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.
digital collage, mixed media, 42x59cm

Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia

  • 23 April — 4 June 2016 *on now

Vane is pleased to announce a forthcoming major exhibition, ‘Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia’, a unique presentation of art inspired by the popular music of pre-revolutionary Iran and Anatolia. Curated by Sara Makari-Aghdam, a young North East England based curator of Azeri-Turk, Persian and English descent, the exhibition makes a clear connection between 1960s and 1970s Iranian popular music and contemporary visual art from the Iranian diaspora.

‘Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia’ is supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the arts, Iran Heritage Foundation, the Art Fund, mima Strategic Development Fund, and the Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://vane.org.uk/exhibitions/vinyl-icons-persian-pop-and-turkish-psychedelia

water-based oil on bread tag, 2.5x2.5cm

Seeing a Who

  • 18 May — 12 June 2016 *on now

‘Seeing a Who’ brings together Gateshead based Michael Mulvihill and Pasadena, USA based Elizabeth Saveri, two artists who both explore big themes through the medium of miniature paintings and drawings.

The exhibition derives its title from the children’s book, Horton Hears a Who!, written by Dr Seuss, which describes the eponymous hero Horton’s struggle to prove against all doubters the existence of another world as small as a speck of dust, and his battle to save it from destruction.

Suitable for

  • Any age
cardboard box, parcel tape, 31.5x46.5x32cm

Transparent Things

  • 18 May — 12 June 2016 *on now

‘Transparent Things’ presents works by Deb Covell, Leo Fitzmaurice, Lee Machell, and Jo McGonigal, four artists whose work is united by a deep interest in exploring materials.

Deb Covell employs a reductive process to create sculptural work through an exploration into the material and conceptual properties of paint. Leo Fitzmaurice manipulates advertisements, signage, and ephemera in order to reduce the objects to their simple, ubiquitous materials. Lee Machell situates his practice within a vocabulary of commonplace objects. Jo McGonigal’s work deconstructs the expectations of the medium of painting through a subjective, phenomenological position.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://vane.org.uk/exhibitions/transparent-things

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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