Queen's Hall Arts

Queen's Hall Arts
Beaumont Street
NE46 3LS




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01434 652477

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The Queen's Hall is a Grade II listed building in the centre of Hexham, a beautiful market town. The building houses a 350-seat theatre, Hexham's library, a cafe bar and two visual arts galleries.

Venue Type:

Library, Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

9.30am-5pm Monday -Friday
9.30am-4pm Saturday

Closed: All day Sunday

Admission charges

Free Entry to Gallery Spaces

Collection details

Performing Arts

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Land Engines

  • 17 January — 11 April 2015 *on now

Land Engines is a collection of work by artists who use video game design tools to create work that explores the computer generated landscape as a setting for a number of fantasies, ranging from sublime landscapes as a setting for simulated violence and combat through its use as a focal point for conversation and peaceful contemplation

This show includes Wireframe Valley, a newly commissioned piece by artist and animator Paul Dolan (Gallery Two) alongside a curated show that includes work by David Blandy, KIT, Jen Southern and Mark Tribe.

Wireframe Valley is a real-time landscape that slowly degrades over the 3 month period of the Land Engines exhibition, revealing the hidden mechanisms and structures used to create it. The video game engine allows for changes to occur in the landscape over longer durations than would be feasible in conventional animation. The piece replaces our expectation for immediate action with a considered composition in which the landscape is its own reward, offering new insights and surprises on return visits as the landscape gradually reduces from a traditional artists composition to a basic, conceptual wireframe structure.

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