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If you head down to Brentwood Avenue on Jesmond, Newcastle next week then you’ll see a new addition to all to bustling boutiques and busy cafes. The Aviary Gallery, a new arts space designed and founded by successful North East entrepreneur Kirsty Bell (CEO of Goldfinch, the leading British independent Film & TV production and finance company), opens its doors on Monday 9th December with an ‘iconic mix of international “firsts” and a refreshing mix of established and new talent on show’. 

Trevor Read, Director and Curator of The Aviary gallery tells us more, “Visitors to our contemporary gallery can expect to discover work from established and emerging artists alike and explore a diverse medley of art and design that has been skilfully and precisely crafted.  Many of the pieces are one of a kind and unique examples of rare artistry at work.”

Kicking things off on Tuesday 10th December is INTERFERENCE, a private showing of a new collection of work from renowned wildlife artist Louise McNaught. Alongside that The Aviary Art Gallery will be putting on the first public viewing of an iconic photographic collection of Warhol imagery, insect inspired art from Damon Albarn’s sister, Jess Albarn, a collection of work from psychedelic artist David Vaughan and politically charged pop art from Violeta Sofia. 

Founder of The Aviary Gallery, Kirsty Bell said, “We are very proud to bring The Aviary to the North East for its first bricks and mortar site. As a North-East family we know the welcoming atmosphere, modest aspiration and thriving business community that has drawn so many individuals and companies up here.  Whilst our new Brentwood Avenue address in the North-East will give us will give us a much needed home, we will continue to host pop-up events in London and around the UK as well as building our online presence via Trevor, myself and the team will continue to add to the roster of artists we have discovered from around the UK, including some incredible, never before seen collections, to be revealed when we officially open the gallery.  Seeing the art in the curated environment that the team have designed will draw people in to view at their pleasure, giving a relaxing and aspirational feel to the gallery”.

The Aviary hopes to put on regular events, pop-ups and launches in the future, as well as showcasing and developing talent and championing creativity in the city. So next time you’re in Jesmond, keep your eyes peeled.

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