Saturday 19 October - Saturday 23 November
Open 10.00am-5.00pm Monday-Friday and 10.00am-4.00pm Saturday
(not including Bank Holidays and Public Holidays - please check before travelling on these days)
In Polymorph Other YOU track down the villain! Travel the great spaceways of the Blue Mountain, enter the deep caverns of the Dice Cult, herald the gold-trimmed adamant platebody armour of the Runescape avatar! Obey the dictum of the TOTALLER game table! Invite your friends to explore the virtual realities of The Gold Ones! Step into an alternative world where Edward VIII didn't abdicate and yet still married Wallis Simpson! Your mission: to search for an answer to the ever-growing threat of the Present Continuum!
Polymorph Other is an exhibition of materials, records and activities inspired by, involving or about the worlds of gameplay and fiction. It features a range of works and contributions by local and international artists, gamers and groups including David Blandy, Blue Mountain Arcturus, Uma Breakdown, Felix Rose Kawitzky & Marianne Thesen Law, Kate Liston, Daniel Locke, Motsonian, Reactor, TOTALLER, Peter Wolfendale & Timothy Linward, and Hexham-based wargaming company Reiver Castings.
Saturday 9 November 11.00am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3.00pm
Free zine making workshop for families
Join graphic novelist, artist and games geek Daniel Locke for an all ages creative workshop in drawing, storytelling and 'zine making. Inspired by Choose Your Own Adventure and the solo role-playing books of the 1980s, Daniel's workshop will walk participants through a series of fun steps towards an original illustrated storybook!
The workshops are suitable for adults and children aged 6+. There are two free sessions in the day.
Polymorph Other is supported by the Arts Council England, Northumbria University and iMT Gallery, London.
Image credits: Installation shot of collaboration...Ritual of the Robot Being: miniatures by Blue Mountain Arcturus, scenery by Kate Liston and DanielLocke_MagicUser Daniel Locke, Magic User, 2018