Posts tagged ‘36 Lime Street Gallery’

June 15, 2014

Rachel McDermott @ 36 Lime Street Gallery


Friday 13th – Sunday 22nd June

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 14th – Sunday 22nd June, 11am – 4.30pm everyday

Rachel McDermott, Untitled (Chair #1), 2014. Drawing and collage on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Rachel McDermott, Untitled (Chair #1), 2014. Drawing and collage on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

In her first solo exhibition, Rachel McDermott presents a body of new works fusing functional motifs with seemingly non-functional gestures. Exhibiting works on paper, and maquettes,Things explores the semiotic consequence of abstraction imposed upon formal design.

A capricious marriage of minimalism and abstract expressionism is demonstrated in works on paper, in which imagery of furniture and architectural design combine with gestural drawing. Mark making becomes a mechanism to erase and reframe, as unstable oppositions evoke inherent aporia. Maquettes examine the distance between sculpture, architecture and prototype, eliminating hierarchies to construct a nameless form – or ‘thing.’

Rachel McDermott was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1990. She studied in Leeds and Newcastle, and lives and works as a visual artist and arts writer in Newcastle upon Tyne.

November 6, 2013

Joseph Hillier Incremental Objects


Saturday 9th November, 6pm – 8pm

@ 36 Lime Street Gallery
Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th November

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November, 11am – 5pm

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November, 11am – 5pm

Saturday 9th November, 6pm – 8pm


Joseph Hillier is best known for his monumentally scaled sculpture for public sites in the UK and Ireland. This exhibition opens other parts of his practice to view. These new bodies of work are made on a more intimate scale and include tentative drawings and digitally rendered objects.

The exhibition includes two digitally made series of sculpture. The first of these groups captures the human body in motion sequentially through time and condenses these frames of movement into singular objects. The capture of human movement through the use of computer animation and CNC machining re-examine modernist experiments by futurists in contemporary, digital terms. The ability to capture and describe human movement through these digital means represents human actions as biomorphic abstracted, tangible and miniaturised objects.

The second of these groups are 3 small figure studies laser cut in steel, these figures appear to sleep or have been knocked unconscious, they are rendered like geological strata in many curving layers. The timelessness and specifics of their making are at odds. Knockout 2 is made from motion capture-data of a boxer knocked unconscious. The piece spawned the further 2 sleeping figures.

Further drawings in the exhibition are made over found fashion photographs of models. Their juxtaposition with freehand drawing creates an ambiguous relationship, and a potent reviewing of the human form in a contemporary context.

“By rendering the human form in new processes and through geometric operations, I aim to re-view ourselves, in many terms: from our atomic makeup to our societal structures. If in doing this I create an image of humanity which belongs to it’s place, the here and now, and yet takes part in a timeless act, to recreate our image in sculptural form, then I may have made something pertinent and beautiful, to hang a question on.”

About 36 Lime Street’s Gallery Programme

As part of a wider audience development plan, 36 Lime Street is proud to present a series of new projects for the third year of its gallery space. A new programme of exhibitions and events has been co-ordinated to run from May 2013 through to January 2014 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.

If you would like to be informed about the forthcoming exhibitions, or would like to be considered for next years programme of exhibitions please contact with your contact details.

September 15, 2013

Creative Placard Making Session 24th Sept 2013

placard making

Want to make your placard stand out on the National Demonstration outside the Tory Party Conference in Manchester Sunday 29th September?

You are welcome to drop by at the Gallery @36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley NE1 2PQ Tuesday 24th September 6.30pm onwards.  Hosted by studio member Theresa Easton, this event builds on the success of the North East Peoples Assembly and an engaging presentation at a workshop with Phil Kitchen on using Creative Practice to fight in Injustice.

