when I finally reached the installation space. In the room before the main installation, I didn’t realise the pieces there were connected to the main installation … Continue reading Strange Attractors – Haegue Yang