Sister work to Tyneside top painting to be sold

A second version of Newcastle Laing Art Gallery star painting, Isabella and the Pot of Basil, set to fetch £5m

Review: The Late Shows in Newcastle and Gateshead

Families made the most of warmer weather at annual event which sees after-hours opening at galleries, museums and unusual locations

Review: Mariner 9 by Kelly Richardson at Laing Art Gallery

A famous work by one of our most celebrated artists is back in the region. David Whetstone sees Mariner 9 in its new location

First World War project set to bring visitors to Tyne and Wear museums

Cash from the Heritage Lottery Fund is set to boost First World War exhibitions and workshops at North East museums

Bronze Roman eagle lands back at Hadrian's Wall treasure display

An eagle made from thousands of Roman coins is back on display at Chesters Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall

Laing Art Gallery exhibition focuses on Constable and Turner

Work of 19th Century's leading painters Constable and Turner reveals their outdoor techniques

Culture magazine - March 2014

The March 2014 edition of Culture magazine is out now. If you missed your copy in The Journal newspaper, you can read it online here

Visitor numbers slump at North East museums as cuts bite

Visitor numbers at museums in the North East have dropped as funding cuts force shorter opening hours and hit exhibitions, new figures have revealed

Ancestors of Alexander Laing visit art gallery which bears his name

Two sisters visited the Tyneside art gallery which bears the name of their ancestor Alexander Laing

Culture highlights 2013: Dramatic highs, film firsts and shining successes

Barbara Hodgson picks out some of her personal favourite cultural highlights of the year

Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery opens online to viewers around the world

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle has joined the Google Cultural Institute so art lovers around the world can enjoy a virtual visit

Dancer and photographer combine for Newcastle exhibition

Photos of Kristin Kelly Abbott go on show in Tina Wotherspoon's first solo exhibition at Dance City in Newcastle

Newcastle school children take charge of Edward Alexander Wadsworth painting

Children from Walkergate Primary School in Newcastle were treated to a private viewing of a masterpiece by Edward Alexander Wadsworth

Isabella and the Pot of Basil painting comes home to the Laing

One of the finest examples of Pre-Raphaelite art has come back home to Newcastle after being on tour for a year

Artwork by John Martin part of huge exhibition

A painting by Haydon Bridge artist John Martin has become part of the vast Art Everywhere exhibition on billboard sites across the UK

VIP visitors help to sing praises of artist Ralph Hedley

Growing up in Australia, Sharon Kiernan heard all about her illustrious ancestor in faraway North East England.

New catalogue reveals wealth of region’s art

THE art treasures of the North East should be drawing many more visitors to the region, it has been claimed.

Nicely crisp and even

Acclaimed chef Chris Slaughter is offering bespoke cookery training sessions. He reveals the secret to cooking the ultimate Christmas feast to Jane Hall

Modern message afloat on a slaver

MOST people probably go to Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery for the wonderful paintings which form the bulk of its collection.

Tokyo translates rather well to Tyneside

As the Tyneside Cinema is rebuilt, films are being shown in unconventional places.

Civic car spotted in disabled parking bay

A NORTH council last night apologised after its mayoral car was snapped parked in a city centre disabled bay for an hour.

Angel proves to be capital idea

Newcastle Gateshead has been named the arts capital of the UK.

Show is paradise for fans of art

A CONTEMPORARY artist who uses pages from the Financial Times to create dramatic virtual landscapes has been announced as the latest winner of the Laing Art Gallery’s competition for emerging artists, Laing Solo.

Relatives’ fury over bomb art

NORTH-EAST artist Gerald Laing yesterday defended his painting of the July 7 London bombing, which has been condemned by victims’ relatives.

History – off the shelf

As the demolition of the 1960s Central Library in Newcastle nears completion, memories have been revived of its Victorian predecessor.

North museums will lead the way in national art project

The North-East is playing a leading role in a national project which will use thousands of paintings to explore what it means to be British.

See display at your leisure

Work, Rest & Play is a touring exhibition from the National Gallery currently at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle.

The future's green for Dewjo'c

North-East architects are pushing forward with a `go-green' ethos.

Workplaces connecting with North's museums

A pioneering scheme is encouraging staff from companies across the region to volunteer for museum-related projects.

Postcode focus: DL12

Beautiful Barney - Encompassing Barnard Castle and Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 is brimming with outstanding scenery, market towns and villages and a vibrant community atmosphere.

Celebrating life of `the father of fine arts'

Scenes of Newcastle painted in the 19th Century are to go on show at the Laing Art Gallery in the city.

Library passes into history section

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Inspired win for artist George

Art can inspire other art and this was certainly the case with George Shotton who produced a prize-winning painting after a masterpiece at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle left a lasting impression.

Night at the museum

Among propositions for the weekend, "Fancy a night at the museum?" has never figured in the North-East.

Déjà Vu has clear vision of success

A former telesales worker is championing up-and-coming North-East artists after opening her own commercial gallery.

Clara in poignant return to Tyneside

A rhinoceros has returned to Newcastle - exactly 260 years after it first appeared in the town.

It's a starry starry night

A host of stars from the worlds of television, music and sport will support the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity Annual Ball in Gateshead this weekend.

The Johns family portraits

A fortunate coincidence sees two portraits of the same woman on view in the North-East at the same time.

Peter set to open pools

Footballer Peter Beardsley will join pupils at a Newcastle school to celebrate the opening of two new pools on Friday.

Inspired choice in a perfect package

Grainger Rooms, Higham Place, Newcastle.


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