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.
Exit MC, 2014, oil on linen, 180x340cm

Flora Whiteley: Present Continuous

  • 14 January — 20 February 2016 *on now

In ‘Present Continuous’, Flora Whiteley presents new paintings that continue her investigation into filmic and stage-like spaces, combining layers of source material to create enigmatic, suggestive scenes. Using a collage aesthetic, Whiteley has collected and de-contextualised source-images, creating ‘quiet moments between the action’, empty rooms and figures in ambiguous activity slowed to the moment before standstill. The work draws on source-material combining personal artefacts with a broad range of found images: holiday snaps, film stills, newspaper cuttings, art history books. The resulting paintings are ambiguous, not depicting any clear sequence of events.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://vane.org.uk/exhibitions/present-continuous

Speculative Teetering, 2014, ink on paper, 25x25cm

Jock Mooney: Who Are You and What Do You Want?

  • 14 January — 20 February 2016 *on now

In ‘Who Are You and What Do You Want?’, Jock Mooney presents an elaborate tableau of sculptural objects, drawings and sound, that functions as a personal reflection on the artist’s life. A central metaphor for emotional choice in this new body of work is the congenital genetic disorder of diprosopus (animals and humans born with two faces), one of the most famous examples of which are the so called Janus cats, named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and transitions, who is usually depicted with two faces, looking to the past and the future.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://vane.org.uk/exhibitions/who-are-you-and-what-do-you-want

Radio Octopus, 2014, ink on paper, 42x30cm

Oliver Braid: The Nude Ignity

  • 14 January — 20 February 2016 *on now

Oliver Braid’s work has been led by attempts to answer a question first posed by writer, raconteur and gay icon, Quentin Crisp in 1981: how, if at all, may an object express its maker? Opposed to tackling Crisp’s question directly, Braid is committed to oblique approaches in order to generate new angles of understanding. Since 2012, he has been considering the query from a perspective the artist calls ‘The Certainty of Insignificance’, which extolls the imperative of ‘existential exuberance’ regardless of attention from others.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://vane.org.uk/exhibitions/the-nude-ignity

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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