23rd August - 5th October 2019
Preview: Thursday 22nd August, 6-8pm
Alan Richmond | Allan White | Andrew Cheetham | Andrew Watchorn | Anna Goulding | Beth J Ross | Charlotte Powell | Chris Polunin | Crispian Heath | Diana Halbert | Emine Thompson | Emma Bennett | Feliks Culpa | Gary Carter | Harry Bell | Helen Shaddock | Holly Scott | Jacqueline Quinn | Jamie Taylor | Joanne Howell | John Grey | John Kim | Johnnyx | Kevin Blair | Laura Lawson | Louise Pallister | Maria Laffey | Maria Sears | Mark Bletcher | Martin Gollan | Paddy Killer | Robert Soden | Rory Cannon | Sabine Weissbach | Sam Wood | Stuart Jones | Theresa Easton | Theresa Poulton
Newcastle and the surrounding areas are widely regarded as having some of the strongest and most diverse creative communities in the UK, with groups of artists thriving and producing fantastic work both in the cities and more rural areas.
Gallagher & Turner are delighted to announce our first ever Open Exhibition, which showcases this abundance of cultural talent, featuring artworks submitted by artists from across the North East, many of whom are new to our gallery. The exhibition brings together the diverse range of practices of over thirty artists, from landscapes to abstract paintings; etchings to screen prints; stonemasonry to jewellery; celebrating the wealth of creativity in our region.
Highlights include the vibrant, Pop-art stylings of local printmaker Johnnyx, whose colourful and subversive works bring a unique sense of sparkle, as well as the delightfully eerie and intricate drawings of Charlotte Powell, which feature compositions of antique dolls and elaborate flowers.
Traditional landscape paintings, full of light and detail, feature scenes of the North East, such as the Tyne Bridge of the coast at South Shields, as well as further afield. These sit alongside more contemporary takes on abstraction with their vibrant energy, such as Beth Ross’s geometric pieces, or Alan Richmond’s Gerhard Richter-esque abstracted landscapes. But it’s not just two-dimensional work on show: figurative sculptures exquisitely carved from natural stone by mason Rory Cannon, delicate jewellery by silversmith Emine Thompson, and striking cast glass work by Crispian Heath will feauture in this varied exhibition.
Some of the artists involved have never shown their work publicly before, and so provide a fresh outlook on creativity in our region with the opportunity to exhibit their pieces in a professional gallery. We look forward to welcoming these new faces to the gallery alongside more established artists, and to giving a new platform to the breadth of creative talent that we live amongst.
Open Tuesday to Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Closed Sunday, Monday and Bank Holidays
Images © the artists
All works are available for sale