Gala Gallery is located within the Gala Theatre, next to the box office. It shows changing exhibitions of modern and contemporary art by regional, national and international artists which make associations with the context of the theatre programme.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10.00am-8.30pm, Sunday 2.30pm-8.30pm.
Steffen Sixt: Heimat / Homeland
10 May – 23 June
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the twinning of Durham and Tübingen in Germany. To celebrate this relationship, curators from the Universitätsstadt Tübingen and Durham County Council have both nominated local artists to celebrate 50 years of creative exchange, with each artist exhibiting in the partner gallery.
Born in Stuttgart, Steffen Sixt studied law and theology and lives in Tübingen. Although nationally recognised for his work as a commercial and portrait photographer, this body of work meticulously documents the changes in his local environment. Heimat focuses on the contrast between disintegration and renewal in Tübingen and the surrounding villages.
In order to compliment Sixt’s work, Durham’s contribution is Chris Younger, who has lived in County Durham for over a decade. During that time, the local landscape has become an important part of his work with his photography exploring the interactions between people, places and nature over time.
Norman Cornish: The Portraits
30 June – 1 September 2019
As part of the Cornish centenary celebrations Gala Gallery are privileged to host a selection of portraits by the late Norman Cornish. The portraits give a rare and informal insight into the Cornish family as well as a selection of lesser seen self-portraits.
Amanda Drago, Kit Haigh and Emer Tumilty: Me To You
September – November 2019
Commissioned by TIN Arts, Integrating (a local charity supporting disabled young people and their families) and us, this exhibition explores a child’s perspective of getting from here to there, across rivers, burns, bridges, becks, linns and foss. Using dance, sound and light, the exhibition will provide an immersive experience for all children, including those with multiple and profound learning difficulties and their families.