‘A Frame’ (sandwich boards) originally arose in response to the inability to self-represent/promote in the traditional sense, such as a gallery space. This mirrors the current state of post lockdown Newcastle, after several the studio groups were being up rooted at once, leaving local artists without enough space to make or exhibit their work.
Unlike most galleries, which are located out of sight and remain undiscovered by the wider community, ‘A Frame’ gallery will be situated on street level. It will engage with the local community, with the intension of creating conversations and inspiration beyond art circles.
This project will support people to create Risograph prints, with Overlay Press, that will be exhibited in a purpose-built sandwich board gallery to display outside The NewBridge Project.
We will use the Risograph to provide a space for artists to experiment in-person at The NewBridge Print Studio. Due to the nature of Risograph printing, we will also be available for remote workshops and technical support for people to create work from home, or those outside of the immediate area or unable to leave their homes.
The first exhibition on the 10th of December will be showing work by the Shieldfield Youth Programme.