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.
acrylic on canvas, 110x170cm

Helen Schell: The Human Spaceship

  • 24 — 27 October 2018

Helen Schell expresses what it is like to live in a space-faring society at a time when we are experiencing the most astounding change in ‘being-human’ through astronomy and space exploration. Schell has worked with leading scientists to present a series of large and dramatic artworks exploring features of human spaceflight and space technology, her work being inspired by space exploration and the science of the cosmos. The exhibition includes a ‘Rocket Room’ and ‘Observatory’, the latter of which looks at visual perception in altered gravity environments. The large paintings Big Red Rocket (2018), Spaceship 2 (2015), Upon the Moon (2018) and Observatory (2016) employ optical illusions and geometric distortions to express the phenomena of space, human spaceflight, altered gravity and rocket technology. The Moon Rocket Dress (2018) is a ball-gown playing homage to the Apollo Moon iconography and references the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the first Moon landing in 1969.

Spectrum Symposium: Tuesday 16 October 1-6pm
‘Spectrum’ is a half-day symposium bringing together scientists, artists, and students to examine the future of human space exploration and long-term space living. Details to be announced.

Presented as part of the United Nations World Space Week, the theme of which is ‘Space Unites the World’ in 2018, and runs 4-10 October.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://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

http://www.vane.org.uk

E-mail

info@vane.org.uk

Telephone

0191 261 8281

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