Art & Design trip to Newcastle

Newcastle 2017

For all our Art & Design students it is vital they are able to visit galleries and museums to document primary research as part of their Final Major Project.

The Art & Design department made the trip to Newcastle on Wednesday 29th March and visited The Baltic Art Gallery, The Biscuit Factory (arts and crafts) and The Great Northern Museum.

The Great North Museum features pieces from the Hancock Museum and Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery. Key exhibits include a model of Hadrian’s Wall, natural history, displays of plants and animals, spectacular objects from the Ancient Greeks and Ancient Egypt, a planetarium and a life-size T-Rex skeleton.

The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest independent contemporary commercial art gallery, showcasing two floors of contemporary arts, crafts & design.

The Baltic Centre is an international centre for contemporary art located on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead. It presents a constantly changing programme of exhibitions and events. It opened in 2002 in a converted flour mill.

“I really enjoyed going to Newcastle as we were able to gain primary research from the three different museums and galleries we went to. I especially enjoyed going to The Biscuit Factory. It was really helpful for my Final Major Project as I was able to see a variety of artwork that had been created using different techniques and media such as ceramics, dry point etching and paper cutting.”

Lotti Ducksbury, Level 3 Year 1 Art and Design (equivalent to 3 A-Levels)

Our Level 2 and Level 3 year 1 Art & Design students recently exhibited their ceramics work in our new Wildman Gallery:

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