Tag Archives: Drop-in

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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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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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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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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Making, Thinking, Talking

‘What are you going to do?’ is a FAQ at the beginning of a residency, my answer: I don’t know. And whilst some people feel I should, it’s heartening how many understand that until I have got to know some … Continue reading

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Shine a Light – Blaydon

I’ve recycled plastic bottles into many forms, but this is the first time I’ve fashioned them into tea-light holders. The premise of the Blaydon residency is using the library’s resources to ‘shine a light’ on the past. Liking literal interpretations, … Continue reading

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