EXPERT COMMENT: This 17th-century portrait was given plumper lips years after it was finished – an expert explains why
In an article written for The Conversation*, Nicky Grimaldi , Assistant Professor of Arts at Northumbria University discusses the idea of conserving originality and how the additions of the restorer can lend an interesting element to a painting’s story.
Award-winning film maker awarded honorary degree from Northumbria University.
Bafta-nominated writer-director Clio Barnard has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Art workshop explores our relationship with sleep
Members of the public are being invited to share their experiences of sleep, and find out more about the experiences of others, during an art workshop and exhibition next month.
Fine Art alumni secure prestigious regional residency
Two of Northumbria University’s Fine Art graduates are being supported by the New Graduate Award scheme developed and hosted by Middlesbrough Art Week (MAW).
Surprising secrets of Delaval sisters’ portrait revealed
A painting of two daughters from one of the North East’s most well-known families has been brought back to life – with some surprising discoveries made in the process by art conservation experts from Northumbria University.
Fine Art graduate wins prestigious painting prize
Holly Smith, a Fine Art graduate of Northumbria University, was one of 12 final-year students to win the Freelands Painting Prize and is now preparing to exhibit her work in London.
Success for Northumbria students and graduates in international design awards
Two graduates, Jai Mistry and Helen Wat, topped their respective categories in the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Student Design Awards, an international scheme that recognises and rewards budding designers who propose creative solutions for tackling key social, environmental and economic issues.
Students and graduates shine in national design competition
Northumbria School of Design excelled once again in London at New Designers 2023, which recognises rising stars whose unique work highlights key themes such as sustainability, mental health, diversity and other vital areas of responsible design.
Academic works with engineers and ex-mining community to create renewable energy art
Northumbria University academic and artist Paul Dolan is working with engineers and former mining community members to create unique artwork for an upcoming exhibition.
Students prepare to REVEAL graduating exhibitions
Graduating artists from Northumbria University’s Fine Art programmes are preparing to showcase their work in a multi-site exhibition which includes Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and spaces across the University’s Newcastle City Campus.
New report highlights the power of partnership
A new report published today - By All, For All: The Power of Partnership - has mapped for the first time a decade of AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) funded community and cross-sector collaborative research and development (R&D) projects.
Northumbria joins National Saturday Club network to offer creative opportunities for teenagers
Young people from across the North East aged 13 to 16 are being given the chance to experience art and design activities at Northumbria University as part of the National Saturday Club programme.
EXPERT COMMENT: How art inspired by peatlands can help us confront the climate crisis
In an article originally written for The Conversation, Dr Rosie Everett, lecturer in Forensic Science at Northumbria in collaboration with Benjamin Gearey & Maureen O'Connor from University College Cork, discuss the roles that peatlands have played in our history and how they might be part of the key to our future.
Creative writing lecturer’s new play highlights elephant ivory debate
A Northumbria University lecturer, who is also an award-winning playwright and radio dramatist, is preparing for his latest play to be aired on BBC Radio 4.
Exhibition will showcase the skills of Technicians
An event aimed at celebrating the unique contributions of technical support staff, and the diversity of the work they carry out across a range of subject areas at Northumbria University, will run throughout December.
Gallery North opens its doors for thought-provoking autumn exhibition season
A series of contemporary art exhibitions exploring cultures, communities and environments has launched at Northumbria University’s newly refurbished Gallery North.
International recognition for Fine Art student
A talented Northumbria University student, known for her large-scale vibrant oil paintings, has been presented with the Student Artist of the Year award by the Fine Art Trade Guild.
Gallery refurbishment marked by exhibition launch
A contemporary art gallery at the heart of Northumbria University’s City Campus has been relaunched following refurbishment with a brand new exhibition.
Woon Art Prize winner launches solo exhibition
The winner of a prestigious art prize has launched an exhibition at Northumbria University.
Design show backed by Gucci highlights emerging talent
Seven graduates from Northumbria University have made the shortlist of an international design competition supported by Gucci.
The Global Design Graduate Show 2021 is an online showcase which gives emerging creatives the chance to get feedback on their work from a panel of industry experts from the world of art and design.
The show was first launched last year after the Covid-19 pandemic le