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Jock Mooney: The Eyes Turn`d Inward for the Nightmare was Real

Jock Mooney: The Eyes Turn`d Inward for the Nightmare was Real

Jock Mooney constructs a world populated by grotesque characters, weird animals, lurid flowers and morphed effigies of historical, mythical and religious figures. Equally bizarre objects, composed of fingers, bones and fried eggs, take the form of memorial wreaths. Mooney creates a carnivalesque horror show that raises a distorted mirror to the modern world.

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Kerstin Drechsel: If you close the door

Kerstin Drechsel: If you close the door

Kerstin Drechsel’s investigation of everyday culture, artistic production and individual taste is orientated towards the rhythms of popular music, film and daily occurrences.

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Financial cuts but some great art events in the North East

Financial cuts but some great art events in the North East

The funding landscape changed dramatically because Arts Council England, in common with other quangos, was given 30% less money to distribute. Rather than allocate smaller subsidies to all regularly funded clients, the Arts Council chose a reduced group of National Portfolio Organisations for continued support.

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Who could mistake this rubbish bin for art? - The Daily Mail and The Turner Prize

Who could mistake this rubbish bin for art? - The Daily Mail and The Turner Prize

The Daily Mail's coverage of The Turner Prize is almost an event in itself and this year their article's headline epitomises everything I find fun about their coverage. It typifies how tabloidesque newspapers sell articles on contemporary art to their centre-right conservative readership.

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Simon Le Ruez in conversation with Katharine Welsh

Simon Le Ruez in conversation with Katharine Welsh

Simon Le Ruez will be in conversation in the gallery with Katharine Welsh, Assistant Curator at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, on Thursday 8 December, 12:30-1:30pm, to discuss the work in his current solo exhibition at Vane.

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