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Staking Claims on the Distance – choosing the winning proposal

13 August, 4-6pm The Shieldfield Centre

Join us in our new building to hear more about Staking Claims on the Distance, the three artists we commissioned through the project, and help decide which proposal should be immortalised!

Back in March, The NewBridge Project commissioned artists Mickey Fenton, TOTALLER and Esther Gamsu to design a piece of public furniture that acts as public gathering space and monument towards the future. Presented through an online exhibition, the three artists have shared their ideas and proposals for the public’s consideration.

For the ‘Second Phase’ of the project we now want to hear from you about which proposal should be selected and executed into a real-life public artwork.

To help us with this decision we want to hear from as many people as possible, and we will be hosting an open conversation. This will be a laidback gathering in our new space, and an opportunity to chat through any feedback or preferences you might have on the proposals by the three artists.

Remember, you can find an introduction to each artist via our website, and the full proposals on an exhibition site custom-built by Eve Cromwell. The site also provides background on the project, Eve’s research, and links to related resources.

This event will take place at our new building: The Shieldfield Centre, 4-8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart St), NE2 1AL. Meeting at the Stoddart St entrance at 4pm!

Please note this event was previously due to take place outdoors on 31 July, but the weather decided otherwise!

Events

4-6pm

Free, just come along

The NewBridge Project
Shieldfield Centre
4-8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart Street)
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 1AL

The NewBridge Project is accessible. You can find out more here, or feel free to contact us prior to visiting if you require additional information regarding access and facilities.