Local events

Exhibitions

Sheena Revolta - Garageland
Until Sunday 29 October 2017
Arch 16 High Level Parade Wellington St, Gateshead NE8 2AJ

A retrospective featuring music-related portrait photography by Anglo-Australian artist and musician Sheena Revolta. Working with charity shop cameras, an old Nokia mobile phone and a variety of disused and derelict urban spaces, Revolta has created a snapshot of the North East DIY music scene, through twenty portraits of its most creative musicians, DJs, promoters and writers.

Syd Shelton - Rock against Racism
Saturday 21 October 2017 -
Side Gallery, 5-9 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE,

Syd Shelton’s photographs expose the ferocity of cultural difference being hammered out on Britain’s streets through the late 1970s and the subsequent collective response of musicians and activists who came together to fight fascism and racism through music. A selection of images taken from Shelton’s extensive documentation illustrate a moment in time when people decided to come together, speak up, love music and hate racism.

Gordon Parks - A choice of weapons
Saturday 21 October 2017 -
Side Gallery, 5-9 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE

As its contribution to Tyneside’s Freedom City 2017 Side Gallery presents a focused exploration of key works by the great African American photographer Gordon Parks

Joseph Wilson - Fell em doon
Until Sunday 7 January 2018
Woodhorn Museum, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington NE63 9YF

A new body of photographic work by Ashington born photographer Joseph Wilson. The images idocument the landscape immediately north of Ashington in Northumberland, once one of Europe’s largest colliery sites. The audience is invited to consider how the rise and decline of industry has shaped and transformed this landscape, both above and below the surface.

Damien Wootten - The radical road
Until Sunday 7 January 2018
Woodhorn Museum, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington NE63 9YF

This exhibition documents residential streets named after historic socialist figures. Images of these streets are presented alongside images of used & annotated copies of works of literature connected to these figures. By drawing attention to these street names, Wootten invites the audience to reflect on these figures, their work and ideas. Questions are raised about the legacy of these ideas, and their impact on how and where we live today.

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