Tag Archives: Sessions

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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Dog Walk – Cowgate

January is a risky month to launch a new outdoor activity. That anyone turned up – with hindsight – is quite astounding. But numbers were low – even with the offer of free soup for afters. My input on Cowgate … 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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Medallion Dog – Cowgate

Cal – a dapper looking dog at the best of times – seems to be holding her head a little higher now her collar is trending some be-seen-in-the-dark ‘bling’.Following on from school sessions, there’s now some proto-type ‘diy medallion packs’ … 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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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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Findings – Blaydon

I am enjoying how each journey reveals fresh historical nuggets, I always have an eye out for utility covers but, has anyone else spotted Smith Patterson bollards (replete with ‘Blaydon’ stamp)? This lovely example is on Tempest Street. Whilst not … Continue reading

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