The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Recently, I went on an Art Fund trip to the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, Yorkshire, and the near-by Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). I’m afraid it didn’t occur to me to take photos of the buildings there, which is a shame as they’re very nice, but you’re going to have to do without. Also, photography wasn’t…

The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

On Friday, I went on an Art Fund trip to the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I hadn’t been to either of them before and thoroughly enjoyed both, though I could have done with more time for a better look round.  I saw all I could in the time available, though!…

Sculpture in Gateshead

As I was looking for a bit of practice with my new camera, my friend Steph suggested a trip to Gateshead riverside.  Gateshead, on the south bank of the River Tyne, have made quite a feature of public scuplture, with Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North the most famous, but by no means the only,…

Maker Faire UK 2011

I took a day out from sewing today and went to the UK Maker Faire in Newcastle upon Tyne, and I was very glad I did – it was fantastic! Held simultaneously at two venues, I started at the Centre for Life.  It was busier than I expected and I had to queue for a…

A cultural morning

Taking a morning off from sewing, I went to see a new exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery at the gallery at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.  This is entitled ‘Writers of influence’, and ranges from Chaucer to J K Rowling, via Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolfe and Dizzee Rascal (plus many others).  They’re all fascinating…

North East Art Collective

I said the other day that I had some exciting news, and here it is: some of my work is forming part of the opening exhibition for a brand new gallery! The North East Art Collective has only just opened, in Eldon Garden mall in Newcastle upon Tyne.  It features a wide and eclectic range of…

Scuplture by the river

In my last post on a walk along the river in Durham, I mentioned a couple of strange stone structures near Prebends Bridge, and said I was going to try and find out a bit more about them. Here’s the first, this time from the front: This is Kathedra, by Colin Wilbourn, at the time artist…

AV Festival 10: Energy

The International Festival of Electronic Arts, Music and Moving Image – the AV Festival – is currently running at venues across North East England, and last night I went to the AV Late & Live event. This was a chance to see all the exhibitions running in Sunderland as part of the Festival in one…