6 Rituals of remembrance

The way we remember is deeply rooted in place and familiarity – from memorial sites marked by statues to ceremonial sanctuaries for quiet reflection.Read more

7 Remarkable Survivals from the Festival of Britain

The Festival of Britain showcased science, technology, architecture and the arts in venues across the country. Much was dismantled at the end – but there are some remarkable remnants.Read more

The Post-War Public Art of Peter Laszlo Peri

Peter Laszlo Peri lived a most extraordinary life and left an innovative body of work that captured the spirit of the post-war years.Read more

8 Statues of Courageous Women in History

Just 2.7% of statues in the UK are of historical, non-royal women. We take a look at 7 statues and the courageous women they represent.Read more

55 Years of Public Art in Newcastle-Gateshead

The Angel of the North may be Newcastle-Gateshead’s (and probably the UK’s) most well known public artwork but the city has a much longer history of public art making, going back at least to the early 1960s. Our free exhibition, Out There: Our Post-War Public Art, explores the  significance of structures created by pioneering artists between 1945 and 1985. 8 September to 23 December 2016, Bessie Surtees House. Rebecca Farley, researcher in Media, Culture, Heritage at Newcastle University, takes us through six artworks thatRead more