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Old January 29th, 2010, 05:39 PM   #61
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This looks an interesting exhibition, particularly to 'film fans' like me . .

Horror fans in for a scream at poster display
Jan 29 2010 by Vicky Robson, Evening Chronicle



HORROR fans are in for a treat after these rare film posters went on show in Newcastle.

The gore-filled collection, now on display at The Opus Gallery in Gosforth, features original designs and behind-the-scenes photographs from the history of scary cinema.



Posters in the Hammer Horror exhibition come from cult classics including The Curse of Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera, The Mummy and Dracula. Emma Poole, of Opus Art, said: “Hammer films’ first release was in 1934 - our new exhibition celebrates over 75 years of this much loved British brand.”



The exhibition also includes prints from films like Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter and The Quatermass Experiment, which are available to buy. Official Hammer merchandise will also be on sale at the exhibition.

The horror spectacular is in gallery one, while works by some of the UK’s emerging and established artists will be shown at the gallery two, in West Avenue, Gosforth, until February 21.



Admission is free. For more information contact the gallery on 0191 213 0295.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 02:42 PM   #62
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Well, it is "Art" !!!! Quite tasty Art, if you ask me!

Iconic Newcastle Gateshead buildings to be created in cake
Feb 4 2010 by Kerry Wood, The Journal



IT’S the initiative that is just made to be scoffed at – in fact its organisers will welcome some scoffing.

The Tyneside skyline is to be immortalised in patisserie this summer when 100 of Newcastle and Gateshead’s most iconic buildings are re-created out of cake.

Whether it’s a Battenburg Tyne Bridge or a Baltic macaroon, amateur chefs will get the chance to bid to bake the building of their choice before the entire edible townscape is brought together for a giant picnic.

The project is part of the popular Eat! festival, which returns to Tyneside in June. A panel of 10 judges have selected the 100 buildings and structures, which are due to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

The project has been welcomed by Clare Stewart, who runs the Chocolatey Clare’s wedding cake company in Washington with her sister Catherine Hinchly.

In the past they have had orders to make a cake of the Alnwick tree house and a replica of the grand cascade water feature at the Alnwick Garden.

She said: “This cake city sounds like a great idea and it would be good to get involved. We’d love to have a go at creating a stadium cake or trying to make the Tyne Bridge.”

Once the bidders have been chosen they’ll have access to an online Cakebook community where they can trade cooking tips, blog their baking progress and download sugar-craft videos.

Closer to the June 20 deadline, the 100 cooks will be given location of a secret flash mob picnic where the cake city will be created – and then scoffed.

Kate Percival is from Northern Architecture, the body which put together the original list of buildings. She said: “We pulled together a long list of possible buildings and sent them to 10 experts in the region asking for their views.

“Their reasons for picking the ones they did differed greatly. Some weren’t necessarily the prettiest buildings but were a good example of how without them the city’s infrastructure would not work. The Gateshead interchange is a rather ugly place but it is essential for Gateshead. It was not always about good design.”

Bids at the building auction, expected to take place in the next couple of months, will start at 99p.

A spokesman for NewcastleGateshead Initiative, which is organising the Eat! event, said: “The cake city is a fantastic event which uses social networking as a means for people to get involved in a project wherever they are based.”

The Eat! NewcastleGateshead festival will be held from June 12 to June 27 and will showcase best of local produce and culinary talent.

Anyone wanting to become a part of Cakebook email [email protected]
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Old February 13th, 2010, 12:12 PM   #63
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An occasional series on Newcastle Artists from the past to the present day.
No. 1 - George Balmer (1805 - 1846)





One of his paintings . .




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Old February 20th, 2010, 12:09 PM   #64
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Do you remember the colourful "Newcastle Capriccio" at Post 55?

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...5&postcount=55

Well, here is another,

Newcastle Capriccio . .




. . . and here is a newspaper article about the above . .


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Old February 24th, 2010, 12:56 PM   #65
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An occasional series on Newcastle Artists from the past to the present day.
No. 2 - John Wilson Carmichael (1799 - 1868)










Barge-Day Morning 1828.
An unusual view, looking
across to Gateshead, which
was possibly inspired by the
Thomas Miles Richardson (Snr)
painting of the Quayside in
1823.
The barges in the foreground
are drawn up beside the
Newcastle Mansion House*
for the annual Ascension Day
procession.


