Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Spy on Nick!!

To coincide with Nick's new (and first ever Mushroom Works) show, HANDmade,  Nick has set up a live webcam so as visitors can keep abreast of his developments over the duration of the show. Check it out on his website

The print has arrived!

Katie and Nicola are hard at work sticking and stuffing envelopes with our new Selected Works and the invitation for Nick's show. Keep an eye out for Mr Postie! (and if you're not on our mailing list you can join it at

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Design Event 09

To celebrate design across the North East this festival takes place between 16-25th October. Design Event began in 2005 as a festival and has grown to be an organisation delivering an annual programme of design based exhibitions and events across the North East. Included in the events is a programme of talks with leading designers in their fields. We are holding Design Event as part of Nick James Solo exhibition HANDmade on Saturday 17th October 6-8. Nick will host a special in progress evening to show the piece midway through the commissioning process. Come along to this and look out for many more design events in the region. 

NewcastleGateshead Art Fair

From 1st – 4th October the Largest Commercial Art Fair in the North East returns to the Sage Gateshead. This is an opportunity to see the wealth of creative talent in the region as well as from across the globe, including the Mushroom Works very own Joanne Wishart, Amada Rabey, Eva Bauer and Jim Edwards. An exciting range of artwork will be on sale. The event also includes print workshops and seminars about collecting art!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Perfect Presents - Call for Work

Mushroom Works are planning a spectacular Christmas selling exhibition and are looking for regional artists, designers and makers to exhibit - commission FREE!

We have a limited number of 4x4ft spaces, which can be rented from the beginning of December until the lead up to Christmas. The stall won’t require manning as the gallery will be invigilated at all times. Spaces will cost a mere £40 (remember it's commission FREE and your work will be on display for over two weeks) and we will be holding several special events to entice shoppers, including a preview evening and two make your own baubles and wrapping paper workshops (with mulled wine and mince pies of course).

The theme of this year’s Christmas exhibition is affordability! We are looking for lower end price ranges (anything from £5 to £50 - although the odd higher priced item may be able to creep in).

If this sounds like the perfect Christmas selling opportunity for you then please send a quick line about you, an outline of your work and two images of what you'd like to exhibit (or similar) and a web link if you have one to Lara Robinson -

Deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 9th October 2009. The exhibition will open on Saturday 5th December and will run until Saturday 19th December (preview Fri 4th December). As spaces are limited there will be a selection process. If you've any questions or queries please speak to Lara on 0191 2244011 or email her at

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Saturday, September 12, 2009


Artist Talk: Lee Turner 

This Tuesday 15th September 6-8pm Lee will be holding an informal talk about his collaborations and publications.  This will be a unique insight into Lee's world of printmaking, (There is more to this than meets the eye!) we'll even get to have a peep inside his studio. Booking required, get in touch with us now so you don't miss out.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

PRINT It's here

Today (5th September) - 26th September PRINT is our new exhibition showcasing printers proofs of collaborative projects by Lee Turner and other artists including Ruth Root and Ellen Birkenblit. There is a fantastic variety of styles and techniques tied together beautifully in this exhibition so what are you waiting for...

Drink and Draw and Drink and Draw and Drink ...

Drink and Draw was fantastic the walk in drawing tunnel a real highlight. Hope you all came along and enjoyed the evening as much as we did!