Thursday, 17 April 2014

Avison Society Play

News from the Avison Society
The Avison Society are presenting a new play about Charles Avison: 

  A play with live music about our very own eighteenth-century Newcastle composer Charles Avison, at St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead at 7.30 on 26 April.
1767 -  'Ninnyhammers!' fumes Charley (OR CHARLES) Avison
at the latest musical trends.
'Such trickery, such a pompous display of art!'
Alone in his attic study, the composer recalls personal triumphs
 and family sorrows - but above all, the loves and friendships
that make up his very own soul music.

Performed by Gordon Russell, Directed by Hugh Keegan, Script by Sue Saunders.
Also hear  ‘Quartet in A’ (Opus 3) by Michael Jon Smith (1941-2009) – another Newcastle composer – as performed by the Damiate Ensemble.
Tickets (£9)  at the door, or (to reserve) ring 0191 2814236
or click on this link

News of the International Print Biennale


 International Print Biennale 2014
27 June – 8 August 2014

Shortlist for International Print Biennale Print Awards 2014 Announced

37 artists have been shortlisted from 740 entries in this year’s Print Awards 2014. Part of the International Print Biennale taking place across the North East from June. The winners will be announced at a special event on 27 June.

Galleries across the North East will also host special print exhibitions and events including, Laing Gallery, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham and Bowes Museum, offering visitors the perfect opportunity to visit their favourite venues and see something completely new.

Susan Tallman, Selector and Editor–in-Chief, Art in Print, Chicago, USA highlighted:
"..The group we ended up with is diverse. It includes abstract work and figurative, conceptual content and lush aesthetics. What unifies these works is the particular quality of attention with which the artists engaged the external world. Each, in its own way, declares a passion for the specific, for the closely observed detail: a gesture, a face, a spot of earth. They suggest that even in a world suffused by the generic, experience is always singular if you stop still and look.”

Visit the website to find out more or follow events and announcements on twitter: #IPB14