Laing Art Gallery
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18th and 19th Century Gallery
Important Pre-Raphaelite paintings by William Holman Hunt and Edward Burne-Jones are on display alongside a group of paintings by Newcastle’s outstanding historical painter John Martin. The 18th and 19th century collections at the Laing are extensive, including works by nationally and internationally-renowned artists…
Big Wednesday: 3D
From 2D to 3D, inspired by the Laing’s sculptures, teapots and ceramics. Play with scale and size in this hands on making extravaganza.
Wed 30 Aug
Big Wednesday: Art & Science
Bring along your budding artists and scientists as we experiment with different art materials. Find out how art and science fuse and create your own experimental artworks.
Wed 16 Aug
Big Wednesday: Build
Cities, structures, bridges, pavilions… using cardboard, plastics and potatoes (yes that’s right, potatoes). Come to the Laing and let's get building.
Wed 2 Aug
Big Wednesday: Draw
Draw it big, draw it small, draw it short, draw it tall. Pick up your pencils and pens, it's time to draw BIG. Experiment with some unlikely drawing materials and discover the joy of drawing.
Wed 9 Aug
Big Wednesday: Paint
Paint with your hands, paint with your head, paint with your toes. Paint with weird and wonderful objects. Whatever you do, don't wear your best clothes as this could get messy.
Wed 26 Jul
Big Wednesday: Print
Experiment with printmaking. Help us make a giant monoprint and print your own miniatures to take away.
Wed 23 Aug
This exhibition from the Laing collection includes paintings, drawings, craft and decorative art with the themes of circus, fairground, the seaside and countryside. The objects will form a fun backdrop for a programme of playing, dancing, making and creating events for children of all ages throughout the summer.
Echoes of Abstraction II and The Bottomless Pit of Outros
We have teamed up with The NewBridge Project to create an interdisciplinary exhibition inspired by the legacy of abstract art. The exhibition will bring together newly commissioned work by NewBridge artists Jamie Cook, Adam Goodwin, James Pickering and Paul Trickett, alongside highlights from the Laing Art Gallery’s…
Fused Glass Workshop
Create a colourful glass panel in this workshop.
Sat 16 Sep
Sat 28 Oct
Sat 2 Dec
Meet the artists
Come along on the opening day of our exhibition Echoes of Abstraction II and the Bottomless Pit of Outros and meet with The Occasion Collective to talk about their commission for the project. The interdisciplinary exhibition, inspired by the legacy of abstract art, marks a partnership between the Laing Art Gallery and…
Sat 22 Jul
Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 7734
Nele/Nellie by Fiona Tan
An elegant video work by contemporary artist Fiona Tan joins the Laing's 18th and 19th century display, having been acquired through a partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, with the support of the Sfumato Foundation and the Art Fund, with the generous assistance of the artist and Frith Street Gallery…
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…
Teapot Making Workshop
Participants will be able, using the facilities and materials provide, design and make a teapot of their very own.
Sat 9 Sep
£35 / 0191 232 7734
Under 5s' area
Our under 5s' room is especially for our youngest visitors, where they can dress up, run around and explore. The big mirror and painted landscape means dressing up becomes even more exciting and there are plenty of toys as well. You'll also find a place to park push chairs and seats where you can feed babies.
Wanderlust: the World in Watercolour
This exhibition of the Laing’s watercolour collection will take you on a journey through three centuries and increasingly distant parts of the world, starting from a scene of Newcastle. The ever increasing popularity of watercolour combined with new travel routes defined where artists could visit. The artists, along…
Wings and Dreams with Moth Studios
"In common with other human creatures, I have always been more or less attracted by the idea of being able to fly - Yet I never envisaged wings in the sense of 'attachable' equipment. Perhaps not wings atall, just a gift for flying. Like a gift for swimming and diving carried to an ace degree." - Paul Nash Join artist…
Sat 14 Oct
£52 / 0191 232 7734