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Fusing art, science and culture, the exhibition of plastinated bodies visits Life after being seen by more than 38 million visitors in cities across the world.
From pub crawls and cocktail evenings to farms, flour mills, music and knitting, the Late Shows return to the north-east across more than 50 venues. Here's what to expect.
Painters of the Apocalyptic Sublime influence Kelly Richardson's large-scale Mariner 9. Its reception in the north-east, says the artist, has been the highlight of her career.
From stones and films to Russian miners and coal extraction in Newcastle, see some of the works in this year's edition of the AV festival in the north-east's best galleries.
Billed as an unmissable explosion of creativity, Life's Maker Faire takes place in April 2014. This competition has closed.
The Bowes in Durham, Middlesbrough's MIMA and The Laing Art Galley are among the galleries lining up exciting art exhibitions in the North East for 2014.
The artist tells us about his work for the current Encountering Photography festival in the north-east, nodding to 600 years of shipbuilding and being "in it together".
From portraits on the front of Sunderland's Old Fire Station to a two-site group show featuring Martin Parr, we take a look at the contemporary festival in Newcastle and Sunderland.
A shard of the moon has begun a journey which will see it orbit Earth 30 times as part of the largest survey to date of artist Katie Paterson's cosmos-inspired career.
The British Science Festival takes place this month, but it's not all about six days in Newcastle. Ice wells and circles of fire also play their part in our picks for the month.
A new exhibition at the Great North Museum, Hancock is about to reveal some of the incredible images taken by scientists. We take a first look at metallic wasps and artificial jellyfish.
Ultraviolet, infrared, time lapse, high speed and microscopic techniques all prevail in an exhibition of incredible images created to inform science.
Known for blurring elements of figuration and abstraction, German artist Thomas Scheibitz's exhibition in Gateshead features more than 200 multidisciplinary works.
In the second part of our series on the exhibit swap going on between ten venues, we get the inside track on amazing artefacts including the earliest lamp.
Find out about a pair of shoes which were handmade in Paris for a dancer during the 1920s but illustrate a design style still prevalent in swish footwear almost a century on.