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Kaleidoscope Network Exhibitions

Home-rearing: Art Practice Surgery

Tuesday 25 April 5.45pm - 8pm NewBridge Gallery

This surgery is a chance to meet other practitioners and discuss and your creative conundrums. It is for Kaleidoscope Network members and will be in collaboration with Lady Kitt as part of their exhibition residency, ‘Home-rearing’!

Tuesday 25 April

5.45pm – 8pm 

Online and in person in The NewBridge Project Gallery

FREE for NewBridge and Kaleidoscope Network members

Please arrive (at NewBridge or on Zoom) at 5:45pm for a 6pm prompt start.

This surgery is a chance to meet other practitioners and discuss and your creative conundrums. It is for people with any creative practice.

Lady Kitt and Dan Russell will host this get-together.

We’ll introduce ourselves and the ideas behind these surgeries; share some tools and techniques for talking about and supporting one another on the nitty-gritty, sticking points and conundrums of our art practices; and then actively test out these methods in smaller groups.

Attendees are invited to share elements of their practices and support their peers as part of this session – everyone will be actively involved. Have a think beforehand about any practical or theoretical puzzles you are currently grappling with in relation to your creative practice that you would like to share with a small number of attendees and get their advice on.

The event isn’t therapy or counselling, and isn’t a surrogate for those things: think of it more like learning how to be one another’s agony aunt. It’s about subjective advice filtered through our own funny, sad, exciting and worrying experiences doing art.

For us, the value of the project is the “us-ness” of it: the collaborative experience and knowledge of everyone at each individual surgery, our collective capacity to empathise, elicit, support, respond, and create.

In the past we’ve run surgeries specifically for social practice, but this time it’s for people with any kind of creative practice (we’ll still be running it socially, in real life and on Zoom).

You can read more about Kitt’s practice here and more about their current project at NewBridge, Home-Rearing on display in The NewBridge Project Gallery throughout April.

As a NewBridge member you are also a member of the Kaleidoscope Network. So are members of Eastside Projects, Primary and Spike Island. More info here.

Image by Sarah Li.

About Kaleidoscope Network

This event is part of the Kaleidoscope Network. The Kaleidoscope Network is a collaboration between The NewBridge Project, Spike Island (Bristol) Eastside Projects (Birmingham) and Primary (Nottingham). Formed in response to a need for mutual support, the network has come together as a way to share resources, increase what each partner is able to offer and create new connections between communities of artists. It also offers professional development for the associated partners learning from one another.

Membership to any of the four partner organisations automatically makes you part of the Kaleidoscope Network. This means you can attend selected events programmed by each partner. These events will be identified as Kaleidoscope activities on our websites and advertised as usual on our newsletters and social media, so keep your eyes peeled for details and booking.

About Home-rearing

Wednesday 5 April – Saturday 29 April

12pm – 5pm (some event times may vary!)

The NewBridge Project Gallery space

Throughout April, Kitt and their two children Finn & Ada, will be working in our gallery every day we are open. During this time, they are inviting NewBridge communities to join them in “Home-rearing”, an 18th century English phrase for a community building a barn or dwelling together.

Each day will offer something slightly different including drop-in activities, bookable workshops, sound baths, drag performances, talks, chats and parties.

Kaleidoscope Network Exhibitions

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


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.

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Art Practice Surgery: Kaleidoscope Network member IN PERSON
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