N B - Just for 'information' . . .

*See 'Posts 363, 367 & 368' (LINKS below) from johnnypd on the "Test your Newcastle General Knowledge" thread, about the location of the former Newcastle Mansion House mentioned in the above description of this painting. The current one is in Jesmond.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 10:45 AM   #66
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I think this is appropriate to this thread . .


Work set to start on ‘Goddess of North’
Feb 26 2010 by David Black, The Journal


WORK is due to start within weeks on creating an iconic earth sculpture which could attract up to 200,000 visitors a year to a North East opencast mining site.

Northumberlandia – a 410 metre-long landform in the shape of a naked, reclining female – will be built from huge quantities of soil and clay excavated from the Shotton mine near Cramlington, Northumberland.

Measuring 34 metres at its highest point, and surrounded by ponds and a specially-created public park, the £2.5m work of public art will eventually become the region’s latest tourist attraction.

Next week county councillors are expected to grant final planning approval to site operator the Banks Group for the construction of Northumberlandia, which was designed by renowned American landform architect and artist Charles Jencks.

Soil stripping work is set to start this spring with the sculpture completed in 12 months.

Consultants acting for the Banks Group at the inquiry claimed Northumberlandia will attract about 200,000 visitors a year and produce a significant boost for the local economy.

Dubbed the Goddess of the North, the artwork will be shaped from 1.5 million tonnes of soil and clay and will form the centrepiece of a 75-acre public park.

Its final design was revealed last summer by Mr Jencks, who worked with Banks Developments and landowner the Blagdon Estate on the flagship project. He has said he hopes the finished landform will ‘astonish and delight’ people, while not offending them.

Footpaths will be created across the 12-acre landform which will allow visitors to stroll around it, and also walk to the top of its highest points.

Yesterday Tony Ives, a leading member of the protest group Scram which was set up to oppose the Shotton mine, said: “The local perception is that Northumberlandia has been hyped out of all proportion. It will be of no benefit to the local community whatsoever.”

Banks says Northumberlandia will be the world’s biggest sculpted human form in the landscape. Environment and community director, Mark Dowdall, said the dual aim was to create an outstanding artistic landmark and provide high-quality leisure facilities for the local community. A report to next week’s meeting of the county council planning and environment committee says the long-term management of the sculpture and park will be supported by a special endowment fund, to which Banks is contributing £250,000.

Recommending approval of the details, planning officer Frances Wilkinson says county highways officials have withdrawn an earlier objection after concerns over potential traffic problems were addressed.
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. . and this is an 'artists impression' of the proposed Goddess of the North, as designed by sculptor Charles Jencks . . .

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An occasional series on Newcastle Artists from the past to the present day.
No. 3 - John Dobson (1787 - 1865)


It comes as a surprise, sometimes, to learn that our famous Newcastle Architect, was also a skilled watercolour painter . . .





NB - The correct dates, from the two versions above, seems to be accepted as being . . '1787 to 1865'.

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Not entirely sure if it's art but have just been down the Business Park to watch the torches being lit for the Hadrians Wall Illumination... I know it's not strictly speaking the line of the wall but they've chosen to use the Hadrian's Wall Trail instead
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Not entirely sure if it's art but have just been down the Business Park to watch the torches being lit for the Hadrians Wall Illumination... I know it's not strictly speaking the line of the wall but they've chosen to use the Hadrian's Wall Trail instead

Photo taken at the rehearsal . .




Why is it being held on March 13th or "Two Ides"?

It is celebrating "Anna Parenna" - the eve of the Ancient New Year. Anna Parenna is the Roman goddess of the new year. Her festival was celebrated on March 15. This date is the infamous "Ides of March": Click here for a wonderful explanation of "The Ides of March. Apparently Test Cricket was born this day in 1876! The Romans gave various explanations to the origin or her name, amnis perennis ("eternal stream"): she was a river nymph; her name was derived from annis ("year"); she was a moon-goddess of the running year; also, she was equated with Anna, the sister of Dido, who was received in Latium by Aeneas, but drowned herself in a river. In the class-struggle between the patricians and plebeians she chose the side of the plebeians.
The illumination is also celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Romans officially leaving these shores. (And more closer to home - it is also British Tourism Week: 15-23rd March.)


