Saturday 9 July 2022
12 pm – 5 pm
The NewBridge Project Gallery Space
1pm – ‘til it runs out. Free & Informal Community Meal
Gallery, Floor 1, The Shieldfield Centre
12pm – 3pm. BioDwelling Sign-Up and Drop-in Activities.
Gallery, floor 1, The Shieldfield Centre
Join the BioDwelling community and contribute to art projects that ask how we feel about bringing living biotechnology into our everyday spaces.
‘Birthing the Mother’ Drop-in
Help to birth our mother SCOBY* and receive your own baby SCOBY to look after and then re-unite as part of an extended family later in the year.
*Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast
‘OME Brew – Swallow Your Words’ Drop-in
Turn bad vibes into good in a cathartic beer making activity. Join Louise, John and Greg from Newcastle and Northumbria University’s Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment in a cleansing ritual where we will shred future fears and hi-tech over-promises, which will be fed to bacteria that – over the course of the exhibition – will transform paper into beer.
2pm – 3pm. Environmental Protest-Badge Making Workshop – Drop-in
The Print Workshop, Floor 2, The Shieldfield Centre
Learn about Risograph a mechanical printing process which uses vegetable-based inks. Making environmental protest badges using left-over/recycled printed matter and Risograph.
Overlay Press is an experimental print studio based at The NewBridge Project, specialising in Risograph workshops, bespoke printing services, and DIY support for communities.