Tag Archives: Making

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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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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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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