Laing Art Gallery

Laing Art Gallery
New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 8AG
  • Telephone 0191 232 7734
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  • Website www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing
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3-day Art Academy

The Laing’s popular Art Academy sessions for 7-10 year olds run over three days in the school holidays. Young people will have the opportunity to explore the galleries and try out a range of art techniques which may include painting with acrylics and watercolours, drawing and illustrating, sculpting with clay and…

Wed 19 Feb

Times vary / £75 / 0191 232 7734

Thu 20 Feb

Times vary / £75 / 0191 232 7734

Afternoon Tea

Available every Saturday between 12 October 2019 - 22 February 2020, to coincide with The Enchanted Interior exhibition. Café Laing provides a perfect setting to relax with your loved ones. Spoil your nearest and dearest with our range of delicious sandwiches and intricate sweet treats. Upgrade your experience with our…

Wed 19 Feb

£16 / 0191 232 7734

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 20 Feb

£16 / 0191 232 7734

Fri 21 Feb

£16 / 0191 232 7734

Sat 22 Feb

£16 / 0191 232 7734

Art Deco by the Sea

Art Deco by the Sea is the first major exhibition to explore how the Art Deco style transformed the British seaside during the 1920s and 30s. Art Deco became the style of pleasure and leisure, as coastal resorts were modernised, new resorts established and transport networks modernised, to meet the needs of a new age in…

Sat 11 Jul

£12 / 0191 232 7734

Sun 12 Jul

£12 / 0191 232 7734

Tue 14 Jul

£12 / 0191 232 7734

…and 77 more dates until 10 Oct

Art Deco-style ice-cream sundae bowls workshop

Join Muddy Fingers Pottery at the Laing to make ice-cream sundae bowls, which can also be used as small vases, inspired by the Laing's summer exhibition Art Deco By The Sea! No experience necessary but we do ask that you are over 16 years old. All materials, equipment and firings are provided for you to create a sundae…

Sat 18 Jul

£35 / 0191 232 7734

Bird Bath Making

Join Muddy Fingers Pottery for an afternoon of clay at the Laing Art Gallery. With a professional ceramics tutor on hand to advise and inspire, the session will start with a short demonstration on how to assemble and decorate your bird bath then it’s over to you to get creative. There’ll be lots of stamps and mark making…

Sat 20 Jun

£40 / 0191 232 7734

Cheese Boards and a Brie Baker Making

Fired just in time for Christmas, join the team at Muddy Fingers for an afternoon of clay at the Laing Art Gallery. This session has been devised just for the Laing, perfect as a Christmas gift for cheese lovers or for yourself to use during the festive period and beyond! Your creations will then be taken back to Muddy…

Sat 21 Nov

£35 / 0191 232 7734

Chris Killip: The Last Ships

Chris Killip: The Last Ships Chris Killip’s photographs document the lives of working people and their resilience of spirit while at the same time recording the steady decline of industrial Britain. This exhibition, drawing from his archive, includes previously unpublished photographs of shipbuilding on Tyneside.

Wed 19 Feb

Free / 0191 232 7734

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 20 Feb

Free / 0191 232 7734

Fri 21 Feb

Free / 0191 232 7734

…and 48 more dates until 16 Apr

Christmas oil burner workshop

Join Muddy Fingers Pottery at the Laing to make a Christmas oil burner for yourself or to give as a gift. No experience necessary but we do ask that you are over 16 years old. All materials, equipment and firings are provided for you to create a Christmas oil burner. With two expert tutors on hand to advise and…

Sat 5 Dec

£35 / 0191 232 7734

Collection Display Gallery

From 10 November our collection will be re-displayed with a new selection from the Laing's extensive collections. Many new choices are on show alongside favourite pictures by William Holman Hunt and John Martin, and the display ranges from the 15th century to the present. It includes pictures of people enjoying themselves…

