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Mariner 9

Film: Mariner 9 documentary by Northern Stars Production

Kelly Richardson’s Mariner 9 is a spectacular 12 metre-long panoramic vision of Mars a century or two in the future, which was commissioned by Tyneside Cinema. Taking NASA’s own imagery and technical data of the Martian landscape, and using Terragen, a complex scenery generation software used by the film and gaming industries, Kelly has created an uber-realistic Red Planet. You can find out more about Mariner 9 by following the links at the bottom of this page.

Mariner 9 returns to the North East in 2014!

Don't miss your chance to see Mariner 9 when it returns to the North East! If you didn't catch the world premiere, or you want to immerse yourself all over again in Kelly's vision of Mars, you can see Mariner 9 at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle-upon-Tyne from Saturday 10 May - Sunday 7 September 2014. Cick here to visit the Laing Art Gallery website.

More than 10,000 people saw Mariner 9 at Whitley Bay's Spanish City Dome in August 2012, and since then it has been shown all over the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in New York and Vienna's Natural History Museum. We're delighted that it's coming home and even more people will have the chance to see this incredible work. 

Mariner 9 was commissioned by Tyneside Cinema and supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery is supported by ArtAV and the Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice at Newcastle University.     

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Welcome to the website for Pixel Palace, Tyneside Cinema’s digital art programme, which ran from 2008-2014. Here you can explore our archive of exciting art commissions and exhibitions, as well as the artists we worked with over that time. You can find out more about what is happening with the current Tyneside Cinema Arts Programme at www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/art.