Tuesday, December 17, 2013

January Super Sale Weekend

Preview: Friday 10th January 2014, 6 – 8pm
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th January 2014, 12pm – 5pm


We know that you all love a bargain. We also know that you like a bargain that is unique and has been crafted with attention and care. So, in January the artists and designers at Mushroom Works will be holding a Super Sale weekend that see’s the prices of selected original artworks slashed by up to 70% off. Now that's a bargain!!

This Super Sale weekend will be a chance for you all to come and grab some real offers across a selection of handcrafted work from paintings, illustrations, furniture, pottery, jewellery, drawings, textiles and much more!!

Come and browse around the building, meet the artists and designers and find that special something that can’t be found on the high street.

If you have a passion for fantastic art and design or you’re simply someone who can't say no to a great bargain, this outstanding Super Sale weekend really will have something to tempt you all.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mushroom Works at Ouseburn Open Studios

20x20 exhibition preview and sales event: Friday 22nd November, 6 - 8pm  

Ouseburn Open Studios weekend: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November, 10am - 5pm

Free Entry

The hinges on the doors are getting oiled as we speak as it's only just over two weeks until we throw open our doors for Ouseburn Open Studios. This annual cultural weekend is a real must for anyone interested in meeting the artists, designers and craftspeople who use this building to let their imaginations and skills come to life.

Get here early on preview night to grab a bargain with our unique exhibition of original 20cm x 20cm artworks (paintings, ceramics, textiles, glass, wood, drawings, collage and mixed media) that are on sale for the unbelievably bonkers price of only £20!!!! 

This open studios weekend is all about encouraging people to come and find out for themselves what makes creative people tick, chat to them about their work and buy or commission something that is beautifully handcrafted with love and care.

If you've not been to our open studios weekend before then you're in for a real treat....and if you have, we've got even more to stimulate your creative tastebuds this year with work from
twenty exceptionally talented people. Phew!!! After all of that you can hang out and relax with a drink (alcoholic on the Friday / tea or coffee on the Saturday and Sunday) and begin thinking about where to put your new purchase.....

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mushroom Works @ Ouseburn Open Studios

Preview: Fri, 22nd November, 6 – 8pm
Open Studios: Sat, 23rd & Sun, 24th November, 10am – 5pm


Mushroom Works are excited to be once again taking part in this year’s Ouseburn Open Studios. This unique annual open studios weekend invites you to come and meet the creative people that work here. We'll have lots of affordable work to browse and buy from painter’s to furniture-makers, potters to jewellery-makers, illustrators to product designers and much more!!!

Get here early on the Friday and grab (literally!) yourself a bargain when we preview our 20x20 exhibition of original artworks created by some of the region’s most sought after artists and makers. All 20x20 artworks (measure 20cm by 20cm) will be on sale for only £20! Enter our prize draw and you’ll have the chance to win one of our exclusive 20x20’s.

As it proved so popular last year, we’ll be handing over our back gallery space to the creative people from our two other studio sites who'll showcase work to buy or commission.
This weekend is a fantastic opportunity for you to come and meet these artists and designers face-to-face and find out what they get up to. There's so much to see, buy or commission and once you've done all that why not simply sit back and relax with some homemade refreshments courtesy of our cosy café.

A free shuttle bus service will be running over the open studios weekend around each of the open studios venues.

If that’s not enough to satisfy your creative appetite, you’ll be able to grab yourself even more bargains in the New Year when we’ll be having our ‘Super Sales’ weekend. Get yourself down to our sales preview on Friday 10th January, 6 – 8pm. There'll be lots of super sales bargains on offer over Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th January, 10am – 5pm.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Muddy Fingers Pottery launch night

Muddy Fingers Pottery launch night
Friday, 12th July, 6 – 8pm
Free entry 

Mushroom Works’ newest tenants, Muddy Fingers Pottery
are all unpacked and settled into their studios. Now that they’re in, Marv and Diane are eager to make themselves known to everyone and let more people know what they do.

