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The Great Lines Project/Blog

Since 2014 I have been chasing the history of a line. Contour lines on maps were first invented 400 years ago, or perhaps only 250; depending on whether isobaths (the submarine version) count. If you stay above ground then Newcastle … Continue reading

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Threads, Tangents and TV

Both residencies – in Cowgate and Blaydon – are now at an end, although there’s still one more week to see the Creative Makings show at Gateshead Central Library. I have really enjoyed the process of meeting and working with … Continue reading

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Journey’s End – Blaydon

There’s so much to see in Gateshead Library at the moment, even from the car-park Kate Eccles’ work brightens the Gallery window. Inside the journey through 3 residencies worth of artwork continues. It was lovely teaming up with Kate, Victoria, … Continue reading

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Examining Shafts – Gateshead

It was the strangest thing walking the same route through the same backstreets three times in one day, each time with a different group of folk as happy as me to stop and stare at a wall. The brickwork in … Continue reading

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Light Switch

Both Cowgate and Blaydon residencies began with walking, trying to get a feel for place (Traces of Place indeed!). Once however, the process of engaging and creating was in full swing, each developed along its own unique path. So it’s … Continue reading

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Imagining an alternative: Blaydoon

The year is 1828 and Blaydon is on the brink of incredible change… a turnpike is planned but will the railway arrive before it? Starting from this moment – and pooling the collective imaginations of visiting families dropping-in to Blaydon … Continue reading

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Dog Walk – Cowgate

January is a risky month to launch a new outdoor activity. That anyone turned up – with hindsight – is quite astounding. But numbers were low – even with the offer of free soup for afters. My input on Cowgate … Continue reading

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