Objects of Use at the Laing
Arts & Crafts exhibition travels to Newcastle

OoU at the Laing

The second instalment of our section of The Arts and Crafts House, Then and Now is up and running. We travelled up to Newcastle recently to install the show at the Laing gallery, a wonderful gallery designed in the Baroque style with Art Nouveau elements by architects Cackett and Burns Dick.

Laing mural The Objects of Use mural

Beautiful semi-circular murals adorn the upper wall either and of the gallery, above our installation, seen here during installation of the exhibits.

The object handling table The object handling table

As with the show at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, we have a table of objects for handling, a well-received aspect of the exhibition.

Objects of Use at the Laing

The exhibition runs until January 31st 2106, and features celebrated designers and collaborators such as Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, Alfred and Louise Powell, the Barnsley Brothers and Ernest Gimson, alongside today’s leading designers, including Sebastian Cox, Rosa Nguyen, Andrew Wicks, Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley. Why not take the opportunity to visit this lovely city - if you like old pubs, we recommend a visit to the Crown Posada — a fabulously skinny slice of Victoriana, with panelling and leather-clad booths — while you're in Newcastle.

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