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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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…

Sat 29 Apr

Free / 0191 232 7734

…and 47 more dates until 23 Jun

Art Class: Drawing in Watercolours

Join us at the Laing for an art class focusing on adding fluid watercolour to drawings, inspired by the Quentin Blake: Inside Stories exhibition. The aim of the class is to learn, express and enjoy. Beginners are very welcome. Materials will be provided. Artist Tracey Tofield is an Associate lecturer with the Fine…

Art class: Story, Sequence and Illustration

Join artist Tracey Tofield for a practical workshop exploring the basics around illustration: line, drawing, composition, colour, shape and form. Participants will develop their own draft paper booklets – for ideas & illustrations already worked on, or, for complete beginners who would like to explore image and text.

Big Wednesday: Tall Tales

Are you good at telling tales, spinning a yarn or fabricating fiction? Be inspired by the Quentin Blake: Inside Stories exhibition and join us for some storytelling fun. Create some fantastical characters, creatures and more for your own tall tales.

Ceramic Button and Jar Making workshop

Design and make your own range of ceramic buttons and matching button jar in this new workshop from Muddy Fingers Pottery. Using porcelain clay and underglazes you can make your buttons to your own design. Use them any way you please - make button jewellery or use them on a bag, cardigan or hat. All materials…

Create your own Hanging Garden

Inspired by the hanging baskets in artist Paul Noble's commission in the Laing's Marble Hall, create your own hanging garden with experienced florist Pins Petals Powder. The type of hanging garden this workshop will help you create is called Kokedama, meaning ‘wrapped in moss’. Create an interesting miniature garden…

Sat 17 Jun

Create your own Terrarium

Create a tiny landscape inside a pickle jar. This workshop is perfect for anyone who loves to observe plants. A terrarium is an entire ecosystem, a great experiment and a lovely addition to a side table or windowsill. Learn about the plants suited to a closed terrarium environment and the soil mix that will ensure…

Sat 17 Jun

Curator-Led Tour Of Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck And The Artists'eye

Curator Madeleine Kennedy gives an informal tour of the exhibition 'Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artists' Eye', sharing insights into each of the works on display and the broader themes addressed.

Exploring Genius: Genius, Creativity and Disease

Professor Clark Lawlor, Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature at Northumbria University, will discuss the fascinating cultural history of ideas of genius and creativity, and their complex relationship to theories about melancholia and disease. This event has been programmed to accompany the exhibition…

Fused Glass Workshop

Create a colourful glass panel in this workshop.

Sat 29 Apr

Sold out / 0191 232 7734

Sat 24 Jun

Sat 16 Sep

…and 2 more dates until 2 Dec

Into the Shadows: Painting with Narbi Price

Internationally acclaimed painter Narbi Price looks at the techniques seen in Bomberg's brooding self-portrait, which is currently on display in Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artists' Eye. You will then work, with Narbi's guidance, to achieve the power and depth of chiaroscuro in acrylic paint.

Laing's Little Artists

Art workshops for ages 1–5.

Tue 2 May

£3–£6 / 0191 232 7734

Tue 9 May

£3–£6 / 0191 232 7734

Tue 16 May

£3–£6 / 0191 232 7734

Tue 23 May

£3–£6 / 0191 232 7734

Late at the Laing: Whipple Scrumptious Food and Drink

Join us for a phizz-whizzing good time with a Late at the Laing, Quentin Blake style. Enjoy some gloriumptious grub, sample some frobscottle and hear some wonderful tales. More information coming soon.

The Late Shows: Everyone's an Artist

‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up’ - Pablo Picasso Inspired by Picasso’s famous motto, the Laing becomes a playground to explore your creative side, with music, art and hands-on activities for young and old.

Sat 20 May

Magic, Mad or Modern: How to Think about Artistic Genius

What is artistic genius? Does it really exist? Is artistic genius magical, mad, modern or something else? Is great art possible without genius? These are just some of the questions raised by the exhibition Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artists' Eye, which has at its centre the last self-portrait painted by Sir…

Modern Visionaries events programme

Enhance your experience of Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artists' Eye by checking out our varied events programme, which includes curator-led tours, artist talks, late events and exciting new classes to try. Selected Thursdays throughout the exhibition, 12:30–1pm Curator Madeleine Kennedy gives an informal…

Sat 29 Apr

£2 / 0191 232 7734

…and 31 more dates until 4 Jun

Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artists' Eye

Inspired by the remarkably innovative style of Sir Anthony van Dyck's last self-portrait, acquired for the nation in 2014, this exhibition pairs the painting with stunning works by major artists of the 20th and 21st century. Like Van Dyck's self-portrait, the selected works offer the viewer direct eye-contact with a…

Sat 29 Apr

…and 31 more dates until 4 Jun

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…

Sat 29 Apr

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 7734

Sun 30 Apr

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 7734

Mon 1 May

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 7734

…and 47 more dates until 23 Jun

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…

Sat 29 Apr

Free / 0191 232 7734

Sun 30 Apr

Mon 1 May

…and 47 more dates until 23 Jun

The Painted Face: Part 1

Join us at the Laing for a practical session exploring 'self', using charcoal drawing to investigate bone structure, eye shape, lip shape, light, texture and tone. The class will form the foundation from which to explore makeup artistry in the afternoon workshop, The Painted Face Part 2.

Sat 1 Jul

The Painted Face: Part 2

Join us for a practical session exploring the 'self' through make-up artistry that celebrates you as an individual. Building on techniques learned in the morning session, The Painted Face: Part 1, you will learn how to apply colour, light, shade and texture to enhance and define your features using a variety of makeup…

Sat 1 Jul

Paul Nash

Paul Nash (1889 –1946) was one of the most distinctive British artists of the 20th century and was a key figure in British Surrealism. His art forged an important new connection between surreal and mystical ideas and the English landscape. This significant exhibition spans Nash’s lifework, from his earliest drawings and…

Sat 9 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 7734

Sun 10 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 7734

Tue 12 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 7734

…and 106 more dates until 14 Jan 2018

Print and Book Making Workshop

Working with celebrated artist Theresa Easton you will explore a variety of printmaking techniques, which you will then transform into a hand-stitched book. All materials will be provided. Theresa Easton is a printmaker at 36 Lime Street in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle.

Sat 10 Jun

Spotlight on: Picasso's Self-Portraits

Professor Elizabeth Cowling, curator of the National Portrait Gallery’s acclaimed recent exhibition Picasso Portraits, will share insights into Picasso’s unique engagement with self-portraiture throughout his career. This event has been programmed to accompany the exhibition Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the…

Tue 2 May

Teapot Making Workshop

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

Sat 3 Jun

Sat 8 Jul

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.

Sat 29 Apr

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 7734

Sun 30 Apr

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 7734

Mon 1 May

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 7734

…and 47 more dates until 23 Jun

Unique, Ubiquitous or Unappreciated: How to Value Art and Artists

Can anyone be an artist? What, if anything, is special about the work of artists? Do artists have a unique perspective; do they see things differently? How might self-portraits reveal how artists see themselves, their audience or the world around them? Responding to the exhibition Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the…

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…

Sat 29 Apr

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 7734

Sun 30 Apr

Mon 1 May

…and 60 more dates until 8 Jul

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