Bobby Benjamin, Catherine Bertola, Alfons Bytautas, Hannah Campion, Veronique Chance, Rachael Clewlow, Feliks Culpa, Gordon Dalton, Graham Dolphin, Kerstin Drechsel, Kirsty Harris, William Heard, Joseph Hillier, Mani Kambo, Simon Le Ruez, Jock Mooney, Janie Nicoll, Stephen Palmer, David Reynolds, Morten Schelde, Paul Stone, Matilda Sutton, Roman Vaughan-Williams, Flora Whiteley, Chris Yeats
7-30 July 2022
Wednesday – Saturday 12-5pm
Preview: Wednesday 6 July 5-8pm
Orbis Community, 65 High Street
Gateshead, NE8 2AP
Vane is pleased to present ‘Jubilee’, a celebration of 25 years of its history featuring 25 artists. Featured artists span the entire 25 years from Vane’s first exhibition in July 1997 through to the exhibition immediately preceding ‘Jubilee’. Many of the artists who featured at Vane early in their careers have proceeded to establish national and international profiles for their work. Some artists Vane has continued to work with across the years, others are making their return to the fold to help celebrate this landmark anniversary.
Vane has worked with over 1,000 artists during its history and it would be impossible to compile a ‘best of’ from across the years, especially one consisting of only 25 artists. Therefore, ‘Jubilee’ should be seen more as a snapshot, just one of potentially 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 exhibition title is not inspired by a certain other recent jubilee and is more a slightly tongue-in-cheek reference to Derek Jarman’s 1977 cult punk movie of the same name, a reference to Vane’s do-it-yourself ethos that was behind its founding by artists and continues to this day.
Founded in 1997 in Newcastle upon Tyne, and currently based across the River Tyne in Gateshead, Vane’s exhibition programme encompasses artists of all career stages, from the North East of England region, across the UK, Europe and the USA. For the first eight years of its existence Vane was a nomadic organisation, presenting projects in a number of temporary venues. In 2005 a more permanent gallery space was established. The recently opened space in Gateshead is Vane’s third location since that time. Beyond the gallery, Vane has presented projects across the UK and internationally, including in Denmark, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA.