Vane

‘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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5pm during exhibitions.

Closed: Bank holidays

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Paul Jex: Institute of Monochrome Art, Volume 1

  • 20 June — 25 July 2015 *on now

Jex is focused on the tangential, the liminal spaces and boundaries of art. At the centre of his practice is the act of collecting, appropriating and referencing of art. His selections of artworks are supported by anecdotes that reveal the sequence of the artists’ investigations – the chances and discoveries – and in particular an ongoing exploration of the monochrome, the single colour.

Paul Jex was born in Newton Aycliffe, Durham in 1981 and currently lives and works in Newcastle. He studied Fine Art at Staffordshire University and, with Carol Sommer in 2006, co-founded blimey!, an artists’ peer and support network based in Darlington.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://vane.org.uk/exhibitions/institute-of-monochrome-art-volume-1

photogram, velvet panel

Dawn Felicia Knox: Working the Stasis: Tending the Shadows

  • 20 June — 25 July 2015 *on now

‘Tending the Shadows’ at Vane consists of a series of red velvet panels originally from Chesters Roman Museum. Installed in the museum in 1950, after 38 years of exposure to light, the velvet turned to shades of yellow with the only original red pigment remaining in the shapes of the artefacts.

In addition to the panels, Knox is showing a series of cyanotypes created from collected specimens such as ferns, dust, insects and plants. Both sets of photograms, the panels and the cyanotypes, represent the form of the specimens and artefacts while highlighting their absence and the passage of time.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.vane.org.uk

Getting there

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

Vane
First Floor, Commercial Union House
39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE1 6QE
England

Website

www.vane.org.uk

E-mail

info@vane.org.uk

Telephone

0191 261 8281

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