Art & Culture Blog

Our Art Bloggers are continuously reviewing exhibitions, openings & festivals up and down the UK for you.
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Critics are Wowed by Lyceum Shows

Artistic Director David Greig’s barnstorming season at the Lyceum has been rewarded with a flood of nominations for the prestigious Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS). Five productions from the last year have pulled in 15 different nominations including Best Design, Best Technical Presentation, Best New Play, Best Director and Best Production – giving the [more]

The Late Shows 2017

The Late Shows Various venues across Newcastle and Gateshead Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 Times vary between venues Tyneside is famous for a few things. Like stottie cake, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and that bloke from The Police. But none of those are quite as much fun as The Late Shows, the annual after-hours [more]

Narbi Price: This Must Be The Place | Vane

May 11 – July 1

Price is well established in the North East art scene and his painterly canvases have been a local favourite for years, with his work appearing all over Newcastle, as well as in Berlin, Milan, Basel, New York and London to name a few. [more]

Glory on Earth | Lyceum | Edinburgh

May 20 – June 10

Continuing their season of adaptions and brand new plays the Lyceum hands Artistic Director David Greig the directorial reins in this reimagining of the clash between Mary Queen of Scots and radical cleric John Knox. [more]

Newfoundland | Ruthin Craft Centre

April 29 – July 16

The exhibition, partly inspired by Saumarez Smith’s formative trip to Newfoundland, Canada, consists of jewellery work created from found objects, detectorist finds and odds-and-ends from internet sellers. [more]

The Oregon Project | Tent Gallery

Until April 22

The result of a collaboration between the artist, Keith Salmon, and Microsoft’s experimental technology centre, The Oregon Project is a new stage in creating truly accessible art. [more]

Love it Deerly: Sir Edwin Landseer – “The Man and the Monarch”

On 17 March 2017, it was announced that Landseer’s famous Deer was now in public ownership to remain in the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Scotland. To celebrate this achievement, an exhibition entitled “The Man and the Monarch” is on display throughout April at the Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh. [more]

Under the Skin | Scottish Ballet

April proves to be a busy month for Scottish Ballet as the company stretches into film-making and visual media. Under the Skin, is a digital dance season released in stages throughout the month which demonstrates the versatility and artistry of contemporary dance. [more]

Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017 | Tate Modern

February 15 – June 11

Wolfgang Tillmans current exhibition at Tate Modern is defiantly global in its scope. By tackling social issues from misinformation by the media to the international queer community, Tillmans’ is both daring and ambitious in its span. [more]

David Hockney | Tate Britain

February 9 – May 29

The current David Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain is a survey of nearly sixty years of his work, from his early paintings through his iconic depictions of Hollywood to his current, touchscreen based pieces. [more]

David Donald: à la mode | Slugtown

Until March 17

On a quiet residential street, three Metro stops and a bit of a walk from Newcastle City Centre, a new gallery has opened. Slugtown is the latest project by members of artists collective MILK. [more]

God of Carnage | Tron Theatre

March 9 – 25

Yasmina Reza’s award winning examination of liberal values and the raw emotions underlying ‘civil’ discussion makes its Scottish debut at the Tron this week. [more]

Northern Footprints 2017

Until March 11

The small but perfectly-formed gallery at Northern Print is always a joy to visit. It feels welcoming, humming with the energy of artists in action. [more]