Visual Arts

Visual Arts

"What do you think an artist is? He’s a political being, constantly alive to heartrending, fiery, or happy events, to which he responds in every way. No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war, for attack and defense against the enemy."

Pablo Picasso

Walter Wolfgang
Friday, 31 May 2019 14:22

Walter Wolfgang

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Walter Jakob Wolfgang, 23 June 1923 to 28 May 2019, was a German-born British socialist and peace activist. He was Vice-President and Vice Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament up to the time of his death, and a supporter of the Stop the War Coalition.
Against the day
Sunday, 19 May 2019 13:40

Against the day

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Narbi Price introduces his new exhibition of paintings, set in Ashington and inspired by the Pitmen Painters. Image above: Untitled Wall Painting (Kwik Fit), acrylic on board, 50x70cm The idea for the exhibition and series of paintings entitled The Ashington Paintings (held at Woodhorn Museum in summer 2018), came through…
Building for a society of equals: 100 years of Bauhaus
Saturday, 23 February 2019 21:20

Building for a society of equals: 100 years of Bauhaus

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Jenny Farrell celebrates 100 years of Bauhaus, the German art school started in 1919 Inspired by Germany’s November 1918 Revolution, which was ultimately crushed by the Social Democratic Party leadership and the military, artists and intellectuals, anti-militarists and pacifists hoped for a new society for the common good. Many however…
The Giant's Mirror
Friday, 01 February 2019 16:10

The Giant's Mirror

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Gaia She stayed silentas they cut her fringe.They took her liver too. They then cut her ovaries out,the bleeding didn't stop. They built bridges and damsas they planned to cut herwhite hands. Image and poem by Jowonder.
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