Tag Archives: Artwork

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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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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Wave-ology – Cowgate

From vigorous side to side from the wrist, through whole arm swing to just a wiggling of the fingers, (depending on what ached most) our ‘wave’ styles evolved over the week. Waving is infectious it seems, as we received a … Continue reading

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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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Bright Ideas – Blaydon

Way back at the beginning of the residency one of the first groups I met with were the Blaydon Reading Activists: a group of 14 to 16year olds who meet weekly in the Library.     I asked if they’d like to … Continue reading

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A Bling Thing – Cowgate

As the nights draw in we’ve been thinking about being bright and – giving away my age here – looking snazzy. The class we were working with yesterday understood (phew!) We were making bright/reflective ‘clothing art’ to wear alongside snap-bands … Continue reading

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Blaydon Races

There’s an art club that meets at the iconic Bisley Pub. But for the past month they have also been coming to the Library where we’ve been working on a group creation. Our theme is the Blaydon Races; the material, … Continue reading

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Windows onto the Past – Blaydon

We were back in the Tempest Street area this week, imagining the scene from 100 years ago, looking for clues as to who might be in and out of the back gates; how would arrangements be made so washing wasn’t … Continue reading

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