As a nice icebreaker, they are having a launch night at Mushroom Works on Friday, 12th July between 6 – 8pm. Marv will be doing a quick demonstration of his skills on the potters wheel and will tell you how you can get your hands dirty too.

Muddy Fingers Pottery will be running regular night classes (for novices and more accomplished hands) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 6pm – 8:30pm. Their new round of classes start on 16th July, so get in touch and get booked onto one of these nights. There’ll also be lots of tenant's work for sale around the building at fantastically affordable prices.

Taster classes (two sessions) are £30 and a six-week class is £80. All materials and tools are included within the price. For more information on Muddy Fingers Pottery and their classes, go to:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Snap Shots - Joanne Wishart

Our Snap Shots series of mini films are progressing nicely, letting you have a glimpse into the creative world of our tenants. Here's Mushroom Works artist Joanne Wishart talking about why she loves what she does and why she couldn't imagine doing anything else.... 

Joanne Wishart from Mushroom Works on Vimeo.

We'll be adding more Snap Shots films over the coming months, so keep watching to find out more on some of the region's most creative artists and designer-makers!
To see more Snap Shots of our other wonderfully creative people, visit our website:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Seaside Holiday

An exhibition of sunny, seaside artwork by Joanne Wishart.

Preview: Friday 20th September,  6 - 8pm
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September, 10am - 4pm
Friday 27th, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September, 10am - 4pm

(Monday 23rd -Thursday 26th September by appointment only - please ring Joanne on 07941160924 to arrange a viewing)

Tide's out at St. Mary's lighthouse
Mushroom Works artist, Joanne Wishart will be transforming the gallery into a seaside haven for all you beachcombers out there to come and explore.  Joanne will be showcasing a selection of new paintings inspired by some of our North East coastal landmarks with St Mary’s Island, Whitley Bay and Tynemouth Priory, all captured in Joanne's unique style.

Joanne will have lots of other seaside treats in store as she's been working on some new techniques using printmaking, stitching and mixed media to create and develop her very individual artwork on traditional seaside deckchairs.

So, grab your buckets and spades, put on the suncream and come and be the first to see her new colourful creations which will transport you back to those care-free days of walking along the sand, eating ice-cream, and relaxing on a 'seaside holiday'.

There'll be lots of affordable work to buy from greetings cards and ceramic coasters to limited edition prints and smaller artworks
that will be available during the exhibition.

You can find out more about Joanne and her work at www.joannewishart.co.uk or by visiting our website at www.mushroomworks.com

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Snap Shots - Skunkworks Props

Snap Shot series - a glimpse into our creative lives.

At Mushroom Works, we're always excited about finding new ways of using digital technology to shout about the artists and designer-makers that we support across our studio sites. So, we're gradually introducing our 'Snap Shots' series of mini films that give on-line visitors a snap shot of the creative lives of our artists and designer-makers.

It's still early days as we've got a long list of artists and designer-makers to film but we thought you might like to see the first one we've produced. We hope that you enjoy it.....www.brightonroadstudios.com/artists/skunkworks-props

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Magical Encounters

The Late Shows @ Mushroom Works

Friday 17th May and Saturday 18th May, 7 - 11pm

Free Entry

Majid Lavasani
Mid-May sees one of the most anticipated events on the cultural calendar taking place with the return of The Late Shows.

For this year's event, Mushroom Works will be casting its creative spell on visitors with our 'Magical Encounters' exhibition.

As ever, this 'after dark' event will give us an excuse to create some magical surprises of our own alongside an exhibition of work inspired by magic and illusion.

Come and take the opportunity to meet with the artists and designer-makers, buy or commission work direct from them and create your own magical encounters.

If you’re looking for a bit of sparkle in your life, head down to Mushroom Works and let the creative people there work some of their magic on you.

Presented as part of The Late Shows 2013

The Late Shows marks the international event ‘Museums at Night’, which takes place across Europe. For further information visit www.culture24.org.uk/museumsatnight.

The Late Shows is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.