Members Information

NEWS
The Exhibition scheduled for two Saturdays in December was cancelled. The Tier 3 announcement by HM Government meant that the Shipley Art gallery remained closed after the end of Lockdown 2 and it does not, at the moment, have a reopening date.

The uncertainty surrounding lockdowns, vaccination, testing etc. means that the next meeting for The Gateshead Art Society may now be sometime in the Spring at the earliest. If the situation improves members will be contacted and a notice will appear here. It is anticipated that, as before, the tables will be set out in the main gallery 2m apart and with a one way system around them. Due to these and other necessary Covid 19 precautions the session time will continue to be 1 o'clock to 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Numbers will be limited to 20 persons maximum.

To help keep members in contact with each other and with their art activities a 'Programme Works' gallery has been set up on the web site and Members might like to contribute art works completed in response to the subjects suggested in our programme during this period of confinement for display there. Also there is now a 'Latest Works' Gallery for other recent art contributions. Just send them along as usual and they will be added to the Gallery.
Keep safe, keep busy!
The Annual Exhibition 2019 began on 9th Nov last year and displayed 116 paintings. Three Highly Commended awards were made and the visiting public choose 'The People's Choice Award' painting. -see Commended Works.

Portraiture demo by Ted Taylor on the 15th Feb (see Events)

Ted Taylor Demo -intro

Artist Ted Taylor being introduced to the members by John Fulthorpe prior to his portraiture demonstration at the Shipley Workshop .
photo A White

The "Alla Prima" afternoon of a couple of weeks ago produced 9 entries. The vote was close with Margaret's seascape being chosen by the members as the winner.

FOCUS GROUP
Mapping Contemporary Art in Heritage Environment: Creation, Consumption and Exchange.
GAS members have asked to form a Focus Group that will feed into the above Heritage Sites project in assisting with its aims;

-To map the trajectory of contemporary visual art in heritage sites in the UK,
-To understand how artists engage with the heritage context in the creation of contemporary art for heritage properties,
-To analyse how contemporary artworks commissioned for these contexts are received and consumed by heritage property visitors.

The first meeting took place at the Shipley Gallery on 27th April 2018. The Society's involvement will continue with visits to Gibside, Cherryburn and Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland as part of the study.
The study is organised by the University of Newcastle, with the University of Leeds and national and regional partners from the arts and heritage sectors. It is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It runs from Jan 2017 to Dec 2019 but GAS’s involvement has now ended although we have been invited to attend a conference on the subject sometime next year when the findings will be reported.