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Indicator – Katy Cole | Annie O’Donnell | Sarah Tulloch

9 December 2017 - 20 January 2018

Preview: Friday 8 December, 6-8pm

The NewBridge Project : Gateshead | 232-240 High Street | Gateshead | NE8 1AQ
Indicator was the second exhibition of the on-going collaboration between North East based artists Katy Cole, Annie O’Donnell and Sarah Tulloch. The artists examined making and exhibiting as research tools to unfold parochial, subjective approaches to ‘collage practice.’ The project continued the tradition of collage as a strategy for cultural critique and as an indicator of future political and social directions.

The artists’ have worked together since 2016 and have evolved a collaborative process that shares roots in movements from Dada to Arte Povera and Arte Util.

During the preview of Indicator on Friday 8 December, there was a chance TO MAKE A DADIST POEM using a collage of cut up, ekphrastic and concrete techniques.


Katy Cole

Katy Cole (b. 1981) is a visual artist based at The NewBridge Project in Newcastle upon Tyne. Cole’s work encompasses collage, drawing, painting and installation to explore potential future environments. She manipulates scale and imagery to traverse the line between the actual and the fantastical. Combining science fact and fiction, she examines the human will to explore, inhabit and capitalise on the unknown.

Recent projects have included exhibiting in They Used to Call it the Moon at both BALTIC 39 and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, her first solo exhibition at Lime Street Gallery in Newcastle; They Ran as if to Meet the Moon, and in May 2017, Category Error at Platform A Gallery, Middlesbrough, the first of this two part collage project alongside Sarah Tulloch and Annie O’Donnell.

Annie O’Donnell

Annie O’Donnell’s sculptural practice examines how specific materials and objects can stand as playful tropes for belonging, attachment, mobility, and displacement. She has an MFA and Ph.D from Newcastle University and is represented by Platform A Gallery, Middlesbrough.

Sarah Tulloch

Sarah Tulloch works with a variety of found photographic materials using collage as a strategy to interrogate both image and object. Recent work has concentrated on a series entitled Newspaper Heads which takes a daily newspapers’ images as the starting point for creating a new work. She has an MFA from Newcastle University and recently completed her first artists’ book Object Image published by Daylight books. Object Image is currently part of the exhibition Artificial Things at the ARB, Cambridge University. 



























Images: Katy Cole (top), Annie O’Donnell (bottom)


The NewBridge Project : Gateshead | 232-240 High Street | Gateshead | NE8 1AQ

Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-5pm