Zero Hour: Aidan Doyle Exhibition

The premiere of Ken Loach and Paul Laverty's film Sorry We Missed You at Tyneside Cinema will be accompanied by the opening of a major exhibition by artist Aidan Doyle. Depicting Ken Loach and his team on location making the film, the exhibition will celebrate the film as well as working people in the City of Newcastle.   

Aidan Doyle is an artist based in Newcastle. One of the recurring themes of his work is people at work – and he has completed commissions in theatres, hospitals, coal mines, construction sites and libraries, documenting and portraying these communities. When Sixteen Films were shooting Sorry We Missed You, Doyle was given the opportunity to watch and record the filmmakers at work.

These studies have provided the basis for an extensive body of paintings and drawings which will be exhibited as part of the season, as a collection of a dozen canvasses and various sketches, to be presented at the Tyneside Film School. This exhibition was borne out of a rare opportunity for artists from diverse practices to enter a discourse across creative disciplines. The exhibition will be touring to ten other venues in the UK.

All works on display as part of the exhibition are available for purchase.


Exhibition open 1 November – 8 December

Free entry

Opening hours:

Saturdays 5-8pm

Sunday-Wednesdays 10am-4pm

Closed: Thursdays, Fridays.

Please note that the exhibition will close at 1pm on on 5 and 27 November, and will be closed on 6 November.


Part of our Zero Hour Season; a curated series of screenings, discussions and public forums, as part of a debate on the reality and future of work in Newcastle and the UK.

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