The Aviary has always aimed to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by firmly established, internationally exhibiting and award-winning artists along with unseen emerging talent whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.
When The Aviary Newcastle first opened its doors in December 2019 it was our ambition to create an accessible space, a home to house our unique collection of artwork that would become a hub of creativity; a place to share and evolve for us and all that would visit. Since our launch less than a year ago a whole world of artistic accomplishment and powerful creative capability has been revealed to us. We only had to step outside to discover a rich pedigree in gifted creators and an abundance of blossoming innovators, to know that we were at the core of a visionary hotbed.
NE:BODY is a show dedicated to the legacy of every artist that ever contributed to the flourishing creative tapestry of the North East of England, and a celebration of those accomplished and compelling champions whose work you see on the walls here today.