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Image: David Reynolds, Future Queer Sex Technology, 2022

Newcastle born, Gateshead based art gallery, Vane, celebrates 25 years of its history with Jubilee, an exhibition featuring artists that span the entire 25 years from its first show in July 1997 by Joseph Hillier to its most recent exhibition from Bobby Benjamin. The exhibition will also include contributions from several founding members of Vane, including current Directors Paul Stone and Chris Yeats, and founding Director William Heard.

Since its conception Vane has worked with over 1,000 artists, making it impossible for this exhibition to be a ‘best of’ collection, and instead should be be seen more as a snapshot to demonstrate the many possible representations of both what Vane is now and has achieved in the past as well as providing a space to consider where things may go next. 

The title Jubilee is not inspired by a recent royal event, but instead is more a slightly tongue-in-cheek reference to Derek Jarman’s 1977 cult punk movie of the same title, as well as a reference to Vane’s do-it-yourself ethos.

The collection on display includes work from the following artists:
Bobby Benjamin, Catherine Bertola, Alfons Bytautas, Hannah Campion, Veronique Chance, Rachael Clewlow, Feliks Culpa, Gordon Dalton, Graham Dolphin, Kerstin Drechsel, Mani Kambo, Kirsty Harris, William Heard, Joseph Hillier, Simon Le Ruez, Jock Mooney, Janie Nicoll, Stephen Palmer, David Reynolds, Morten Schelde, Paul Stone, Matilda Sutton, Roman Vaughan-Williams, Flora Whiteley and Chris Yeats.

Jubilee previews on Wednesday 6 July 2022 (5-8pm) and will be open Wednesday – Saturday 12-5pm, from 7th-30th July. Entry is free.

Morten Schelde, House at Dawn, 2022

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