The Gallery of Wonder

News August 2010:

The Gallery has been so overwhelmed with applications of such a high quality that the project has been extended to accommodate 18 projects over two years, February 2010 to January 2012. Even so the programme is now fully booked and we have no more spaces. 
We are however launching a new project venue – the Gallery of Wonder Great North Museum (GOW/GNM). More information to follow soon

The Gallery of Wonder is curated by Irene Brown and is a conference point and exhibition facility for research into the evocation of wonder. Fundamentally understood as a contemporary gallery it invites exploration into the potential of visual display to provoke enquiry and stimulate innovative associations.

Its aim is to encourage the questioning of the conventional relationships between art and science, gallery and museum. Comprised of two large oak and glass display cabinets built into the windows of the Fine Art Building in Newcastle University, overlooking the beautiful Victorian Quadrangle, the Gallery of Wonder extends an open invitation to artists, scientists, writers and researchers to engage with and contribute to this research.