Wed 19 Feb

Free / 0191 232 7734

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 20 Feb

Free / 0191 232 7734

Fri 21 Feb

Free / 0191 232 7734

…and 48 more dates until 16 Apr

The Crystal Gaze by Ursula Mayer

This film forms part of The Enchanted Interior, an exhibition which traces the motif of the interior as a ‘gilded cage’ where women may be confined, exploring how this idea was crystallised in the work of nineteenth-century artists, as it haunts the work of twentieth-century artists, and as it is itself captured and…

Wed 19 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 7734

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 20 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 7734

Fri 21 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 7734

Sat 22 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 7734

Decorative Tile making workshop

Join Muddy Fingers Pottery at the Laing for a decorative tile making session inspired by William de Morgan, one of the most innovative designers of the Arts and Craft Movement and featured in the Laing's spring exhibition! No experience necessary but we do ask that you are over 16 years old. All materials, equipment and…

Sat 9 May

£35 / 0191 232 7734

Wed 19 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 7734

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 20 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 7734

Fri 21 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 7734

Sat 22 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 7734

Fused Glass Workshop

Create a colourful glass panel in this workshop.

Sat 7 Mar

Sold out / 0191 232 7734

Jug making workshop

Make a beautiful jug to use or display. With two expert tutors on hand to advise and inspire, you will make a handmade jug of your own design during the half-day session. All materials, equipment and firings are provided. Learn how to decorate and assemble the various parts of your jug, which will then be taken back…

Sat 14 Mar

Sold out / 0191 232 7734

Make & Take

Make & Takes are all about bringing families together to have fun and get creative with hands-on art activities. Make & Take days have 3 art activities to participate in. One of the activities is a 'messy session' which is time slotted. These time slots will be available to choose from on purchasing your ticket…

Wed 19 Feb

£5 / 0191 232 7734

  • 10:00

Museum Monthly Socials

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums invite you to our monthly social. Join the Outreach Team at venues across our service to explore our collections, take part in taster sessions and connect with others. All sessions are free and drop in, there is no need to book. For more information please contact Sophie Mitchell…

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0191 232 7734

Northern Spirit

Northern Spirit is a major permanent exhibition celebrating the achievements of artists, manufacturers and makers from the North East of England. Here you can find out more about some of the objects which are on show in the new Northern Spirit display. Internationally acclaimed art from the Laing Art Gallery’s…

Wed 19 Feb

Free / 0191 232 7734

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 20 Feb

Free / 0191 232 7734

Fri 21 Feb

Free / 0191 232 7734

…and 48 more dates until 16 Apr

Saturday Art Class

Inclusive art class for 10–15 year-olds.

Sat 7 Mar

Sold out / 0191 232 7734

Sat 21 Mar

Sold out / 0191 232 7734

Teapot Making Workshop

Participants will be able, using the facilities and materials provide, design and make a teapot of their very own.

Sat 12 Sep

£35 / 0191 232 7734

Teapot making workshop

Back due to popular demand, join Muddy Fingers Pottery at the Laing to make a teapot for those winter days! All materials, equipment and firings are provided for you to create a handmade teapot, and the Laing provides the inspiration for this creative afternoon. With two expert tutors on hand to advise and inspire…

Sat 12 Sep

£35 / 0191 232 7734

Watercolour at War

Watercolour at War is the first in a series of exhibitions that critically examine why artists have chosen to use watercolour. During the First and Second World Wars, war artists used watercolour out of necessity. The medium is portable, adaptable and quicker-drying than oil paint meaning that they could work at speed to…

Wed 19 Feb

Free / 0191 232 7734

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 20 Feb

Free / 0191 232 7734

Fri 21 Feb

Free / 0191 232 7734

…and 106 more dates until 20 Jun

William and Evelyn De Morgan: 'Two of the Rarest Spirits of the Age’

Sir Edward Poynter, President of the Royal Academy, described married couple William and Evelyn De Morgan as ‘two of the rarest spirits of the age’. William De Morgan was undoubtedly the most intriguing and inventive ceramic designer of the late Victorian period. He was life-long friends with William Morris and Edward…

Sat 14 Mar

£10 / 0191 232 7734

Sun 15 Mar

£10 / 0191 232 7734

Tue 17 Mar

£10 / 0191 232 7734

…and 85 more dates until 20 Jun

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