Placard Making @36 Lime Street Gallery
Placard Making @36 Lime Street Gallery

Also on display in the gallery will be The Book of Cuts: a series of handmade, concertina style books responding to recent national austerity measures and the global economic crisis. It is a collaborative project with contributions from members of the public from all walks of life.  The book is an on-going national & international project and encourages everyone to contribute their personal response to the current economic climate.  Send your drawings, collages, photographs, statements, text, poems, to be considered: via email or post to: FAO Theresa Easton, Ouseburn Warehouse Studios & Workshops, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ.  For more information click HERE

September 3, 2013

From the City to the Coast An exhibition of new paintings by Jim Edwards

Summer Road to Bamburgh

Summer Road to Bamburgh

For his latest exhibition, Jim has created a new selection of paintings that reflect his fondness for the North East.  From the structure and busyness of the city to the freedom and isolation of the coast.

In previous work, Jim preferred to keep the cluttered elements of the cityscape separate from his coastal and landscape painting.  Both very different in composition and atmosphere; and also requiring a different approach when painted.  In these new paintings, Jim hopes to compliment the rigid man-made structures of the cityscape, with the calmer solitude of the seascape.   And what a difference there is between Newcastle and the Northumberland Coast, even with their close proximity.  The juxtaposition of these two elements are one of the joys of living and working in the North East.

36 Lime Street Gallery


Newcastle upon Tyne


Preview  –  Friday 13th September,  6 – 8pm

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September,   11 – 5pm

Monday 16th – Friday 20th September , By Appointment

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September,  11 – 5pm.

Many Ouseburn Bridges at night

Many Ouseburn Bridges at night

Jim Edwards is best known for his depictions of iconic buildings and bridges of the North East. His work falls into two genres, contemporarycityscapes and abstract paintings inspired by manmade forms and buildings. Both styles follow a theme of architecturally inspired  structures and dominating linear form.

Edwards’ cityscape paintings are not studies from life, nor is he trying to capture a particular viewpoint. His paintings have their origin in memory, how he remembers the workings and landmarks of the city, rather than a straightforward representation. The compositions evolve from a combination of imagination and selective memory, which are then altered and exaggerated. Certain buildings are forgotten or simplified, creating a personal view of the city.

Jim recently returned to Newcastle following a brief spell living and working in Northumberland, which inspired a more rural direction in his paintings. And like his cityscape paintings his new body of work focuses on manmade structures in the open landscape, of isolated farmhouses and the network of geometric walls stretched over hillsides.

Jim Edwards

Studio 5B

36 Lime Street Studios


Newcastle upon Tyne





We all Float Down Here

We all Float Down Here

August 27, 2013

Russell Maurice: Instructional Objects in the Midday Mist

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This new body of work,  comprising altered photographs of random Northumbrian ruins and sculptural objects,  smears from Neo Neo Romanticism through a pastel puddle of Surrealism en route to a white gloved handful of Comic Abstraction.

Reassessing the Cartoon’s low-brow reputation, disembodied forms float in the midday mist,  presenting simplified comic imagery as purified form. The indexical objects added to the photographs mirror the way information is recorded and conveyed in Alchemy, adding to the already present ambiguity. The works hold an abstract narrative with a presence of the fantasmal,  indicating a desire to re-enchant or mythologise contemporary reality. Concerned with the more metaphysical aspects of the natural, particularly the spirit world, concepts of ghosting and theories on the after life. Maurice is objectifying the non-solid to analyse the forms spirits could take and at times what forms are generally accepted in their cultural representations.

Russell Maurice was born in 1975 in Newcastle. He now lives in London.

Opening Friday 30th August 6 – 9pm,
Sat 31st Aug,  12 – 6pm ,
Sat 7th Sept,  1.30 –  6pm ,
Sat 14th Sept,  12 –  6pm ,
And all other times by appointment call:  07837 586913

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May 14, 2013

Arte Povera @36 Lime Street Gallery

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Louise Bradley

Louise Bradley

Louise Bradley’s piece ‘The Absence of Cigars’ made from a found object and leftover paint.

Presented as part of The Late Shows 2013.

The Late Shows marks the international event ‘Museums at Night’, which takes place across Europe. For further information visit

The Late Shows is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

September 30, 2012

Populace, coming soon to 36 Lime Street Gallery