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Jimmy Turrell: Unforsaken (Part 1)

A new exhibition by graphic artist and director Jimmy Turrell, who has previously produced work for Adidas, Beck, Miguel, The Guardian…

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New Boosbeck

Furniture designed and built in collaboration with community groups and members of the public. New Boosbeck Industries is a social…

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Art on Paper since 1885

Iconic printed pieces from the G.F. Smith archive. For over 100 years G.F. Smith has consistently worked with the best…

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Giles Miller: Aurora

A new installation by Giles Miller Studio, which specialises in the development of truly innovative surface, sculptural and architectural works. Giles…

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Material Explorations

Materials from SCIN, the UK’s largest independent materials library. Materials are all around us. Everything is made of something. A…

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Material Matters

Interior design, graphic design, fashion, surface design, product design and photography from Newcastle College students and alumni. The exhibition features…

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Chairs and Lamps

The ethos of 3D design is that learning how to make something not only develops the designer’s knowledge of materials and…

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Design and Wellbeing

Located in the grounds of the Freeman Hospital amidst wildflower gardens, Maggie’s offers a unique approach to cancer care with architecture…

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Daniel Schofield

A solo exhibition including new pieces of work by designer Daniel Schofield. Daniel Schofield’s work is based on the belief…

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Makers Workshop

Reaching Your Market: Make the most of your online presentation, marketing and social media. Do you have an open studio or exhibition…

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Design NOW Symposium

Join some of the UK’s leading creative talent for an insight into their work, inspirations and creative practices. Speakers Anthony…

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SCIN Material Blast

SCIN will host the Material Blast, a series of exciting material talks that round off the immersive exhibition, Material Exploration, held throughout…

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Pop Up Shop

Visit the Northern Design Festival pop-up shop for design-led jewellery, homewares, prints and more. Prices start from just £2.50. It’s…

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Design Source

A selling exhibition of the best furniture, product, textiles, wallpaper, lighting, ceramics and jewellery from across the North of England.…

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Curator’s Tours

Join Karen Nairstone, Curator of the Northern Design Festival, for a free guided tour of this year’s exhibitions at the…

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Architects Breakfast

An exclusive opportunity for architects, interior designers, developers and commissioners to visit the exhibitions and meet some of the designers taking part.…

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Sponsors 2017

We couldn’t bring you the 2017 Northern Design Festival without the support of our partners. This year’s festival is supported…