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.
enamel paint on found objects, dimensions variable

Sheyda Porter: Idea Generating Machines

  • 13 January — 25 February 2017 *on now

Sheyda Porter’s ‘Idea Generating Machines’ celebrates the sculptural possibilities of discarded everyday objects as representations of the mundane world. Porter has an intimate, personal way of perceiving abandoned items, transforming them into aesthetic objects. The repeated gesture of applying paint rids these objects of their practical connotations, reducing them to their ‘thingness’ in order to redefine and reinterpret them. She creates the illusion of mere physical material without a history or a beginning.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://vane.org.uk/exhibitions/just-below-the-bang-bang

digital image

Mark Joshua Epstein, Stina Puotinen: Hold Tight

  • 13 January — 25 February 2017 *on now

In ‘Hold Tight’, Mark Joshua Epstein and Stina Puotinen invite the viewer in for a necessary respite from recent world events. The space they have created references both the physical space of the waiting room and the corporeal sensation of waiting, and aims to provide a place for solace, reflection and reconnection. A world away from the neutral colors and decor we associate with institutional waiting rooms, Puotinen and Epstein have instead created a saturated scheme, a bunker of excessive visual delight and seduction.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://vane.org.uk/exhibitions/hold-tight

mixed media on paper, 101.5x76cm

Mark Joshua Epstein: Just below the bang bang

  • 13 January — 25 February 2017 *on now

Mark Joshua Epstein explores a sense of the baroque through the lens of exuberant abstraction. Inherent in the paintings is a kind of dandy-aesthetic, as Epstein investigates modes for thinking about sexuality, uncoupled from its traditional association with corporeal desire. These works play with obfuscation and revealing, while teetering on the edge of taste. Colours are amped up, patterns delivered through the imperfect marks of the artist’s hand.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://vane.org.uk/exhibitions/just-below-the-bang-bang

digital image

Slowing into Form

  • 23 — 25 February 2017 *on now

Postgraduate artists from the Master of Fine Art course at Northumbria University are showing at Vane. The title ‘Slowing into Form’ comes from an article by Eyal Weizman, Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, entitled ‘The Political Plastic’, in which Weizman describes architecture as having an elasticity, fundamentally responsive in nature. This is also reflected in the way visual artists respond to each other’s work: ideas and processes bouncing off each other, gradually evolving. This exhibition marks a point in that conversation between these artists, with work ranging across video, sculpture, photography, performance, and installation.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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Photograph of embroidered dolls form interactive event, 'Take a chance on me', 2017

Take a chance on me

  • 20 May 2017 7-11pm

The Late Shows visitors are invited to play a giant dice throwing game whilst wearing colourful love heart balaclavas at EC Davies’ interactive event ‘Take a chance on me’, during the opening of her exhibition at Vane, ‘Press Play and Record’. Producing a winning combination will give everyone a chance to win a pair of limited edition love heart decorated dolls. Have fun, take a chance, and be part of a live piece of video art. Every player will receive a gift from the artist. Drop in again during the exhibition or view at donthinklove.com to see your contribution.

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

logo: Museums at Night

Website

www.vane.org.uk

E-mail

info@vane.org.uk

Telephone

0191 261 8281

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