Past Exhibitions 2018

9 February - 24 March 2018
James Williamson Bell (1938 - 2010)
A Retrospective


James Williamson Bell started he career on Swan Hunter's Ship Yard in the 1960s, finding inspiration all around him for his eclectic and diverse art. His work creates not just a portrait of working life on Tyneside, but of an artist overflowing with creativity and a drive to capture the world he lived in.


30 March - 12 May 2018
Elisabeth Frink
The Iliad and The Odyssey


Frink’s work revolved around archetypes of masculine strength, struggle and aggression. Combined with her preoccupation with war, completing a set of illustrations for Homer’s epic Greek poems ‘The Iliad’ and ‘The Odyssey’ was a natural fit.


30 March - 12 May 2018
The Art of Illustration


Illustration can bring words to life. It can draw viewers in and help them find their way. It can be visually appealing, or challenging and confrontational. Above all it can, and should, stand as a work of art in its own right.


18 May - 30 June 2018
Mal-One: Never The Punk 45

The ‘Never Mind The Punk 45’ décollages cut back from the original 7” artworks to show snippets of related material from the back story of bands like Buzzcocks, The Clash, Sex Pistols and Ramones, using press cuttings, promo badges and tickets. Mal-One’s work bring together the iconography of the Punk zeitgeist; that moment when music and fashion youth culture collided for the first and last time.