Art Fair: Old Shire Hall, Durham

On the set of Quatermass and the Pit 1967, graphite on paper, 38.5x38.5cm, 2010.

On the set of Quatermass and the Pit 1967, graphite on paper, 38.5×38.5cm, 2010.

Preview: Friday 29 August 5-9pm; Saturday: 30 August 12-6pm; Sunday: 31 August 12-5pm
Old Shire Hall, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HP
Admission free

A contemporary art fair showcasing some of the most exciting galleries in the North East region, hosted by Vane and Breeze Creatives. The fair will include presentations by several Newcastle galleries, both long-established, including Vane and Globe Gallery, alongside more recent initiatives based in the city, including System Gallery, Praxis, and Breeze Creatives, as well as a significant presence from the burgeoning Middlesbrough arts scene, including Platform-A, Python Gallery and The House of Blah Blah.

Artists exhibiting with Vane include EC Davies, Kerstin Drechsel, Jock Mooney, Michael Mulvihill, Stephen Palmer, Narbi Price Matthew Smith and Flora Whiteley.

The fair is one of a series of events at Old Shire Hall in Durham over the summer that will raise funds towards the building and running of The Experimental Studio, a collaboration between Vane and Breeze Creatives to support a series of residencies for contemporary artists based at Vane’s gallery in central Newcastle. The residencies will allow artists in any field of practice to benefit from working in a concentrated time-period, at the end of which there will be opportunities to exhibit work in Vane gallery.