Workshop: Introduction to acrylic painting - Saturday, 2nd July 2022 , 14:00 to 16:00 at the Oriental Museum in Durham
Join us for a creative workshop with artist Wendy Parkin. Participants will be introduced to the basics of painting with acrylic paint on canvas, including blending colours and building perspective and texture, then go on to create their own artwork to take home.
£7.50 per person. All materials provided. No experience necessary. Booking is essential and should be made through Eventbrite, further details can be found on the Oriental Museum website.
Exhibition: Jarrow Hall - Beginning of June - end of July 2023
An exploration of the history of Jarrow Hall in painting, glass, ceramics, textiles and mixed media, providing glimpses through time from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present. Members of Interface Arts started their visits to Jarrow Hall in June 2022 and will be using the Anglo Saxon collections including those related to the Venerable Bede as well as the Anglo Saxon farm and the social history collections relating to Jarrow Hall itself for inspiration for this upcoming exhibition.
Exhibition - Light - Northern Potters Association - 28th May-27th June 2022
Newcastle Cathedral plays host to an intriguingly diverse exhibition on the theme of light by members of the Northern Potters Association including Interface Arts member Carolyn Corfield. Their display can be found throughout the building, within which its stained glass offers several interesitng historic connections while providing a beautiful backdrop. The ceramics range from functional lamps and alternative lighting to decorative sculpture by Carolyn. Her sculptural pieces, hand built in porcelain and stoneware explore several facets of light. Referencing the light of knowledge, a key pillar of wisdom, her work also features pieces which portray a cosmic explosion and aspects of the sun.
A figurative sculpture entitled 'Sunrise' illustrates a text - "She rises from the ashes of the night before. Who wanders with the morning through the ever open door," written by Caroline Orr. Porcelain stars slide down a partially glazed stoneware torso into a bed of 'ashes' created from a mixture of sand and manganese whilst a gleaming disc of yellow glass represents both the sun and head of the figure.
Do visit and enjoy the atmosphere of this building which was initially founded as a parish church in 1091 during the same period as the castle. The Cathedral named after St Nicholas, patron saint of sailors and boats, is notable for its lantern spire, a main navigation point for hundreds of years for ships using the River Tyne.
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Exhibition - Elements, Artists in the Scientific Landscape - 31st July - 1st October 2021, Venue: Locomotion, Shildon
Innovation is no stranger to the NE, after all it is where the railway was born and electric lighting was conceived and where even now recent electrical technology encompasses paint to harness solar power and diamonds that can power satellites. Just two of the elements explored in preparation for this intriguing exhibition by Interface Arts which responds to innovation of the past, present and future within industry, architecture and art. As an explosion of ideas relating to materials and local resources linked to technology – ‘activity that forms and changes culture’, it engages with NE heritage and is inspired by science. Developments in glass production, gin distilling, interactive fabrics, observational astronomy, medical science and alternative fuel sources are presented in a diversity of media ranging from ceramics, drawing, glass, painting, printing to sculpture, jewellery and textiles, some of which are available for purchase.
After such a long break we are all looking forward to showcasing the work we have been doing during lockdown and are really looking forward to meeting everyone again. Please check the Locomotion website before you visit to check if you need to pre-book tickets for your visit.
During the lockdown members of Interface Arts took part in the Post Art 2020 event. Each artist produced a postcard for each of the other artists in the group and sent them by post. Each time a postcard arrived was a little cheer in what was otherwise a difficult time for many of us. The postcards have been photographed by Meryl and Eleanor and can be found on the Post Art 2020 website. Please click the link and check out the postcards we produced last year.