Tuesday, December 15, 2015

January Art Sale 2016

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th January 2016, 12pm – 5pm

Free Entry

Christmas is just round the corner and as thoughts turn to festive fun with family and friends, we’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!! 

After all the festivities, we know you’ll be looking to get a bargain in the January sales. Not one’s to disappoint, the artists and designers at Mushroom Works will be kicking off the New Year with our sale weekend.  Prices on original works from paintings, furniture, prints, jewellery and other items will be slashed by up to 70%!!!

Walnut ellipse table by James Design

Don’t fight the high street crowds to get something that everyone else has? Come and head down to our sale weekend and find yourself a truly unique piece of work that has been crafted by local artists and designers.

What a clever way to shop for a real bargain...Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ouseburn Open Studios 2015

Preview: Friday, 27th November, 6 – 8pm (Bar + live music)
Saturday, 28th & Sunday, 29th November, 10am – 5pm (CafĂ© + refreshments)


James Design
We've had a very exciting year as we reached the grand old age of 10!! The summer (what we had of one!!!) is coming to an end and we're now looking forward to welcoming you all in to explore and experience the magic of our Ouseburn Open Studios weekend at the end of November.

This cultural-packed weekend gives you the opportunity to come and meet the artists and designers face-to-face and browse, buy or commission affordable work direct from them. There’s so much work available with handmade products for the home, jewellery, prints, drawings, paintings, furniture and lots more on show.

Our ever expanding and much anticipated showcase of original 20x20 artworks (measuring 20cm x 20cm) and priced at an unbelievable £20, will be back for all of you festive bargain hunters out there. Get here early on the Friday night to get yourself or a loved one a unique find while stocks last. Once here stay and soak up the atmosphere with a drink from Tyne Bank Brewery, sweet treats by Olivia Rose Bakery and live music from The Cherry Pickers.

All of the twelve studios in the building will be open throughout the weekend with a rich assortment of talented artists and designers around for you to make friends with and discover what they get up to in their creative spaces. Once you're done, take a breather in our cafe with a tea or coffee and something delicious from The French Oven Bakery who'll keep your tastebuds entertained.

Just Look Twice
Before you leave don't forget to enter our free prize draw with a chance to win one of ten exclusive 20x20 giveaways. That’s an early Christmas present from us to you….

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mad Hatter's Tea Party....

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th May 2015
7 – 11pm FREE ENTRY

Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting! The North East’s late night culture crawl The Late Shows returns on 15th and 16th May 2015. Cultural venues across Newcastle and Gateshead will open their doors late into the evening, offering a range of free events, exhibitions and performances. 

The warm-up event for The Late Shows takes place on Friday 15 May with a special programme of events exclusively in the Ouseburn Valley from 7pm to 11pm. Mushroom Works and another Ouseburn favourite, Seven Stories are coming together to transform our building into scenes from Alice in Wonderland. 

As we're both celebrating our 10th birthdays this year we thought it would be a great idea to take you on a journey down the rabbit’s hole with Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as it celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

We'll be creating a world filled with characters from this famous children’s story where you’ll be able to have tea with the Mad Hatter or try to keep your head with the Queen of Hearts or create a winning smile just like the Cheshire cat’s.

The madcap artists and designers will be around for you to meet and discover what they get up to. There’ll be lots of different work to buy or commission from affordable gifts to beautifully handcrafted pieces of furniture.

If that’s wasn't enough, we've also got beer on tap by Mordue Brewery and Alice-themed cupcakes to nibble on by local bakery, Olivia Rose Bakery. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for ways to enter our free prize draw with the chance of winning a ‘teatastic’ Rington’s hamper worth £50!!.

Presented as part of The Late Shows 2015. www.thelateshows.org.uk 

The Late Shows is supported by Arts Council England and managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

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

Friday, January 23, 2015

Spring Salon

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March, 12 - 5pm
Free Entry
Majid Lavasani

We've reached the grand old age of 10!!! It only seems like yesterday that we opened the doors. To celebrate this significant milestone for Mushroom Works we’ll be showcasing the very best of the best in groundbreaking art and design from the region with our Spring Salon weekend.

Our Spring Salon provides a unique experience to come see what fresh ideas, designs and products have been mulling over in the creative minds of the artists and designers based here. And as we celebrate ten years, we’ll be taking an opportunity to welcome back some previous tenants to find out what new work they have been working on and developing since their time with us.
Jim Edwards

The Spring Salon is a great opportunity to come and meet these artists and designers in their studios and buy or commission work from them direct. There is so much to see and explore with paintings, furniture, jewellery, pottery, textiles, illustrations and design products all available to buy over the weekend.

We'll have a cosy area too where you can sit and relax with a hot drink and some cake or let your little ones get creative with our family colouring-in sheets.