Newcastle Common Artist: Ian Mood
Ian is a contemporary artist with an international reputation, having shown work with Saatchi London, Brooklyn Art Library, Battersea Art Fair & Manchester Art Fair – as well as being represented by numerous established galleries (including Barewall), in the UK and US.
In 2019 he collaborated as artist in residence with The National Theatre (Madness of George III with Mark Gatiss) and The Royal Exchange Manchester (Mother Courage with Julie Hesmondhalgh).
Ian is a member of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, Society Of Staffordshire Artists and the Artist Association of Nantucket (USA) where he regularly lectures as part of their summer arts programme. He lives with his family in Penkhull and works full time from his studio in Burslem.
Ian will be out and about in Newcastle with his sketchbook scribbling away while you shop, before setting up studio in our shopfront producing a new body of large paintings and sketches documenting the places and faces that make Newcastle such a special place to live. Don’t forget to drop by to see the paintings progress as the weeks pass. You might even spot yourself on one of the canvases!
‘Open Up’ an exhibition of drawings and paintings by local artist Ian Mood is on the move!
An artist-in-residence at Newcastle Common, Ian’s collection focuses on the faces and places that make Newcastle town centre the wonderful place it is. The work came from Ian spending time on the streets of the town centre earlier this year, talking to people and drawing them and the situations he saw.
From the 27th September until the 23rd October 2021 the vivid collection will be exhibited at the New Vic Theatre, who lead the Appetite programme.
Read Ian’s Newcastle Common diary entries