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.
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
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
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 - 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
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
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
Over the last few years, I have seen photographs from The Museum of the Moon as it has been exhibited in various places around the country, perhaps around the world. Until recently however, I never imagined it would appear in one of the regions local cathedrals. They have created an entrance to the cathedral which … Continue reading Museum Of The Moon at Durham Cathedral
Hexham Abbey opened an installation of art created from origami angels suspended over the chancel of the Abbey church on 26th June 2021. Even though the installation was put in place almost three months ago now, there is no published end date yet, meaning that there is plenty of time still to pop along and … Continue reading On Angel Wings – Hexham Abbey