James Stephen Wright is an neurodiverse multi-disciplinary artist based in Newcastle working on things of dubious importance, perhaps in the capacity of a group/swarm. He/they graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2011, before completing a MA in Contemporary Art at Edinburgh University. Their art practice uses methods, ideas and sometimes skill to create items of speculative value.
Polina Chizhova a Swiss-Russian-Uzbek artist and art historian based in Newcastle. She is interested in the relationship between humans and non-humans, as well as in the role that objects occupy in creating social interactions and cultural norms.
This event has been organised by NewBridge for the Kaleidoscope Network, a collaboration between Eastside Projects (Birmingham), Primary (Nottingham), Spike Island (Bristol), and The NewBridge Project (Newcastle). NewBridge studio and associate members are automatically part of the Kaleidoscope Network and can attend selected events programmed by each partner.
For people joining remotely, a small budget is available for purchasing the ingredients for a non-alcoholic festive snowball-themed drink so we can toast at the end of the event. You will also require cardboard (save up those cereal boxes), scissors, and tape. Please email Dan for more information.
For people joining in-person, snowball cocktails and non-alcoholic versions will be provided, as will materials and tools for the activities.