The QT

Monday 20 May 2024

Art Exhibition

Artworks Rooted in local landscapes

Painter Katherine Renton looked to the Northumbrian coast for an exhibition based on the relationship between artists and the environment. But instead of portraying the castles and beaches, Katherine took an early morning trip to sketch empty car parks at Beadnell, Craster, Alnmouth, Bamburgh and Seahouses. The exhibition, titled Rooted, features the work of 18 …

Kilbourn in the frame at Ashington Group 90

Special consideration has to be given to an artist who reckoned he spent about a third of his life in semi-darkness. It was a miner’s lot but Oliver Kilbourn endured it uncomplainingly and dedicated many of his daylight hours to standing at an easel, recording what those half-lit subterranean hours were like. “I couldn’t express …

Showcasing city’s creative potential

Railway sleepers from the River Tyne and jay feathers found in Northumberland can become art materials as potent as paint or pastel in the right hands. This much is clear in the second exhibition curated by Jed Buttress at Newcastle Arts Centre as part of a project called Brass Tacks. The first, in September, was …

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