I just love photography, capturing great places, food and people. I was really excited to have been invited to capture interesting, funny and entertaining moments during the opening of the Great Exhibition Of The North and to visit two photography exhibitions and be inspired. The Great Exhibition Of The North is taking place until the 9th September. There is something for everyone!
Great Exhibition Of The North - Photography
Women By Women
Women By Women photography exhibition is currently on display at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Travel to the 4th floor gallery to see the work of five female photographers who worked in the North East between the 1970's - 2000's.
Women By Women ©MDHarding
ABOUT THE NORTH: Imagined Dialogues
A series of photographs documenting the lives, landscapes and ideas of the north. Displayed in the contemporary Side Gallery.
Side Gallery, Newcastle ©MDHarding
The Quayside has been transformed on both sides of the River Tyne (Newcastle and Gateshead), with contemporary architecture such as the Sage Gateshead, Gateshead and with a man-made summer beach retreat, Newcastle! Take a stroll along the quay over the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, relax in a deck chair or enjoy a chilled drink at one of the bars/cafes or restaurants.
Sage Gateshead ©MDHarding
There were a number of street performers entertaining the crowds, from Southpaw Dance Co performing Icarus, Fastest One Man Band In The World from Pete Moser, Granny Turismo from West Yorkshire, The Flycycle & The Submercycle from Pif Paf in Sheffield plus many more!
Southpaw Dance Co performing Icarus ©MDHarding
Upon opening the Great Exhibition Of The North, the black canons fired paper coloured confetti into the air.
Confetti Burst, The Quayside ©MDHarding
Mercury prize nominated Newcastle band, Maximo Park played live to a crowd of over 20,000 from a boat on the River Tyne.