‘The Eyes Turn’d Inward for the Nightmare was Real’, Jock Mooney, installation view

Vane was founded in 1997 in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. Vane opened a permanent gallery space in Newcastle city centre in 2005. In October 2011 Vane launched a brand new gallery space on the first floor of Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street in the centre of Newcastle. Vane represents the work of a number of artists, both from across the UK and internationally, as well as showing the work of invited artists in collaboration with other galleries. The gallery directors are Paul Stone and Christopher Yeats. Vane is supported by Arts Council England.

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Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5pm during exhibitions.

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12 minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station
5 minutes walk from the Monument Metro station

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  • 21 October 2017 12-5pm *on now

‘Dialogus’ presents works by eleven artists selected from this year’s issue of Lungs magazine contributors, whose media span across video, short film, photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, and illustration. The artists are Emma Bennett, Molly Bythell, Mark Chapman, Callum Costello, Lauren Drummond, Joe Jefford, Steven Lowery, Liam McCabe, Amy Roberts, Matt Wilkinson, and Zara Worth.

Lungs Project is a curatorial collective founded in 2016 by two artists and two curators. All MA graduates of the University of Sunderland, the team consists of Angela Wingate-Burdon, Marta Rubinato, Rebecca Burdon, and Sheyda Porter. Based in the North East of England, Lungs Project aims to establish a trans-disciplinary platform to promote the work of underexposed artists and to bring together various creative practices throughout the region. The project focuses on facilitating artistic development and network growth by merging visual arts, design, crafts, and literature to create a dialogue between various disciplines. Lungs Project’s team uses the North East as the heart of the project to reach out to new audiences and to build an ever-expanding support network. With most of its founding members having multinational backgrounds, Lungs Project intends to extend this network internationally with Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland serving as the centre for collaboration and exchange.

This year, the publication is particularly concerned with the production of knowledge and adopts a curatorial model informed by French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s Rhizome theory. The issue seeks to explore the dialogical relationship between the pages of the magazine as well as artworks in the physical world. Hence, the current issue and accompanying exhibition are both composed of multiple paths of investigation on how we create meaning. The Latin origin of the word dialogue: dialogus (dia: through, logos: word/reason), suggests a natural flow of meaning permeates through everything, ready to be extracted.

The ‘Dialogus’ exhibition preview features poetry readings by Newcastle based poets Caroline Hardaker, David Spittle and Matt Miller. An after party will take place 8-11pm at B&D Studios (third floor, Commercial Union House) with music from fakeindiedisco’s John Egdell and Lungs 2016 alumnus, artist and musician, DJ Grassi. Copies of the Lungs magazine are available for purchase from the gallery during the exhibition and at

Lungs magazine issue 2 is supported by Sunderland City Council.

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  • Any age


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Common Ground

  • 21 October 2017 12-5pm *on now

For ‘Common Ground’ Juan delGado has curated a programme of moving image works by and about refugees and migrants. From the everyday to the cataclysmic, the films and animations are tender, funny and heart rending. The exhibition features work by Amer Barzawi, Ayman Nahle, Basel Shehadi, Syrialism, Wael Toubaji, and Sarah Zeryab, alongside prints by Mohammad Barrangi.

delGado’s work, Altered Landscapes, is an immersive, multimedia installation that traces a personal narrative through the scarred vistas of Europe in the midst of the largest mass migration in living memory. Through the use of video, photography, light and sound, Altered Landscapes takes the viewer on a journey; an intimate account of the experience of travelling through an unfamiliar landscape echoing the real-life experience of tens of thousands of refugees.

‘Common Ground’ is produced by Isis Arts, and curated by Juan delGado for Platforma Festival 2017, a biennial showcase of artistic expression by, about and with refugees and migrants.


Getting there

12 minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station
5 minutes walk from the Monument Metro station

First Floor, Commercial Union House
39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

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