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Exodysis II Programme: Incursions walk and food

Mon 21st February 2022 NewBridge Gallery

Join Incursions on 21 February for a walk through the city of Newcastle and share food afterwards at The NewBridge Project Gallery space. This event is part of artists Abel Shah’s Practice Makes Practice Residency.

Exodysis II Programme: Incursions walk and food

Monday 21 February 2022 4 – 8pm

Walk: meet outside The Laing Gallery, New Bridge St W, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 8AG

Food: The NewBridge Project, The Shieldfield Centre, 4 – 8 Clarence Walk, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 1AL

The walk and dinner is limited to 12 participants, sign up by emailing: 

Incursions will be hosting their weekly walking and talking forum as an interruption to Abel Shah’s sculpture installation Exodysis II on view at The NewBridge Project Gallery. With an interest in how our urban environments are reflected upon our bodies and memories, Abel Shah have invited Incursions to facilitate one of their ‘socio-geographic’ group walks and end the walk at The NewBridge Project, where they will cook together and eat in the gallery amongst the installation with all participants.

During their postponed Practice Makes Practice Residency in 2020, Abel Shah (Alex and Giulia) met duo Incursions (Archie and Kitty) during their sessions on collaboration at The NewBridge Project. Over the course of the last 2 years, they have remained in touch by writing to and Zooming one another, talking a lot about food and social eating, as well as walking and talking, to try and deepen their respective approaches to collaborative practice.

About Incursions

Incursions is a project by Archie Smith and Kitty McKay based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Part walking event, part radio project, part archive, Incursions hosts weekly walking forums for anyone to attend, building a collective conversation around space and place, memory and friendship in and around the city. 

Their project is always expanding, looking into the spaces, places and venues that facilitate and encourage social engagement. Cooking, sustainability and social eating build upon this practice to combat food injustice and social isolation and open cultural and social exchange.

photograph taken from below looking up at a concrete skywalk


About Exodysis II

Following their Practice Makes Practice residency, artist duo Abel Shah are showing their new artwork Exodysis II at The NewBridge Project. The exhibition will open between 23 February – 25 March 2022 (open Weds – Fri 12 – 6 pm). It is the second iteration of their sculpture installation Exodysis. This work was first exhibited at the Swiss Church in London in 2021. Influenced by thinking around bodies as archives, the sculptures are reminiscent of skin- or vessel-like objects. Some fragile, awkwardly balanced or shedding their layers, the objects are in parallel states of destruction and repair. Constructed from everyday materials that have been integral in the development of urban housing, high-speed transportation, healthcare technologies, information storage and control of movement, the sculptures start to act as “shells” of our everyday environments and recent histories.

Abel Shah have invited fellow artists to ‘interrupt’ the installation throughout the exhibition.


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


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