Tag Archives: Art Intervention

Slow Roads – Fast Art on Cowgate Estate

On a cold and snowy Monday morning, we cheered up early commuters with the first outing of our pop-up art installation. Twice a day for the next 5 days, will find us somewhere on Cowgate with life-size road sign including … Continue reading

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Blaydon Races 2

Languishing in the back of my car is the completed Blaydon Races artwork. Today it’s been ‘on tour’ (to Central Library and back) in a bid to figure out whether we can swap from battery operated to mains. Regardless of … Continue reading

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Flower Power – Cowgate

This last two weeks I’ve had the pleasure of working with a group of young people from the YMCA on Cowgate. They have made the most exquisite ‘flowers’ that will also adorn our street intervention artwork. The end result should … Continue reading

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Drop In Dropped Out – Cowgate

What difference does a day make? Quite a lot it seems. Numbers coming to the drop-in dropped dramatically on changing from a Friday to a Tuesday; the easy answer would be to change back (we will do eventually). But, after … Continue reading

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Walk, Make, Invent – Blaydon

What do you see when you walk down a street? Last Friday we noted: coal holes, dry middens, a boot-scrape, washing hooks, dressed and rough cut stone and a quarry on our ‘archaeological’ walk to Blaydon Library. With reference material … Continue reading

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Walking in – Cowgate

So sessions have begun and ideas for creating a splash of colour (and artful awareness) are taking shape. We’re still thinking around the issues of commuters whizzing along streets where others are walking. Using the ‘warning children’ sign as a … Continue reading

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Stop Look Listen – Cowgate

On Friday sessions begin – open to anyone from the estate – the idea is to create a game plan over the coming weeks / months of what we want to do. A starting point perhaps – a concern expressed … Continue reading

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