Past exhibitions

From Spiceworld to Brexit at Vane

From Spiceworld to Brexit

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At a time of ongoing political uncertainty, in ‘From Spiceworld to Brexit’ Jock Mooney revisits his memories of a more optimistic time in the late 1990s, to re-examine them with an older and hopefully wiser eye.

Back Put Together It at Vane

Back Put Together It

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Through their depictions of cut-up, disfigured, deconstructed and reassembled forms, Roland Hicks and Stephen Palmer attempt to make sense of an increasingly fractured world.

Over Ground Uneven at Vane

Over Ground Uneven

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‘Over Ground Uneven’ is a solo exhibition of new work by Charlie Franklin, which addresses the artist’s research and experiences of the landscape and how structures within it can become anchors to determine our sense of place.

Paris can stay in bed at Vane

Paris can stay in bed

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For his fourth solo exhibition at Vane Simon Le Ruez presents a body of work which continues to explore his interests in territory, transparency, fragility and transition, and which takes his fascination with making, colour and material combination to new and unexpected levels.

Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow at Vane

Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow

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For his third solo exhibition at Vane Matthew Smith has made a series of rock-like fibreglass sculptures in varying monochrome shades. The sculptures are made from non-recyclable plastic taken from the artist’s household waste.

A Foul and Awesome Display at Vane

A Foul and Awesome Display

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Harris’s paintings depicting nuclear bomb tests are vast and confrontational, depicting moments of manufactured violence that radically disrupt the landscape. In Charlie (2017) each square inch of linen represents 4 tons of TNT – which in turn is the unit of measurement that denotes the yield of the explosion.

Make Print Great Again at Vane

Make Print Great Again

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‘Make Print Great Again’ brings together eight artists based in the North East of England, each of whom has an individual approach to the nature, techniques and possibilities of printmaking and its position within contemporary art. The exhibition has been curated by Nick Christie and Johnnyx.

Electric Blue at Vane

Electric Blue

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Nick Christie uses a wide range of printmaking techniques in order to create a visual dialogue between inner curiosity and the physical act of making. Themes of connectivity and the body are explored through an intuitive, expressive mark making drawing style. The nature of electricity is played with through using printmaking methods in which it is inherent.

Souter Point at Vane

Souter Point

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Joe McAllister’s work investigates the landscape around South Tyneside in the north east of England, one that from the early 1800s well into the 20th Century was an important part of the Industrial Revolution.

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