The Aviary, A New Art Hub For Newcastle And The North East

Issue 56

Fresh on the scene is The Aviary Gallery situated on Brentwood Avenue in Jesmond, Newcastle. Expect to find a refreshing mix of unique and iconic artwork, sculpture, books and curiosities, with some international “firsts” and a mix of established and emerging talent on show.

The creative space is available for selected launches and events offering something a little different to the city. The gallery has been designed and founded by North East entrepreneur Kirsty Bell who is the CEO of Goldfinch (a leading British independent Film & TV production and finance company with offices in London and the North East) with the space available for events and launches by negotiation.

Trevor Read, Director and Curator of The Aviary gallery said, “Visitors to our contemporary gallery can explore a diverse medley of art and design with many of the pieces one of a kind and unique examples of rare artistry at work. Expect private showings, artist led evenings and an amazing line-up of exclusive shows, talks and competitions planned across the year”.

The launch party was a huge success with visitors and artists from London, the region and around the UK. Many of the artists were at the launch talking personally about their inspiration and artwork. There was huge interest from a “never before seen in public” iconic photographic collection of Warhol imagery, insect inspired art from Jess Albarn (sister of Damon Albarn) and politically charged pop art from Violeta Sofia. The Aviary has a constantly evolving array of artwork and pieces on display – so regular visits are highly recommended – the newest of which is set to be an extraordinary collection of pieces from psychedelic artist David Vaughan.

Founder of The Aviary Gallery, Kirsty Bell chose to set up the concept space in her hometown of Newcastle when the much in demand space came free on Brentwood Avenue in the trendy, upscale suburb of Jesmond, Newcastle.

Kirsty Bell said, “as a NE family we know the welcoming atmosphere, modest aspiration and thriving business community that has drawn so many individuals and companies to the region. Trevor, myself and the team will continue to add to the roster of artists and talent that we have discovered, some of whom will not be seen anywhere else in the UK. We hope that everyone will love the relaxing and aspirational feel to the gallery”.

With regular events, pop-ups and launches The Aviary aims to showcase talent, nourish and develop emerging artists and become a nerve centre to champion creativity in the city

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