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From 29 November to 24 December
Artist Stuart Langley has created a stunning new light installation across the windows of Ushaw's main building. Inspired by the architecture and historic collections,
12 neon sculptures and 12 digital projections will illuminate Ushaw throughout this period.
Two of the projections have been created through collaborations with children from local schools in Esh and Bearpark.
This project is supported by Durham County Council and County Durham Community Foundation.
Ushaw Christmas Tree Festival
Ushaw's 2019 Christmas Tree Festival will be bigger and better than ever - with a display of 100 Christmas Trees! We’ve adopted an eco-friendly approach this year encouraging everyone to reuse, recycle or create their own style of Christmas tree, although more traditional trees will also be on display.
Official launch 29th November
Ushaw Presents at Christmas
23rd November to 21st December 2019
We are once again inviting County Durham artists and makers to contribute to our Christmas selling exhibition in the William Allen Gallery at Ushaw.
Submissions can be made in all mediums including ceramics, digital, drawing, glass, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture and are invited from artists who live, work or study in County Durham.
-Artists can submit up to 3 artworks to exhibit (we will endeavour to display at least two works from each artist)
-Due to space limitations, 2D artworks including frames must not exceed 80cm x 80cm
-All 2D work must be fitted with picture wire for hanging
-All work must be labelled on the reverse with artist name and title only (please do not include the price of the work on the label)
-A separate luggage label must be attached to the reverse, which can hang below the artwork with the same information (but not the price)
-All works submitted must be for sale. Please include on the submission form the price you wish to receive for each of your works. Ushaw will add 20% commission + VAT on the commission element on to your price which will help to support our running costs. For example, if you price a work at £100 the work will be offered for sale at £124.
-Please submit an invoice for any sold works via email - email@example.com - at the end of the exhibition. Include your bank account number and sort code as payment will be made via bank transfer.
-Copies of other artist’s work are not permissible. Original artworks only.
-Artworks will need to be brought to Ushaw on Monday 18 November between 10am and4pm.
-Unsold works may be collected from Ushaw from 21st December onwards (please note, the venue will be closed during Christmas week) Please complete the standard submission form available here or in person from Ushaw reception and return by 11th November to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who has prepared entries for the 'Impressions of Ushaw' visual art competition during the Summer months. We are now inviting submissions for the competition.
Please label your entry with your name, contact details and the title of your artwork and bring them to the reception desk in Ushaw's entrance foyer. Please indicate if you are making your artwork available for sale and the asking price.
Ushaw charges 20% commission + VAT on all sales. Entries to the competition are to be submitted by Monday, 21 October. You will be given a receipt for your work at the reception desk.
The exhibition will be opened on Saturday, 26 October along Ushaw's East Ambulacrum. Judging by public vote ballot will take place until Saturday, 14 December when the exhibition will close and the winners announced. Artists can collect their work from Monday, 16 December.
Entry is free of charge.
AN ANIMATRONICS expert responsible for creating monsters for Star Wars and Doctor Who has brought a new art installation to life in the North-East.
Adam Keenan worked with acclaimed artist Mat Collishaw on a spectacular life-sized robotic eagle which has now gone on show at Ushaw.
Watch Mat Collishaw talking about the artwork while it comes to life in the background at Ushaw
Mondays to Fridays: 11am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm, hot food served in cafe until 2pm) Saturdays: 11am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm)
Ushaw has ample space across several different car parks. Parking is free. Level access can be found at the rear of the building, with disability access throughout our chapels and exhibitions.
Entry Charges: Day ticket: Adult £3, child (age 5 -15) £1 Annual Membership: Adult £6, Child £3, Family £14
Your day ticket or annual membership gives you access to Ushaw's main buildings, Chapels, exhibitions, and Refectory Cafe.
It costs more than £10,000 a week to run Ushaw. Your entry charges help us maintain and develop buildings now and in the future.
Ushaw, Durham, DH7 9RH
0191 334 5119