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As we are set to bring the curtain down on 2018, we’re already looking ahead to what’s coming up next year. Over Christmas week we’ll be taking a look at the exciting shows on offer across the various art forms during the first couple of months of next year. Next up, we look at what’s happening in Art and Literature to start 2019.

We’ll start with a touch of the historical at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery, with exhibitions on the art of Ernest Black as The Importance Of Being Ernest runs until 2nd February and a look at how World War I changed people’s lives with Our Hopes Profound running until 1st June.

Artist Dan Holdsworth brings his inventive collection of alluring portraits that make up Spatial Objects to Northern Gallery For Contemporary Art from Friday 18th January to Sunday 17th March.

The Laing Art Gallery continues its run of  its captivating exhibition Exposed: The Naked Portrait, with celebrities opening up as the subjects of these beguiling pieces.

Hatton Gallery hosts architectural exhibition Gathering from Julia Heslop and Ed Wainwright while paintings from Malcolm Teasdale continue to impress until 17th February at The Biscuit Factory.

Never to be outdone, BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art on Saturday 12th January the awesome arts space will host a symposium to accompany the major exhibition Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective. The exhibition, the first comprehensive survey of the artist, spanning 60 years is a real stand-out for a great start to 2019.

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