Find out what’s on

DRAWING is a programme of events and exhibitions, taking place at venues and galleries across the whole north east region.

Scroll through the list below and click to find out more about each particular exhibition or event. You can also use the categories below to find the types of events that you are most interested in.

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Urban Lines: Jack Coates

Port of Tyne Gallery at The Customs House
24 January - 6 April 2015

During 2015 The Port of Tyne Gallery at The Customs House is hosting a ‘year of drawing’ – Read more

Make Now Please

The Customs House, South Shields
25 April – 31 May 2015

As part of drawing?, Customs House presents an exhibition of new work by Newcastle and London based artists, Read more

Transition 5 – Machine Sketches: Carl Gregg

The Customs House, South Shields
3-18 June 2015

Transition is a special exhibition slot created to specifically show new work by recent graduates, experimental work, temporary Read more

Space Stations: Antony Gormley

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
Until 8 August 2015

Widely known for his sculptures, installations and public artworks Gormley’s work is usually large scale. This small group Read more

Aligning 2: Alastair MacLennan & Sandra Johnston

The Customs House, South Shields
26 June - 26 July 2015

Aligning 2 began with five-day collaborative performances based on drawing processes, developed by both artists working simultaneously in Read more

Evaporation: Angela Nunn

Fusion Gallery, The Customs House, South Shields
4 – 26 July 2015

The early years of Angela Nunn’s  life were spent in The Cape Verde Islands. After graduating in Fine Art Read more

Bridge Gallery Exhibition: Swimmers by Bethan Laker

Tynemouth Metro Station
20 July - 15 October 2015

Inspired by the sun, sand, sights and sounds of the coast at Tynemouth, these playful textured drawings imagine Read more

Speculations: Thinking Making Drawing

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
Until 8 August

In celebration of drawing, Speculations: making thinking drawing brings together archival material from the Hatton Gallery collections with Read more

Some Possible Truths: Nick Kennedy

The Customs House, South Shields
1-30 August 2015

Some Possible Truths presents two bodies of work by Kennedy, which reflect his interest in the nature of aesthetic Read more

Degree Minutes Seconds: Stephen Livingstone

Port of Tyne Gallery at The Customs House, South Shields
1-30 August 2015

This interim exhibition of drawings by Stephen Livingstone marks the half-way point of his residency funded by the Read more

Sea of faces – drawing activities

Tynemouth Metro Station
Every Tuesday at 3pm

Drawing workshops running every Tuesday from 4 – 25 August. Come along to Tynemouth station and take part Read more


Drafting was an exploratory series of two-day performance events in the gallery space at Baltic 39. The public Read more