George Vasey is the curator of the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside, one of the key sites for the planned 'Great Exhibition of the North'.

The Great Exhibition of the North is welcome – but let’s not forget the bigger picture

I’m looking forward to a moment when there isn’t the perception of a centre and a margin, of north and south

11 Oct 2016

What next for the Serpentine?

The retirement of co-director Julia Peyton-Jones comes at a time when the Serpentine and other London institutions are at a turning point

20 Nov 2015

Can Newcastle and Gateshead’s art scene thrive in spite of cuts?

BALTIC’s new director will need to bring fresh ideas to the region as economic pressures increase

14 Aug 2015

Stamping down on the students: has the UK’s largest art school gone too far?

Students are asking legitimate questions about the future of art schools: UAL should listen

17 Apr 2015

Raoul De Keyser at Inverleith House

De Keyser’s great talent is to keep oppositional ideas in the balance

19 Mar 2015

First Look: ‘The Decorator and the Thief (…)’ at the NGCA

I’ve tried to stay away from what most people would expect from a show about craft

23 Jan 2015

Review: ‘Basic Design: A Revolution in Art Education’ at the Hatton Gallery

Art education has come a long way since the 1950s. Is the Basic Design ‘revolution’ a little dated?

27 Nov 2014