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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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Halloween – Cowgate

Highmoor Court is re-wired and redecorated, but the bat detectors were disengaged last Friday leading to a massive infestation. We had bat masks being created, a ‘wall of bats’ and a ‘pin-the-bat-on-the-road-accident’ map which was strangely popular – though priced … 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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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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Place or Space

There’s a honeymoon feel to the beginning of a residency, all is expectancy and potential, ideas mulled over and pieced together. And in the summer sun I walk the streets of Blaydon and Cowgate enjoying the process of discovering places … Continue reading

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