‘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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acrylic and silverpoint on board, 120cm diameter

Rachael Clewlow: 3,200 Colours

  • 26 — 28 April 2018
  • 2 — 5 May 2018
  • 9 — 12 May 2018
  • 16 — 19 May 2018

Rachael Clewlow creates rigorous and detailed recordings of her everyday movements. Meticulously documenting this mass of information in diaries, this abstract record of the banal to the unexpected becomes a form of trace from which Clewlow begins to construct paintings and prints.

Over the past two years Clewlow has created a large body of new work. A series of paintings, presented in groups, focus on a set of specific pre-defined walks in Newcastle, Rochdale and London. Each walk represents a performative journey made to explore location. Often walking for miles to discover a new place, an ever-growing mass of information builds to document a constantly shifting world around the path she takes. Clewlow keeps a series of ‘statistical diaries’ in which her routes are logged, through dedicated, almost ritualistic daily recording. These diaries – exquisite objects in their own right – are the source material for her pictorial inventions. Clewlow creates her own systems of ‘translation’ by which the recorded data become abstract patterns of form and colour. Alternative and at times absurd, her ideas about exploring the world merge with her interest in exploring her own language of painting. The works presented here are colour-coded documents of her recorded journeys, depicted in 3,200 colours.

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  • Any age

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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