A 'mock up' of what it should look like . .

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Sunday Sun, 14th March 2010 . .

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I check out this forum all the time but have never contributed until I saw one of you guys linked to my photo.

Anyway fairly appropriate thread for this but I've always felt the Newcastle and Tyne & Wear graffiti scene is really up there with the best in the UK. I have alot of graff photos from the area as well as a flickr group where lots of photographers and writers/artists contribute. Here are the links you guys maybe interested in:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andypro...7594587025810/

http://www.flickr.com/groups/northeastgraffiti/

http://www.flickr.com/groups/northeaststreetart/
welcome to the forum mate. i see your graffiti pics on flickr all the time - keep up the good work! this latest one is great. newcastle's definitely got a good scene from what I can tell.
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Newcastle, in Ceramic Art.
No. 3 : "Anniveraries and Events".


Bainbridge Department Store, 150 years from 1838 to 1988.




The Theatre Royal the first 200 years, 1788 to 1988.




Northern Electric (The "Electricity Board" or "NEEB" or whatever you know them as) "Flotation on the Stock Exchange 11th December 1990".






It is interesting to note, looking at the Theatre Royal plate ("the first 200 years 1788-1988") that we are already (since then) amost a quarter of the way through the "third" one hundred years . . . the 22 years of 1988 to 2010 !!!!!


For Parts 1 and 2 of this series on "Newcastle depicted in Ceramics" see . . .

Part 1 (Post 5) - https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...75&postcount=5
Part 2 (Post 11) - https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...1&postcount=11



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An occasional series on Newcastle Artists from the past to the present day.
No. 4 - Henry Perlee Parker (1795 - 1873)












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Continuing the topic discussed at Posts 71 and 72 . . .

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Work begins on 'Goddess of the North' in Northumberland
BBC Newcastle, Thursday 8th April 2010.


The planned sculpture will be 400m long and 30m high


WORK is to start on a giant sculpture of a naked woman which is to be carved into the Northumberland landscape.

The "Goddess of the North" will be made from 1.5 million tonnes of earth from the Shotton mine, near Cramlington.

It will stand 34 metres - 10 metres higher than the Angel of the North - and will be 400 metres long.

The sculpture, also knows as Northumberlandia, will form the centrepiece of a 29 hectare public park on the Blagdon Estate.

It is estimated it will take two years to construct and cost £2.5m.

Once developed, it is believed it will be the largest human form to be sculpted into the land, in the world.

It is being jointly funded by Blagdon Estate, who are the landowners, and the Banks Group, who will carry out the construction work. The company is also the developers of the adjacent surface mine.

The sculpture - the shape of a woman lying down, formed from a series of hills - has been designed by artist Charles Jencks, who is best known in the North East for his sculpture outside the Centre for Life in Newcastle.

Mark Dowdall, environment and communities director of The Banks Group, said it was hoped the sculpture would attract an additional 200,000 visitors a year to Northumberland.

He said: "Northumberlandia and the surrounding park will be a wonderful place for local people to visit as well as providing a boost to the regional economy through increasing the numbers of visitors that come to the area to see it for themselves."

He said there would be no fee to visit Northumberlandia but it was likely there would be charges for parking.

The plans to build Northumberlandia prompted opposition from some residents who complained the area did not have the infrastructure, it would distract motorists driving along the nearby A1(M) and was distasteful.

However plans were passed by Northumberland County Council in November 2007.

It is hoped to be open to the public by 2013.
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That's also in the Daily Mail:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ing-woman.html

Just wait for the crazy comments to build up...
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This is like a spit in the face to the south who want to build that giant horse to compete with the Angle of the north, imagine how they are going to feel when it is over shadowed by this?

It will be like them building Lakeside/Blue water to be bigger then the MC and then finding out during construction the MC underwent some expansion to make it even bigger the Lakeside/Blue water again.

Trust the dailymail to try and bring some controversy out of it.
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